Category Archives: Tips, Tricks and Fixes

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, August 19, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

KLUG-08-19-14-1024x721Attendees: Paul Moreno, Matt Collin, Lynden Kirk, Charles Stemlay, Bill Lindemann.

Mat Collin demonstrated Pirate Box.  The group was able to connect to the Pirate Box wirelessly and share files, chat, and leave messages in the forum.  We started a discussion of old software and computers we had in our individual collections and Charles Stemlay took home a Windows NT desktop cd to add to his network lab.

Next week we will virtual Win98 machine in a VM Player.

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, August 12, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

IMG_3641-1024x768Attendees: Paul Moreno, Charles Stemlay, Lynden Kirk, Tom Phillips, Al Hollaway,  Bill Lindemann  and Jim Strickland.

Lynden Kirk gave a presentation of the free Virtualization Tools: VMware vs. VirtualBox.

 

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Matt Collin, Lynden Kirk, Dave Hunt, Bill Lindemann

IMG_3607Matt showed off his new TP-Link Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router (http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-MR3040) and explained how he planned to use it to create a PirateBox (http://piratebox.cc/openwrt:diy).

You can build a PirateBox 1.0 for as little as US$35! And with the new Box Installer, you can have your PirateBox up and running in just a few minutes.  UPnP Media Server for local streaming of movies and songs; Image and Message Board for 4chan-like functionality; chat room for anonymous communications; browser-based file sharing system!

We also discussed plans to establish a “Free Geek” group as a branch of our KLUG organization.  This group would engage with the local community in free computer literacy classes and provide free computers to help bridge the technology divide that might exist in the community.  The group would be evangelist for the “Open Source” movement and seek community and corporate support to further their goals.

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, 7 TO 9PM

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Charles Stemaly, Roger Miller, Bill Lindemann, Tom Phillips, Andrew Collins and Jim Strickland via Google Hangout.

Tonight is another general support meeting and Linux update session.

Discussed having a computer recycling event.

KLUG 06-24-14Discussed Tor Project which prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits.

Had a Google Hangout with Jim Strickland.

 

 

KLUG MEETING OF TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013, 7 TO 9PM.

Attendees: Paul Moreno, Bill Lindemann, Jerry Prevatte, Tom Phillips, Andy Borka, John Davidson, Brock Inglehart and first time attendee David Stagowski.

Andy Borka gave a presentation of Symlink in Ubuntu.

A symbolic link is a special file type whose data contains a filename. This filename is essentially a “soft link” to another file. Whenever the kernel encounters a symbolic link file type, it reads the filename in the data part of the file and goes to that filename. It’s as if the Kernel traverses the namespace for the user. Symbolic links are nice in that they are links at the namespace level rather than at the block level (like hard links)

Symbolic links can do 2 things:

  • Link to files across file systems (since that it’s an indirect link)
  • Link to directories

Symbolic links are done using the ln command with the -s option.

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