Jan Schaumann | 24 Jan 19:10 2015

[talk] Guest lecturers wanted

Forwarding from ops-education <at> googlegroups.com since all there's a whole
lot of clueful sysadmin-type folken on this list:

> I'm teaching a class in System Administration this semester, covering
> some of the general topics for approximately 30 undergraduate seniors
> and graduate CS students: https://www.cs.stevens.edu/~jschauma/615/
> 
> In order to provide more "real world" experience reports, I'm again
> looking for guest lecturers to help make the class more interesting for
> the students and to give them a better understanding of the variety of
> duties and breadth and depth of topics that fall into our profession.
> 
> If you are located in the NJ/NY area and are interested, please contact
> me off list.
> 
> If you might be able to host us on a field trip to your company or
> facilities, that would be another fantastic opportunity for my students.
> 
> If you are not in the area, but would like to help me reach others,
> please forward this email as you see fit or retweet this message:
> https://twitter.com/jschauma/status/559040144175796224
> 
> Thanks in advance!
Forwarding from ops-education <at> googlegroups.com since all there's a whole
lot of clueful sysadmin-type folken on this list:

> I'm teaching a class in System Administration this semester, covering
> some of the general topics for approximately 30 undergraduate seniors
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Mark Saad | 21 Jan 04:29 2015

[talk] Open source laptop

Hi Talk
 I saw this today on  slashdot and somewhere else, either way . It has
some interesting bits but I was 1/2 expecting it to be a ARM and not an
intel x86 isa.  What are you thoughts on why no one has built a arm
laptop in this market with more then 2G of ram and a decent amount of
internal storage

https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/

---
Mark 
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<blockquote type="cite"><span>Hi Talk<br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><span>&nbsp;I saw this today on &nbsp;slashdot and somewhere else, either way . It has<br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><span>some interesting bits but I was 1/2 expecting it to be a ARM and not an<br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><span>intel x86 isa. &nbsp;What are you thoughts on why no one has built a arm<br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><span>laptop in this market with more then 2G of ram and a decent amount of<br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><span>internal storage<br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><span><br></span></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite"><a href="https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/" x-apple-data-detectors="true" x-apple-data-detectors-type="link" x-apple-data-detectors-result="4">https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/</a></blockquote>
<br>---<div>Mark&nbsp;</div>
</div></div>
Pete Wright | 20 Jan 19:37 2015

[talk] FreeBSD and Vagrant

not sure if anyone else caught this in the latest freebsd quarterly report:

https://github.com/so14k/packer-freebsd

it's a tool to create vagrant images of freebsd systems.  i think
vagrant is actually a pretty good tool for sysadmin's to have in their
tool belt as it allows you to give more responsibility back to
developers.  for example i know several OSS projects who make it easy to
test their code on linux vagrant images that devs can run on their
laptops with out having to install and configure an os image.

i'm going to give this a spin and see if i can use this as a method to
freebsd into more dev's hands, might be a good method to backdoor some
freebsd systems into linux shops :)

-pete

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-- 
Pete Wright
pete <at> nomadlogic.org
twitter =>  <at> nomadlogicLA

Mark Saad | 16 Jan 00:40 2015

[talk] Jetpack

All
  I just saw this on ycombinator. It's a jails based application container . 

https://github.com/3ofcoins/jetpack

Looks interesting. 

---
Mark saad | mark.saad <at> ymail.com 
Brian Callahan | 14 Jan 22:28 2015
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[talk] Going to Shmoo? Meet some good RPI students!

Hey everyone --

If you're going to be at Shmoocon, a bunch of students from the RPI
computer security club (RPISEC, where I gave an OpenBSD talk last
semester) will be there. Sadly, I won't be there. But there should be
some good cross-group exchange. Make it happen!

~Brian
George Rosamond | 14 Jan 21:12 2015

[talk] meeting last night and more

Just a quick note.

Eric gave a great presentation.  The space was packed.  It was our
biggest meeting in a long time.  Great discussion, a bunch of new
people.  And importantly, a lot of people hung out afterwards.

Feedback on the space appreciated.

Also, Digital Ocean officially announced FreeBSD as a service today.

Neal Shrader, the DO developer, was at the meeting last night.

He is also speaking next Tuesday on the process, in addition to someone
from the FreeBSD end.  I saw Neal's presentation outline, and it will be
a technical talk, covering the design and implementation.  We'll
announce officially in the next day or so.

I think it's a big deal.  There was actually a strong public push to
support FreeBSD, and while many of us are 'bare-metal' users and
advocates, VM services of all sorts and sizes end up being the 'gateway
drug' for a lot of people who want to play with an OS on the live internet.

g
George Rosamond | 13 Jan 13:36 2015

[talk] Fwd: [announce] NYC*BUG Tonight: Designing Versatile Unix Utilities

Everyone should be on the announce <at> , but if you're not...

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [announce] NYC*BUG Tonight: Designing Versatile Unix Utilities
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:34:05 -0500
From: NYC*BUG Announcements <announce <at> lists.nycbug.org>

Tuesday, January 13, 645 PM
Designing Versatile Unix Utilities, Eric Radman
Stone Creek Bar & Lounge backroom: 140 E 27th St just east of Lexington
Notice: day and location change
RSVPs are not required

Abstract

Designing versatile utilities for Unix-like systems requires attention
to specific concerns and involves specific disciplines.

This talk aims to highlight the key concerns in play during the
development of entrproject.org that are applicable for anyone who
endeavors to develop tooling that establishes more effective paradigms
for working on *BSD.

Speaker Bio

Eric has been building and supporting in-house and public-facing
Internet services on BSD and Linux for more than 13 years. His most
significant endeavors have centered on eradicating operational
dissonance between services by writing new applications or restructuring
existing network services to take advantage of common data marshaled by
PostgreSQL. For nearly 5 years he has also functioned as apologist for
the use of built-in self-tests and test-driven development.

Eric refuses to believe that the ThinkPad keyboard is dead,
notwithstanding abundant evidence that it has been replaced. Although he
has never been an outstanding writer, he considers composing essays and
to be essential and a compelling reason to be up before sunrise. Select
journal entries can be found on his home page at http://eradman.com/.
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George Rosamond | 7 Jan 15:50 2015

[talk] Fwd: [announce] NYC*BUG: Meeting Date moved for January

Important announce <at>  post.  If you're not on announce <at> , you should subscribe.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [announce] NYC*BUG: Meeting Date moved for January
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:46:50 -0500
From: NYC*BUG Announcements <announce <at> lists.nycbug.org>
Reply-To: announce <at> lists.nycbug.org
To: announce <at> lists.nycbug.org

Reminder that there is no NYC*BUG meeting tonight, and that it will
happen on Tuesday, January 13th.  The new location is Stone Creek Bar &
Lounge located at 140 E 27th Street just east of Lexington Avenue in
Manhattan.  There is a private backroom with full facilities.

The January 13th meeting will be:

Designing Versatile Unix Utilities, Eric Radman
18:45
Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St (www.stonecreeknyc.com)
Notice: day and location change

Abstract

Designing versatile utilities for Unix-like systems requires attention
to specific concerns and involves specific disciplines.

This talk aims to highlight the key concerns in play during the
development of entrproject.org that are applicable for anyone who
endeavors to develop tooling that establishes more effective paradigms
for working on *BSD.

Speaker Bio

Eric has been building and supporting in-house and public-facing
Internet services on BSD and Linux for more than 13 years. His most
significant endeavors have centered on eradicating operational
dissonance between services by writing new applications or restructuring
existing network services to take advantage of common data marshaled by
PostgreSQL. For nearly 5 years he has also functioned as apologist for
the use of built-in self-tests and test-driven development.

Eric refuses to believe that the ThinkPad keyboard is dead,
notwithstanding abundant evidence that it has been replaced. Although he
has never been an outstanding writer, he considers composing essays and
to be essential and a compelling reason to be up before sunrise. Select
journal entries can be found on his home page at http://eradman.com/.

****

February meeting will be on February 10th.  Topic is TBA.

In March, we return to the first Wednesday of the month with the meeting
on March 4th.  That meeting will be the book launch with George
Neville-Neil on "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating
System."
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Pete Wright | 6 Jan 23:15 2015

[talk] netgraph use-cases

hey there - anyone using netgraph for dev or production out there?  i'd
be keen to hear about any usecases where it was found to be helpful.

for those unfamiliar here is a paper about netgraph on FreeBSD via the
netbsd site:

http://www.netbsd.org/gallery/presentations/ast/2012_AsiaBSDCon/Tutorial_NETGRAPH.pdf

-pete

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-- 
Pete Wright
pete <at> nomadlogic.org
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George Rosamond | 4 Jan 18:07 2015

[talk] NYC*BUG upcoming meetings

It looks like we have a new spot for meetings comparable to the
environment provided by Suspenders: Stone Creek at 140 E 27th Street
between 3rd and Lexington (stonecreeknyc.com)

It's a small bar with a good sized, private backroom.

There's a digital projector, plenty of seating and tables, and the usual
bar fare.

However, we will not be meeting on the first Wednesday for January and
February, but should be back to it for March 4.

January's meeting will be on the 13th, the second Tuesday.

February's meeting will be on the 10th, also the second Tuesday.

I'm optimistic this spot will work out nicely for us.  It's a few block
walk from the 6 train.

I strongly suggest others check out Stone Creek.  If you're interested
in checking it out this Wednesday, ping me offlist.

Big thanks to Eric for finding it... it's been tough!

g
Steven Kreuzer | 30 Dec 05:04 2014

[talk] OT: Bell Works

"Marking a new chapter for one of the country’s most architecturally and historically significant buildings, Somerset Development has announced a new name for the iconic former Bell Labs complex in Holmdel, N.J. The two-million-square-foot building – now named Bell Works – is currently undergoing a more than $100-million adaptive reuse redevelopment that will transform the facility into a dynamic mixed-use center.”


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Gmane