PLUG's Upcoming Events
This month we will have 3 presentations.
Aaron Jones will give a presentation on VIM
The bare bones bottom of the barrel basics of VIM. People who reset their computer because
they accidently opened VIM and don’t know how to get out of it will enjoy this. We will discuss
the three modes, how to insert, edit, and save data. I will also demonstrate what a .vimrc file can
be used for when customizing VIM.
I am a VIM user who currently uses VIM for all aspects of both my job as well as my personal
life. I really love VIM and it currently doubles as my coding environment as well as my Word
Phil Waclawski will give us 2 presentations:
The basics of Subsurface (He'll even demonstrate unloading his dives from his dive computer), some of the more advanced features as well.
Color correction and other basic photo editing using Gimp, focusing on SCUBA photos that have a bad blue "washout" effect.
We have 2 topics this month:
Topic: An IRC bot written in Elixir
Description: A walkthrough (and maybe demo) of a simple but non-trivial IRC bot written in Elixir (a new, fun, functional language that runs on the Erlang VM).
Bio: Darrin has been developing software since the 80's, currently for Limelight Networks, and previously in areas ranging from a NASA space mission to finance to 3D modelling. Darrin has been developing for Linux and/or BSD since the 90's, and exclusively since 2008.
Topic: Hugin: Panoramic Image Stitcher
Speaker: Brian Cluff
Descrition: Hugin is a powerful program to combining images into panoramas. It is easy to use, but needs quality input to work correctly. This presentation will give an into to using Hugin as well as advice on how to take high quality input images so that your panoramas will always turn out perfect. There are also many other things that can be done with Hugin and a few notables items will be shown.
See you there...
We have two talks scheduled for May, "MySQL for system administrators" and "Mesh networks and the Internet of Things"Topic
: MySQL for system administratorsSpeaker
: MySQL is ubiquitous. It will be for many years. A little knowledge will go a long way to having a good MySQL setup. A little knowledge will also leverage your command line knowledge when working with MySQL.
Restorals are paramount, but you can't just backup the files. Databases
have special requirements for proper backups. MySQL has mechanisms for controlling access, but general system administration tools can be used in addition to the MySQL grants.
MySQL has several database engines available, choose wisely and configure it properly before starting.
The slow query log can be useful for finding long-running queries, but
it's not the only place to find useful log information.
The presentation will also cover OS changes and good practices that will
help the system administrator use and administer MySQL without having to
become a DBA.Topic
: Mesh networks and the Internet of ThingsSpeaker
: An roundup of common mesh networks and an introduction to the Internet of Things
First Topic (Held over from last month due to laryngitis):
Brian Cluff - Hidden features of the Kdenlive video editor
Brian will cover a number of very useful features he has found while editing the videos he shots of the Phoenix Linux Users Group.Second Topic:Discussion about SCaLE 13x by those who attended
Topics for this months meeting:
[note] Brian lost his voice the day of the meeting so his presentation will be bumped to April when he has his voice back. Our apologies to anyone that came out to see his presentation.
First speaker:Brian Cluff - Hidden features of the Kdenlive video editor
Brian will cover a number of very useful features he has found while editing the videos he shots of the Phoenix Linux Users Group.
Second Speaker:Aaron Lokote Jones - Virtual Private Servers: A short overview
Topic Level: Beginner
A VPS or Virtual Private Server is an affordable tool that can be used to help you learn how to administer a web facing Linux installation, augment your day to day activities, or simply become a source of fun. During the talk we will explore a VPS, learn what kind of software is available for a VPS and how that can be used to enhance your day to day computer use, and how much it could potentially cost.
Aaron L. Jones is a former member of the Texas State Guard who now works as a computer programmer for a law enforcement agency. He has an Associates Degree in Information Technology, a Bachelors in Information Technology, and a Masters Degree in Cyber Security from the American Military University. He is a strong proponent of open source software, Linux, and believes firmly in freedom. He dabbles in FreeBSD but much prefers a minimal Centos or Xubuntu install. He has been using Linux for 16 years after starting with Red Hat while still in Middle School.
His hobbies and interests include table top RPGs, writing, modern military intelligence studies, and auto racing. When he isn't coding, he can be found watching auto racing or anime, hanging out in IRC, or surfing telnet available Bulletin Board Systems. (Shout outs to Mac Citadel, Ward Christensen, and Infocom[Zork!])