PLUG's Upcoming Events
*Who:* Anyone interested in Linux.
*Who* Anyone interested in Linux is welcome. We can just chat or we can install almost any version of Linux on your computer (you must bring everything needed to use your computer (e.g. monitor, keyboard, cords, etc).
*What:* We can install most Linux distributions. We are also happy to fix problems, answer questions or simply discuss free software. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 AM until 4 PM unless we cancel or reschedule due to a holiday. We no longer emphasize Desktop versus Server at the 1st & 3rd Saturday sessions. Please see the calendar at http://phxlinux.org ).
We provide power and network connectivity as well as install media. *What to bring:* You need to bring everything required to use your computer.
|Location : University of Advancing Technology: 2625 W Baseline,Tempe, AZ 85283 (between 48th and Fry's)
|We are always happy to see additional volunteers.
Topic: etckeeper - putting /etc/ into revision control
Abstract: Ever debug a problem for hours just to discover it was a new
typo in a configuration file? Ever have someone (maybe you) bork a conf
file and not realize it for days? Put /etc/ into revision control and
track what changes and when.
etckeeper uses the revision control system of your choice to track changes
in /etc/. It ties into package management systems for automagic checkins
after updates. It also tracks metadata such as permissions and ownership
that revision control systems usually do not track.
Bio: der.hans is the founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, Chairman for
PLUG and repeat speaker for SCaLE. He's a DBA at Limelight Networks and
moonlights as an adjunct instructor at Mesa Community College.
In his free time he likes to go camping, learn about sustainable culture
and annually not set himself on fire. He is slowly learning gardening and
loves to brag about his grandma's cheesecakes and Spätzle.
We have 2 presentations this month.
Kdenlive - Editing a PLUG Presentation
This presentation will go though how Brian edited up last months presentation. The presentation will focus on showing how to stack multiple effects as well as compositing multiple layers of video together.
By the end, you should have a better feeling for the power that kdenlive has and feel more comfortable diving into some more advanced features on your own videos.
Full Circle Magazine with a focus on their speciality issues.
Bio: Rashid is a data geek, a developer and a recovering operations
addict. He's currently a developer at Elasticsearch. However, he spent the last 10 years in operations writing tools to make his life
easier. Every now and then one of those tools is useful enough that he should publish it.
Kibana is the thing he wrote to get around the fact that he couldn't
afford exorbitantly expensive commercial log analysis. he originally wrote
it to work with a fantastic log pipeline called Logstash, which stores
events in Elasticsearch.
Abstract: Rashid will talk about patterns for log shipping, the problems
in traditional centralized log storage, as well as issues with syslog shipping overall. We'll explore the options in the open source space, and define a stack that can be gradually merged into a legacy syslog network, with further optimizations as we later spin down the legacy redundant logging infrastructure.
Ubuntu and it's variants are an easy to install and use alternative to other proprietary operation systems. This is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and will be supported for 5 years.
Ubuntu - Unity Desktop Environment
Kubuntu - KDE Desktop Environment
Xubuntu - XFCE Lightweight Desktop Environment for older/slower machines
Mythbuntu - Setup a MythTV DVR
Ubuntu Studio - Distribution targeted at Audio Video and Graphics
Lubuntu - LXDE Lightweight Desktop Environment for older/slower machines