Past Meetings

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 4pm: Laptop Rescue Mission

Every so often a group of KWLUGers volunteers to rescue laptops donated to the Computer Recycling project at The Working Centre. For assorted reasons it is not viable for Computer Recycling to spend much time refurbishing these laptops itself, so we sort through them, select ones in reasonable condition, then install Xubuntu on them for resale.

Date: 
Saturday, 12 December 2015

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 7 December 2015
Presentation Topic

GNU Social

Bob Jonkman will tell us about GNU Social, the federated microblogging platform that started its life as StatusNet. If you bring a wifi-enabled device with you (laptop, phone or tablet) then you will be able to participate in the live demonstration.

UPDATE: Bob has made his presentation slides available.

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Saturday, Nov 21, 4pm: Laptop Rescue Mission

Every so often a group of KWLUGers volunteers to rescue laptops donated to the Computer Recycling project at The Working Centre. For assorted reasons it is not viable for Computer Recycling to spend much time refurbishing these laptops itself, so we sort through them, select ones in reasonable condition, then install Xubuntu on them for resale.

Date: 
Saturday, 21 November 2015

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Nov 2 2015,7pm

Date: 
Monday, 2 November 2015
Presentation Topic

Sound Editing Tools for Linux

R. Brent Clements will demonstrate some free software tools for sound creation and editing.

Brent knows his sound. Need a DJ for a dance or a wedding? Putting on a play or a show? Brent's your guy. In addition to being an audio artisan, he is also a free software enthusiast. Over the years he has collected a suite of open source sound tools. In this presentation he will share some of his toolkit, and show how to use free software for podcasting, music recording and/or sound production.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Oct 5 2015

Date: 
Monday, 5 October 2015
Presentation Topic

File Synchronization

Raul Suarez will present user-oriented file synchronization. He writes:

In the past we have heard about rsync and own cloud and other mechanisms
that, among other things, can be used to keep data synchronized across devices.

I work on several computers at home. Recently I found that I had to
remember in which computer I left the latest version of certain documents.

I went from computer to computer until I decided I needed a way to
synchronize them.
I compared and evaluated several tools and finally came to the one that
worked better for me. In this presentation I will go through the different tools I investigated
so you can decide which one works for you.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Sep 14, 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 14 September 2015
Presentation Topic

Migrating a Laptop Drive, Supporting New Linux Users

Khalid Baheyeldin will relate his adventures replacing a defective drive on his laptop, while keeping all the data from his old drive. There are a few tricks involved, such as getting hibernate to work.

Update: Khalid has made his presentation slides available here:
http://baheyeldin.com/articles/linux/presentation-replacing-laptop-disk-linux.html

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 10 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 10 August 2015
Presentation Topic

Getting git

Andrew Cant will present a gentle introduction to the Git version control system.

UPDATE: You can access Andrew's demo slides here: https://github.com/acant/git-cli-presentation-2015.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, July 6 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 6 July 2015
Presentation Topic

btrfs Part 2: Backups and Snapshots

Chris Irwin will follow up his successful April meeting on btrfs by covering his experiences with backups and btrfs snapshots.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 1 2015

Date: 
Monday, 1 June 2015
Presentation Topic

Raspberry Pi 2, Open Q&A

John Kerr snapped up a Raspberry Pi 2 board when they went on sale, and he will show off his toy and discuss its suitability as a "real computer".

The second half of the meeting will consist of audience questions and audience answers to those questions. Bring your questions! Bring your answers!

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 4 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 4 May 2015
Presentation Topic

LibreOffice, Replacing cronjobs with systemd

Marc Paré is involved with the LibreOffice development community, and he will discuss the project. He is interested in growing a local developer community around LibreOffice.

Update: The meeting slides are available in ODP and PDF format.

Jotham Apaloo will show us how he uses systemd-timers in place of cron jobs on his machine.

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