Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 4 2009

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Monday, 4 May 2009
Presentation Topic

Where is my money going? Using Gnucash to track it

GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
... GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses.

I'll show you how to create accounts, how to import transactions from your bank, Do transfers and generate reports.

GnuCash has a special place for me as it was my epiphany to the value of Open source:

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Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday April 6 2009

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Monday, 6 April 2009
Presentation Topic

iSCSI a new path to your data

How much disk space do you have? And how much disk space do you need? If you're like me the answers are "not enough" and "more". Our digital age has lead to increasing use of disk space to hold media of all kinds. Our photo album is the computer, our video library is also there and our file cabinet is slowly creeping onto that disk as well. It's all precious data that just continues to grow and grow.

Managing data is becoming a common need for today's households and a burden for companies. It needs to be more simple and less expensive and more reliable than before.

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john

KWLUG Meeting: Monday March 2 2009


NOTE: We're back to the old location for this meeting. We are NOT meeting at 58 Queen.

Due to logistical problems we are holding March's meeting in the usual location, 43 Queen Street South.

Also note that the parking situation has changed. The back lot behind 43 Queen is closed, so you can't park there for free after 6pm any more.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Discussion and camaraderie will be had.

Presentation starts promptly at 7pm.

This much-anticipated, long-awaited presentation is certain to be standing room only. Arrive early!

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Monday, 2 March 2009
Presentation Topic

Asterisk on Embedded Devices

The OpenWRT project provides the firmware to turn compatible devices including many WRT-series Linksys and Asus WL-series wireless routers into fully-programmable, GNU/Linux operating environments. We use this feature to convert an ASUS WL500g Premium (V.1) wireless router into a Voice over IP (VOIP) gateway using the Asterisk packages provided in the current OpenWRT distribution, Kamikaze.

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Emcee: 
LPaniak

KWLUG Meeting: Monday February 2 2009


We're trying a new location for the February meeting.

Please note this as we don't want anybody to miss out, just because we've run across the street.

We have The Working Centre at 58 Queen booked for at least February and March. This is "across the street" from the usual location. No change to the time. Join us.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Discussion and camaraderie will be had.

Presentation starts promptly at 7pm.

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Monday, 2 February 2009
Presentation Topic

Nagios

Nagios is a well-established network monitoring system that tracks the health of network infrastructure and sends out alerts when things go wrong.

Andrew Cant will share his breathtaking story of implementing Nagios at his workplace, and will dazzle us with by explaining its features and capabilities.

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Author is volunteer presenter
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Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday January 5 2009

Window managers? Are those the folks who put the fancy clothes on the mannequins down ant the mall?

Not in this case. In computer terms a window manager provides a way for programs to appear on graphical desktops and share decorations for things like check boxes and select lists.

Kyle Spaans will introduce us to several tiling window managers, a subset of the overall window manager kingdom.

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Nominee: OpenVPN
Date: 
Monday, 5 January 2009
Presentation Topic

Lightweight/Tiling Window Managers

*Cough* Is X making your computer slow? Perhaps moving away from the the "desktop environment" is your solution.

This will be a presentation about tiling window mangers, particularly StumpWM, xmonad, and perhaps dwm if the presenter (our very own Kyle Spaans) can take some time to learn it.

This presentation will consist of quick and dirty demos on how to use and configure these kinds of window managers, and a discussion of their pros and cons. Honorable mention may be made of Fluxbox and FVWM.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday December 1 2008

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Nominee: The GIMP
Date: 
Monday, 1 December 2008
Presentation Topic

OpenLaszlo

These days users expect web content to be dynamic and responsive but at the same time development platforms for these applications seem to be either cumbersome, heavy and proprietary or both.

Not surprisingly the open source world has an alternative called
OpenLaszlo
.

According to the web site:
"OpenLaszlo is an open source platform for creating zero-install web applications with the user interface capabilities of desktop client software."

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Author is volunteer presenter
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 03 November 2008

KWLUG meeting are free to attend for any and all with an interest in Free and Open Source Software. Presentation starts at 7pm, doors open at six. Join us.

Date: 
Monday, 3 November 2008
Presentation Topic

pfsense

The mighty Kiwi returns! Perhaps our longest-absent regular, Kiwi makes his triumphant return in fine style by presenting pfsense in all of its fire-wally goodness. Do not miss this presentation.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 06 October 2008

Ontario Linux Fest 2008 is coming up fast. And we have our regular monthly KWLUG meeting.

Doors open at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm sharp. Join us!

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Date: 
Monday, 6 October 2008
Presentation Topic

What's that noise? A history of sound on *nix and Linux

From the era where the only sound a computer would make was the terminal beep character to modern sound server technology, I will touch on it all from a historical perspective in a short amount of time. Whenever I am talking about something that is still of relevance to the average Linux user I will pause and discuss the details of its function and the basics of configuration. The presentation will wrap up with a couple of complete examples of useful sound hardware/software configurations for typical (and at least one not so typical) home and business/educational uses.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 08 September 2008

Shouldn't Labour Day be the beginning of the New Year? The kids are back to school. There is finally a break in the humidity. The leaves are about to turn.

Doors open at 6pm, presentation starts at 7pm, sharp! Join us.

Date: 
Monday, 8 September 2008
Presentation Topic

Introduction to OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them; the project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways."

An introduction to the Who, What, Where, Why of OSM will be followed by a demo of the steps in collecting, categorizing and contributing data to OSM.

This topic was originally presented at HOSUG on 12 December 2006.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 11 August 2008

Boy, is it hot in here or is it just the eight core server?

Date: 
Monday, 11 August 2008
Presentation Topic

Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing

A slide show and talk about white hat Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing - how to bring more traffic to your site via online marketing through the search engines.

This will be a relatively non-technical presentation demonstrating techniques that will get you higher rankings and bring in more traffic. Suitable for technical folks, as well as site owners with less technical knowledge looking to bring in more traffic to their site.

Presenting on two areas:

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