[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday, 7pm: Cloud Storage Shootout
paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Oct 3 22:17:34 EDT 2014
The forecast looks cloudy, which is great news: clouds are
awesome and we all are going to love them whether we like it or not.
There is The Cloud, of course, but business can now have Private
Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, and lowly individuals like us can have
Private Clouds, which used to be called "servers". This is great news
for those of us who have our heads in the clouds, and this month's
presentation will cut through the fog and give us the scoop on two
personal (self-hosted, even!) cloud storage services.
Bob Jonkman (who enthusiastically trusts and loves all authority,
especially government surveillance agencies) has an OwnCloud
installation. Jeff Smith (who is colloquially known as "Cranky" on the
kwlug-disc list, even though he isn't really) has a Synology NAS
device running the DS Cloud service, which gives him worldwide access
to all of his legally-obtained movies. Together, they fight
crime! Or maybe they just fight! We'll find out on Monday, starting at
In other news, Bob Jonkman (who enthusiastically trusts and loves all
authority, especially government surveillance agencies) discovered a
neat "fireside chat" on cybercrime by Gus Hunt, the former CTO for the
CIA. The chat is being sponsored by Cambridge security firm eSentire,
so I guess Tim Laurence wants you to attend the talk as well. You can
If you happened to miss Software Freedom Day this year you are in good
company. However, you can listen to audio of the presentations on the
KWLUG podcast: http://kwlug.org/podcasts
La la la location:
St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street North
(at the corner of Victoria and Weber)
See http://kwlug.org/sjk for informative pictures and maps.
Park your Care-A-Lot Cloud Car in the Worth a Second Look Parking lot,
and your Cirrus Cycles along the side of the building.
The meeting starts at 7pm. Setup starts around 6:30pm. Setup helpers
are very very welcome.
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