[kwlug-disc] [kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Syslog Servers

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Aug 8 00:23:55 EDT 2009


Paul, you are hilarious!

The announcements for the sessions are as enjoyable as the sessions
themselves.

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> "The scariest KWLUG presentation you'll see this summer"
>  -- Dodgers and Eggbert
>
> "Almost worth the price of admission"
>  -- Drolling Drone Magazine
>
> * * *
>
> [Black. Deep voiced guy who voices all the movie trailers speaking.]
>
> In an ordinary network...
> In an ordinary organization...
> No one expected...
> The unexpected
>
> [Cut to people screaming in an office. Mass pandemonium.]
> [Cut to black]
>
> When the hard drives fail...
> When the mail stops flowing...
> When the script kiddies come...
> How will you know?
>
> [Cut to crazed sysadmin pointing to a router.]
>
> CRAZED SYSADMIN: It's speaking! It's... trying to tell us something!
>
> [Cut to black]
>
> This summer...
>
> [Cut to different shrieking sysadmin]
>
> SHRIEKING SYSADMIN: The mailserver! The mailserver! What's happening?!
>
> [Cut to black]
>
> Feel the terror...
>
> [Cut to REMORSEFUL SYSADMIN quivering in fear]
> REMORSEFUL SYSADMIN: Why didn't I check the logs? Why didn't I check the
> logs?!
>
>
> [Cut to black]
>
> SYSLOG.
> What you don't know can hurt you.
>
> Coming to a Heuther Hotel near you
> 7:00pm
>
> ----
>
> Although this presentation takes place in a systems administration
> context, any home user with a home Internet connection and/or two
> electronic doodads may well get a thrill.
>
> In the consession stand we find this month's FLOSS Fund nominee:
> Mapnik. Mapnik is a graphic toolkit used for making beautiful mapping
> applications. Its webpage is http://www.mapnik.org
>
> In less terrifying news, the Canadian government is taking another
> stab at drafting an updated copyright bill. (You may have heard of
> Bill C-61, their former attempt.) This time, they are holding some
> public consultations, and you have until September 12 to submit some
> feedback. The official website is http://copyright.econsultation.ca/ ,
> and the prominent copyright watchdog Michael Geist has an informative
> site http://speakoutoncopyright.ca/ .
>
> Also less terrifying is KWLUG member Rob Day's series of Kernel Newbie
> columns on linux.com . Rob's weekly column will tell you how to
> develop and debug kernel modules step by step. Check out
>
> http://linux.com/learn/linux-training/23685-the-kernel-newbie-corner-your-first-loadable-kernel-module
> for the first of several installments.
>
> Depending on how many giant killer robots they make, the following
> update about the local Hackerspace (now known as KWArtzlab) may be
> terrifying: they have incorporated, and are a mere six members away
> from meeting their founding member goal. See http://www.kwartzlab.ca
> for more info.
>
> This month's meeting will be held at the Boardroom of the Heuther
> Hotel. Get to the boardroom by going in through King Street, then
> going up stairs, turning and walking through the bar, and then heading
> up another flight of stairs and walking to the end of the corridor.
>
> The address is:
>
> The Heuther Hotel
> 59 King Street North
> (at Princess and King)
> Waterloo, Ontario
>
> There are maps and photos of the site on the Interwebs:
> http://kwlug.org/locations
>
> - Paul
>
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