KWLUG Audio Podcasts

The KWLUG Audio podcast records our monthly meetings. You can listen to the podcast from this page, download episodes individually, or subscribe to one of our feeds:

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We do not guarantee that every meeting will be recorded. Some presenters may prefer not to be recorded. Sometimes there are technical glitches. Sometimes other bad things happen.

Some of our presentations are also recorded on video. See to see these.

2016-10: Emulating Tor

Nik Unger discusses his graduate school research, which consists of writing software to emulate the Tor anonymization network. He covers an overview of privacy, how Tor works, and the Linux kernel features he uses to emulate IP networks. Visit for additional information.

2016-09: Watcamp calendar, Indieweb, Key Retention using Guile

Bob Jonkman and Chris Craig talk about their workflow for the Watcamp calendar ( Andrew Cant discusses principles of the Indieweb. Kirk Zurell discusses how to implement the Key Retention Service using Guile. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2016-08: Summer Smorgasboard

This month's meeting consists of five short presentations. John Kerr relates tips for producing Youtube screencasts. Bob Jonkman holds a keysigning party. Bob Bosiljevac demonstrates the ZBackup deduplicating backup program. Tim Laurence outlines tools used to diagnose RAM and CPU bottlenecks. Paul Nijjar explains VLANs in 15 minutes. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2016-07: Personal Information Manager Synchronization

Chris Irwin discusses his adventures self-hosting and synchronizing his email, calendar entries, contacts and todo items. See for slides and additional information.

2016-06: Raspberry Pi Projects

This month features two presentations about the Raspberry Pi. Omar Atwa explains how he created an automated plant-watering system for his science fair. Khalid Baheyeldin describes how he got started with his Raspberry Pi, how he used NOOBS to choose a distribution for it, and how he created weather forecast and internet radio projects with it. See for slides and auxiliary information.

2016-05: Sound in Linux, Part 2

R. Brent Clements continues the discussion of sound in Linux from his November 2015 presentation. He covers ALSA and PulseAudio configuration, some helpful PulseAudio tools, and some sound applications. See for slides and auxiliary information.

2016-04: Docker Tutorial

Tim Laurence leads a tutorial on interacting with Docker containers.See for information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2016-03: Mastering Photo DVDs, KDEnlive

Raul Suarez demonstrates how he used Imagination and DeVeDe to master a photo and video DVD. Bob Jonkman demonstrates editing video using KDEnlive. See for additional material.

2016-01: Mageia Linux, Tax Software

Marc Paré presents Mageia GNU/Linux, and his experiences running the tax software UFile under WINE. Please see for additional information.

2015-12: GNU Social

Bob Jonkman presents the GNU Social federated microblogging platform. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2015-11: Sound in Linux

R. Brent Clements discusses how sound works in Linux, including ALSA, PulseAudio and Jack. He also demonstrates musical instrumentation using free software. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2015-10: File Synchronization

Raul Suarez tells us how to synchronize files, focusing on Unison. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2015-09: Swapping Laptop Drives, Helping New Users

Khalid Baheyeldin discusses his adventures copying data to a new laptop drive. The group holds a roundtable discussion about helping new users use Linux, and selling Linux to the business world. See for slides and more details.

2015-08: git

Andrew Sullivan Cant provides a gentle introduction to the git version control system. See for links to his demo slides (you will want them).

2015-07: btrfs Part 2

Chris Irwin continues his discussion of the btrfs file system, covering snapshots and backups. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials.

2015-06: Raspberry Pi 2, Open Q&A

John Kerr discusses his Raspberry Pi 2, and the group conducts an open question and answer roundtable. See for auxiliary materials and more information.

2015-05: LibreOffice, systemd Timers

At this month's meeting, Marc Paré discusses the LibreOffice community, and Jotham Apaloo explains how he configured systemd timers to replace cronjobs on his computer.

2015-04: btrfs

Chris Irwin presents btrfs. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials. Note that there was lots of animated discussion during this presentation, which the microphone did not pick up very well.

2015-03: GitLab

Colin Knapp presents GitLab, the self-hostable git repository frontend. See http://kwlug/node/954 for auxiliary materials.

2015-02: Docker

In the Feb 2015 meeting, Tim Laurence presented the application isolation system Docker.

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