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Date: 2006-06-20 22:59:28.959394
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-06-20
Body: Helped skm with some vi search-replace commands. Made some adjustments to get a stubborn service to start on an NFS-root mounted webserver to start on boot. Tested out existing ubuntu hoary/breezy vPostMaster packages under dapper, encountered some difficulties with the PHP/apache configuraiton that I'll work out later in the work. Helped jamiel resolve some apt dependency problems in his breezy->dapper update.

Date: 2006-06-06 22:39:12.807485
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-06-06
Body: Helped Roger remember and document for himself how to bring up his wireless card and networking in Fedora. Unsuccessfully looked for Rudy Rucker books in the bookstore. Wandered around and talked a bit.

Date: 2006-05-31 00:33:42.920691
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2006-05-30
Body: Helped Andrea get her wireless connection setup. Did some email. Applied drbd updates to a high availability cluster with some help from jafo. Looked at pictures of keshounds with dangerjim and Andrea and then

Date: 2005-12-21 02:07:43.342517
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-20
Body: Took pictures of people taking pictures. Helped Brian Simpson figure out a rpm spec file to install on an FC4 system. Installed some mail software on a qemu virtualized system for doing package testing and documentation.

Date: 2005-12-06 22:50:16.803824
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-12-06
Body: Talked with Ant about playing guitar and looked at different chords at Worked on vPostMaster debian package. Read some slashdot.

Date: 2005-11-29 22:53:11.148458
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-11-29
Body: Helped Roger carry in a "cold-spare" laptop which he didn't even start up until the meeting was most of the way over. Dangerjim introduced me to the cronicles of Henry Raddick. Worked on getting a client system setup.

Date: 2005-11-22 23:02:18.781790
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-11-22
Body: Worked with dangerjim to benchmarki video processing and do some quality assurance on Planet Penguin Racer. Found some interesting vertical displacement effects on peguin velocity. Did some email. Generated a SSL key for using with an OpenVPN tunnel I'm going to setup between my virtual and my home office. Let dangerjim copy my minutes entry.

Date: 2005-11-01 23:52:54.023384
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-11-01
Body: Installed CentOS 4.2 on a couple of servers over TCP/KVM. Played with

Date: 2005-10-26 00:03:47.353063
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-10-25
Body: Loaned Brian an Orinoco card and helped him get on the wireless network. Sent out a maintenance announcement for some upcoming work. Worked on a mailman/postfix delivery issue with jafo. Gave dangerjim some details on software suspend with FC4 in combination with the tpb program for his IBM laptop.

Date: 2005-10-04 23:13:59.986246
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-10-04
Body: Worked on installing packages on a new FreeBSD install on a system at home.

Date: 2005-09-21 00:57:48.644456
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-09-20
Body: Made a lilo image for the Krud FC4 install disk. Made some adjustments on nagios. Worked on testing the latest debian vpostmaster package. Helped Chaper figure out how to get battery status from acpi on his thinkpad.

Date: 2005-09-06 22:38:33.877912
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-09-06

Caught up on slashdot and some other RSS feeds. Tried to help my uncle resolve some broken dependencies with FreeMind productivity tool. It looks like neat software, but someone needs to provide serious help to the rpm package maintainer. Suggesting to install with -nodeps in the FAQ instead of fixing the dependency list is just wrong... grrr.

Tried to fix a path/library problem with building pymedia. If I can get it working, it can theoretically provide a way to retrieve the length of an mp3 programatically. I plan on using this to help look for albums that I have duplicate copies of in ogg and mp3 format.

Date: 2005-08-16 22:59:28.801046
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-08-16
Body: Helped Kerry get his wireless setup. Since he's running ubuntu, I suggested Brian Cairn's GTKWifi panel applet. Modified my hibernate script so that it unloads the kernel usb drivers before acpi sleep and reloads them after resume. Fixed a problem with Fedora Core 4 and my Intel 830M chipset card (i810 driver) causing blank tty consoles after X is started by adding 'Option "VBERestore" "true"' to the video device section of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Helped make plans for hackathon.

Date: 2005-08-02 22:53:22.618930
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-08-02
Body: Organized messages about my FreeBSD port of heartbeat. Checked for a new version of heartbeat. Looked into ipvs, which was a suggested add to heartbeat support. Found some sites that sell PS2 network adaptors and Area-51 for pricing purposes. Updated some packages on my webserver. Talked about hackathon. Exim databases are generating error messages to cron every day on my webserver, so I reinstalled exim and related packages.

Date: 2005-07-19 23:52:52.317545
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-07-19
Body: Did some work on a machine that's migrating from apache to apache2, including setting up nagios to monitor a web page for some specific content. Did some email. Tried out the python program, linkchecker to check my personal site, but it refused to check the links because I have a robots.txt file so I removed it. Went back to using checkbot.

Date: 2005-07-05 22:56:59.920724
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-07-05
Body: I reinstalled my backup server over the weekend (FreeBSD 5.3 to CentOS 4.1), worked on reinstituting nightly backups on the rest of my systems. Tried to apply a patch to a FreeBSD router to fix up a problem with DMA_TIMEOUTS causing kernel panics, but though I could get the patch to apply, it wouldn't compile correctly. Built and installed a new FreeBSD kernel for that system with latest security updates applied, updated zebra package. Figured out what I was doing wrong in setting up the vpostmaster debian repository earlier today, tested the new 1.14 release on a testing system.

Date: 2005-06-28 23:19:43.854082
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-06-28
Body: Applied updates to several of my home systems. Installed linux-ha (hearbeat) on debian and freebsd systems at home so that I can try making a heterogenious high-availability apache cluster. Worked on getting software suspend running on FC4 with an IBM thinkpad x30.

Date: 2005-06-21 23:00:40.967856
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-06-21
Body: Setup Fedora Core 4 http repository from CDROMs at home for use when upgrading my laptop. Setup PXE boot configuration file. Read some livejournal and

Date: 2005-06-07 22:36:59.778862
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-06-07
Body: Matt Taggert showed me wmi window manager (wmii is the next generation), munin auto detecting rrdtool framework, and the somewhat unfortunately named nagios exchange, Finished checking port of vpostmaster to debian testing. Started installing ubuntu under qemu emulation (for more vpostmaster porting).

Date: 2005-05-31 23:05:40.952286
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-05-31
Body: Worked on with bsoft

Date: 2005-05-17 22:51:18.101502
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-05-17
Body: Setup backups of my "new" PowerMac 8500/120 (thank you Jamie) debian personal web server. Talked with Brain about a command line client python script that interacts with his shortify service. Finished upgrading a FreeBSD system at home from 5.3 to 5.4 with a buildworld. Configured custom kernel to enable ipfw firewall support and reduce unnecessary device support, started building kernel.

Date: 2005-05-03 23:30:16.577075
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-05-03
Body: Reworked hacking society t-shirt version 2 image for printing.

Date: 2005-04-19 22:57:31.430088
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-04-19
Body: Read through some of "Programming Python". Installed pil, psycho and GallerPy on my webserver. Follwed GallerPy instructions in modifying the apache configuration file, but it still didn't work. Time to go before I could finish debugging.

Date: 2005-04-05 22:51:38.660369
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-04-05
Body: Showed Dangerjim prboom -- classic Doom for Linux. Looked for xntpd package for FreeBSD after Sean told me about a known bug with FreeBSD and heartbeat. It's been replaced by ntpd, but I'll probably need to look into it more soon. Tried to help Brain get the 2.6.10 kernel configured under Fedora Core 3, so that he could disable CONFIG_4KSTACK and hopefully avoid some problems with the NDIS wrapper for his wireless card. Looked at unusual food with Dangerjim, natto and akara.

Date: 2005-03-29 22:42:09.372494
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-03-29
Body: Helped Andrea bring up her wireless. Pump wasn't working right and for some reason it kept dropping eth0 on fail. Set her up with a static IP instead. Sound seems to be broken on my system, but I can't rmmod any of the sound modules or find out which processes are trying to access the sound card. Finished writing a nagios plugin to extract SOA from a zone entry and check the date on it. Started building kernel on a FreeBSD router. Tried to finish up examples in "Learning Python", but the last one made use of jptyhon. I uninstalled j2re after a major security vulnerability was disclosed late last year. Track down the date to 11-24-2004, and Dag's most recent j2re package is more recent. Installed that, and hopefully I'll be able to get jptyhon installed soon.

Date: 2005-03-16 02:28:12.004648
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-03-15
Body: Showed Jamie some network security tools, EtherApe and ettercap. Helped whizbo a little bit with a shell script he was working on to rename some annoying music files with spaces in them. Answered some questions from efm about the purpose of a group of files used in the development of a customer project.

Date: 2005-03-01 23:11:12.247740
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-03-01
Body: Sent support question to Startech about a KVM product. Looked up the pictogram on for the new hacking society shirt and found, by happy coincidence, that it's called "ping" in Chinese. Read some essays from Paul Graham's "Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age". Modified an script I wrote to interact with linux-ha STONITH external module to work with multiple baytech RPCs. Worked on exercise from very last chapter of "Learning Python".

Date: 2005-02-22 23:02:48.004662
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-02-22
Body: Tried to help Jamie setup his networking dhcp scripts. Found out that my qemu install of debian had a pooched Lilo boot loader. Downloaded a floppy disk linux distribution called Tomsrtbt. Used it to boot up and mount the debian image, then chrooted and ran lilo, which then properly built the master boot record. Qemu is cool. Continued reading Chapter 10 of Learning Python.

Date: 2005-02-16 00:13:28.558186
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-02-15
Body: Helped Andrea connect via wireless network. Looked at kstars. Documenting some work done earlier today. Worked on exercise from chapter 9 of "Learing Python".

Date: 2005-02-01 22:16:28.772671
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-02-01
Body: Talked about ATM networks/virtual circuits -- how DSL lines connect to the selected ISP. Talked with Mike about trying to get py-gtk installed, though it requires an older version of python than is the system default. Showed off my debian under redhat chroot environment. Tried to help Jamie get sudo working on Fedora Core 3. It seems to hang when it runs. Probably selinux stuff. Tried to set suid root instead, and it still wasn't happy.

Date: 2005-01-25 23:15:32.044921
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-01-25
Body: Tried to catch up on bloglines, I was several days behind after my recent vacation. Worked on setting up a linux-ha cluster with Sean, gave up after net was sucking too bad to install packages in any reasonable amount of time. Talked with Mike about his multiboot setup on his Mac Powerbook G3. Didn't finish reading through bloglines -- didn't even get to Boing Boing and slashdot.

Date: 2005-01-19 00:16:25.462332
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-01-18
Body: Helped put together new backup server. Organized several bags of different types of screws. Setup a mysql check in nagios, it didn't work, will have to look into it tomorrow. Caught up on jafo's codeslinger journal.

Date: 2005-01-04 23:24:43.367562
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2005-01-04
Body: Started setting up additional packages, cvsup the ports, etc., on a new FreeBSD system I setup over the weekend. Ate a piece of dangerjim's particularly delightful pecan pie.

Date: 2004-12-30 01:11:40.134774
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2004-12-29
Body: Spoke to a client on the cell phone. Ate pizza and drank Mountain Dew. Worked on some scripts to spool faxes received on one machine off to another machine where they will be printed and later archived. Played a little bit of tux racer.

Date: 2004-12-29 00:24:46.741231
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2004-12-28
Body: Did a bit of work related tasks. Got interested in writing a python program to solve simple substitution cyphertext (cryptograms), but got hung up in trying to come up with a good huristic algorithhm to peterbate the string of english letters arranged by frequency distribution, i.e. english_letter_distribution = 'etnrioasdhlcfpumygwvbxkqjz' The viterbi algorithm looked like an interesting starting point, but I couldn't marshal my powers of concentration long enough to understand it.

Date: 2004-12-21 23:04:58.009111
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2004-12-21
Body: Did a few work related things in the basement and checked up on a script doing some mysql database maintenance. Gave jafo access to my openbsd server so he could check out traffic shaping with pf (packet filter - openbsd's iptables). Modified some settings on my freebsd box at home to start httpd on start and load ipfilter. Configured ipfilter into the kernel. Started building the kernel. Installed some RAM into some systems in the basement. One seemed to be bad. Started memtest86 on it. Kernel build didn't seem to work correctly. Tried again, same thing during 'make'. ../../../contrib/ipfilter/netinet/ip_fil.c: In function `fr_check_wrapper': ../../../contrib/ipfilter/netinet/ip_fil.c:319: error: `PFIL_OUT' undeclared (fi rst use in this function) ../../../contrib/ipfilter/netinet/ip_fil.c:319: error: (Each undeclared identifi er is reported only once ../../../contrib/ipfilter/netinet/ip_fil.c:319: error: for each function it appears in.) Started cvsup'ing the most recent source.

Date: 2004-12-07 23:56:27.091923
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2004-12-07
Body: Worked on a letter of recommendation for a former coworker.

Date: 2004-12-01 02:33:00.462055
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2004-11-30
Body: Located a patch to build the guest 2.6 kernel for user mode linux. Tried to figure out an issue with my crontab running jobs on UTC instead of localtime. Between all of the different time reporting/adjusting tools (date, hwclock, and redhat-config-date) and the fact that they sometimes showed different times when run as root than as my user, I don't know if I fixed it, but consider myself lucky to have been able to put things back to the time they were on before. Worked more on exercises from chapter 9 of Learning Python.

Date: 2004-11-23 23:08:52.292888
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: nclug 2004-11-23
Body: Albinoblacksheep fun. Helped Jamie with his Belkin F5D6020 revision 2 wifi card. After much searching, found a really good reference for Fedora Core 1 at, but he's running Fedora Core 3. Didn't get it all worked out before the meeting. Talked with dangerjim about buying a graphics card from him. Worked on exercises in Learing Python.

Date: 2004-11-16 23:28:59.394450
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-11-16
Body: Played with some cables in the basement. Tried to help Skif find some rectangular nesting calculating software for linux. Wasn't too successful, but did find a free one he may be able to run under freedos. Talked with Charles about some server setup issues, including vpopmail storing passwords in cleartext by default. Looked into modifying Pilot/Morphix linux with Sean. Signed up for a Bloglines account.

Date: 2004-11-02 23:52:13.337073
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-11-02
Body: Watched election results online. Finished chapter 8 exercises in Learning Python. Setup reverse DNS delegation to another nameserver on a block of IPs.

Date: 2004-10-19 23:15:30.456008
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-10-19
Body: Did some work in the basement for the first half of the meeting. Setup some mrtg stuff. Looked at slashdot and fark. Talked with ant about what he might be able to install on his new wrt54g to detect people trying to access his network. Tried to see if tcpdump can show the packets.

Date: 2004-10-12 23:30:27.338726
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-10-12
Body: Adjusted some Nagios settings. Worked on some problems in "Learning Python". Looked at some of Tim's stumble-upon pages. Talked with Skiff about Science Fiction books after his book club announcement.

Date: 2004-09-28 23:18:27.068717
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-09-28
Body: Tried to help skiff diagnose and fix his wireless problems. Worked on installing a box in the basement. Talked with dangerjim about Model Checking state diagrams and Kenneth McMillin. Worked on exercises from Ch 8 of "Learning Python".

Date: 2004-09-22 00:18:24.526316
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-09-21
Body: Caught up on various blogs and orkut spam. Talked with Danf about screen. Tried to help Andrea setup wireless networking on her laptop, but didn't spend too much time on it before resorting to the wired net. Looked at info on the new Star Wars boxed set. Started setting up a dd image of a Linux server in the basement.

Date: 2004-09-14 23:25:50.436823
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: NCLUG 2004-09-14
Body: Ate birthday cake. Spent most of the meeting trying to improve my wireless signal strength -- mostly through arm waving and running about with an aluminum foil hat. Made several trips to the basement to map some formerly anonymous network cables.

Date: 2004-08-31 23:00:00
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: 20040831
Body: I decommissioned a hosting server. Watched Brian play Doom^3, and talked with Ant about the improvements it shows in gaming engines. Worked on a programming project that's coming due soon. Looked into validating format of ssh public keys for aforementioned project.

Date: 2004-08-24 23:00:00
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: 20040824
Body: I worked on getting igal installed on my OpenBSD web server got stuck in dependency hell, and set up a password protected html directory. Read some Bukowski.

Date: 2004-08-17 23:00:00
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: 20040817
Body: Heartbeat patch and rogue and eating cookies.

Date: 2004-08-10 23:00:00
Chapter Name: nclug
Meeting: 20040810
Body: Stonith patch for making external STONITH calls, started a badblocks on a SATA drive. Tried to help with Mozilla weirdness dangerjim was having.