Social Meet: Monday 10th October

October 8th, 2011

The next meeting will be on Monday 10th of October at Mr Foley’s for a social
meet-up.

Feel free to bring your Linux problems and issues down for the experts to take
a look at (laptops only, of course).

If you’re new to Linux and want a little hand-holding, do come along, or if
you just fancy a bit of geeky chat there’s always lively debate on a range of
geek and non-geek subjects.

We’ll be in the back room from 7pm onwards.

Meeting: Monday 12th September 2011 – AWK, a dyslexic’s viewpoint

August 30th, 2011

The next meeting is on the 12th of September 2011 at Old Broadcasting House.

This month we have a talk from Darren Drapkin titled “AWK, a dyslexic’s viewpoint”.

Do you have a three field, one million record database you need analying pronto? Is your favourite construction the regexp? Then AWK is for you !

AWK is a utility for processing and reporting on textual data and makes extensive use of regular expressions.

The venue will be open from 6:30pm with the talk commencing at 7:00pm.

After the talk and following any questions, we’ll be heading down to Mr. Foley’s for beers and chat.

The talk is free to attend and all are welcome, with no booking required.

Please note that we no longer have the use of the coffee machine at OBH. Alternative arrangements are being looked into.

Summer Social: Monday 8th August 2011 at Mr Foleys

July 25th, 2011

The next meeting will be on Monday 8th August 2011 at Mr Foleys.

Traditionally, the August meeting has been our summer social event. In previous years, various local businesses have sponsored some food for the event. We don’t have a sponsor for this year just yet, so if anyone is able to persuade their employer to help out, please get in touch.

The meeting is open to all, and the regular Linux experts will be on hand to help with any Linux problems you might have.

Social Meet: Monday 11th July

July 11th, 2011

With apologies for the very short notice, the July 2011 meeting will be a social meet-up at Mr Foley’s.

Feel free to bring your Linux problems and issues down for the experts to take a look at (laptops only, of course).

If you’re new to Linux and want a little hand-holding, do come along, or if you just fancy a bit of geeky chat there’s always lively debate on a range of geek and non-geek subjects.

We’ll be in the back room from 7pm onwards.

Social Meet: Monday 13th June

June 13th, 2011

With apologies for the very short notice, the June 2011 meeting will be a social meet-up at Mr Foley’s.

Feel free to bring your Linux problems and issues down for the experts to take a look at (laptops only, of course).

If you’re new to Linux and want a little hand-holding, do come along, or if you just fancy a bit of geeky chat there’s always lively debate on a range of geek and non-geek subjects.

We’ll be in the back room from 7pm onwards.

Meeting: Monday 9th May 2011 – Brighten up your LaTeX

May 2nd, 2011

The next meeting is on the 9th of May 2011 at Old Broadcasting House.

This month we have a talk from John Hudson titled “Brighten up your LaTeX: tips and tricks for LyX and LaTeX users”.

This presentation covers complex layouts, text enhancements, using RGB and CMYK colour to highlight paragraphs and tables, rotations and resizing of text and images in LaTeX.

The venue will be open from 6:30pm with the talk commencing at 7:00pm.

After the talk and following any questions, we’ll be heading down to Mr. Foley’s for beers and chat.

The talk is free to attend and all are welcome, with no booking required.

Social Meet: Monday 11th April

April 11th, 2011

With apologies for the very short notice, the April 2011 meeting will be a social meet-up at Mr Foley’s.

Feel free to bring your Linux problems and issues down for the experts to take a look at (laptops only, of course).

If you’re new to Linux and want a little hand-holding, do come along, or if you just fancy a bit of geeky chat there’s always lively debate on a range of geek and non-geek subjects.

We’ll be in the back room from 7pm onwards.

Meeting: Monday 14th March – IPv6

March 11th, 2011

The next meeting will be on Monday 14th March at Old Broadcasting House in Leeds.

This month we have a talk from Paul Brook on IPv6.

IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated IPv4 address exhaustion. Like IPv4, IPv6 is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworking and provides end-to-end datagram transmission across multiple IP networks. While IPv4 allows 32 bits for an Internet Protocol address, and can therefore support 232 (4,294,967,296) addresses, IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses, so the new address space supports 2128 (approximately 340 undecillion or 3.4×1038) addresses.

This expansion allows for many more devices and users on the internet as well as extra flexibility in allocating addresses and efficiency for routing traffic. It also eliminates the primary need for network address translation (NAT), which gained widespread deployment as an effort to alleviate IPv4 address exhaustion.

Paul will be assisted by Andy Davidson of Hurricane Electric, who will be aiming to provide a live interactive demonstration. Please feel free to bring your own IPv6-capable wireless devices.

The talk commences at 7:00pm with the venue opening for chat and coffee from 6:30pm.

After the talk, we all go down to Mr Foleys for beer and more geeky chat.

The meeting is open to all, and new visitors are most welcome.

Meeting: Monday 14th February – Real time communications for Internet applications

February 11th, 2011

The next meeting will be on Monday 14th February at Old Broadcasting House in Leeds.

This month we have a talk from Tim Nash:

Tim is back yet again, this time to discuss real time systems communications using open standards, Looking at the needs for real time systems over simple polling through to some of the current implementations, both on small and large scale and how linux has made it possible for companies such as twitter and facebook to deliver millions of real time messages.

The talk commences at 7:00pm with the venue opening for chat and coffee from 6:30pm.

After the talk, we all go down to Mr Foleys for beer and more geeky chat.

The meeting is open to all, and new visitors are most welcome.

10th January 2011: Social Meet

January 7th, 2011

The first meeting of 2011 will be on the 10th of January at Mr Foley’s for a social meet-up.

Feel free to bring your Linux problems and issues down for the experts to take a look at (laptops only, of course).

If you’re new to Linux and want a little hand-holding, do come along, or if you just fancy a bit of geeky chat there’s always lively debate on a range of geek and non-geek subjects.

We’ll be in the back room from 7pm onwards.