678-333-8491 (10a to 10p est)
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
c/o Jim Kinney
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of BioMedical Informatics
36 Eagle Row, Suite 588
Atlanta, GA 30322
November’s topic will be LVM, Logical Volume Management. What it is, how it works, how to use it and when not to use it will be discussed. Additionally some “gotcha’s” that cause heartburn will be covered as well.
We will meet at 7:30 at the ALE-Central location.
It’s time for another ALE-Central meeting!
Your truly will discuss factors to consider when designing a Linux cluster for various types of needs. Cluster types include: web servers, database replication, file servers, HPC systems, and the most important type, backup servers.
As usual, we will meet at the ALE-Central location at 7:30, talk about stuff for about an hour and a half or so and then relocate to Meltons for post meeting snacks and libations.
apologies for the late posting – Jim
SUMMARY — Ansible, Configuration Management Made Easy: A play in three acts
Ansible is a configuration management system similar to Puppet, Chef or CFEngine which radically simplifies deploying configurations to a multitude of systems.
Come learn how to install, configure, and use one of the simplest and easy to use (but still very powerful) Configuration Management tools.
This presentation is a real-world example done in a fun and entertaining format — The Three-Act Play.
“Goozbach” is Derek Carter; a husband, father, woodworking enthusiast, and active participant in the Open Source Community.
He is the part founder of two Linux users groups, and is a regular presenter at various conferences.
He also actively contributes to several Open Source projects, including some of his own.
Derek has worked as a senior Linux systems administrator for a Fortune 500 company.
He has also worked as a consultant to state agencies, and as a QA engineer for a SAN storage company.
As a Linux instructor, Derek has written course ware, proctored certification exams, and taught classes across the globe for such companies as Red Hat, IBM, Novell, HP, and Lockheed Martin, among others.
Derek currently resides in Athens, Georgia with his family and works as a full-time Linux consultant and instructor.
Find out more at his site or his blog.
Thomas Holmquist is a Systems Development Engineer at Georgia Tech. He enjoys planes, trains, automobiles and Linux. Writing Bios are one of his weakpoints.
As always, we will be at our Emory location at 7:30. See the Directions link for, um, directions.
The feature presentation for our ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 will be:
“An Introduction to Drupal CMS”
presented by David Tomaschik
— MP4 Pixeo of this presentation is now available for download
courtesy Steve Brown and Fabric.com at:
— and via Torrent with the torrent file at:
— and among other ALE presentations courtesy of Aaron at:
— with the presentation slides available courtesy David at:
– Drupal is a freely distributable open source Content Management
System used for building everything from basic websites to web
applications and social media sites. Drupal is scalable and can
be tailored to meet many needs, from small personal sites to
sites that get millions of hits a day. This presentation will cover
everything from choosing a hosting platform to building content
to utilizing the power of community contributed modules, with
specific topics including:
– Why is Drupal the right choice?
– Choosing a hosting platform
– Initial installation and configuration
– Building basic content
– Managing themes, blocks, and other features
– The power of “contrib” (community-contributed modules)
– An overview of custom development
– How to run multiple sites from one codebase
— David is a system administrator and Drupal developer at Kennesaw
State University. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a M.S. in
Information Security from Georgia Tech. When he’s not at the computer
(a rare event), he enjoys sci-fi books and movies and amateur
The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at
…and if you missed our March meeting, be sure to
check out Davids excellent presentation on
“Protecting Privacy, Identity & Systems with GnuPG”
available at http://arxion.net/ale/
Our Featured Presentation at the ALE Central meeting
for Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 7:30pm will be
“Defining the Third Tier in Personal Computing”
presented by avid computer technology historian
and collector, David Greelish
— The presentation will be exploring the question of
“What is the third tier in personal computing?”.
The first tier was the desktop computer. The second tier
was defined by the laptop, but what exactly is the third
tier? This personal computing category has been largely
indeterminate for over two decades and defining it
presents some interesting challenges. David will also be
discussing computer history in general, showcasing a few
significant desktop computers, a number of handheld
and palmtop / PDAs, with Q & A welcomed.
— David Greelish is a long time computer history enthusiast
and collector. He started the Historical Computer Society in
1992, and began creating a newsletter about old computers
in 1993 called Historically Brewed. He now runs
classiccomputing.com where he blogs, produces
a video podcast, and is recording an excellent book into a
free audio book podcast – Stan Veit’s History of the Personal
Computer. David has also started creating a local user group
to meet and play with vintage machines, and is planning to
start the first annual Classic Computing Expo next year.
We will be meeting in our usual Gambrel Hall room 1C venue.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).