404.315.0406 (10a to 10p est)
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
c/o Ben Chapman
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday March 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.
Topic:Backup simplicity with Duplicity
Date: 3/13 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202
Presenter: Jeremy T. Bouse
Will cover basics of what Duplicity is, what makes it the best choice for backups, the various GUI and CLI usage. Duplicity is one of the few backup tools that provides all the requirements of a Best Practices Backup Solution.
Jeremy is a Debian Developer, works as an Automation Engineer for Cox Media Group. Active Open-Source contributor.
ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting. The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
Directions to ALE-NW Meetings
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
ALE-NW works closely with the GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ Meets most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.
The featured presentation at ur ALE Central meeting for
7:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014 will now, thanks
to snow and ice days, be the new debut for:
A Hands-on Introduction to the Linux Command Line
presented by Jim Kinney
PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL EMORY VENUE DETAILS BELOW!
Anyone can use Linux systems with a mouse, but the real elegance and power
is at the command line. This presentation is designed to ease the transition from
mouse monkey marvel to command line commando with a HANDS-ON, follow the
examples session that will mix a bit of fun with the fundamentals; all you’ll need
to play along is your laptop. We will be providing copies of the Fedora 20 / i386
live DVD to offer a consistent environment, so advance testing of your system
with a recent Fedora Live DVD is recommended. Alternative Linux OS distros will
work as well, but some parts of the class may be rather different, especially for
Debian derivatives. No networking will be required and the venue has power plugs
at the seats so charged up batteries can be optional.
Special Venue Details:
We have arranged to host this meeting in the E208 lecture hall of the
Mathematics And Science Center building on the Emory campus,
400 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, 30322. A PDF of directions with detailed
maps can is available for viewing and download here:
ALE AT EMORY MASC MAP & DIRECTIONS
Jim Kinney was introduced to Linux in 1993. It became a major distraction in his
pursuit of a Masters degree of Physics at GSU in 1997. However, it helped with his
first job at the Emory department of Physics in 1997 where he put students in front
of Linux machines and built a loosely coupled cluster of those student machines at
the same time NASA was building the first Beowulf clusters. After Emory, Jim ran
headlong to the darkside of Linux systems and IT support, design and administration.
Jim founded and ran a consulting firm for 10 years and has worked at places such
as Cox Communications, IBM, GaTech Research Institute and Google. Currently, Jim
is back at Emory running HPC systems for research needs. In his spare time Jim is a
perpetual student of metalworking, beer production and taste testing, martial arts
and general physical world hacking. At one point, Jim actually tried to make a policy
difference in education and ran for DeKalb County school board. He lives with wife
(MS Geology), son (GT engineer wannabe), 5 cats and an old black lab who won’t
chase the cats.
The discussion topic for the ALE Central Meeting at 7:30pm
on Thursday, Jan. 16th will be:
It’s been 20 years!?!??! Who’s flying this barge?
moderated by Jim Kinnery
SYNOPSIS: This will be a very informal discussion of ALE past
to future with likely much bleary-eyed reminiscing of the
“the good old days” (the Atlanta Linux Showcase is bound to
be mentioned fondly) and a rousing discussion of where do
we go from here now that Linux won (Microsoft released code
that runs on Android – the Office 365 app for Android devices
[- HA!]). Come join a bit of a victory dance and bring ideas of
where you want to see yourself and ALE over the next year.
NOTE that Our Emory Campus LOCATION HAS CHANGED!
We will meet in the Emory Psychology And Interdisciplinary Sciences
(PAIS) building, where we will be guests of the CCI / BMI Lab.
The venue is on the west side of the Emory campus, just off of
Oxford Road at 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322.
PLEASE SEE / DOWNLOAD / PRINT / READ
the map and directions PDF at the link below for essential details
on parking and finding our meeting room inside the PAIS building:
ALE AT EMORY PAIS MAP & DIRECTIONS
This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday January 9th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.
Topic: ALE-NW – “Tell us what you want…” Organizational Meeting
Date: 1/9 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202
This meeting is being held to set the meeting topics for the next four months at ALE-NW meetings. An ad hoc panel will be created to answer Linux questions from the crowd after the “Tell us what you want…” part is done.
* Switchboard – getting help from the group – 15 min
* Tell Us What You Want – about 30 min
* Panel and Linux Questions from the Crowd – til 9:30p.
** Directory and File permissions will be the default topic
ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting.
The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
For a campus map and a link to directions please see
or visit the ALE-NW webpage page at
Learn more about GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ They informally meet most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.
Free parking after 7pm in non-reserved spaces in the SPSU P60 deck is best. If you park before that time, you may get a ticket, boot, or towed or toed. ;) Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east of the parking deck.
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Sign up here: http://ale.org/?page_id=5 Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
NOTE: For December this year we’ll be combining our
ALE CENTRAL meeting with our ALE-NW meeting (at their
usual time and place) with a GPG/PGP Key Signing party.
Then we’ll hope you’ll join us for the after party with a little
solstice season socializing at the Marietta Diner.
ALE GPG/PGP Keysigning Party
7:30pm to ~9:15pm
SPSU Campus, Atrium “J” Bldg. rm J-202,
on Thursday, December 12th.
Organized, introduced and presented by Jeremy Bouse,
with an intro covering some typical daily use cases along
with explanation of the web of trust and why we do
the keysigning events themselves,
(directions link and parking notes below)
– For those who participate, the key signing party serves to confirm
the identity of other PGP Key users by connecting them to a “key ring”
and including them in the “web of trust” needed to validate their keys,
signatures and identities in the wider world.
– Our ardent GPG enthusiast, keymaster Jeremy “Clortho” Bouse, will
present a brief GPG/PGP introduction and direct the key signing process
using the Hash Based Method as described in
Fully detailed “How To” files with shell command line examples and background
information on the process can be found at these links:
– Participation in the key signing requires advanced preparations,
including generating and verifying any new keys you want to have
signed. The official ALE Key Signing Event has been registered on
the Biglumber Key Server:
…and ALL keys that participants want to have signed must be registered
at the official Biglumber Keyring:
– The deadline for uploading your key to the Keyring is midnight,
(12:00am) on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (In other words, any
time _before_ Wednesday, December 11).
– The final step will be to download and print out Jeremy’s FINAL key ring
text file available on THURSDAY, 2013.12.12 (the day of the signing party).
The link for that is http://undergrid.net/ale13/ksp-ale13.txt
This link will also be announced with reminders to download on the ALE
mailing list. After downloading, fill in the checksum information for all
of the keys you have registered in the ring so you can easily confirm their
A reminder that fully detailed “How To” pages with command line examples
and background information on the process are found at these links:
If you still have questions or need clarifications AFTER reviewing all of
the instructions above, you can email Jeremy via jbouse[AT]debian.org.
ADDITIONAL PGP / GPG INFORMATION ON VIDEO:
– For those unfamiliar with PGP or interested in learning more about the
GnuPG implentation of PGP cryptography and the value of protecting your
privacy and your identity with PGP signatures, we suggest you review our
video of David Tomaschik’s March 2011 presesntation on the topic,
“Protecting Privacy, Identity & Systems with GnuPG”
This is available for download or streaming under the file name
“ale-20110317-gpg-tomaschik.mp4″ at this URL:
The video file is ~443MB as h.264 encode in an mp4 wrapper.
Southern Polytechnic State University
Room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building
For a campus map and a link to directions please see
AFTER 7:00pm there is Free Parking in non reserved
spaces of the P60 deck. Parking there before 7:00pm
may get you ticketed, booted or towed.
Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance
directly east of the P60 parking deck.