[Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity

Luke Prince jlprince21 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 14:09:45 UTC 2013


I love the idea of a Raspberry Pi kiosk and would happily volunteer some
time to help set it up on that platform. I have always wanted to play with
one, and this could be the perfect opportunity!

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>    1. Re: Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station) (Mike Robinson)
>    2. Re: Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station) (Darren Breidigan)
>    3. Re: Intro to Python class at the library (Dan Eveland)
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> Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 07:05:55 -0500
> From: Mike Robinson <miker at sundialservices.com>
> To: chugalug at chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station)
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> The usual way to run a kiosk-station is to configure a user-name (often
> password-free, often always-logged-on by default) which runs the kiosk
> application directly as its "shell."  Thus, when that user logs-on, the
> kiosk is running; when the kiosk program ends for any reason, the user is
> now by definition logged-off.  Or, if you want a GUI, select a
> window-manager such as Matchbox which is designed for this purpose.
>
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> http://serverfault.com/questions/59329/im-looking-for-secure-linux-kiosk-software
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> http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/howto/linuxkiosk/intro.htm
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> http://www.engineering.uwaterloo.ca/twiki/bin/view/Linux/LinuxKiosk
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> http://www.flatcoder.co.uk/how-to-build-a-secure-kiosk-operating-system/
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> Mike Robinson
> Technical Director
> Sundial Services International, LLC
> http://www.sundialservices.com
> miker at sundialservices.com
> (615) 268-3829
> http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a
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> >
> > I'm not a guru but, I think some kind of kiosk would not be out of my
> reach.
> >
> > Maybe Lubuntu with Firefox in kiosk mode?
> >
> > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/r-kiosk/
> >
> >
> > On 04/01/2013 11:58 AM, Nate Hill wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> As part of our 3D printing service we are offering at the library,
> >> with thanks to some help from James and Bill of Engage 3D, we now have
> >> 4 formerly retired and discarded computers running Ubuntu.  The plan
> >> is to have those running as Tinkercad stations, but Tinkercad is going
> >> away (lame) so we'll use something else.  Obviously we can do a lot
> >> more than just this with these machines.
> >>
> >> I know there are some Linux based kiosk systems out there; setups that
> >> allow people to schedule reservations of computers.  We don't yet have
> >> the demand that we need something like this, but I'm hoping as we
> >> expand hours and services on The 4th Floor this will really grow into
> >> a public computer lab running all open source goodies.
> >>
> >> I've got a machine that could be tasked as the 'computer signup
> >> station'.  Does anyone on this list want to give this project a shot?
> >> We'd love to have you.
> >>
> >> Nate
> >>
> >> --
> >> Nate Hill
> >> nathanielhill at gmail.com <mailto:nathanielhill at gmail.com>
> >> http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
> >> http://www.natehill.net
> >>
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> Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:47:23 -0400
> From: Darren Breidigan <the.bald.headed.yeti at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station)
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> Thanks for the links.
>
> Some suggest running the whole thing off a flash drive.
>
> It could probably all be done on a Raspberry Pi.
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> Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:01:21 -0400
> From: Dan Eveland <develand at gmail.com>
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> I am Nate's web guy. I have now made it much more obvious when registering
> to show if you are on the wait-list. It was way too subtle with small text.
> Basically anyone who registered after 7:30PM on April 1st is on the wait
> list. I see Michael Scholten in the class and Lynn Dixson on the wait list.
> Feel free to email me directly if you would like me to check.
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> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Michael Scholten <dmscholten at gmail.com
> >wrote:
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> > Thanks Nate
> > On Apr 2, 2013 7:47 PM, "Nate Hill" <nathanielhill at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hey
> >> I will follow up with my web guy and see what's up with registered folk
> >> vs wait list folk
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Lynn Dixon wrote:
> >>
> >>> Michael
> >>> I didn't get any response other than the confirmation on the webpage.
> >>> Hopefully we were able to get in the class!
> >>> On Apr 2, 2013 7:22 PM, "Michael Scholten" <dmscholten at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> (in late response to you Lynn...) I signed up. Pretty certain I am in
> >>>> the first 25 as there were still 2 slots open after I put my name in
> >>>> although I can't be sure. Should we/I have gotten any sort of
> confirmation
> >>>> Nate? Email or otherwise?
> >>>>
> >>>> -Michael
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM, rdflowers <base at chalice.us> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Simple interactions with a database, examples of actual code that are
> >>>>> fairly simple, BUT are beyond the "Hello, World" stage,
> python.orgmailing lists, getting new modules from
> >>>>> python.org or elsewhere, hashes, sets, multisets, tips and tricks;
> >>>>> or, some non-crowded subset of all that.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ----- Message from stephen at averagesecurityguy.**info ---------
> >>>>>     Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:16:25 -0400
> >>>>>     From: Stephen Haywood <stephen at averagesecurityguy.**info>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <
> >>>>> chugalug at chugalug.org>
> >>>>>  Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library
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> >>>>> chugalug at chugalug.org>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>  What specific things would you expect a 102 course to cover?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Stephen Haywood
> >>>>>> Owner, ASG Consulting
> >>>>>> CISSP, GSEC, OSCP
> >>>>>> T: @averagesecguy
> >>>>>> W: averagesecurityguy.info
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> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ----- End message from stephen at averagesecurityguy.**info -----
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
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> >> --
> >> Nate Hill
> >> nathanielhill at gmail.com
> >> http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
> >> http://www.natehill.net
> >>
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