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Intel NUC

From: Lisa Ridley 
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Anyone here have any hands on experience with these little computers?  I'm looking for an addition to my office for the following:

1.  Persistent Jenkins Server to manage auto deployments and automated testing on a variety of virtual servers (Debian 7, Jenkins, using 2G RAM)
2.  Test Servers for client projects (managed by the Jenkins Server) -- VirtualBox servers managed using Jenkins and Vagrant, running Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS, using 2-4G RAM, configured as a LAMP stack with MySQL and/or MongoDB, running applications written in Symfony2 / Laravel / Drupal.  These servers will be short-lived, and will be used for development, staging and test units, so they will be spun up and down as needed, and will have a lifespan running anywhere from 2 to 6 months.  There will be anywhere from 2 to 6 of these running on one physical unit at any point in time.

The reviews I've read are generally positive, and I like the small footprint and low power consumption.  Looking specifically at one of these units (most likely the 2nd one), configured with 16G RAM, WiFi/BlueTooth and a 120G mSata SSD.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-d54250wykh.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-d54250wyk.html

Thoughts?  Experiences?

Lisa Ridley


Should we fork Debian over systemd?

From: Rod-Lists 
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"Who are you?!

We are Veteran Unix Admins and we are concerned about what is happening to Debian GNU/Linux to the point of considering a fork of the project.

And why would you do that?

Some of us are upstream developers, some professional sysadmins: we are all concerned peers interacting with Debian and derivatives on a daily basis.
We don't want to be forced to use systemd in substitution to the traditional UNIX sysvinit init, because systemd betrays the UNIX philosophy.
We contemplate adopting more recent alternatives to sysvinit, but not those undermining the basic design principles of "do one thing and do it well" with a complex collection of dozens of tightly coupled binaries and opaque logs.

Are there better solutions than forking?

Yes: vote Ian Jackson's proposal to preserve freedom of choice of init systems.
Then make sure sysvinit stays the default for now, systemd can be optional.
Debian leaders can go on evaluating more init systems, just not impose one that ignores the needs of most of its users."

read more at
http://debianfork.org/

Android Video Chat

From: "Robert A. Kelly III" 
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What apps do you use/recommend for video chat on Android? Obviously, I
prefer free software and open standards. I'm trying Linphone and it
looks good, but wanted to see what other people thought.
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Scripting Android (CyanogenMod)

From: "Robert A. Kelly III" 
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Does anyone know a way to automatically run a command or script when
Android (specifically CyanogenMod) establishes an internet connection?
For that matter, can you get it to automatically connect to any
available open wifi network?
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From: Mike Harrison 
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On Oct 18, 2014, at 7:09 PM, Sean Brewer  wrote:
> We'll use off-the-shelf hardware to build a mesh network isolated from th=
e internet. Curious to see how it works, applications of it, or maybe test =
an idea you have? Come on by!

Which hardware/software are you using/supporting ? I will probably not be a=
ble to make it, but I have a collection of gear that might be useful. I=92l=
 like to setup a downtown mesh network if I had someone else to connect to.=
 We are at 701 Broad, 2nd floor. Not line of sight to the library, but if w=
e could bounce a few other people or use bigger/directional antennas we cou=
ld get a nice downtown mesh up and running. I=92d even donate use of =93cha=
ttmetro.net=94. It would be interesting to make it an =93anonymous encrypte=
d darknet=94 with multiple entry/exit points. A couple of =93library/pirate=
=94 boxes on the net would be useful. =


Ok.. so I rambled.. sorry.. =