free devlab

From: gary hasty 
FYI, if anyone's thinking about coming down for the AT&T hackathon this
weekend we're also having a devlab session during the day at the foundry:

*Free one-day workshop on the AT&T Speech, In-App Messaging, Advertising
APIs, and Appcelerator*

Are you a *mobile application developer* with an interest in adding *voice
commands*or text-to-voice translation to your app?  Or sending *text
messages* from inside your application?  Or earning *advertising revenues*?
Join the AT&T Developer Program for a one-day workshop on the *AT&T Speech,*
 *In-App Messaging* (including SMS and MMS)*,*and* Advertising APIs*.  This
will be a day of learning and hands-on coding ("lab time").  Bring your
laptops (PC or Mac) and leave with our APIs working from your own AT&T
Developer Program account. The event will close with a session by Pratik
Patel, CTO of Triplingo and evangelist for Appcelerator, on how to leverage
Appcelerator to complete your app.

The workshop will be taught by AT&T and Appcelerator subject matter
experts, and AT&T Developer Program staff.  This also is a great
opportunity to network with AT&T and your fellow mobile developers. We will
be using Postman and cURL for the lab exercises.

The event is free and lunch is provided.  If you are an app developer
working independently or with a company planning or already producing
mobile applications then this is the event for you. Space is limited so
register now.

Find out how carrier APIs from the AT&T Developer Program can benefit you
and your app strategy. *We look forward to meeting you!*

Pi day Chugalunch at Taco Mamacitas = Today

From: Mike Harrison 

Unkmar called it.. looks like it's going to be a beautiful day
for a Chugalunch. See ya'll there (Taco Mamacitas) about noon.

Developers Lunch

From: Mike Harrison 

I have to admit, the LampPost Group has put serious effort into make the 
Thursday Developers lunch happen, and I've been impressed.

Todays topic:

An Introduction to Cryptography for Programmers w/ Micah Hausler
is from 12 to 1, on the 13th floor of 701 Market.

I'll be wearing my vintage RSA Encryption T-Shirt from the "Save Phil 
Zimmerman" era.. ala

Maybe I'll see ya'll there. If you want to go, please RSVP early via:

Mike Harrison

Bellhops is Looking for Developers

From: Mike Harrison 

Thought this fit the Jobs for Linux Geeks topic:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Adam Haney" 
> Date: Feb 25, 2014 10:25 AM
> Subject: [Chattanooga-Developer-Lunch] Bellhops is Looking for =
> To: 
> Cc:=20
> I wanted to reach out to everyone and let you know that Bellhops (a =
locally grown Chattanooga company) is looking for Web Developers (front =
end and backend), iOS developers, Android developers and Devops =
Engineers. We're offering a $1,000 finders fee for referrals that lead =
to a full time hire so please spread the word! I've included our job =
posting below that has more information about the job. Please send =
information or questions to
> What we work on.
> Bellhops is looking to grow our 5 person development team so we can =
continue to change the way that college students find work and move. =
We've created an automated hiring, managing, and scheduling system that =
allows our customers to get the help they need from our workforce of =
college students. We pair program, practice TDD, and learn something new =
every day. We solve the problems of managing a distributed, part time =
workforce using a web application and automated telephony system; the =
system makes sure our customers can get the help they need, when they =
need it, and that our students can work when they want. Solving these =
problems means we're working with Geospatial data and services, =
telephony systems, and, in some cases, integrating with University =
systems. We strive to make the process of moving painless for customers, =
while providing solid jobs for our hard working college students.
> What does Bellhops do?
> Bellhops employs top-tier college students to provide moving services =
to our collegiate and local communities in over 47 cities. With =
thousands of trained student 'Bellhops', access to a nationwide fleet of =
moving trucks and our fully integrated Online Management System, we=92re =
taking small local moving and giving her the People's Elbow.
> We=92re the saviors of small local moving. Just because 'professional =
movers' have 70 years of moving experience doesn=92t mean you want them =
in your home. What you need are some young, beefy, and well-educated =
gentlemen from your local University to come knock it out for you. We=92re=
 here to permanently remove careless attitudes, cigarettes, beer guts =
and weight belts from your moving experience.
> Where do you fit in?
> We currently seeking in Django developers, iOS developers, Android =
developers and engineers with an dev ops background, but we'd love to =
talk to any web developer who's eager to learn. We constantly rotate =
pair programming partners and love working with each other on creating =
new, exciting features. We'd love to meet another developer that we'd be =
excited to learn with. We develop with and contribute to open source =
software so candidates with open source contributions are especially =
> How To Apply
> If you're interested send an email to with your =
resume and contact info.
> =20
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on this mailing list (
> This message was sent by Adam Haney ( from =
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> Meetup, POB 4668 #37895 NY NY USA 10163 | =20

Developer Event this Weekend

From: David White 
This email was just sent to the Chattanooga Developer Lunch Meetup group,
and I was planning on sending a similar version to you guys before I event
got that email just a few minutes ago.

So instead of reinventing the wheel, I'll just plagiarize from that email.
I may or may not be able to make it (likely not):

Code Across, which looks like a really cool developer event is taking place
this weekend at the Chattanooga Public Library. Come out and meet with
other developers that are interested in using technology to make
Chattanooga a better place to live.

From the event description:

"CodeAcross 2014 is a weekend of events taking place in cities around the
world. There will be events hosted simultaneously in dozens of cities all
across the globe during the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. Coinciding
with International Open Data Day , the goal of
CodeAcross is to activate the Code for America network and inspire
residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.

Chattanooga's CodeAcross event will be focused on beginning to build
solutions to some of our City's most pressing transit, housing, and public
safety challenges.  You helped us identify the challenges we need to tackle
at our kickoff event in December - now come help us build the solutions!

Technologists, educators, designers, planners, and thinkers of all kinds
are needed to team up with our Code for America Fellows and Brigade members
to start turning your ideas into accessible, useful tools.  Join us to
build the tools that will build a better Chattanooga."

Eventbrite link with more information:

David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide

Chugalunch Friday 12:30 Champy's

From: Mike Harrison 

On Feb 14, 2014, at 8:49 AM, Ed King  wrote:

> what would be good time for the Chugalung?   I'm totally flexible.   =
I'll throw 12:30 on the table for consideration=85.

Ya=92ll are too discussive. (new word)

Talking about it made Omar and myself hungry for Champy=92s..=20
We=92ll be there at or before 12:30=85 =20

Lets have a chugalunch!

anyone remember.... Linspire?

From: Benjamin Stewart 
Don't you mean... Lindows?

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 3:51 PM, Ed King  wrote:

> while sitting in Ghengis Grille at lunch, the Doors' "Light My Fire"
> started playing on the loudspeakers
> I started having bad flashbacks (more so than usual)
> ha, I thought I had successfully suppressed this video from my memory...

anyone remember.... Linspire?

From: Ed King 
while sitting in Ghengis Grille at lunch, the Doors' "Light My Fire" started playing on the loudspeakers

I started having bad flashbacks (more so than usual)

ha, I thought I had successfully suppressed this video from my memory...

Drupal Camp Chattanooga - Sat Nov 9th 2013

From: Lee Walker 

I'm running our very own Drupal Camp this year at Chattanooga State.
The beginners track is "Drupal in a Day" - included in the ticket
price - which will teach you to site build with Drupal (no coding
skills necessary) in a day. All you need is a laptop. We'll teach you
to build a website.
Interested in getting (younger) coders into web tech? This is a good
class to take.
Other tracks include theming, and development, plus some business sessions.

$25 a ticket. Includes lunch and a t-shirt.

This is a community run event (i.e. not for profit), and needs the
tech scene support.

The Drupal community is one of the largest and friendliest open source
communities out there. Come join us.

I'm still trying to raise sponsorship (to pay for the camp). So if
anyone knows any local businesses who may be interested in sponsoring
please send them my way, or send them this link
I have tiers ranging from $200 to $500.

Each attendee can also add an optional personal sponsorship of $20 to
help if they are feeling the open source vibe.

Incidentally, in the spirit of open source, I'll be publishing all the
information on where the money came from and what we spent it on.

Hope to see you all there.

Lee Walker
Principal Engineer
l.s.walker (Skype)

Code Journeymen LLC
100 Cherokee Blvd
Suite #332,
Chattanooga TN,

Chugalunch Monday October 7

From: James Nylen 
I'm hereby calling a Chugalunch at The Terminal, #6 14th St, Chattanooga,
TN, USA on Monday, October 7, 2013 at noon local time.

If that's not clear enough for anyone... then you had better come because
you are probably a space alien or a time traveler and that means we're the
people you want to talk to.

I'll be at the outside tables, weather and availability permitting.

Good Lunch

From: Mike Harrison 

Good Lunch, although James got very distracted by the scenery
and is still recovering from a wild weekend it seems.

and I learned about Redis:  and that Wil has built his own rules 

Chugalunch Monday

From: Mike Harrison 

Just clarifying: Chugalunch  Monday the 30th 2013, at The Terminal, Noon (12:00hrs)
at #6  14th Street (Next to the Choo Choo), Chattanooga TN, USA, Earth. 
Sol/Earth Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy.

Chugalunch - Nikki's 1pm, Outside on the picnic tables (in shade)

From: Mike Harrison 
On Fri, 27 Sep 2013, Aaron welch wrote:
> On that note... Chugalunch?  Today?  1PM ish?  Somewhere with good cheap food (in that order).

Aaron called a Chugalunch but did not mention the place and time.

How about outside at Nikki's by the Red Bank Tunnel at 1pm. ?

They only take cash, good decent burgers cheap.. and their onion rings are awesome!

[Bulk] rant: bad website design

From: John Aldrich 
Quoting Rod :

> I may not be an expert but I'm tired of bad website design.
> Example 1: I heard about a special sustainable seafood event at the
> Aquarium. So I go to the events tab to get more info.
> But it is not there! I had to use the google to find the proper link.
> Call me crazy But I think that
> is bad design.
> Example 2: I was hanging out on some forums when someone asked about
> some LARP games held by a national organization(Mind's Eye Society) in
> New England.
> So I went to the Mind's Eye Society to see which regional group New
> England was under.
> You see each region has its own page with links to cities groups.
> So at the national site I spy a games drop down menu. There I find a
> menu item titled MES Regions.
> That takes me to a map page that shows the regions, an unclickable map page.
> Plus there are no listed links to regional pages. Using the map I was
> able to determine that New England falls under the North East region.
> That plus a google search lead me to the North East Region site and RSS
> feed. At least they have an RSS feed.
> Now wouldn't have been simpler to have a listing of the regions on the
> main page that link to the region sites?
> Banging my head now.
I'll give you another example... -- great store, great  
prices on frames, etc. Lousy website. When you browse, they have some  
items they carry listed as "out of stock." I purchased a couple frames  
from their Chattanooga store and wanted to find another one exactly  
like the two I bought. I searched and searched on their website,  
trying to find that, so I finally emailed customer service. They gave  
me the part number, which I promptly plugged into their website, but  
it came up as "not found." I stopped by the Dalton store while on my  
lunch break last week. They called corporate, only to tell me they  
were out of stock.
My question is this -- why is it some stuff that is "out of stock"  
shows up, but other stuff that is "out of stock" doesn't? And, you  
can't search by item number, I don't think, and even if you could,  
there's no way to just enter that item number into the shopping cart  
and say "I want 3 of these, send it to me and use this credit card for  

Bitcoin ... algorithms, and scams

From: Mike Robinson 
> Much more intelligent people than I have taken apart the Bitcoin =
> (after all, it's all open-source), and to my knowledge, these are the =
> significant vulnerabilities of Bitcoin that have not already been =
> in software updates.  The first is being watched closely (for example,
>  I'm not sure what consequences the =
> would have, but the SHA-256 / SHA-2 algorithm has been around for a =
> time without showing signs of cracking.

All right, ladies and gentlemen, at this point I believe that it is =
appropriate for me to be "a great deal more specific than I have been up =
to now."

"Currency," first of all, in any and every form, is a purely =3Dhuman=3D =
enterprise.  It could be a gold coin; it could be a gold nugget; it =
could be a seashell; it could be a massive stone disk; it could even be =
a piece of paper.  It doesn't really matter, as long as it is =
(simultaneously ...): =20

- accepted
- hard to pick-up on the roadside
- (yet) widely accepted, and=20
- relatively common, such that it can be produced in (!) NECESSARY (!) =

"The perfect currency unit" today is probably "the ACH wire-transfer =
data packet."  On the appropriate, presumed-to-be-secure data network, =
such a packet is, upon receipt, sufficient to cause the "wire transfer =
of" an arbitrary "(amount)" of "(currency

BTC mining-pools ...

From: Mike Robinson 
Ahh, notice how adroitly your pocket is being picked:  a bitcoin has no =
real value, but $110 USD certainly does, and it not-coincidentally more =
or less matches what this "phantom unit of non-currency" "sells" for =
these days. You're being conned into =3Dpaying=3D for "money for =

There is NO such thing as a Free Lunch.  There are, however, "two to =
take him."

> On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Lynn Dixon  =
>> Prices are at about $110 USD per btc. They have risen and leveled off
>> these past few weeks.
>> I have been using as my pool since shut =
>> I used to mine st btcguild but switched a while back.

Custom WebIRC

From: Aaron Welch 
Anyone have a good web embedded IRC client that I can put a custom skin on and possibly add some additional features to?  It needs to be able to auto login users from the site, have channels that can map to tabs, and possibly support video.  Any help is appreciated.  I will buy you lunch (or send it) if you provide me the right info.


Synology + VMWare

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

Is anyone on list using a Synology appliance with VMWare (preferably
via iSCSI)?  Looking for feedback on interoperability and throughput.
 Mostly file-serving load, although there is one Exchange server in
the mix for approximately 30 users.  Intelligent feedback full of gory
technical details is worth lunch.....


Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird -


MS-Phone... For testing needed

From: Mike Harrison 

The server side is written in PHP on Linux (On Topic!)

Anyone got a current generation Microsoft OS / Web Browser
phone I can borrow for 5 minutes to see what a web interface
looks like on it? I'll buy coffee, lunch, etc..

Option B: I can pick one up on eBay or elsewhere. I know..


Saturday, June 22 - Meetup / Tech Talk / Swap Meet

From: David White 
Hey folks,

There was a group of folks who talked for a number of months about
organizing a Chattanooga Technology Conference, but due to several reasons,
we have decided not to pursue that (this year). We will continue to talk
and plan about attempting this in future years.

In the mean time, however, I wanted to propose a Chugalug & Chattanooga IT
Community meetup for one of the days we were hoping to host the conference.

So, I hereby declare myself the President of Chugalug for a meetup on
Saturday, June 22 at the 4th Floor of the Library.

More details to follow, but I was thinking we could it make it a half-day
event, and include:

   - Swap Meet
   - Lightening Talks (two or three different "tracks" where people could
   prepare a 20-30 minute presentation)
      - I'm putting together a workshop for a conference this summer on
      DNS, so for example, I'll plan to do an abbreviated presentation on that
   - Networking & hanging out
   - Beer or lunch and/or dinner afterwards at some restaurant close by...
   - Any other bright ideas you guys might have

Let me know your thoughts, and let me know if you have a topic you'd like
to present.

If I get enough people who are interested and want to go, I'll set it up as
an event on

- David

David White
Founder & CEO
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide