Mozilla proposes dropping Startcom

From: "William D. Roush" 
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6BlmbeQfn4a9zydVi2UvjBGv6szuSB4sMYUcVr=
R8vQ/preview

Well I needed to get off my free StartSSL certs anyway I guess.

William Roush | www.roushtech.net
Office: 423.933.2114 | Cell: 423.463.0592 | Email: william.roush@roushtech.=
net


Fwd: dual-stage wi-fi-enabled temperature controller

From: Stephen Kraus 
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Again, ESP8266 or ESP32. Wifi enabled and embedded and Arduino compatible.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "John Aldrich" 
Date: Sep 21, 2016 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] dual-stage wi-fi-enabled temperature controller
To: 
Cc:

I'm looking for essentially a wi-fi enabled STC-1000.

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On Wed, Sep 21, 2016, at 10:33 AM, John Aldrich wrote:

I just took a look at that. Nice idea. However, it relies on hacking the
fridge/freezer/whatever. The devices I have / have seen / am trying to
replicate are an interface between the wall outlet and the
fridge/freezer/etc as well as a heating belt. BrewPi doesn't handle that.
Also, from what I've read online this Inkbird Wi-Fi controller doesn't work
that well, anyway. :(

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On Tue, Sep 20, 2016, at 07:26 PM, Lynn Dixon wrote:

John I don't know if you saw this but on the brewpi web that Jason linked
there is this: http://www.brewpi.com/introducing-brewpi-spark/

Which has built-in Wi-Fi and has the webserver your looking for. Looks like
brewpi has also done a lot of the black magic temp algorithms as well.

It's a pretty impressive little setup and seems to be pretty versatile.

On Sep 20, 2016 5:35 PM, "Dave Brockman"  wrote:

On 9/20/2016 2:43 PM, John Aldrich wrote:
> Not exactly linux-related, although it could easily be done in Linux. :)
> I bought two Inkbird wi-fi themostatically controlled outlets.
> Unfortunately they will do me no good as they are both IOS Only.
> Apparently you have to download and install their proprietary app that
> goes with the controller. Further, it only controls one device at a
> time, so you would need two to handle heating AND cooling.
> I know there are a lot of hardware geeks on this list, so I'm
> challenging you to come up with a dual-stage thermostat (for
> homebrewing) that takes the temperature from a probe and turns one of
> two outlets on depending on temperature. You'd have one side hard-wired
> for a heating element and another side for cooling.

Are you asking us to re-invent the thermostat?

Regards,

dtb




Drupal Web Developer opportunity

From: Mike Harrison 
------------------------------------------------------

> On Sep 21, 2016, at 10:16 AM, William D. Roush  wrote:
> 
> QUICK, HES JUST THE MESSENGER, GET HIM!

BURN HIM AT THE STAKE!!!!

I know that kind of work just well enough to guess who the current inside vendor of that spec probably is.. 
and they aren’t scared, they probably see this every year or three. It’s part of dealing with big business, they have to bid it out. 



dual-stage wi-fi-enabled temperature controller

From: John Aldrich 
------------------------------------------------------
Not exactly linux-related, although it could easily be done in Linux. :)
I bought two Inkbird wi-fi themostatically controlled outlets.
Unfortunately they will do me no good as they are both IOS Only.
Apparently you have to download and install their proprietary app that
goes with the controller. Further, it only controls one device at a
time, so you would need two to handle heating AND cooling. 
I know there are a lot of hardware geeks on this list, so I'm
challenging you to come up with a dual-stage thermostat (for
homebrewing) that takes the temperature from a probe and turns one of
two outlets on depending on temperature. You'd have one side hard-wired
for a heating element and another side for cooling. 
There's a number of great devices for that already, but none are
controllable except when you've got your hands physically touching them. 
It would be nice to be able to pull up a webpage and say "Oh, I need to
adjust the cooling temperature... let me just do that now." :)
If anyone is interested in this project and has any questions, please
feel free to ask. I think some sort of embedded web server should make
it mobile-os agnostic even, *shudder* Windows Mobile.

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

$10 Quad Core computer

From: Chad Smith 
------------------------------------------------------
That's right - computer, not CPU.

https://www.linux.com/news/orange-pi-linux-quad-core-under-20

The Orange Pi

Orange Pie would be better than Raspberry Pie.  Apple Pie would be better,
but we all know why they can't use that name.

Chocolate Pie, though....

(I'm hungry, sorry.)

To the meat of the matter....  (I did it again.)

It's made by a different company, and you can get it for $13.30 ($9.99 +
shipping)..  It doesn't come with a power cord or a Micro SD card, but you
probably have those anyway.

I still don't see the mass appeal of these things when  you can buy a
tablet with a touchscreen and WiFi and all that kind of stuff for less than
$30, and a Google Chrromecast or Amazon Fire Stick for less than $40 - but
I'm not a hobbyist robot maker, DIY router builder, embedded systems admin,
or Drone operator. So what do I know?  :)

You can buy it from Alibaba Express -
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Orange-Pi-One-ubuntu-linux-and-android-mini-PC-Beyond-and-Compatible-with-Raspberry-Pi-2/1553371

IT support

From: John Aldrich 
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I got a request on Linked In from a web / marketing company looking for
someone to refer their clients to for IT support, in return for a
referral for web design, marketing, etc. :)
Anyone want to jump at that? The company in question is Virtual Vision.

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kebidumei KVM switches

From: John Aldrich 
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Looking for an inexpensive KVM switch so I can do away with my old
Belkin PS/2 only KVM. As much as I love it, it's getting a bit long in
the tooth and a couple ports have stopped working. :(
I found the kebidumei on AliExpress, but it looks almost exactly like
the ieGeek KVM on Amazon. I assume it's just a rebranded KVM. :)
Anyway, I was hoping someone could comment on either one of these or
suggest another good, inexpensive KVM, preferably one that doesn't
require you to hit a button on the KVM to switch computers. :)

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

cybersecurity road trip?

From: Rod-Lists 
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From: Mike Harrison 
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> On Aug 8, 2016, at 12:43 PM, Stephen Kraus  wrote:
> 
> Damn it Mike, we're going to have to consider making backup Mikes for failover. :(

Laughing.. That’s been a topic for a lot of years. 

The problem of doing mostly small scale (1 geek, maybe two) “one off” stuff for so many years.. is that I’m the only one. 

Glad ya’ll care. I’m up and moving around very slowly at home. Starting to be able to do simple things again.

Got a nice Raspberry Pi 3 project I need to get back into for fun. My personal goal was using it as a music myth for a nice MIDI keyboard I have. I got as far as getting Timidity and SoundFounts working. That’s where it was when I went down. It was all still logged in and working this morning. Amazingly stable little devices.  And now we are almost on topic. :)

 









Hixson Utility IT Contacts

From: "William D. Roush" 
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Wondering if anyone here has any IT contacts at Hixson Utility? I need to g=
et in touch with someone over there.

William Roush | www.roushtech.net
Phone: 423.463.0592 | Email: william.roush@roushtech.net

[Somewhat OT] Scenic City Summit 2016

From: "William D. Roush" 
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http://www.sceniccitysummit.com/

[https://ucarecdn.com/81126abb-35c1-40a2-b2d4-e37d3faa8550/]

Scenic City Summit 2016
A one-day event presented by CHATECH
Read more...

This flew under my radar until someone mentioned it on ChaDev Slack -- been=
 debating about going just because I'd like to see more of these events in =
Chattanooga even though none of the talks really interest me and I'm doubti=
ng the sponsor turn out isn't going to be as "useful" as vendors going to c=
ons for the other side of the IT pond.


I guess this is to replace DevLink?



Registration closes Wednesday, event is Friday.


William Roush
william.roush@roushtech.net
423-463-0592

http://www.roushtech.net/

hashcat

From: Matt Keys 
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Like a swiss army knife ..

http://hashcat.net/hashcat/

Book review - Geography of Genius

From: Phil Shapiro 
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Here's a new book review I created on my Linux laptop. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3totHF63D0 


An interesting question to ponder - Is Chattanooga poised to be a city of great creativity? With 
10 gig municipal fiber on its way -- it may well be heading in that direction. In my visits to Chatt, 
I've been impressed with the quality of the local civic leaders, foundations, library, makerspace, etc. 


Open source, of course, is the foundation for any city that wants to move itself forward. 


phil 

Chatt library owns one of copy of the above book. You can place it on reserve to be the next 
person to sign it out. 


http://catalog.lib.chattanooga.gov/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.5&pos=1 



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http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

Slow transfer speed between offices (both on EPB)

From: David White 
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This is weird.

I'm trying to transfer about 60GB worth of data between my home office to
my main office right now. Both are running on EPB 100mbps. I'm connected
via OpenVPN with all traffic routed through the VPN.

A speedtest.net test right now indicates I'm getting a good 70+ down, and
over 50 up.

I'm only getting about 5MB/s up when transferring files from my home office
(OpenVPN client) to my NAS in the office over SMB2. I tried increasing that
to SMB3, and that didn't make much difference.

When I upload the files using HTTPS (for those of you familiar with
Synology, that's what I have), I'm doing about 9-10MB/s.

The destination is an encrypted folder, so that may be a bit of the
slowness.

However, it seems to me there's still huge room for improvement, regardless
of the protocol used, the encryption, and the hardware.

A traceroute to the destination shows what I think are reasonable results:

david@developCENTSlaptop:~$ traceroute 192.168.2.4
traceroute to 192.168.2.4 (192.168.2.4), 64 hops max
  1   192.168.2.4  11.165ms  2.789ms  8.362ms

What can I look into in order to track down the source of the slowness?

Would I get better performance if I used NFS or FTPS or rsync? I'm not
terribly familiar with NFS. I've enabled it on the NAS and have granted my
computer's VPN IP address (see attached) but continue to get an access
denied.

Correct me if I'm wrong, I get the feeling, though, that NFS isn't ideal
for this type of use case.

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Kaspersky for Mail Server Antivirus

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
Does anyone have experience running the Kaspersky KLMS (Kaspersky Security
8.0 for Linux Mail Server)?

According to official documentation, the software requires a minimum of 2
GB of RAM and 4GB of swap. That seems utterly ridiculous to me.

I just finished installing a trial version of it into a CentOS 7 machine
inside Virtual Box with 1GB of RAM and no swap. Granted, this VM doesn't
have any users, but I can confirm that all of the various kaspersky daemons
and such are running, and there's still no load.

Given that my mail server infrastructure has very low volume (at max on a
busy day, it probably handles less than 500 legitimate emails in a given
day), I'm thinking I'm going to give it a try.

I just recently became a Kaspersky reseller, so have access to 1 year of
free licensing. Would probably be better than ClamAV.

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Founder & CEO

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OT - TempleOS

From: Randy Yates 
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There was a Reddit post yesterday about Terry A Davis and TempleOS. I'd
never heard of it, and since then I've become fascinated with the man and
the operating system.

Some key points:
- Terry has schizophrenia and it obviously impacts him severely.
- Terry says very racist things in his videos and blog/twitter posts which
demonstrates how unstable he is mentally.
- TempleOS is interesting in many aspects. It's public domain, and he's
been working on it for more than 10 years. Terry calls it God's Temple.

I'm fascinated with him because of the combination of his mental condition
and his genius. He really blows my mind with his abilities, and the fact
that he has been able to write his own operating system with many nifty
features while suffering from his condition. He live streams on Youtube
quite often and it's saddening to watch how his illness controls him. He's
very obsessed with talking to God through his operating system. He creates
"Moses comics" as offerings to God and uses various random number
generators along with his own program which gives him random bible verses.
He interprets these verses as answers to specific questions that he asks
beforehand. He is very obsessive when it comes to these offerings.

His life story is pretty interesting, and his OS is pretty unique. It has
no networking support. Got told him to use 640x480 resolution and 16
colors. He wrote his own filesystem for it called RedSea. He has his own
version of C called HolyC. His command line is basically a JIT C compiler
and all the commands are basically C function calls. The OS is 64 bit. He
has written various games for it, many of which are biblical in nature. He
has his own editor with syntax highlighting. He renders Bitmaps and vectors
directly in the command line interface and in source code.

If you've never heard of him, take a second and checkout http://templeos.org
You may also be interested in this write-up of him
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/gods-lonely-programmer

I feel sorry for the guy, but envy his coding abilities at the same time.


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Google reads my email!

Thanks FOSS

From: Matt Keys 
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Here's Jack before the injury ..

https://drive.google.com/open?id=3D0B0WfOdfLSM3Sd0VLVUxySEh6TU0


and after ..


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0WfOdfLSM3SY3g2VDJReDFrVjg/view?usp=3Dsha=
ring


Netflix introduces a super simple download speed test

From: Lynn Dixon 
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I thought this is pretty cool.  Super simple, and it uses their CDN
networks for the payload.  And its HTTPS, so its very easy to tell if your
ISP is throttling your Netflix streams, or if your ISP is doing QoS for
speed test packets (giving full bandwidth to speedtest.net to make you
think your getting your advertised speed).

check it out at:  http://fast.com

I was only able to get about 300 Mbps download, which is a bit
disappointing on my EPB 1 gig service.

OT: Looking to relocate to Florida

From: John Aldrich 
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Anyone know of any decent jobs for a "Geek of All Trades"? I'm looking
to possibly relocate to Florida in the next few months. My lady friend
is originally from Cleremont and wants to go back. I'd just as soon go
with her... don't have anything really holding me here except the house
and the job. If I had another job I could deal with the house. :)

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