Chatt's first edcamp coming up in August, 2014

From: Phil Shapiro 

Edcamp's are wonderful unconferences where teachers and others who care about learning 
gather together and spontaneously share questions and answers in sessions that are determined 
on the morning of the event. I recently found out about this edcamp taking place in Chatt. 

"The first edcamp in Chattanooga, TN, will be held August 23, 2014. Free. All invited. Follow at @ edcampGigCity " 

Thanks for spreading the word to anyone you know who would be interested in attending. 


If you know folks in Atlanta who might want to attend, it's possible to reserve a round trip Megabus ticket 
for that day for a grand total of $8. If a person is able to travel on Friday, August 22, 2014 -- the round 
trip ticket to Chatt would be $2. 

Phil Shapiro, 

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

Spiraling Cost Of The Gig

From: Rod 
A recent letter to the editor by Mark West of the local tea party.
The local tea party has been hostile toward the smart grid concept and the  


Using Opera's mail client:

Ruby Dev

From: Mike Harrison 

I just met an above average Ruby and Ruby on Rails guy from Australia
whome just moved to Chattanooga from Sydney Australia so his wife could be 
closer to home.

He has an impressive resume and a deeper than "just a rails dev" set of 
skills. He is also entertaining leaving Chattanooga because finding a good 
job in his core skill set is difficult,

I'm posting his resume (text extract) in hope the Chugalug Gestalt can 
keep a guy like this in Chattanooga. He's only been here a few weeks and
dispite all the GigCity buzz, can't find a fit for his caliber.

The bad text formatting is my fault.. his PDF resume is pretty neat and 


Adam Baker 423-432-2562

Lead Application Developer

January 2014 to present, Amnesty International Australia, Chattanooga 
Tennessee May 2011 to December 2013, Amnesty International Australia, 
Sydney Australia

● Gathered requirements, designed, implemented, tested and deployed a 
custom CRM system using Ruby, PostgreSQL, Padrino and AngularJS.
● Designed and implemented an automated batch importation system using 

ClearSkies open source file syning

From: Phil Shapiro 

Some news from Hacker News (YCombinator) 

This is a solution that works well for the Gig City. 



Phil Shapiro, 

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

Yesterday's Mozilla Gigabit Fund Kickoff

From: David White 
In case you missed it, here's's and Times Free Press's recaps:

Also, Mozilla put together this Storify of tweets from throughout the day:

(You can view all of the tweets by searching for #MozGigCha on Twitter).

David White
Founder & CEO

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

if a 64 bit machine has 4 gig max,

From: Rod 
What other bonus of using a 64 bit OS are there, other than addressing  
more than 4 gigs of Ram?

Had a 64 bit dual core laptop come into my possession but it is limited to  
4 gigs.
So i'm trying to decide whether use a 64 bit version of linux or 32.

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Using a tablet as a music front-end

From: Dan Lyke 
I currently have a laptop running Linux plugged in to our stereo as
our music player. This is klunky and big.

I have a first gen iPad, and can see buying an Android 4.1 or 4.2
tablet (or may be able to repurpose an old 2.2 phone) to be a better
audio source.

Anyone got suggestions on how to serve either of these platforms off
of a Linux server? I see forked-daap, and there are a few daap clients
on Android and iOS (and the iOS one is old enough that it might not
have been 7-ified and still work on the 1st gen iPad).

Something else I'm not seeing? Spend the extra mumbledy for a 32 gig
tablet and just copy everything to it? Anyone done it?


Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund for Nonprofits

From: David White 
I just sent this email to several of my clients and other nonprofits with
whom I have a relationship here in Chattanooga. I thought many of you would
be interested in this as well:

Friends, Clients and Colleagues:
I'm writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity, available to
Chattanooga-based nonprofits and educational institutions. Please consider
helping me spread the word, and inviting those in your networks to attend
this exciting event. You can also view this letter at">

Last November, Mozilla announced the Mozilla Gigabit Community
Following the larger Mozilla Ignite Apps Challenge
the Gigabit Community Fund is only made available to the cities of
Chattanooga, TN and Kansas City, MO due to our easy access to gigabit-speed

On February 6, 2014, Mozilla will host a Gigabit Community Kickoff Event at
the 4th Floor of the
partnership with the National Science Foundation, Department of
Education, and US Ignite), making available *$150,000 to area
nonprofits*to support development and experimentation of education and
development-focused uses of emerging technologies.

As an IT professional heavily involved with the nonprofit community in
Chattanooga, I have agreed to participate in this kickoff event by
facilitating some of the sessions and helping educators, nonprofits and
technologists like yourself conceptualize ideas for projects (websites and
internet applications) that could take advantage of high-speed internet for
the good of the community. We at Develop CENTS
are also helping to promote the event.

If you are an educator, nonprofit organization, community activist, or a
technologist, please consider joining us on Thursday, February 6, at

Until then, please begin to think about some of your organization's
greatest needs and how internet applications that rely on high-speed
internet could meet those needs. Again, your project will ultimately need
to address an educational or workforce development problem, and should rely
on Chattanooga's gigabit internet.

If you're unsure what this could look like, then simply begin by writing
down your organization's pain points. Folks including myself will be
available throughout the day to help mesh your needs with concrete ideas
and examples of websites or internet applications that could help meet
those needs.

Mozilla=92s mission is to build a web where people know more, do more and d=
better. The goal of the Fund is to:

   1. Build a network of educators, designers, catalysts and technologists
   building prototypes of projects that leverage gigabit technology as
   learning platforms
   2. Empower educators to explore and experiment with cutting edge
   learning tools
   3. Teach both the production and application of tools designed to deepen
   the learning of its users
   4. Shape the environments for what is possible and needed in the
   emerging gigabit economy

To RSVP and learn more about this event, please visit this Eventbrite
registration page:
David White

PS: To subscribe to our Newsletters at Develop CENTS, please visit this
newsletter in a browser at"> and find the
subscribe option in the sidebar.

David White
Founder & CEO

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


From: Mike Harrison 

With Bitcloud.. getting a GigE home connection in GigCity could be a good thing.

Linux: in place upgrade to 64-bit x86_64 from 32-bit abi

So, I have a small project I finished. Took me about two weeks of off  
and on tinkering here and there on my work desktop. I spent probably  
about an hour a day, sometimes off hours (via remote vpn), sometimes  
no hours in a day, mainly on work days. This may not be useful to some  
of you that have IT departments with piles of computers. However, this  
is a cable company. Our IT department hates talking with us and uses  
red tape to prevent requests.

All in all, I have about 8 hours of work in this. I was able to  
perform this upgrade WHILE working, and performing other duties.  
Sometimes, I was remote. Sometimes, I was at my desk.

The only downtime I had was the three reboots (initial 64-bit kernel,  
boot into 64-bit install, final reboot to ensure settings).

I had one burp in that the new gentoo renames my ethernet interface to  
something like enp0s25. Not a big deal to update.

[unrelated note, but it slightly complicates the upgrade]
My system's LVM partition is LUKS encrypted using a keyfile (dd  
if=/dev/urandom) that I store on a small USB stick on my keychain. At  
reboot, I have to plug in my usb stick (backed up at home and in other  
places). If you don't have the keyfile plugged in, you can't access  
the main drive's partition at boot up.

* Gentoo Linux installed about 5 years ago, with semi-frequent updates  
over the years
* Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz
* 8 gigs of RAM (using PAE extensions)
* 32-bit ABI (due to 64-bit support 5 years ago)
* 3.10.7-gentoo PAE SMP i686
* Luks encrypted partition
* LVM2 volumes including / on encrypted partition
* initramfs as initrd with rescue image and keyfile bootstrap

* Gentoo Linux updated
* 64-bit x86

Going beyond gigabit speed (2)

From: Phil Shapiro 
Okay, that last email was facetious -- but there could be some very interesting 
uses where you band together various gigabit accounts from adjacent homes or 
apartments -- so that at any one time someone might have multiple gig connectivity. 

What are the uses for that? We might not know today, but the uses will reveal 
themselves to us. Any network speed advantage can pay dividends in the long run 
because time is money. 



Phil Shapiro, 

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

Going beyond gigabit speed

From: Phil Shapiro 
If your gigabit Internet seems sluggish sometimes, there are interesting ways of 
hacking together a beyond-gigabit Internet connection. For example, using this software 
you could add in a dial-up Internet connection to your total bandwidth -- taking you above 
gigabit speed. 



Phil Shapiro, 

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

Quick project

From: Aaron welch 
I need a quick and dirty web widget that can take some player information,
store it in a DB, and make it visible online.  This will then need be
embedded in our existing site within an iframe.  Anyone got some time?
 Should take 1-2hrs at most.  This is also a paying gig.


Aaron Welch
Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures
"Enabling people to do great things with their own ideas."

Looking to upgrade my system

From: John Aldrich 
My current motherboard only holds a maximum of 4 Gigs of RAM (yeah..  
these days systems START at 4 Gigs. ) So, I'm looking to  
upgrade. I'd like to spend around $150 for a motherboard AND CPU  
combo. Prefer AMD, but I'm willing to consider Intel. Obviously going  
UEFI is probably mandatory, but if there's a way to disable UEFI, then  
that would be awesome. :)

Looking on Amazon and there are a lot of options. Personally, I'd like  
to have space to add a video card and disable any on-board video at a  
later date, so a slot for a good video card would be preferable.

Looking for specific suggestions around $150 for a combination.  
Definitely no more than $200.

switch recommendations

From: Christopher Rimondi 
Looking for a switch for home lab with mirror or span port. Needs to be
Gig. Not looking to break the bank. Open to buying used if that is most
economical. 8 - 16 ports.

Any suggestions?

Chris Rimondi | |


From: Rod 
Would this help us in gig city?

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[OT] For Sale: IBM xServe 206 pfsense 2.1

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

xServe 206 Tower, Model 8482
Intel P4 2.8 (Single Core w/ HT)
512 MB RAM (2 x 256 MB Dimms)
Dual GigE Nics
- -1 x Onboard Intel Pro em0
- -1 x Netgear PCI gbe0
1 x Hot-Swap SATA Tray
Hardware Serial Ports
USB2.0 Support
Floppy Disk
**Due to BIOS Stupidity, remote reboot requires PS/2 Mouse installed**



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Anyone in Chugalug now using gigabit EPB?

From: Phil Shapiro 
Hi chugalug members, 

As some you know, I blog for MAKE magazine and am interested in covering fiber optic usage in Chatt. If there are any people on this list who currently have EPB at the gigabit level -- and have time to try some file transfer tests -- kindly contact me off-list. 



Phil Shapiro, 

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

Security Meet-Up


From: John Aldrich 
Quoting "Daniel L. Appleget" :

> Any one want to sell 1gig (or larger) DDR2 at 667MHz (or better)?
> Crucial price is $18.99
> Newegg is $16.99
> Thinking this might be old enough tech someone has it gathering dust.
Have to see what I have. Dont' think I have a 1 Gig stick, though.