"bragging rights"

From: Ed King 
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The company I work for does Section 8 inspections.=A0=A0 LOTS of them.=A0 =
=0A=0A=0AWe had a staff meeting today and the boss says we have "bragging r=
ights" because the housing authorityof New York City has chosen us to do th=
eir inspections "because of the good things they've heard about us".=A0=A0=
=A0 NYC is the 2nd largest Section 8 area of the country.=A0 Its a BIG clie=
nt.=A0=A0 I guess our competitors could not swallow that elephant, but we c=
ould.=0A=0A=0ASo, here I am, bragging about my little team and their accomp=
lishments because those Linux servers did not install themselves and all th=
at PHP code did not write itself.=A0=A0=A0 Our in house servers are Linux/A=
pache/PHP/Posrgresql and our field units are Linux/Apache/PHP/Mysql (qemu v=
m), so there, I'm on topic.=0A=0A=0ASo why is my tip jar empty?

HIRING!!! I need another PHP guy/gal

From: Phil Sieg 
------------------------------------------------------
Looking for another coder, 90%+ of work is PHP.

Stable e-commerce driven company, good medical benefits and salary commensurate with experience and ability. Also willing to look at flex arrangements.

Contact me off list if you are interested or know anyone.

PLEASE re-post to other geek lists to help me out.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





site-to-site multi-lan openvpn routing

From: Matt Keys 
------------------------------------------------------
I'm hoping someone more familiar with openvpn advanced options can 
assist. I'm pretty sure it's a minor routing issue. I've tried to follow 
the setup instructions here : 
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Routing

OT: Launch of two hundred 437MHz satellites

From: Bret McHone 
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http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?427373-Launch-of-two-hundred-437MHz-satellites

Looks cool!

Thanks,
Bret

Experimental Port of Debian To OpenRISC

From: Rod 
------------------------------------------------------
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news

two ubuntu phones shipping in 2014

From: Rod 
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news

Atlanta linux/unix admin

From: Matt Keys 
------------------------------------------------------
The details are below.

Regards,
Matt

-----
From: Kathy Dean
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:51 PM
To: Matt Keys
Subject: Unix / Linux Administrator - On Call - No Travel Atlanta Growth!

Hi Matt,

I have a client that would like to interview you for a role that they =

need filled. Great benefits and growth opportunity! They are seeking =

people who want to grow into management. They are also looking for a =

culture fit - very team oriented. This is the detailed Job description. =

Preference is someone with exp. with Nagios. This firm is building a SOX =

IT Hub for themselves in Atlanta and the opportunity for growth is =

tremendous.

Qualifications: =95 Previous experience as Linux/Unix administrator preferr=
ed
=95 Experience supporting IMAP/POP/SMTP email a must
=95 Must be able to compile/install/configure server software (apache, =

openldap, php, etc)
=95 Strong knowledge in setup and deployment of database
=95 Experience in managing large database sizes a plus (MySQL, PostgreSQL, =

Oracle)
=95 Strong knowledge in optimization and interrogation of databases
=95 Experience in data integration and database design
=95 Experience with monitoring logs to identify problems
=95 Deeply familiar with networking including installation/configuration =

of routers, switches, firewalls, desktops
=95 Powerful Linux Shell Skills (use grep, sed, awk, find, etc)
=95 Skilled with scripting languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python
=95 Comfort with HTTP service architecture, optimization a big plus
=95 Server scripting tools including perl/bash/sh/tcsh/csh or some =

combination required
=95 Knowledge of DNS, preferably BIND
=95 Experience with Phone Systems such as Asterisk and Hylafax Servers =

preferred

Thanks,
Kathy
Kathy.Dean@TeneoTalent.com
303-443-6520

php / SugarCrm job opening in Atlanta (remote offered)

From: flushy@flushy.net
------------------------------------------------------
Friend of mine is looking for a PHP / SugarCRM dev. They're in  
Atlanta, but he said they can be remote, so you don't have to move.

https://www.atcoresystems.com/about/careers

--b


Open Data Specialist position at the Chattanooga Public Library

From: Nate Hill 
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Don't hesitate to ask me any questions.
#################################
http://chattlibrary.org/jobs/open-data-specialist-ods

Open Data Specialist (ODS)

The Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) is seeking a qualified candidate for a
newly created Open Data Specialist (ODS) position.  The successful
applicant will join our fantastic digital projects team on The 4th Floor, a
14,000 sq ft public maker/hackerspace in Chattanooga=92s city center.  This
is a unique library job that combines the diverse talents of a seasoned
collection development specialist, a web developer, a data scientist, and a
community outreach specialist. The ODS position is a year-long grant funded
position awarded to the CPL as one partner in the Open Chattanooga
collaborative. With demonstrated success, we intend to extend the position
beyond the duration of the grant indefinitely.

The ideal candidate for the ODS position is an open data evangelist and an
expert who can work with representatives from city government as well as
citizen groups like Open Chattanooga to coordinate contributions of data to
a public platform or portal. This portal will be hosted by the library and
accessed alongside our other digital collections. The portal=92s exceptiona=
l
construction, performance, and maintenance are all the responsibility of
the ODS.  The ODS will coordinate with partners to ensure that all data
added to the portal is useful, useable, and accessible like all of our
other public library collections. While this position does not require the
candidate to be a degreed librarian, it is important that the candidate
demonstrates an understanding of professional collection development
principles, since this government-produced data will be treated as a
library collection.

The first and most important task the ODS faces is the buildout of the
platform itself, as well as the creation of a sustainability plan and
documentation of the open data portal as a library collection.  Currently,
the library has a beta version of a data portal available at
opendata.chattlibrary.org; this was created using DKAN.  The ODS will
either continue work using this platform, or will present a case for the
adoption of another open source platform, such as CKAN.

Chattanooga Public Library considers this data portal a key piece of our
digital infrastructure as we develop more online library services and
migrate some of our traditional library services into a networked
environment.  The ideal candidate will bring innovative and creative
thought and workflows to our already robust digital services team.
 Eventually, the CPL anticipates serving more than just open government
data from this platform.  A candidate with a passion for developing cutting
edge services, skills to build and deliver applications and products, and a
desire to have fun working collaboratively with the rest of us will find
CPL to be a satisfying work environment.

Other qualifications, requirements, and preferences:

   - Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in CS or related field
   - Demonstrated understanding of data structures and APIs
   - Familiarity with the Drupal CMS and DKAN or with CKAN
   - Familiarity with the LAMP stack; demonstrated PHP development
   experience
   - A strong history of contributions and commitments to open source
   projects
   - Please provide a link to your github account or another online
   portfolio
   - Bonus points for the applicant with UI / UX / design experience

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Sorry, this is not a remote
work opportunity, you will have to work in the library.

The salary for this job is $55,000/year.

Email application, resume, and portfolio to cooper

CLI analysis of hacked php.net

From: Dave Brockman 
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Hash: SHA1

http://www.netresec.com/?page=Blog&month=2013-10&post=Command-line-Forensics-of-hacked-PHP-net

Regards,

dtb
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Chatt*lab kickoff and my new project (linux webtop on smartphone with killer dock)

From: Phil Sieg 
------------------------------------------------------
Tim and Jason and the rest of the Chatt*labers did a hell of a job on Saturday. Not only that the space is fantastic. Just wish I could have stayed all day :-(

If you are interested in, or believe deeply in the value inherent in the "Maker" movement, PLEASE find a way to be a part of Chatt*lab. It truly takes a village with these sorts of things...


No on to some *NIX geekery.

At the Chatt*lab there was a Motorola Lapdock (netbook like dock for about 10 different motorola android phones) that was hooked up to a little ARM board (think Pi) and was doing a heroic job of running Lubuntu.

These Lapdocks sell for $40-75 on eBay and are very high quality doohickeys. I have been searching for a way to use one (so I can buy one) and after seeing it in action, I just had to have one. I googled around and found out with $20 of connectors and no soldering it can be turned into a battery powered console/KVM for headless systems (of which i have a few). I have ALWAYS wanted a super portable KVM solution for my "kit" and this is the best option I have seen yet, so I ordered one, and all the connectors.

Then I started googling the "other uses" that people had found and struck gold.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1281528

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1617684

Both Ubuntu, and Gentoo running on the Motorola phone as a full desktop when it is connected to the Lapdock. These are fairly advanced hacks. A far easier solution is to use one of the  "chroot" linux installs on the Play store and launch it from the "webtop" screen. These essentially run *nix virtualized and allow you to VNC into it for desktop access. Prolly a bit slower, but a lot easier to install on the front end without the fear of bricking the phone.

The coolest thing is that last generation Motorola smart phones with very good specs are Dirt Cheap, especially if they are Verizon/CDMA units. For $50-100 you can have a dual core with 16gb and a 4.3 inch screen that is a very capable device. Buy one of these and a Dock and you have an Android laptop/tablet for less than HALF the going rate.

Further coolness: MOST of the Verizon Motorola phones (if they are 4G) have GSM (think ATT & TMobile) compatibility if you hack the cellular radio. This is a fairly easy hack and means you could have $45 a month unlimited Talk/Text/Internet (through StraightTalk) with 4g speeds for next to nothing (comparatively). Since the Lapdock is a "dumb" accessory you can turn your phone into a 4g laptop for no extra monthly charge or tethering hassle.

If anybody is interested in collaborating on this let me know. I have already ordered the "bionic" lapdock, and a Verizon "Droid Bionic" as my test bed. 

A word of warning: There are at least 3 different Lapdocks, and a dozen different phones that can "dock" but they do not all work together ;-) So a little research is required. It is probable that I will order a couple of more sets of these as presents for my nieces and nephews overseas. at $150 or less "all in" plus some hacking, they make kick ass Christmas gifts for teenagers.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





Any problems with phpmyadmin & Mariadb?

From: Rod 
------------------------------------------------------
I just install MariaDB 10 and was wondering if phpMyadmin was compatable.

-- 
Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

Forum vs Listserv

From: Mike Harrison 
------------------------------------------------------
On Mon, 16 Sep 2013, Mike Robinson wrote:
> I want to know what's happening around here, but I can't stand a 
> Listserv much longer.  If it stays, I go.

Been nice knowing you... but I hope you stay.

Chugalug has been active since 1999. It's evolved a little since then,
and will evolve more over time. "Listserv" suck, "WebForums" suck..
both have different reasons they are each superior and inferior.
Those reasons are often different for different people.

I'll admit the recent foray into PGP/GPG and signatures has added noise to 
the list, but it is part of the evolutionary process of both the list and 
the technologies being used. The biggest factor is the people involved and 
their behaviors.

Chugalug has existed for 14+ years under my personal benevolence as an 
experiment in communal anarchy and community as much as it is a "LUG".
Its flavor dates back to the hobbies (and businesses) of several of the 
founding members that ran Bulletin Board Systems (BBS's) including myself.

If the community decries posting PGP/GPG sigs as antisocial behavior,
the more socially aware members MIGHT not post them to the list.
They might, just because they can. I'd like to let the community work that 
out over time.

My personal gripe of top posters that don't trim is a common one
for many of my more e-mail list savvy generation. While I don't like
PGP Signatures that are invasive in the body of the email compared to MIME 
attachments, I understand the tools being used and their reasons. I'd 
rather see a post from Dave or Dan with such "noise" than not have them 
post. I swap back and forth from using PINE and Apple Mail, I usually see 
-everything- in PINE and only the relevant part in Apple Mail. Maybe your 
choice or configuration of e-mail interface is part of the issue?

===Anyway, back on topic:======

A web forum.

0.  I won't host any commonly available web forum (Simple Machines Forum, 
PhpBB, etc.. ) on my personal server. I have in the past and they are so 
full of exploits and management overhead as to be not something I want to 
deal with. Anything with session/cookie based auth is a pain. Once upon 
a time I hacked SMF to use Basic Auth.. worth using.

1.  If anyone wants to set one up and host it and manage it, I'd happily 
point some DNS hostname's to it.. join the fray, explore how it worked 
with the community.

2. My personal experience with Web Forums is the tend to race to the 
bottom. The listserv format is the only barrier to being a member of 
Chugalug, and posting/conversing to 250+ people, it's just enough of a 
technical barrier to be desirable.

3.  Viva la Revolution! If the community organizes a revolt with enough 
long term commitment to be credible, I'll graciously concede. I'm a member 
of some other "LUGS" that die and rebirth every few years, fighting over
control, format, agenda, mission, checkbook, 501c3 status, meeting 
locations...

======Just saw the post about: reddit  http://www.reddit.com/r/chugalug/

Awesome. Works for me.. We could even setup a cross-posting mechanism....
a redirect.. All things are possible.

I've also seen Linked In Forums, IRC chats..  All good. Welcome to 
socially responsible anarchy. This is a "Society of Independant People"
and you can be an active force in it.

















Possible PHP Developer Job Opportunity

From: Isaac Ingram 
------------------------------------------------------
A friend of a friend who owns a development and server support company 
in Macon, GA is looking for PHP developers; the organization uses the 
Laravel framework, and the favored platform is Linux with Apache. The 
impression I have been given is occasional visits to the office would be 
required, but residence in Macon is not. Please contact me for further 
details via i.seek.iman at the gmail.

Isaac Ingram

noogaJS - Chattanooga JavaScript Community

From: Sean Brewer 
------------------------------------------------------
And they have cool stickers


On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Andrew Pierce  wrote:

> If you were at Code & Creativity (I know Mike H. was) or DevLink this
> week, you may have heard about a new User Group starting up here focused on
> JavaScript. Brian Hooper and I are starting this group up and I wanted to
> extend an invitation to everyone here on CHUGALUG.
>
> Love it or hate it, JavaScript is hot. And that's a huge understatement.
> If you're doing web development, you're probably dealing with some
> JavaScript no matter what's on your back end, PHP, Ruby, C# (yuck), or
> whatever. We want to help bring JavaScript developers together for
> learning, networking, and eating lots of pizza.
>
> We have speakers lined up for the rest of the year and we really hope to
> see you there. Our web site is http://noogajs.org and you can follow us
> on Twitter at http://twitter.com/noogajs.
>
> The first meeting will be at Unum on September 24, 2013. Pizzas (and you)
> should show up at 5:30pm and the speaker, Jim Cowart, will begin his
> presentation at 6:00.
>
> Beginning in October, we will be moving the meetings over to the 4th Floor
> of the downtown library where Dan Eveland and company are doing some
> awesome things.
>
> The plan is for the meetings to be held the 4th Tuesday of every month
> with the exception of November and December when we'll back them up a week
> due to the holidays.
>
> I'd really love to see as many as can make it at the meetings and
> participating. If you'd like to present, we are working on filling the 2014
> calendar so you've got time to get something together.
>
> Thanks!
> Andrew
>
>
> 

noogaJS - Chattanooga JavaScript Community

From: Andrew Pierce 
------------------------------------------------------
If you were at Code & Creativity (I know Mike H. was) or DevLink this week,
you may have heard about a new User Group starting up here focused on
JavaScript. Brian Hooper and I are starting this group up and I wanted to
extend an invitation to everyone here on CHUGALUG.

Love it or hate it, JavaScript is hot. And that's a huge understatement. If
you're doing web development, you're probably dealing with some JavaScript
no matter what's on your back end, PHP, Ruby, C# (yuck), or whatever. We
want to help bring JavaScript developers together for learning, networking,
and eating lots of pizza.

We have speakers lined up for the rest of the year and we really hope to
see you there. Our web site is http://noogajs.org and you can follow us on
Twitter at http://twitter.com/noogajs.

The first meeting will be at Unum on September 24, 2013. Pizzas (and you)
should show up at 5:30pm and the speaker, Jim Cowart, will begin his
presentation at 6:00.

Beginning in October, we will be moving the meetings over to the 4th Floor
of the downtown library where Dan Eveland and company are doing some
awesome things.

The plan is for the meetings to be held the 4th Tuesday of every month with
the exception of November and December when we'll back them up a week due
to the holidays.

I'd really love to see as many as can make it at the meetings and
participating. If you'd like to present, we are working on filling the 2014
calendar so you've got time to get something together.

Thanks!
Andrew

StartSSL.com Rocks - Thanks Wes

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

Back in June, Wes mentioned StartSSL  http://www.startssl.com 
as an alternative to the big SSL providers, with a very different 
methodology, but good SSL certs for Apache, Linux
(and probably everything else).

Wow, what a difference. First, ignore that their website is a little dated 
looking and not over-designed with bullshit adverts and add-ons. Their 
founder Eddy Nigg is a nut, but the right kind of nut.

You get started by creating and SSL Client cert that gets installed iin 
your browser which acts as your "key" to your account and then go through 
steps to verify an email address or two. The typical: they send you a 
token, you paste it back into the website type of things.

Then it gets interesting, if you want "Class 2" verification, which allows 
you to create "Class 2" SSL Certificates, which are standard SSL 
Certificates used for normal web SSL encryption, you have to get 
confirmed that you are who you say you are. This required me to swallow 
hard because they wanted scans of my Passport and Drivers License.
I checked them out for a few days online, no scam complaints... crazy 
nutcases saying they trusted them... so I did it. An actual human sent 
emails asking for a scan of a phone bill with my address on it.
I'm prepaid with T-Mobile, which works for me and I don't get bills.
They didn't accept the screen shots of my T-Mobile account.

This led to a couple more actual human clueful emails and they ended up 
sending me, via registered mail, from Israel, a letter with a token in it
for address verification. This took a few days to receive, but I was 
impressed that they were going through such steps.

Since then, I've issued wildcard and host specific SSL certs for 3 
domains, including https://www.geeklabs.com (if you want to check out the SSL Cert)

I've paid them $59.90 USD so far. I feel guilty. I'm used to paying much 
more to entities that have much less of a clue who is behind the 
certificate request. That actual intelligent humans responded to emails 
had me spinning my head around. Hence this writeup. I hope ya'll consider 
them for your needs also.

So far, everything I have thrown at them seems to work well. PHP, Curl, 
even Java..(Gasp!)

We are starting the process for the Extended Validation Certs. They want a 
lot of paperwork/proof for these, but they are less than $200 for 
something Verisign dumps you into a pricing wizard to calculate a 4+ digit 
number for, and probably has less idea who is behind the certificate. 
Important step for something taking payments for utilities.

Issues:

Firefox does a database lookup on SSL Certs that may take a hours to a day 
to recognize a freshly issued/installed SSL Certificate that Chrome, 
Safari and MSIE do not do by default. I'm suggesting that if this is 
critical is to issue the SSL Cert on the system, but not install it for a 
few hours. It works great once it is in the "OCSP" system.

Groklaw folds

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 02:40 AM EDT

The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.
There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.

What to do?

What to do? I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure it out. And the conclusion I've reached is that there is no way to continue doing Groklaw, not long term, which is incredibly sad. But it's good to be realistic. And the simple truth is, no matter how good the motives might be for collecting and screening everything we say to one another, and no matter how "clean" we all are ourselves from the standpoint of the screeners, I don't know how to function in such an atmosphere. I don't know how to do Groklaw like this.
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130818120421175

OT but cool: New Fuel Cell coming out in 2014

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
New 25 Kw fuel cell tech that is claiming 80% efficiency in a co-generation setup.
They claim they dropped the temperature down to 300 degrees and it is the size of a dishwasher.

Currently runs on methane but could do hydrogen.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2013/08/14/redox-power-plans-to-roll-out-dishwasher-sized-fuel-cells-that-cost-90-less-than-currently-available-fuel-cells/

http://mtech.umd.edu/news/press

Newbie question (Randy Yates)

From: Darren Breidigan 
------------------------------------------------------
As a another PHP noob, thanks for the impromptu lessons

and thanks to Randy Yates for the YouTube channel,

I was suffering through this:

http://elithecomputerguy.com/

Darren