Atlanta linux/unix admin

From: Matt Keys 
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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

Packt computer programming ebooks for $5 (Christmas special)

From: Phil Shapiro 
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This is a lovely holiday surprise for geeks. 


Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guidebook - $5 ebook offer. http://www.packtpub.com/scratch-14-beginners-guide/book Reviewed at http://www.pcworld.com/article/181149/Book

Linux tablet suggestions

From: Unkmar 
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I'm asking Santa for a tablet for Christmas.  I know he will lighten my
wallet in exchange.
I've looked at the PengPod. http://www.pengpod.com/
It fits a tight budget for someone that wants to get started with a Linux
tablet.  I want so more: RAM, SSD, A docking keyboard and touchpad.  The
1040 does look reasonable. I like the dual Cameras. And currently their
store is down.

There is the Python S3.
http://www.ekoore.com/web/en/product/tablet-2/python-s3-2/overview-14.html
I'm not a Windows fan, yet the triple boot does appeal to me. I like the
docking station. USB, Wired NIC, keyboard, touchpad.

The other suggestion has been a Surface Pro and install Linux. It appears
that will leave Android out of the equation.  I guess I could live with
that.  I haven't checked the specs on them yet.

Any others want to weigh in on some Linux Tablets of today?

Lucius L. Hilley III - unkmar

Updates usually okay. Never upgrade.

From: Unkmar 
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Can't:
  Install: Python modules, perl modules, C libraries
  Resolve: C libraries.

Upgrades don't work!  Never ever ever ever upgrade.
  At least one thing breaks and it is usually a core issue that breaks many
other things.
Update? sure, why not.  Rare problems do sometimes occur.

I'm going to rebuild.  Fresh install and transfer my data back over.

Lucius L. Hilley III

Flame On

From: AverageSecurityGuy 
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Just saw this on Twitter and had to share.

 Bash one-liner to do anything=85 "python do

Software Engineer openings in NYC (revised)

From: Dee Holtsclaw 
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Bloomberg is looking to expand the programming staff in SSEOMS and STEP
here in New York.

The full job posting information is available at:
http://jobs.bloomberg.com/job/New-York-Trading-Systems-CC%2B%2B-Experienced-Software-Developer-Job-NY/21141500/

I started as a contractor in September 2012 and accepted a full-time
position several months ago. Besides C++, we use SQL, a lot of
Javascript for UI and a smattering of Python, Perl and shell scripts.
The benefits are incredible and employees are treated VERY well. The
downside is you have to live in NYC. Please feel free to drop me a line
off-list for more information or just to shoot-the-shit.

Teach Python programming via Minecraft - Creative Commons book

From: Phil Shapiro 
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This looks very interesting -- a Creative Commons book. 

Learning Python using Codecademy and Raspberry Pi Minecraft: a resource of great note 

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4595 


Perhaps something suitable for the 4th Floor or Chatt*Lab or schools. Does anyone 
remember schools? 


phil 





-- 

Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

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


OT: Training

From: Stephen Haywood 
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I'm thinking about putting together a couple of training classes. One =
would be intro to Python programming and the other would be an intro to =
hacking/pentesting. These would not be free classes.

Would any of you be interested in classes like this? Would any of you be =
willing to pay for classes like this? What would you want to see in =
classes like these?

BTW, I'm available for contract security testing/consulting.

Thanks,
--
Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting
CISSP, GSEC, OSCP
423.305.3700
stephen@averagesecurityguy.info





OT - Historical Kickstarter - The Panama Canal

From: Phil Shapiro 
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Hi chugalug, 

One way to put open source in front of the public view is for open source enthusiasts to do 
other creative work that catches the public imagination. For example, there's a link to my open source blogging 
in the brief bio at the end of this blog post I wrote this morning for MAKE magazine. 

http://makezine.com/2013/08/15/historical-kickstarter-the-panama-canal/ 

Creating that video felt like making a Monty Python skit (or like a Saturday Night Live skit.) 

Heh, 

phil 


-- 

Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

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


Pi or 'Duino?

From: Eric Wolf 
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I'm wanting to build an automated dog treat dispenser but I want it to
trigger off various external events. I'm trying to decide whether to use a
Raspberry Pi or an Arduino for the controller. The advantage of the Pi is
easy of programming (Python FTW). The disadvantage is largely cost. The Pi
itself is a little more expensive, especially by the time you add in the
I/Os.

Any thoughts?

-=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

Update on the June 22 Meetup

From: David White 
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Just an update (and a reminder) on the Chugalug / IT Crowd Meetup happening
Saturday June 22 starting at 2:00pm & Ending at 5 on the 4th Floor of the
Library:

We now have 5 confirmed break-out sessions to be held in a 4 break-out
session window.

The rough schedule will be as follows:

1:30 - 2:00: Come early, network, hangout
2:00 - Officially starts
2:00 - 2:25 - Breakout Session 1
2:30 - 2:55 - Breakout Session 2
3:00 - 3:25 - Breakout Session 3
3:30 - 3:55 - Breakout Session 4
4:00 - 5:00 - Networking, Chill, hangout, Hardware Swap
4:00 - 4:30 - Separate Breakout session for anyone interested in helping to
organize a real IT conference for next year.

Session presenters have been asked to have about 20 minutes of content to
allow time for questions, discussion, and moving on to the next session.

Here's the current breakout sessions:
Stephen Haywood: Security or Python Related (TBD)
Lynn Dixon: Bitcoin
David White: DNS & BIND
William Wade on Programming: Flow, Environment, and Coding
John Huisman: Contracts, Communication, and =A9 Ownership

If you want to present on a topic, please contact me and let me know what
you want to present on.

And finally, if you haven't done so, and you are able (i.e. you use
Facebook), please consider RSVPing on, and inviting other friends to, the
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/382728415173937/

- David

--=20
David White
Founder & CEO
*
*
*CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developCENTS.com 
423-693-4234

Calling Python + Django developers.

From: Lee Walker 
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Anyone here a Pythonista?
Or know of a local(ish) guy who is?

Looking for someone to build a web app in Python + Django.


-- 
Lee Walker
Principal Engineer
404-405-1194
l.s.walker (Skype)
www.codejourneymen.com

Code Journeymen LLC
100 Cherokee Blvd
Suite #332,
Chattanooga TN,
37405

June 22 (Meetup / mini-conference) Details & RF (more) P

From: David White 
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Greetings, folks.

Based on the feedback I've received, I'm going to go ahead and set a time
for the "Chugalug And IT Crowd Meetup & Networking" to officially start at
2:00pm on Saturday, June 22.

Proposed breakout sessions include (thus far):

   1. Stephen Haywood: Security or Python Related
   2. Aaron and/or Lynn Dixon: Bitcoin
   3. David White: DNS & BIND
   4. A Lawyer from Fleissner, Davis and Johnson on some sort of legal
   discussion (possibly intellectual property). I have a meeting with him on
   Wednesday. I will let folks know his proposed topic and name once he gives
   me the OK.

There will be a swap meet (trade hardware), workshops presented by IT (and
Legal) Professionals on various topics, and a chance for networking.

Breakout Sessions will each be approximately 30 minutes long including 5
minutes on each side for introductions, networking, and/or moving to the
next event.

We will also have a breakout session to discuss future similar events,
including a possible 2-Day Chattanooga IT Conference in 2014!

If you're interested in presenting a breakout session, please contact me
off-list.

I created a Facebook Event for this, so if you want, please RSVP (and
invite people) here: https://www.facebook.com/events/382728415173937/

Thanks,
David

-- 
David White
Founder & CEO
*
*
*CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developCENTS.com 
423-693-4234

Linux volunteer opportunity

From: Luke Prince 
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I love the idea of a Raspberry Pi kiosk and would happily volunteer some
time to help set it up on that platform. I have always wanted to play with
one, and this could be the perfect opportunity!

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> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station)
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> The usual way to run a kiosk-station is to configure a user-name (often
> password-free, often always-logged-on by default) which runs the kiosk
> application directly as its "shell."  Thus, when that user logs-on, the
> kiosk is running; when the kiosk program ends for any reason, the user is
> now by definition logged-off.  Or, if you want a GUI, select a
> window-manager such as Matchbox which is designed for this purpose.
>
>
> http://serverfault.com/questions/59329/im-looking-for-secure-linux-kiosk-software
>
> http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/howto/linuxkiosk/intro.htm
>
> http://www.engineering.uwaterloo.ca/twiki/bin/view/Linux/LinuxKiosk
>
> http://www.flatcoder.co.uk/how-to-build-a-secure-kiosk-operating-system/
>
>
> ---------
> Mike Robinson
> Technical Director
> Sundial Services International, LLC
> http://www.sundialservices.com
> miker@sundialservices.com
> (615) 268-3829
> http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a
>
> >
> > I'm not a guru but, I think some kind of kiosk would not be out of my
> reach.
> >
> > Maybe Lubuntu with Firefox in kiosk mode?
> >
> > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/r-kiosk/
> >
> >
> > On 04/01/2013 11:58 AM, Nate Hill wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> As part of our 3D printing service we are offering at the library,
> >> with thanks to some help from James and Bill of Engage 3D, we now have
> >> 4 formerly retired and discarded computers running Ubuntu.  The plan
> >> is to have those running as Tinkercad stations, but Tinkercad is going
> >> away (lame) so we'll use something else.  Obviously we can do a lot
> >> more than just this with these machines.
> >>
> >> I know there are some Linux based kiosk systems out there; setups that
> >> allow people to schedule reservations of computers.  We don't yet have
> >> the demand that we need something like this, but I'm hoping as we
> >> expand hours and services on The 4th Floor this will really grow into
> >> a public computer lab running all open source goodies.
> >>
> >> I've got a machine that could be tasked as the 'computer signup
> >> station'.  Does anyone on this list want to give this project a shot?
> >> We'd love to have you.
> >>
> >> Nate
> >>
> >> --
> >> Nate Hill
> >> nathanielhill@gmail.com 
> >> http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
> >> http://www.natehill.net
> >>
>
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> Thanks for the links.
>
> Some suggest running the whole thing off a flash drive.
>
> It could probably all be done on a Raspberry Pi.
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:01:21 -0400
> From: Dan Eveland 
> To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group
>         
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library
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> I am Nate's web guy. I have now made it much more obvious when registering
> to show if you are on the wait-list. It was way too subtle with small text.
> Basically anyone who registered after 7:30PM on April 1st is on the wait
> list. I see Michael Scholten in the class and Lynn Dixson on the wait list.
> Feel free to email me directly if you would like me to check.
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Michael Scholten  >wrote:
>
> > Thanks Nate
> > On Apr 2, 2013 7:47 PM, "Nate Hill"  wrote:
> >
> >> Hey
> >> I will follow up with my web guy and see what's up with registered folk
> >> vs wait list folk
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Lynn Dixon wrote:
> >>
> >>> Michael
> >>> I didn't get any response other than the confirmation on the webpage.
> >>> Hopefully we were able to get in the class!
> >>> On Apr 2, 2013 7:22 PM, "Michael Scholten" 
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> (in late response to you Lynn...) I signed up. Pretty certain I am in
> >>>> the first 25 as there were still 2 slots open after I put my name in
> >>>> although I can't be sure. Should we/I have gotten any sort of
> confirmation
> >>>> Nate? Email or otherwise?
> >>>>
> >>>> -Michael
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM, rdflowers  wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Simple interactions with a database, examples of actual code that are
> >>>>> fairly simple, BUT are beyond the "Hello, World" stage,
> python.orgmailing lists, getting new modules from
> >>>>> python.org or elsewhere, hashes, sets, multisets, tips and tricks;
> >>>>> or, some non-crowded subset of all that.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ----- Message from stephen@averagesecurityguy.**info ---------
> >>>>>     Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:16:25 -0400
> >>>>>     From: Stephen Haywood 
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group  >>>>> chugalug@chugalug.org>
> >>>>>  Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library
> >>>>>       To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group  >>>>> chugalug@chugalug.org>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>  What specific things would you expect a 102 course to cover?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Stephen Haywood
> >>>>>> Owner, ASG Consulting
> >>>>>> CISSP, GSEC, OSCP
> >>>>>> T: @averagesecguy
> >>>>>> W: averagesecurityguy.info
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ----- End message from stephen@averagesecurityguy.**info -----
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> R. D. Flowers, Chattanooga, TN, USA
> >>>>> http://chalice.us/poe/
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 

Intro to Python class at the library

From: Nate Hill 
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Some great news from the 4th Floor that might be of interest to
chugaluggers.

**

*
*

*We are now partnering with Engage 3D  to offer an
introductory Python class. Python is a computer programming language
heralded for both its accessibility to novices and its power and
flexibility.*

**

Our goal is to offer a course that introduces the power of computing, both
its capabilities and its limitations, so that you feel comfortable reading
and writing code. If you have ever wondered how computer programs are
written or have some projects that you think computer programming could
help with, come join in and learn with us!

An eight-week session beginning April 15 is enrolling now.

Your instructors will be from Engage 3D, the folks at Maker Day who brought
in all the cool fun educational activities like the 3D scanning station and
their 3D video conferencing project. If you spent any time in the
Tinkercadlab, the computer dissection table, or at the origami
station, you probably
met someone from Engage 3D.

This free class will be great but space is limited so please register
through the Chattanooga Public Library=92s online
calendar.


**

What: Community Py -- Introduction to the Python programming language

Where: 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library

When: Mondays from 6pm-7pm beginning April 15 through June 3

Cost: Free

*Registration*: This class is limited to 24 people and pre-registration is
required.*
*Details:  You are welcome to bring your own laptop but there are also
workstations available.

--=20
Nate Hill
nathanielhill@gmail.com
http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
http://www.natehill.net

Thirty years in programming, looking for something to do

From: Mike Robinson 
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"Most" programming languages ... Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Java.  Usually =
the deal is that there's already some existing application out there, =
it's in serious trouble (perhaps abandoned in favor of greener climes), =
and the task is to drop in and do it, always landing "four paws down."  =
There's been some stranger stuff ... Prolog, R.  Never a shortage in =
this world of half-finished stuff that's been left high and dry.

Can programming-languages be a hobby?  I think so.  I'm always poking =
around sites learning about new ones.  I've even written a few.  It's =
really interesting to me, to see how programming languages work and to =
see them as a power-tool for a particular class of problem.  There's a =
really challenging Terracache in this area (I think it's still alive) =
which at its various puzzle stages included both a very large Sudoku =
puzzle and a logic-problem ("The man with the blue tie is not standing =
up") with twenty-odd stages.  GNU Prolog not only solved both problems =
but, geek that I am, showed that one of the clues in the logic problem =
was not required to solve the problem.

Hobby or not, everyone starting on a new project picks their favorite =
and everybody's got a different favorite.  So, when they waltz on to the =
next gig and you're the one following 'em, you dance with the one that =
brung ya.

---------
Mike Robinson
Technical Director
Sundial Services International, LLC
http://www.sundialservices.com
miker@sundialservices.com
(615) 268-3829
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a










Raspberry Pi Phillings

From: Phil Shapiro 
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Hi chugalug community, 


I'm embarking on a project called Raspberry Pi Phillings to create a useful bootable Raspberry Pi memory card that I'll be selling for $20 within the next month or so. Some of the proceeds will go to families facing financial distress in Takoma Park, Maryland, the city where I work. 


I cannot stomach seeing more evictions. I don't have money to give these families, but I have the entrepreneurial tools, energy and skills to raise funds to relieve some of their financial stress. 

I could use some help from anyone who likes to make explanatory screencasts, writers, actors, musicians, cartoonists, videographers and Python programmers. Kindly contact me off-list if you're interested in having some involvement. No specific commitment of time is needed. 

phil 


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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." 

Easy linux images for CompactFlash and x86/Via Epia embedded devices?

From: Dan Lyke 
------------------------------------------------------
We're doing a massive rework of our house wiring. I tore out the
doorbell transformer, ran the numbers, and realized that the
transformer draws about 3 watts(!). All the time.

Hell, thought I, for that power I could run a Linux server doing
nothing but watching the doorbell. And if I ran a Linux server, I
could have it tunnel through the shop firewall and alert me back in the
workshop when the doorbell rang! And maybe hang more cheap webcams off
the computer, so I can show who's at the front door. And have a better
sounding doorbell than the gawdawful synthesizers they're using these
days. Heck, I could get a couple of lengths of cast iron sewer pipe,
and hook up a couple of solenoids, and have an actual freakin door
bell. And then I could have some mechanism for sending messages to the
shop when people are watching it.[0]

So I looked on my shelf and I could buy a couple of Raspberry Pi
boards, or even rework a couple of Atmel dev kits, but I have 2 500 MHz
Via Epia devices sitting there on the shelf. They probably draw an
extra watt or two, but they're x86, have serial ports and NTSC out
and a parallel port for digital I/O, and...

I could compile this from scratch. I've done it before[1]. But I'm sure
there are images.

I've found the iMedia embedded Linux install, but before I boot back
into Windows to follow their instructions for putting an ISO on
CompactFlash, I wanted to know if anyone else has a recommendation for
any other quick easy way to get a web server, some Perl, Python, or
even just C, everything running as root, on to a CF card.

Anyone?

Dan

[0] http://shopcam.flutterby.net/
[1] http://www.flutterby.com/archives/wiki.cgi?wikiid=726