Jim Hogg video now on The Digital Tipping Point film site

Christian Einfeld, the producer of the film The Digital Tipping Point, put the Jim Hogg video on the film's archive site.

Tom King

December 25 2008, January 1, 2009

Meetings Not Scheduled.

December 11 2008

Meeting called to order by the President at 1930 hours.

Stephen then proceeds to give a presentation on the various version of embedded Linux for consumer routers. This is mostly WRT for the broadcom chip set, but he does also cover WRT for Atheros. This discussion included:

* the history of WRT54G, the original linksys;
* other compatible routers:
* how to hard wire and access a router through a serial port;
* how to recover a brick;
* Actual examples of a flashed Linksys, Trendnet and Netgear routers.

Meeting was adjourned at 2100 hours.

December 04 2008

Meeting Called to Order by Secretary at 19:30.

Lightly attended meeting with open discussion consisting of:

The Redmond Washington's virtual desktop.

Programing languages strengths and weaknesses. We covered:
Python
Perl
C++
Java
COBOL
JCL

For a small informal meeting a lot of information was exchanged.

Meeting adjourned at 20:30.

November 27 2008

Thanksgiving, No Meeting.

November 20 2008

Secretary has other commitment and no minutes are taken

November 13 2008

Secretary called meeting to order @ 7:40

Treasure Introduces speaker "Jim Hogg"

Jim gives his presentation on his experiences of teaching Computer Programing, specifically C++ in the Round Rock School System. Some Points of interest from his discussion were:

* He teaches students to code and compile remotely in a server he maintains in his class room.
* He encourages his students to use a live cd version of Linux.
* He encourages his students to use a Debian distribution so they can easily load and try different software packages
* His favorite distribution in Mepis Linux.
* He has received commendations from various educational organization for his efforts
* His presentation was filmed and the JPEG will be made available.

November 06 2008

Meeting was moved to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the JJ Pickle research center were ALUG was a guest of the Central Texas Computer Club for a tour of the University of Texas Supper Computer known as "Ranger".

The friendly staff at the TACC covered general hardware designs of supper computers and the specific design of Ranger.

Other topics covered were:

* Capacity of Ranger;
* Project that the computing power of the TACC had been used on;
* Other super computers at the TACC;

Meeting adjourned at 2100, discussions lasted until 2130.

October 30 2008

President call the meeting to order at 1830 hours.

The club celebrated Ubuntu 8.10 release program. The club provided
pizza for 23 attendees. These attendees included members of the GW
Linux Users Group and the Central Texas Users Group Linux SIG.

John Deardorf gave a presentation of the new features of *.10 Including
the new ffsf files system and encriptable mounts.

Our own President Stephen gave a presentation on "ubootem", a program to
make bootalbe CD's and pen drives from you favorite distribution.

The meeting adjourned at 2100.

Workshop, Linux based consumer routers and WiFi, dd-wrt and OpenWRT

2008-12-11 19:30
2008-12-11 21:00

We will be having this event on two dates December the 11th and December the 18th.

Workshops on putting open source firmware on many of the consumer routers.

The LinkSys WRT-54GL and previous versions of that router were mainstream for years... but G radio is pretty weak by today's standard; The new N routers are not just about faster signal, but the real benefit is often the better antenna MIMO signal designs.

With many routers, two or more can act as wireless repeaters (WDS mode) allowing you to reach areas with wired or wireless. It is also possible to connect two routers back to back with Ethernet cable and share out an existing WiFi connection with a new name and signal.

I will bring two Linksys WRT-310N routers with dd-wrt loaded and discuss the loading process, features, and . This is a well supported Linux router available at Buy.com, Newegg, Amazon and so forth for around $85 (also goes on sale at times for lower). This is a Broadcom based router with 32MB of RAM for running Linux - allows you a lot of flexibility in what services it can perform for your network. It is a little more expensive model given it is also a gigabit switch for the cabled side of the network.


Information on the routers supported by Linux dd-wrt:

We will also show a Atheros based Netgear WNR2000 802.11n router running a customized version of OpenWRT. Information on OpenWRT is here

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