[Nottingham] [Talk] *TODAY* 7:30pm Thursday 23/08/2018: Fix-it/Install/Demo Evening

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Fri Aug 24 13:16:39 UTC 2018

On 23/08/18 13:28, Martin via Nottingham wrote:
> Folks,
> *TODAY* 7:30pm Thursday 23/08/2018:
>>>> Getting back to bare metal and installs and fix-its and demos, we have a
>>>> long overdue:
>>>> *Fix-it/Install/Demo Evening*
>>>> =============================

... And indeed a very good do was had at the Falcon Inn, with a warm
welcome from the proprietors.

Welcome again to Clive and Nigel.

Looks like we had some success with Nigel's PC with a new(er) graphics
card and various adapters. Why oh why does Marketing require 'upgrades'
when 2GBytes is more than enough for any freedoms self-respecting system?!

Thanks to Vadim for an excellent demo running multiple X11/Xorg display
servers for demonstrating the inherent local (and end-points)
vulnerability of the X display system to being monitored for
nefariousness by any locally run malware or otherwise any local
untrusted software... Shame that web-browser sandboxing/protection isn't

Also for a very good demo of Qubes and why that system is such a good

Lots more was covered also. With the usual beers and additionally some
tea for our more refined member :-P

And the blinking lights timed out for another evening...

Next meeting is a foodie social Thursday 06/09/2018 meeting at The
Overdraft (Canning Circus) to then waltz over to the Dancing Dragon for
some fine Chinese dishes.

All welcome!

See ya there :-)


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