[Wolves] Lightning Talks

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Fri Jun 12 14:24:47 UTC 2020

Is there a chance the talks can be recorded.  Wednesday's are release
day for us to give us two days incase of rollback so I finish late. 
Would of like to of seen the talks though they sound fun.

Many thanks


On 11/06/2020 15:01, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
> Just a quick one to say thanks to Chris for his talk on Ceph last night
> and thanks to all of you who attended, there was quite a few of us in
> the end.
> We'll do it again in a month, I'm thinking the 8th or 15th July. That
> should give everyone enough time to think of something they can talk on
> for 5-15 mins. I'm sure most people would agree that we need more
> speakers and we should all contribute to that.
> I hope to upload my slides and sample snmpd config over the next day or
> so and will post a link.
> On a side point, it occurred to me after the meeting that Chris was able
> to screenshare his whole desktop, while I only seemed to be able to
> share a window at a time and the shared window was confined to the size
> it was when I shared it. Perhaps I missed the option to share the whole
> screen. How did you do that Chris? It would have made it a lot easier
> for me to switch between windows.
> Thanks again everyone who took part. Everyone else, maybe next time?
> Ad
> On 10/06/2020 12:43, Adam Sweet wrote:
>> Don't worry about it for tonight Andy, just join if you're around. As
>> for the future, I'd be interested in hearing about the hospital radio
>> from a technical point of view if you know any of that stuff.
>> Ha, I can do a talk on chilli/veg growing and cooking at the next one
>> maybe. If it's a chilli seedling that sprouted there's a good chance you
>> won't get any chillies this year as the season is too short now, but you
>> might. If you can keep it alive over winter you should get loads next
>> year as the plant won't need to spend 4-6 months growing to the point
>> where it can start producing chillies.
>> Basic instructions as follows. Keep it as warm and give it as much
>> sunlight as possible and it will grow well. As a seedling, keep the soil
>> damp but not wet. When the roots start to come out of the bottom of the
>> seedling pot, move it up to a 3" pot.
>> They like light, easily draining soil. All/multi purpose compost will
>> do, I also add perlite and vermiculite to help with drainage. Once
>> you've repotted you'll probably need to water once or twice a week,
>> adding some tomato fertiliser weekly to one of the waterings at a
>> quarter of the recommended strength and allow the soil to dry out in
>> between watering. Don't keep the soil wet, the roots need access to
>> oxygen and will die off if they're wet all the time. They're better kept
>> drier than wetter. They recover quickly from drying up but will suffer
>> in constantly wet soil.
>> When the roots come out the bottom again, move to a 6" pot. Once it
>> starts to produce the first flowers use 1/2 strength tomato fertiliser
>> weekly. When the roots come out the bottom again, move to a 9-12" pot.
>> Follow that and you should be pretty well supplied with chillies :)
>> Ad
>> On 09/06/2020 13:45, Andy Chamberlain via Wolves wrote:
>>> Hi Adam,
>>> Not sure what I could offer apart from Hospital  Radio, Northycote Farm
>>> and Bereavement Support, we have just started Virtual Bereavement hubs.
>>> Any talk I would give would not be particularly technical but hopefully
>>> of interest.
>>> I am particularly interested in hearing your talk on growing peppers as
>>> I have had some seeds in compost for about 6 weeks and I think one has
>>> germinated!! Also cooking with them would be interesting too.
>>> Regards
>>> Andy
>>> On 09/06/2020 11:15, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
>>>> Thanks Dave, I'd be interested in that.
>>>> FWIW, if anyone wanted to join the conf but was going to have to miss
>>>> out because of the condition I placed where you must offer a talk to be
>>>> able to join, then please just join anyway. I realise at least for this
>>>> one that it was a bit short notice to prepare something, not everybody
>>>> will be able to offer a talk every time and I'd rather have you attend
>>>> than not.
>>>> When we do this in future though, I think monthly, that should be
>>>> sufficient time to come up with a talk title and be able to talk for
>>>> 5-15 mins on something.
>>>> Ad
>>>> On 08/06/2020 22:05, David Jackson via Wolves wrote:
>>>>> I like the idea of these different talks, and I can take on the task of
>>>>> "the basics of electronics", pointing more to the field of digital and
>>>>> logic rather than radio, I am sure there are some from the radio club
>>>>> have way more experience of that part of electronics than me. However as
>>>>> I have only ever joined your meeting once before I would appreciate the
>>>>> chance to listen to other peoples talk this Wednesday with a view to
>>>>> doing my talk on a future meeting. Just to give me a chance to see how
>>>>> these go, and get to know everyone a little better before I jump in the
>>>>> deep end.
>>>>> Dave (Deejay)
>>>>> On 05/06/2020 16:18, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
>>>>>> So, here are some things I could talk about:
>>>>>> * The command line for beginners
>>>>>> * Network monitoring with Nagios
>>>>>> * SNMP and how to monitor your network with it
>>>>>> * Diet and exercise for geeks
>>>>>> * Taking care of your back when you sit down all day
>>>>>> * How to grow chillies (and other vegetables)
>>>>>> * Setting up a website with Linux
>>>>>> * Network file sharing with Linux (NFS, Samba and SSH)
>>>>>> * Guitar basics
>>>>>> * The basics of cooking good food well
>>>>>> * Introduction to OpenBSD
>>>>>> * The FreeBSD and OpenBSD pf firewall
>>>>>> Some things I'd like to hear others talk about:
>>>>>> * Containers (LXC, Docker, podman etc)
>>>>>> * Kubernetes, what and why
>>>>>> * ESP32 (firmware, language runtimes and power saving)
>>>>>> * HomeAssistant
>>>>>> * Python programming, maybe C, C++ and Java too
>>>>>> * Introductions to other distros e.g. (Open)SUSE, Elementary OS
>>>>>> * Basics of electronics
>>>>>> So, go ahead. Feel free to post a list of things you could demo or talk
>>>>>> about and let me know which of the above you'd like to hear about.
>>>>>> Only rule here is you should offer more than you request...
>>>>>> Ad
>>>>>> On 05/06/2020 15:37, Adam Sweet wrote:
>>>>>>> On Weds we discussed the idea of holding regular lightning talk
>>>>>>> evenings, perhaps once a fortnight or once a month as a prelude to
>>>>>>> holding longer format talks in future.
>>>>>>> By lightning talks we mean 5-15 minute introductions to a topic
>>>>>>> that you
>>>>>>> know something about and can explain to others. Ideally, that would be
>>>>>>> something geeky or to do with technology but it doesn't have to be, it
>>>>>>> could be some other area you know about like music, cooking or
>>>>>>> gardening
>>>>>>> since we're a diverse group and have lots of interests. Perhaps
>>>>>>> something along the lines of:
>>>>>>> * Your preferred Linux distro
>>>>>>> * A particular software application that you know that others might be
>>>>>>> interested in
>>>>>>> * What you do in your line of work (sysadmin or dev tools, the
>>>>>>> language
>>>>>>> or IDE you use, what technologies you use)
>>>>>>> * Hardware (PC, server, embedded, Arduino, ESP32/ESP8266, radio)
>>>>>>> * Radio stuff
>>>>>>> * A particular musical instrument you play and how to get started
>>>>>>> * Gardening or some other hobby you might have
>>>>>>> Obviously, being a 5-15 min talk it doesn't need to be a deep dive,
>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>> an intro and answering some questions.
>>>>>>> We're an interesting bunch and we have a lot of expertise in different
>>>>>>> areas of technology and a lot of interests outside of technology so
>>>>>>> I'm
>>>>>>> sure each of us can come up with something.
>>>>>>> So, for this coming Wednesday's virtual meeting, I'd like everyone to
>>>>>>> think of something they could talk about for 5-15 mins on and we'll
>>>>>>> choose enough to fill maybe an hour.
>>>>>>> Don't be worried about talking about stuff you think everyone will
>>>>>>> already know, or won't want to know, or getting something wrong, or
>>>>>>> being heckled, we're all in the same boat and most of us have known
>>>>>>> each
>>>>>>> other a long time.
>>>>>>> I think we'd all like more LUG content, talks and presentations in
>>>>>>> particular, but nobody actually wants to give them, so we all have
>>>>>>> to be
>>>>>>> prepared to contribute and this is a low barrier to entry.
>>>>>>> So, that's the price of admission for the next virtual meeting. If you
>>>>>>> want to join the conf, then be prepared to talk about something. Do a
>>>>>>> bit of prep so you know what you're going to say, maybe prepare some
>>>>>>> slides or do a screen share to show stuff. If we have more than an
>>>>>>> hour's worth, then maybe you won't have to do yours until the next
>>>>>>> time,
>>>>>>> but at least you'll have to volunteered and we'll have something in
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> bank for next time.
>>>>>>> I'm going to post a follow-up containing a list of things I could talk
>>>>>>> about and a list of things I'd like to hear others talk about.
>>>>>>> Ad

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