January 9 2017: TU100, automatic static website creation and Slackbuilds

Darren shared some of the problems which had appeared on the Open University TU100 My digital life forums relating to the SenseSense programming language which the Open University have developed from Scratch for use with mature students. Darren himself had had a problem because his 64-bit OS was just that; it had no 32-bit libraries.

Posted in Past Meetings

December 12 2016: PIC micro-controller, Ham radio logging and LXQt

Roger who hails from South Yorkshire and had stopped by on a return journey from Sutton Bank shared his experiences of using Linux with the PICkit and PIC microcontroller.

Posted in Past Meetings

November 14 2016: Configuration management

David S did a presentation on configuration management or how to make sure that everything you need is set up as you want it to be whether on one or on a thousand devices.

Posted in Past Meetings

October 10 2016: Manchester BarCamp and tracking intrusions on uWSGI

As no-one had prepared anything specially for the meeting and David S was occupied trying to get Adobe Flash to work on John W’s computer, we chatted among ourselves with Brian and Ash sharing their experiences of Manchester BarCamp. The arrangements had been better this year with half a dozen lecture rooms available. Brian had given his IoT talk which he had tried out on us the previous month and they had enjoyed sessions on Hacker Packet Radio and Git.

Posted in Past Meetings

September 12 2016: MQTT, Node-RED, micro-benchmarks and review of the year

Brian gave a demonstration of live messaging between ‘things’ using MQTT in which members were encouraged to participate; this involved installing Mosquitto, a message ‘broker’ for MQTT, and then connecting to the temporary wi-fi network which Brian had set up.

Posted in Past Meetings

August 8 2016: Intel Compute Stick, Jekyll, Slackbuilds, reveal.js and Instant Messaging

John H announced that David C was moving back to the area after his wife had obtained a job in Leeds.

John showed his Intel Compute Stick; unfortunately, we did not have a female HDMI connector to enable it to be demonstrated.

Darren described the on-going saga of trying to get Slackware 14.2 running with LVM where he had made progress but not found a complete solution.

Posted in Past Meetings

July 11 2016: Prototyping, VHS to DVD, Huginn, booting to LVM and UPS

John H shared a video he had made of a student presentation on prototyping in 1987; students had been divided into groups of four to research a topic and his group had decided to present their results by way of a series of sketches. At the time development mostly involved COBOL and programming only started after the requirements had been fully specified which normally meant that, by the time the program was delivered, things had moved on and the program no longer met the needs of the organisation. The proposed solution was prototyping of a model of the program to get user feedback before embarking on the programming or building the entire application by prototyping through a series of iterations in much the same way as free and open source software is now developed.

Posted in Past Meetings

June 13 2016: Raspberry Pi Router, Swanky Paint, code compilation and amateur radio

Brian demonstrated in this presentation how he set up a Raspberry Pi 2 as a router essentially by setting up a static IP during configuration and then handing over to a DNS server.

Posted in Past Meetings

May 9 2016: Claude Shannon, BASH for Windows and USB WiFi dongle

John W asked the best way to link together a number of computers and NFS or Samba were suggested.

John H talked about the background to and the work of Claude Shannon, the centenary of whose birth fell on 30 April 2016.

Posted in Past Meetings

April 11 2016: BASH for Windows, Linus Torvalds and other matters

David S had hoped to be able to demonstrate BASH for Windows though he had found that he had to sign away all his rights to register on the Windows Insider Program and, when he had done that, found that the relevant option had not being installed on his tablet. So all he could do was point to the BASH on Ubuntu on Windows site.

Posted in Past Meetings
Google Calendar

Monday 13th February 7:00pm
Bradford GNU/LUG Monthly Meeting
Bradford GNU/Linux User Group monthly meeting.

Monday 13th March 7:00pm
Bradford GNU/LUG Monthly Meeting
Bradford GNU/Linux User Group monthly meeting.

Ways to get in Touch

Contact Form
Use the contact form to get in touch.

Mailing List
The mailing list is kept up to date with all the details about the meetings, socials, ideas, and questions.
BradLUG at mailman.lug.org

Live Chat
IRC users can find us on: irc.freenode.org/#bradlug
If you don't use IRC you can try the Webchat

Twitter
http://twitter.com/bradlug

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/groups/bradlug/