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27th February 2023
Our room booking requires a minimum head count.
If you plan to attend please add your name to the attendance list, or email firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise we may need to cancel the booking.
If we have sufficient numbers, it's fine to turn up on the night without notice.
|Place||The Great Northern Hotel|
|Address||644 Rathdowne St (corner of Pigdon St), Carlton North VIC 3054|
|Pre-meeting||6pm, in the dining function room|
|Time for Talks||7:30pm, in the dining function room|
|Phone||(03) 9380 9569|
|Tram||Routes 1 or 6 from Melbourne Central, get off at Pigdon st, Carlton|
When we meet in person, we generally run a parallel virtual meeting. Details are sent to the mailing list in advance.
We meet on the last Monday of the month (excepting December where we take a break).
A big thank you to our sponsors;
|IT support & Domain Name Services. website|
|Generating preprocessed source without headers Part 2||Duncan Roe|
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The MLUG mailing list is great place to keep up to date on Linux news and events and discuss Linux/open source related questions.
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Volunteer for a talk
Feel like doing a talk? Please volunteer on our mailing list or email me directly at email@example.com.
30th January 2023
|IPFire||Michael Pope||ipfire slides|
|Managing DNS with DNSControl||Danny Robson||slides|
|Generating preprocessed source without headers Part 1||Duncan Roe||pending part 2|
28th November 2022
|Mopidy music player||Michael Pope|
31st October 2022
26th September 2022
|rav1e internals and development||David Michael Barr||slides|
29th August 2022
|plik - sending large files through thunderbird||Michael Pope||plik_slides|
|thunderbird useful addons||Michael Pope||TB_addons_slides|
|Thunderbird Calendar hack to xfer events to home page||AJ Baxter|
25th July 2022
27th June 2022
|Setting up a Network Video Recorder (MotionEYE)||Michael Pope||slides|
|Miscellaneous insights from upgrading Slackware||Duncan Roe||mlug0622.pdf|
30th May 2022
|NSA ION stack||Sam Dunkley||slides|
25th April 2022
|Deskreen demo||Michael Pope||https://deskreen.com/|
28th March 2022
|PXE booting over the internet||Michael Pope||slides|
28th February 2022
31st January 2022
|Porting sagemath debian binary to Slackware + sage||Duncan Roe||http://www.sagemath.org|
|Installing LineageOS on a Samsung||Michael Pope||slides|
29th November 2021
|MeshCentral2 large setup||Michael Pope||slides|
25th October 2021
|More on script kiddy hacking tools||Sam Dunkley|
27th September 2021
|CRDT Collaboration editing in all editors||Michael Pope||slides|
30th August 2021
|Sweet Home 3D||Cameron||slides|
|introduction to script kiddy hacking tools||Sam Dunkley|
|Intro to gdb||Duncan Roe|
26th July 2021
|flashing ASUS routers with Open Source firmware 'ASUSWRT-Merlin'||Michael Pope||asuswrt_merlin_slides|
|Comskip: Skip commercials on your TV (lightning)||Michael Pope||comskip_slides|
|initial experiments with an RTL2832U (USB software defined radio)||Danny Robson||slides|
|my efforts to reverse engineer a WiFi enabled solar inverter||Danny Robson||slides|
28th June 2021
|DVD subtitle OCR toolchain||Malcolm Herbert|
|process timing: quick update||Duncan Roe|
|weak attribute skullduggery (short talk)||Duncan Roe|
31st May 2021
|Adventures in process timing||Duncan Roe|
|Ventoy USB multiboot||Michael Pope||slides|
26th April 2021
|J text editor||AJ|
|emacs as a webserver (lightning talk) (live demo)||Michael Pope||slides slides amended|
|Using mutt with Gmail (short talk)||Duncan Roe|
Emacs related files emacs_org-ehtml_config.tar.gz
29th March 2021
|wireless remote webcam with environmental sensor installation running on a rpi zero w||Rick Miles||slides|
|Quick live demo of PiKVM (last month's talk)||Michael Pope|
|Getting Doxygen to play ball with GNU autotools||Duncan Roe|
22nd February 2021
|Q editor updates||Duncan Roe|
25th January 2021
|Open Source NAS||Michael Pope||slides|
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30th November 2020
|Best of 2020. Most anticipated 2021||Discussion|
26th October 2020
|MeshCentral 2||Michael Pope||slides|
|Poorly Planned Filesystem Adventures||Danny Robson||slides|
28th September 2020
31st August 2020
|iSpindel Homebrew||Danny Robson||slides|
27th July 2020
|Git GUI comparisons||Michael Pope||slides|
29th June 2020
25th May 2020
|Utility software discussions||Group|
27th April 2020
|Adventures in self-hosting||Danny Robson|
|'Paperwork' document management system||Michael Pope||slides|
30th March 2020
|Remote collaboration discussions||Discussion|
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24th February 2020
|iio sensors on single-board systems||Rick Miles||slides|
27th January 2020
25th November 2019
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqkn6zoOA7g
|OpenSSH certificate authentication||Timothy Rice|
|doku2wiki to mkdocs||Danny Robson|
|USB foot pedal for RSI||Michael Pope||slides|
28th October 2019
|nfq progress update||Duncan Roe||https://youtu.be/44XOV7-giyM?t=1403|
|VirtualBox and physical disks||Malcolm Herbert||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41ova_mf7EU|
30th September 2019
|YouTube streaming with a Raspberry Pi||Michael Pope||https://youtu.be/phyvUJgznSg slides|
|DNS mangling with libnetfiler_queue||Duncan Roe||https://youtu.be/tVtUcXWmC18|
26th August 2019
|bcache for SSD+HDD||Danny Robson||slides|
|Using ZFS daily on your Linux laptop||Malcolm Herbert||slides|
29th July 2019
|A backup methodology (Lightning)||Michael Pope||slides|
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|Modem and internet reliability and testing||Round table|
24th June 2019
|Shell access via injection||Damien Buttler|
|Kernel bug hunting with git bisect||Duncan Roe|
27th May 2019
|Bluetooth audio streaming to a Pi||Michael Pope||slides|
|Problem solving roundtable, Show and tell||Discussion|
|Website conversion progress||Discussion|
29th April 2019
|bashrc fun||Danny Robson||slides|
25th March 2019
25th February 2019
|PiTooth - Raspberry Pi as a Bluetooth/USB adapter||Danny Robson|
|Kodi + Netflix, 3dprinters, etc||Michael Pope||slides|
28th January 2019
|Really complicated car clock||Michael Pope||slides|
|LCA2019 report||Duncan Roe|
30th December 2018
No meeting as per usual for December. Enjoy your break!
26th November 2018
|Show and tell||Open floor|
For this month only we are in the 'snug' (still at The Great Northern) due to a booking clash.
You are encouraged to bring along, or have someone else bring along, something you have found interesting to show off in an unstructured discussion.
24th September 2018
|Danny Robson & Remote||Jitsi Conferencing Experiments|
27th August 2018
|Michael Pope||Setting up a serial console||slides|
|General||Open Floor Problem Solving Q&A|
30 July 2018
|Timothy Rice||An introduction to filesystem ACLs|
25 June 2018
|Darren Wurf||Blockchain Data Structures|
28th May 2018
|command line double entry accounting with ledger-cli||Michael Pope||slides|
|A Raspbery Pi as an ethernet-wifi bridge||Danny Robson|
30th April 2018
|Static Blogging with Pelican||Danny Robson|
28th March 2018
|Raspberry Pi air quality sensor||Michael Pope|
26th February 2018
|Gentoo Linux||Danny Robson|
29th January 2018
|Spectre & Meltdown Discussion||All @ Dinner|
|borg backup||Danny Robson|
|csmanager for NextCloud management||Bob Parker|
27 November - Cancelled
This months meeting is cancelled as most people cannot make it.
30 October 2017
|KRACK WPA vulnerability pre-meeting discussion||Everyone|
|Low powered x86 board (lightning)||Michael Pope||slides|
Feel free to volunteer for a talk on our mailing list.
Normal talks go for 45minutes, lightning talks go for 15minutes. If there a lot of questions please save them for after the talks. There is room for two full talks and one lightning. Please let me know which length your talk is when volunteering.
The talks are performed in the function room.
The LED TV supports HDMI up to 1920×1080.
MLUG is known for doing live demos and it's something which makes our group unique. We would like to continue this tradition so if you do a live demo as part of your talk please make sure it fits within the time limit. If it does take a long time you can setup the demo and perform the demo after all the talks have been done.
Do you want to help make the MLUG website better?
- Evaluate alternatives to dokuwiki, set them up and show them at MLUG meetings either before or after.
- Mock up a better design or suggest a better menu structure.
- Updates to our other groups listing, I would love this to be complete.
- Create tutorials / content for our website, such as cheat sheets or handy hints.
Refer to our discussion at the start of the year at: rolling distros & MLUG 2012 improvements
Main MLUG Contact
It's best to head over to the mailing list for any questions, discussion or announcements. If you are having problems related to MLUG and you are not on mailing list you can contact:
New to Linux
Notebooks with Linux pre-installed or no OS
Check compatibility before buying a notebook: http://www.linlap.com/
Hardware guide http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/
Support GNU/Linux/BSD Vendors
MLUG is not connected to these companies in any way. These are just companies we have found that are selling notebooks/computers with the option of Linux pre-installed or no OS installed.
http://www.linuxnow.com.au/ - Lots of options and lots of distros on offer (Melbourne based)
http://www.horize.com – Horize notebooks, better specs than some of the stores
http://www.logicalblueone.com.au - Offer Ubuntu or No OS, competitive prices (Horize only)
http://www.pioneercomputers.com.au/ - Good range, plenty of options.
http://www.elx.com.au/cat/systems - Sydney based but can deliver.
http://www.system76.com/ - They now deliver to Australia
MLUG workshop extras
The new extras that we talk/work on at meetings are:
- Working on improving the MLUG group such as website, mailing list, services, venue selection, getting the word out about mlug.
- Cool Things this month (everyone who comes gets a chance to tell us what's cool this month in the world of Linux and Open Source)
- Too Hard Basket. Everyone has a task which is too hard to complete, this is a chance to get fresh input on your “too hard basket” item.
Linux useful commands: http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html
You can contact us via our Mlug mailing list