December 2006 Meeting

Why Linux needs to be more like Windows -or- Impediments to enterprise Linux

Our speaker is Steve Friedl, a software consultant in Orange County who's been using UNIX since the early '80s, using Windows since the late '80s, and has
more than 20 years of cross-platform consulting and commercial software
development experience. He has taught advanced C/UNIX at Bell Labs, and is the only Microsoft MVP with "unix" in his domain name (

He'll be making the case that Linux has some stumbling blocks that make
enterprise management and deployment much more difficult than they need to be, and what road there might be to make some progress on these fronts.

Date: Thursday December 14, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

November 2006 Meeting

Monitoring the Local Weather with Linux

There are plenty of websites that will give you a weather report for your
city, but what about your neighborhood? Ever wonder how hot your attic got
during the summer or how well your air conditioner is working? Claude
Felizardo will describe his 1-wire weather station and how it has grown from a simple kit with a single temperature sensor, wind speed, and direction to
multiple sensors located throughout his house and publishes the measurements
to the Internet.

About the Presenter:

Claude has over 15 years experience developing software on Unix platforms and
has been playing with Linux since the late 90's. His friends and family think
he has too many gadgets, but he's always looking for something new to play
with, especially if it works with Linux.

Date: Thursday November 9, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

October 2006 Meeting

MySQL replication. MySQL Replication is the means by which one or more MySQL
databases can keep data synchronized with a master server. The scope of
replicated data can cover any range, whether a single table, or
indiscriminately all the databases on the master server. MySQL Replication is
beginning to find progressively more exposure in corporate production
environments, where it sees use from providing hot backups, to distributing
access load amongst large numbers of users. Solomon Chang will cover four main topics:
Requirements of MySQL Replication
Concepts of MySQL Replication
Configuring MySQL Replication
Troubleshooting MySQL Replication

Soloman will provide a master to replicate from, so attendees are encouraged
to bring their own computers running MySQL (4.1 or later, please) to configure as a hands-on slave. Attendees will also have full access to Solomon's master. If there is time, more advanced topics will be discussed:
Pyramid Architectures
Dual Masters
Circular Replication
Circular Replication of Masters

About the Speaker.

Solomon Chang, a MySQL-certified DBA, practices his skills at and has been involved with LAMPsig since its inception in 2003. He is also
currently co-authoring the MySQL Cluster Certification Guide by MySQL Press.

Date: Thursday October 12, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

September 2006 Meeting

Open Forum.

Alex Rosten will talk about some of his Linux projects.

Date: Thursday September 14, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

July 2006 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Chris Smith will, for the third time, attempt to present a "slice of life at
Yahoo!" -- an insiders guide to the fun and frivolity that goes on at one of
the world's largest content providers on the Internet.

Date: Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107