Start: Jun 4 2013 19:00
End: Jun 4 2013 21:00
The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College,
Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.
* Malcolm Herbert, Introduction to GNU Screen
Malcolm has been hacking and playing with a range of Unix systems of
different flavours since 1991 in a variety of environments. Over time he's
encountered tools that manage to get the job done with a minimum of fuss
and have incorporated these into the set that he use on a daily basis;
screen is one such tool and is sometimes referred to as the Swiss Army
chainsaw of the Unix world.
In a nutshell, screen is a terminal multiplexing tool. Rather than run
multiple individual terminals on your local host (ie, PuTTY windows,
Konsole tabs) for various tasks, screen allows a single local window to
manage multiple instances of shells on the remote host. Configuration
options allow maintenance of remote session state despite network
interruption; multiple active heads; session logging; cut and paste; plus
* Adam Bolte, DRM in HTML5
I thought I'd post a few links that I've found useful while looking into
this topic, in case anyone else wants to do some light reading before the
Slashdot: W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML
W3C: Encrypted Media Extensions Working Draft
EEF: Defend the Open Web - Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards
Slashdot: Netflix Using HTML5 Video For ARM Chromebook
"Recently Google enabled the much controversial DRM support for HTML5 in
Chrome OS to bring services like Netflix to Chromebooks using HTML5." The
technology is already in use and is being heavily pushed by Google and
Netflix (obviously) as well as apparently Apple and Microsoft. We need to
ensure Mozilla does not cave (as they did with H.264).
Slashdot: Netflix wants to go HTML5 but not without DRM
W3C: Bugzilla - #20960 EME is not limited to video, reported by Fred
Andrews https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20960 This is
particularly interesting (and scary) - definitely worth a look.
Defective by Design: No DRM in HTML5
W3C wiki: Digital Rights Management (also maintained by Fred Andrews)
Hacker News: Tell W3C: We don't want the Hollyweb
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5422890 See pyalot2's post near the
top for more insight on why this is a bad idea.
The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main
Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5
Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan
Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity
College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including
its relation to the city) can be found at
Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston
Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is
unfortunately only available to staff.
For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg -
City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah
St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus
(Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be
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Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to
join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place
to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is
currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the
Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting, and BENK Open Systems
for their financial support of the Beginners Workshops
Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration
Lev Lafayette, mobile: 61 432 255 208
Library of LUV is a collection of books available for loan to members.
The canonical list of library books is now at our LibraryThing, including
the current location of the book (if blank, it's with the committee).
Please note that some of this list hasn't been updated for quite a while.
If there is an incorrect entry please let us know.
If you've had a book borrowed for "a while", please consider returning it
at the next meeting. Really, a year is too long. Share the luv.
The LUV Wiki page LoLbooks provides a queue of people who want to borrow a
You need to login to the wiki before you can edit pages. Your wiki login
is identical to the main LUV website login. If you don't have an account
on the main website you can create one.
If there isn't a queue, start one and message the person who has the book
- which may be the librarian. Use the "E-mail this user" facility on their
user page to message them. If that doesn't work, you could contact the
Books loaned out for a month at a time, but can be renewed at the end of
month if there's nobody in the queue. There is a hard limit of a year
however. After that you should have read it!
If you have some reasonably useful Linux-related books that you wish to
donate to the library please do so. We'd luv to have them.
Lev Lafayette, mobile: 61 432 255 208
Start: May 18 2013 12:30
End: May 18 2013 17:00
Location: VPAC Training Room, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South
Lev Lafayette, A Beginner's Introduction to Supercomputers
General Workshop Area:
At the LUV Beginner's workshop you can come along and work with
Linux enthusiasts to assist you in setting up your system the
way you want. This could include friendly advice on partitions,
distributions, configurations, networking and specific
applications. Bring your laptop!
The Melbourne OLPC Club meetings are co-located with the
Beginners' Workshops. If you are interested in the OLPC (One
Laptop Per Child) project, please come and join in!
VPAC is on the ground floor of Building 91, RMIT, 110 Victoria
Street, Carlton, close to the corner of Swanston and Victoria
It is accessible by all Swanston Street trams and is is near to
Melbourne Central train station.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in
obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for
hosting, and BENK Open Systems for their financial support of
the Beginners Workshops
Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.