December Mid-Month Meeting 14/12/17

6 12 2017

bull-horn-300x300Time flies and again it’s time for the mid-month meeting. As usual it’s going to be held at the Arleston Inn on Thursday 14/12/17 @7pm. As well as  the usual chat and banter this meeting is our more “project” based meeting.

Nerd CommanderLinux based projects are the primary focus, this naturally extends very far and wide from home auto to automotive control to weather balloons however one which is entertaining me at the moment is Ian’s “Nerd Comander!” work bench this and his other work will be the  topic of Next months main meeting !!


November End Of Month 30/11/17 Linux on Macbook + Experiences in Impress

27 11 2017

free-vector-mac-on-linux_066852_mac-on-linux Steve Carter will becoming round to talk to us on his experiences of upgrading an OLD Mac with Ubuntu, the frills the spills the whole 9 yards!!

In addition he will also be giving his original talk which is all about Libreoffice Impress creating and delivering professional presentations.

As usual The Cock Hotel is the end of month Location starting at 7pm  with the usual Pie and Chips as well as beer to fill the gap(order on entry)

See you there…



November midmonth Thursday 09/11/17

6 11 2017

bull-horn-300x300November Midmonth is already upon us. Usual time place of Thursday 09/11/17 7pm at the Arleston Inn . Usual  midmonth open meeting with project focus and all things Linux.

I’ll be bringing my  new CAN bus analyser so if any one wants a look give us a shout!


See you there……!

October End of Month 26/10/17-CAN Bus Howto!

17 10 2017

CanThe year runs quickly away from us. Heather will be talking about CAN bus and how it is used for Automotive control, her experience in implementing Linux based solutions and how CAN can be used to control other non automotive solutions. As usual the meeting is at the Cock Hotel Wellington Thursday 26th@7pm start. Pies and chips as usual. I hope to see you down there….Gentlemen start your engines!!!

October Mid Month 12/10/17

9 10 2017

bull-horn-300x300Autumn is well upon us and so is the October Mid Month this Thursday(12th Oct) at the Arleston Inn. Usual project focus and social chating and pontification of all things Linux!

See you there

CLI goodness

7 10 2017
Picture of a BASH session


A good session on CLI fun – who knew that a simple dash could make so much difference to a su, eh?

And hands up who knew that you could have a carriage return in the middle of a filename?

Be honest, now!

Seriously, this session really showed that there is a lot of knowledge and experience across all sorts of areas in the group, and the discussion was excellent, and possibly, as someone commented, the most Linux-focused we’ve had in a while!

Remember, man and info are your friends.

Thanks to everyone for coming and for contributing so much.

September End of Month 28/09/17 Linux Command Line Fu!

22 09 2017

StuartTuxWhat is the difference between Tux and Stuart???

That’s right one eats fish the other drinks beer!!!! LOL!!  Other than that they are pritty similar. To prove this Stuart is giving the September End Off Month talk and will be demonstrating how best t o use the Linux Command line to solve practical problems.

Have command line programming problems you would like explaining please ask on the list  or maybe even on the day. Either way a good oppotunity to catch up on your basic command line skills. Meeting is at 7pm 29/09/17 at the Cock Hotel as usual.