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.


FOSDEM 18 trip list started

17 09 2017


FOSDEM 18, is the largest such event in Europe. Open Source done large with over 600 talks and 8000 creatives. Subjects from Opensource H/W to S/W to advocacy to Opensource Project Management. The graphic literally says it all including Belgian Beer(What could be better). We currently have around 5 from SLUG going to FOSDEM18 , want to come express yourself on the SLUG List.

September Mid Month 14/09/17

11 09 2017


The September Mid Month 14/09/17 @7pm Arleston Inn as usual.  We will be having project updates, Linux trivia, food and general chit chat maybe an impromptu talk if someone feels brave. As usual it’ll be nice to see you there, bring whatever interests you and most importantly your self …see you there!!

August End of Month Report

5 09 2017


Thanks to everyone who turned up on Thursday. August is typically a quiet month with holidays etc, but just to prove us wrong we had a bumper turn out with only a fraction on the picture above.  The free format talks worked out well with this number with many topics of converstation to be had projects advanced and planned. Generous mounts of food was supplied by the Publicans as well as the usual quality Beer !


SLUG again at TDARS Rally 03/09/17

30 08 2017

DSC_0534Once again we will be running a stand at TDARS Hamfest@ Enginuity, promoting Linux and more specifically Linux and Hamradio. This year we should truely out do ourselfves with the Shack in a bag from Dave(Pic above), Balloon Launch  paraphanalia from Paul& Heather, 3D Printing and Digimode demonstration by John. Additionally we should be demoing a mini playable Arcade Cab, ADSB decode on a mast mounted Raspberry Pi and several other items.


SLUG has attended the TDARS rally for over 15 years now and I for one are looking forward to the event this Sunday.See you there!!



John Alexander demonstrating a Raspberry Pi  to Don a TDARS member ’14

August end of Month 31/08/17

25 08 2017

bull-horn-300x300August meeting is on, with everyone on holiday we are holding our big talks for latter on in the year.  This meeting will be a social with a chatypoos and individual project updates(maybe even some stuff we have ready for the rally!).

As usual the meeting is at the Cock Hotel Wellington @7pm… See you there.