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July 14th, 2015 MUG Meeting

Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics Include:

systemd

We've all heard about systemd. Whatever your feelings about it the majority of Linux Distributions have adopted it in some fashion. Scott Tobias will walk us through systemd, including what it is, who is adopting it, and why Linux Administrators need to know systemd (even if they don't care for it). And if you're not fully up to speed on System  V initialization he'll also cover some of the differences between the two. You'll also learn about Service Units - the  “basic” unit type,  Unit file configurationi, Systemctl - systemd’s Swiss Army Knife, and Journald / journalctl. It's a presentation you won't want to miss!

Scott Tobias is  a network administrator for the Dearborn Public Schools  where he works with Microsoft, Apple and Linux technologies.  He was the system admin for the Big Surf Cyber Cafe, Michigan’s first cyber cafe, back when a 14.4 modem seemed fast .  From there he moved on to the College for Creative Studies where he ran labs of  Apple computers and SGI workstations and finally,  DPS. His interests include programming, web development, databases, information design,  swimming and eating food.

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Digial Archiving

The amount of data we're generating is staggering: disks overflow with photos, music, and media. Most of it is downloaded from the net but a growing number of media is user-generated content.Backup solutions promise to keep your data secure in the cloud, but any systems administrator will tell you that storage isn't free, nor is it infinite. And then what happens when you eventually shake off this mortal coil? Will future generations know what to do with boxes of "spinning rust", funny looking USB keys, SSD cards, or even CD-Rs? Are we building the Library of Alexandria; doomed to perish by the ravages of bit rot and incompatible formats? Or is our data ephemeral enough where it doesn't matter if future generations can reconstruct our day-today existence? We'll explore these questions using our traditional "fishbowl" panel discussion where the path of the discussion is up to you! Bring your questions, comments, concerns (and solutions! we like those too!) to the meeting and prepare for a lively discussion!

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at Red Lobster in Novi after the meeting. 

July 14th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:45 PM
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States

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