Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

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Assorted Topics: An open-ended discussion of Linux, UNIX, and FLOSS topics
19 May 2021; Jerry Feldman
          
          Jerry's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: png :: html :: txt



Larks' Tongues in ASCII
21 April 2021; Kurt Keville, Eliot Eshelman, Benjamin Li, Dave Kaeli
          
          (YouTube) King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part I (OFFICIAL) :: html
          (imdb) Quotes from "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984) :: html
          (YouTube) King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two :: html
          Eliot Eshelman's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Benjamin Li's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: png :: html :: txt
          David Kaeli's slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx



Linux Soup XVII: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
17 March 2021; Christoph Doerbeck
          
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: png :: html :: txt



CentOS 8 Stream, RHEL 8, and Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation
17 February 2021; Rob Wilmoth, Gregory Kurtzer, Hayden Young, Leigh Hennig
          
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: html :: jpg :: txt



Deploying An Openshift Cluster Using Ansible Automation
20 January 2021; Christoph Doerbeck
          
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: txt



Low Context DevOps: A New Way of Improving SRE Team Culture
16 December 2020; Tom Limoncelli
          
          Tom's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: txt



Self-Sovereignty and Independence Online
18 November 2020; Doc Searls
          Key Event Receipt Infrastructure (KERI): Design and Build :: flipbook :: pdf
          
          Doc's Links :: html
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: txt
          SQRL Explained (grc.com) :: flipbook :: pdf
          Persistent Compute Objects and the Fabric of Cyberspace (slideshare) :: flipbook :: pdf



Short Takes: Birdbox, The Cult of 5G, Simulating Quantum Computing
21 October 2020; Seth Elkin-Frankston, Bob Frankston, Kiran Thakur
          Bob's slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx
          
          MobileNetV2: Inverted Residuals and Linear Bottlenecks :: pdf
          Seth's Links :: html
          Kiran's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Transcript of Jitsi chat :: txt



Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and Transitioning from PGP/GnuPG
16 September 2020; Bill Ricker
          
          Bill's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



Building a Box on a Budget with the AMD Ryzen 3, and driving it fast with F2FS
19 August 2020; Brian DeLacey
          
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



You Can Tune a Piano but You Can't Tune a Convolutional Neural Network
15 July 2020; Eliot Eshelman, Kurt Keville, etc.
          
          Zoom chat :: txt



AMD Ryzen Architecture Overview
20 May 2020; Shankar Viswanathan
          
          Shankar's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Low Cost Supercomputing with the Raspberry Pi 4
15 April 2020; Federico Lucifredi
          
          HOWTO join online BLU meetings hosted on Jitsi Meet :: flipbook :: pdf



Designing and Bringing Silicon to Market
16 October 2019; Shankar Viswanathan
          
          Shankar's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



Crypto News, Historical Vignette, and Our Annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party
18 September 2019; Bill Ricker
          
          PGP Meme :: png
          Crypto News 2019 :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



Raspberry Pi 4 Overview and Demo
21 August 2019; Brian DeLacey
          
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



ARRL, Ham Radio, and Linux
15 May 2019; Andy Stewart
          
          Andy's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Do Do This At Home... In Control!
20 February 2019; Bob Frankston
          
          Bob's slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx



Crypto News, plus our annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party
19 September 2018; Bill Ricker
          
          Crypto News 2018 :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



Short Takes: Fotoxx 2018 Update; Application Containers
18 July 2018; Jerry Feldman; Dick Miller
          Jerry's slides on Application Containers :: odp :: flipbook
          
          Jerry's slides on Wayland vs X11 :: odp :: flipbook



Blockchain, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
16 May 2018; Bill Ricker and Jerry Feldman
          
          Bill's BitCoin Rant :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



Lightning Talks 2018
18 April 2018; Brian DeLacey, Kurt Keville, Alexei Miagkov, others
          Brian's photos :: zip :: html
          
          Alexei's slides :: zip :: html



Algot Runeman on 3D Printing
15 November 2017; Algot Runeman
          
          Algot's Overview :: html
          Algot's slides :: zip :: html



Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and GPG/PGP Key-Signing
20 September 2017; Bill Ricker
          Crypto News 2017 :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf
          
          Bibliography - Crypto History 2017 :: odt :: flipbook :: pdf



IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and related matters
19 April 2017; Brian DeLacey
          
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Linux Encrypted Backups
15 February 2017; Brian DeLace, Jerry Feldman
          
          Restic slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx



Red Hat OCID and Container Security
18 January 2017; Daniel J. Walsh
          
          Dan's slides :: html :: tarball :: text



Reproducible Builds
16 November 2016; Valerie Young
          
          Blog post :: txt
          Valerie's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Transposition Cyphers in Historic Context
21 September 2016; Bill Ricker
          Bill's photos :: html
          
          Bill's Slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf :: ppt :: pptx
          Bill's Notes :: txt
          PGP primer in emoji :: png
          Anatomy of a Cipher :: flipbook :: pdf
          Gray Fox ACW Intercepts Plants :: flipbook :: pdf



Rooftop WLAN, IoT, and the Doobie Brothers
18 May 2016; Kurt Keville
          
          Derek's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Linux Soup XVI: SystemD overview
16 March 2016; Christoph Doerbeck
          
          Christoph's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          RHEL 5,6,7 Cheatsheet :: flipbook :: pdf
          Getting to Know Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 :: flipbook :: pdf



Functional Package Management and GNU Guix
20 January 2016; David Thompson
          
          David's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Introduction to Ceph and Architectural Overview
16 December 2015; Federico Lucifredi
          
          Federico's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



OSS Digital Photography Workflow
18 Novenber 2015; Christoph Doerbeck
          
          Meeting video :: youtube
          Christoph's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Energia MT: Efficiently Sensing the World Around You
20 May 2015; Brian DeLacey, Zigurd Mednieks, Arun Thomas
          
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Zigurd's slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx



SoC Update : How embedded Linux is changing the PC ecosystem
15 April 2015; Brian DeLacey, Kurt Keville, Aaron
          TI-RTOS working on the CC3200 :: mp4
          
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Linux Filesystem Comparisons
17 December 2014; Jerry Feldman
          
          Jerry's slides :: odp :: pdf/a :: flipbook :: pdf



Crypto News, Tor, and our annual PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party (XIV)
17 September 2014; Bill Ricker, Shava Nerad
          
          Bill's notes on Crypto News :: odt :: flipbook :: pdf



OpenCL: The open standard for parallel programming of heterogeneous systems
16 July 2014; Chris Allen
          
          Chris' slides (DRAFT - Jul 13) :: odp :: flipbook



Getting Started with IPv6
16 April 2014; Walter Horowitz
          
          Walter's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx



Linux Soup XIV: CGroups and Linux Containers (LXC)
19 March 2014; Christoph Doerceck, Daniel J. Walsh
          Raw audio of meeting :: mp3 :: caf
          



System-on-a-Chip: Deep Dive
19 February 2014; Brian DeLacey, Kurt Keville, Federico Lucifredi, Gianfranco Comune
          Kurt's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          



Galileo, Linux, and the Internet of Things
15 January 2014; Brian DeLacey
          
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Python for Systems Administration
18 December 2013; Jerry Feldman
          
          Jerry's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



Data Privacy on Android Devices
20 November 2013; David Kramer
          
          David's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XIV
28 September 2013; Presented by Bill Ricker
          Trust Reflection :: pdf
          
          Crypto News :: odt :: flipbook :: pdf



Whirlpools, Maelstroms, and Maytags with Android's Sticks and Chips
17 April 2013; Brian DeLacey, Kurt Keville
          Brian's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          



IPv6 on a Home Network
20 February 2013; Daniel Hagerty
          
          Daniel's slides from 2013 BLU meeting :: flipbook :: pdf
          Daniel's slides from 2010 BBLISA talk :: flipbook :: pdf



Android Sensors: What Can Your Android Sense For You
16 January 2013; Greg Milette and Adam Stroud
          
          IRC chat log :: Text
          Greg and Adam's slides :: GoogleDocs :: flipbook :: pdf :: pptx



Porting Linux to ARM Servers
21 November 2012; Jon Masters
          Audio of Jon's talk :: ogg
          



Moodle - Learning with the Power of Open Source
17 October 2012; Joseph Guarino
          Audio of Joe's talk :: mp4
          
          Joseph's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Passwords: "The Death of Clever"
19 September 2012; Bill Ricker
          Security Now 2012 archive :: html
          Bill's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf
          
          Security Now 366: The Death of Clever :: html
          Video of meeting :: YouTube
          Steve Gibson's "Security Now" podcast :: html
          Joe Abley's "Trust Reflection" slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Keyring from the BLU 2012 keysigning :: GnuPG keyring
          Security Now 315: "Off The Grid" password generator :: html
          Tony Brett's PGP intro slides :: flipbook :: ppt
          Huij's PGP intro slides :: flipbook :: ppt
          Bill's links :: odt :: text



Evolution of GNOME in the FOSS ecosystem
15 August 2012; Colin Walters
          
          Colin's slides :: zip :: html



Full-Disk Encryption
15 Februry 2012; Various presenters
          The RSA Keying links (list thread) :: html
          Lestra/Hughes crypto paper: "Ron was wrong, Whit is right" :: flipbook :: pdf
          
          Article: "No need to panic" :: flipbook :: html :: pdf



Selling Open Source - Being Persuasive with Management
21 December 2011; Presented by Joseph Guarino
          
          Joseph Guarino's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Rolling out IPv6 on Linux
16 November 2011; Presented by Chuck Anderson
          
          Video of meeting :: YouTube
          Chuck's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Usability and Fotoxx
19 October 2011; Presented by Dick and Jill Miller
          Audio recording of meeting :: Ogg Vorbis
          
          Video of meeting :: YouTube



PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XII
21 September 2011; Presented by Bill Ricker
          Script to sign and email keys via Batch-SMTP shar archive :: flipbook :: Bash :: pdf
          
          Video of meeting :: YouTube
          Codes of War :: flipbook :: pdf
          Participants' keys :: keyring
          Vicksburg Demo :: flipbook :: pdf
          Trust Reflection :: flipbook :: pdf
          Bill Ricker's meeting notes :: odt :: flipbook :: pdf
          Vicksburg C Bleached :: jpg
          Pretty Good Privacy - How to do it :: flipbook :: pdf :: ppt
          List of participants :: HTML



Android Tablet Wars
17 August 2011; Presented by Brian DeLacey, Jerry Feldman, etc.
          Audio recording of meeting :: mp3 :: ogg
          
          Video of meeting :: YouTube
          Jerry Feldman's slides :: odp :: flipbook



Arduino Hacking 101: Importing the Universe
20 July 2011; Presented by Federico Lucifredi
          
          Federico's OSCON Slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Net Neutrality and the FCC
16 February 2011; Presented by Caroline Hunter
          
          Caroline Hunter's discussion notes :: odt :: flipbook :: pdf



A short history of cryptology, Part II: Modern
17 September 2009; Presented by Bill Ricker; featuring a film from W1TP Enigma Museum
          
          FOLLOWUP - Links from Crypto History talk :: html :: txt
          Bill's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



UNIX, Linux, and BSD: A Look Back (again)
15 April 2009; Presented by Clem Cole
          
          Clem's new slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Clem's slides from 2000 :: flipbook :: pdf



Doc Searls on Vendor Relationship Management
18 March 2009; Presented by Doc Searls
          
          Audio of meeting :: Ogg Vorbis



Linux TCO in the Enterprise
18 February 2009; Presented by Frank Curran and Rich Braun
          
          Frank's TCO slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Rich's slides :: flipbook :: PowerPoint 2007
          Frank's virtual appliances slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Free Fun - Open Source Video Games
15 October 2008; Presented by Joseph Guarino
          
          Joseph's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



A short history of cryptology, Part I: Classic
19 September 2007; Presented by Bill Ricker
          Photos :: html
          Trust Reflection :: flipbook :: pdf
          
          Bill's outline :: txt
          Pretty Good Privacy - How to do it :: flipbook :: pdf :: ppt



Linux Soup X: Red Hat 5 Virtualization
21 March 2007; Presented by Christoph Doerbeck
          
          Meeting Notes :: odt :: flipbook :: pdf :: text



Dynamic Network Mapping (PBNJ + Nmap)
17 January 2007; Presented by Josh Abraham
          
          Josh Abraham's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Porting the Linux kernel
15 November 2006; presented by Jon Masters
          
          Jon Masters' slides :: flipbook :: pdf



The Linux startup process
21 June 2006; Presented by Jerry Feldman
          
          Jerry Feldman's slides :: odp :: flipbook :: pdf



SELinux Overview
21 September 2005; Presented by Daniel J Walsh
          
          Daniel J Walsh's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Programming with POSIX Threads
18 May 2005; Presented by Jerry Feldman
          
          Jerry's slides :: flipbook :: pdf
          Jerry's examples :: tgz



Two Topics: RouteWord, and MythTV
19 May 2004; Presented by Andrew Odewahn and Jeffrey Perry
          
          Jeff Perry's slides :: flipbook :: ppt
          Andrew Odewahn's slides :: zip :: flipbook :: ppt



Beowulf Update
19 November 2003; Presented by Kurt Keville
          
          Kurt Keville's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



Gentoo Linux
15 October 2003; Presented by Dan Barrett and Rajiv Manglani
          
          Slides from the talk :: flipbook :: pdf :: sxi :: flash



PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party IV
17 September 2003
          
          Keyring with participants' keys :: PGP keyring



GNU Privacy Guard: HOWTO
16 July 2003; Presented by Jerry Feldman
          
          Jerry's slides :: flipbook :: pdf



CUPS: Common Unix Printing System
16 April 2003; Presented by Vince McHugh
          
          Vince's slides :: StarOffice :: flipbook



PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party III
15 January 2003; Post-keysigning talk by Bill Horne
          
          Keyring of participants' keys :: PGP keyring



VMWare and IBM on VMWare ESX
18 December 2002; Presented by Sean Shea
          
          Server Consolidation Technologies: A Practical Guide :: flipbook :: text :: pdf



LinuxSoup V: Linux in the Enterprise
20 March 2002; Presented by Christoph Doerbeck
          Automate System Builds with Kickstart :: flipbook :: text :: pdf
          
          Christoph's slides :: flipbook :: text :: pdf



PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party
19 December 2001; Talk by Matt Brodeur
          
          Keyring of participants' keys :: PGP keyring
          V. Alex Brennen's checksheet generator script :: Perl script



Postfix: An Overview
21 November 2001; Presented by Courtney Eckhardt
          
          Postfix: An Overview - 2nd hour (467mb; MPEG1) :: Video
          Postfix: An Overview - 1st hour (518mb; MPEG1) :: Video



PHP Web Development
21 February 2001; Presented by David Kramer
          
          David Kramer's demo :: html :: Offsite



Enterprise Management and OpenNMS
20 December 2000; Presented by Shane O'Donnell
          
          Shane's slide show :: StarOffice :: StarOffice (compressed) :: flipbook :: html



Linux Home Automation with X10
21 June 2000; Presented by David Kramer
          
          David Kramer's presentation :: offsite :: html



Open Source, Linux, and Apache
19 January 2000; Presented by Rich Braun of Shore.Net; Gary Trujillo of AIP; and Joshua Freeman, Kurt Gray, and Bruce Twickler of Andover.Net
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: html



Network Security
14 December 1999; Presented by Eric Cole
          
          Eric's slides :: html
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: html



MicroOptical Displays
17 November 1999; Presented by Mark B. Spitzer
          
          Model EG-7, qVGA Invisible Monitor (320x240 pixels) :: JPEG
          Model CO-3, VGA Clip-on Monitor (640x480 pixels) :: JPEG
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



FreeBSD
20 October 1999; Presented by Robert A. Getschmann
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



DDD: The Data Display Debugger
15 September 1999; Presented by Massimo Morin
          
          Massimo Morin's slides (StarOffice) :: flipbook :: Tarball (compressed)
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: html



SourceXchange
18 August 1999; Presented by Frank Willison
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



Running Linux, 3rd Edition
16 June 1999; Presented by Lar Kaufman
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



CodeWarrior
19 May 1999; Presented by Tom Thompson
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



Meet the Members
21 April 1999; Open Mike Night
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



XTC - The X Tool Collection
17 February 1999; Presented by Eugene O'Neill
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



SmallTalk and VisualWorks
20 January 1999; Presented by James Robertson
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



Video4Linux
16 December 1998; Presented by Christoph Doerbeck
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



Linux Soup
19 August 1998; Presented by Christoph Doerbeck
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



Lucent Technologies' Inferno
15 July 1998; Presented by Ted Kochanski, Ph.D
          
          Ted's description of what he planned to talk about :: HTML



IP Masquerading
17 June 1998; Presented by Eric Kidd
          
          David Kramer's meeting notes :: HTML



CORBA and Linux
15 October 1997; Presented by Marc Laukien
          
          Marc's slides :: HTML :: Tarball (compressed)



Volunteer Meeting
10 January 1996
          
          Notes from the volunteer meeting :: HTML



Volunteer Meeting
11 October 1995
          
          Notes from the volunteers meeting :: HTML



Volunteer Meeting
13 September 1995
          
          Notes from the volunteers meeting :: HTML



First Annual Linux/Unix BBQ
Saturday, August 5, 1995; MDC Camp Nihan
          Annoucement of the BBQ :: HTML



Troubleshooting Your Linux System
19 July 1995; Presented by Matt Welsh
          
          Matt's slides :: html :: flipbook :: tgz



Andrew User Interface System
21 June 1995; Presented by Bill Cattey
          AUIS logo :: JPEG :: Encapsulated Postscript
          
          Richard Weld's meeting report :: HTML



Linus Torvalds Comes to Boston!
17 May 1995; Presented by Linus Torvalds
          
          Rodney Thayer's meeting report :: HTML
          Notes from the Volunteers meeting :: HTML



Linux on Digital Alpha AXP
15 March 1995; Presented by Jim Paradis
          
          Jim's slides :: flipbook :: html :: pdf :: RTF :: Tarball (compressed)



TCL and TK
15 February 1995; Presented by Robert Luoma
          
          Robert's handout :: HTML
          Guy Bzibziak's write-up of the meeting :: HTML



What Next?
16 November 1994; Presented by Roland Kenschaft
          
          Meeting notes by John Abreau :: HTML
          Notes from the volunteers meeting :: HTML



Providing Internet Services
6 September 1994; Presented by Rich Braun
          
          Meeting report by Richard Weld :: HTML



Linus Torvalds at DECUS
2 August 1994; Audio Pre-recorded at DECUS; Linus' slides handled by Jerry Feldman
          Meeting report by Richard Weld :: HTML
          
          Linus Torvalds' slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: Postscript (compressed)
          Jerry Feldman's slides :: flipbook :: pdf :: Postscript (compressed)


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