LivLUG March 2018 Meeting

Hello everyone, the next meeting of Liverpool Linux User Group will take place on Wednesday March 7th at 18:00 (6pm GMT)

This time we’re doing a cross-over, team up, duet, buddy cop style thing (term to be decided) with the good folks from the IoT Liverpool group. We’re going to be talking about big data, how big you ask? THIS BIG! I’m doing that thing fisherman do with their hands to exaggerate the size of their catch. The IoT crew have arranged a guest talk from KX Systems, the makers of the KDB+ database. A time based, big data storage solution. I won’t give to many details here as they’ve got some excellent information on their MeetUp post.

You’ll notice the time is an hour earlier than normal for us and this is because they start their talks right on 7pm, there’s also time to socialise and eat pizza (yes pizza) beforehand. It would be appreciated if you could RSVP vis MeetUp, it’s not absolutely necessary but does help them plan provisions like food.

RSVP Link

Find us at DoES Liverpool in the Gostin’s Building on Hanover St, Liverpool City Centre. There is a working lift and the building has good accessibility for all. We’ll be in the first room on the left as you exit the lifts on the 4th floor.

Full location details and directions can be found here – https://doesliverpool.com/location/

We are friendly bunch and all are welcome regardless of technical knowledge or experience.

Hope to see you there,

Dan Lynch

February 2018 Meeting

Hear ye, hear ye! The next meeting of Liverpool Linux User Group will take place on Wednesday February 7th at 19:00 (7pm GMT)

We don’t have a formal talk planned this time but I can give a quick update to my previous talk on virtualization with Proxmox VE. I’ve since updated it to a newer version and also got Docker working alongside on the same host, with the Portainer web interface for management which I will demo. Despite some niggles over network bridging I’ve yet to figure out it actually works very well. All other discussion topics welcome on the night, probably followed by the customary post meeting visit to a nearby pub for more chat.

Find us at DoES Liverpool in the Gostin’s Building on Hanover St, Liverpool City Centre. There is a working lift and the building has good accessibility for all. We’ll be in the first room on the left as you exit the lifts on the 4th floor.

Full location details and directions can be found here – https://doesliverpool.com/location/

We are friendly bunch and all are welcome regardless of technical knowledge or experience.

Hope to see you there,

Dan Lynch

First LUG Meeting Of 2018

A screen shot of

A screenshot of the Airsonic web interface.

Happy New Year to everyone, the next meeting of Liverpool Linux User Group will take place on Wednesday January 10th at 19:00 (7pm GMT)

This month I’ve decided to start off the year by (hopefully) setting an example and volunteering a talk myself. I want to share my quest for a decent Open Source music streaming solution with gapless playback. More specifically how this led me to set up Airsonic on a server and how I now use it for consuming my music and podcasts across multiple devices and platforms. Airsonic is an audio streaming server application written in Java and licensed under the GNU GPLv3.

I will discuss what you need to install Airsonic, how to use it and answer any questions. We may even get into some of the development ideas for features I’d like to contribute to the project in the future. That’s code for “I’m too lazy to have contributed yet but have good intentions”.

We meet at DOES Liverpool in the city centre (details below) from around 7pm (talks start at 7:30pm) and usually head to a nearby pub to chat more and catch up later.

Find us at DoES Liverpool in the Gostin’s Building on Hanover St, Liverpool City Centre. There is a working lift and the building has good accessibility for all. We’ll be in the first room on the left as you exit the lifts on the 4th floor.

Full location details and directions can be found here – https://doesliverpool.com/location/

We are friendly bunch and all are welcome regardless of technical knowledge or experience.

Hope to see you there,

Dan Lynch

The Annual Yule LUG Extravaganza – Weds Dec 6th

A Yule Log

Hello everyone, it may still be November as I type these words but Christmas is looming large on the horizon. How did that happen? Anyway, it’s become a tradition for us LivLUG peeps to use our December meeting as an early Christmas meal and social gathering. Many years ago I started calling it the “Yule LUG”, a bad pun on the traditional Christmas ornament and I’ve never been known to under use a joke.

We had a few discussions about where to go, what types of food people like, dietary requirements and so on. After all this the only place everyone agreed on was one of the many Wetherspoons in the city centre.

So our next meeting will be a Christmas social gathering at The North Western in Liverpool City Centre, Wednesday December 6th from 7pm onwards. We’ll probably just meet in the main bar but if you can’t see us have a look around, we’ll be there somewhere. I haven’t booked a table but the pub is massive and shouldn’t be too busy on a Wednesday night.

The Menu:

You can see the menu on offer here. Hopefully they should have something for everyone. If you don’t want to eat that’s fine too, just come along and say hi. All are welcome.

Travel & Directions:

The North Western is actually attached to Lime St Station so nice and easy for anyone planning to get the train. There is also parking nearby if you need it. There are directions and other useful information on the pub’s website.

Key Detail Summary:

Venue: The North Western pub, 7 Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1RJ

Date/Time: Weds December 6th 2018 – 7pm onwards

Any Questions?

If you have questions or would like to get in touch about anything to do with this please post on our mailing list or leave a comment on this post.

The first Wednesday of 2018 is January 3rd and we may forgo or postpone that so soon after New Year, we can discuss it at the meal.

Hope to see many of you there 🙂

Dan

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