Longtime member Palmerston North Linux Users Group John Eyres writes:
Hi, at [last week]’s meeting I asked if anyone could help with UPS and networking for the guys I work with. They have muscular dystrophy, and can’t move/breathe on their own. The UPS works OK, but the batteries are getting old. Their cabinet is too small. … Please email me if you have any ideas. They do their own scripting, home automation and development…
Re-using the same passwords on multiple sites causes a lot of security problems, but humans aren’t good at remembering a large number of passwords. Part of a good solution is a secure password manager. Tom will demonstrate a few Linux-friendly options, including his own favourite, password-store.
Speaker: Nick Skarott
AV1 is another in a line of freely available patent free video codecs. But despite the fact other free codecs exist like VP9, adoption of this codec outside of YouTube is next-to-non existent. What makes AV1 different to the point that has streaming giants like Netflix and Twitch to all the big hardware vendors like Intel, AMD and Nvidia joining the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia)?
The Palmerston North Linux Users Group would like to publicly thank outgoing President Nick Skarott for his efforts and contributions as President of the club for the past two to three years, during what would have been a shaky and uncertain part of the club’s history were it not for his dedication and effort.
It is because of Nick that we are still going strong as a club into 2018. We are all very grateful to him, and glad that he’s staying on to continue as part of our new committee. Thank you, Nick!
This month we are lucky enough to have Max Dietrich speaking to us about his experiences in building a Fly Buys micro-service platform.
Max was a developer on the Fly Buys redevelopment, moving the platform to a cloud-based micro-service architecture. The platform is based on Alchemy and Advanced Message Queuing Protocol frameworks. Alchemy is a framework for creating highly available systems that are built from micro-services. Alchemy includes service discovery, easy deployment, smart load balancing and is a polyglot, so you can use the best languages to solve all your problems.