September PLUG Meeting

Shell Fun

Jason Wallwork will be showing off the Linux shell, also referred to as the terminal or console. The shell gives you access to various commands and utilities that you can run without ever reaching for the mouse. Linux is great as a graphical desktop but if all you do is is run graphical commands, you're only scratching the surface of Linux. Real power lies in in the shell. It sounds ominous but it's actually quite easy. Even beginners can learn it and our president will show you how. There will be lots of times for questions along the way. Bring your laptop with any version of Linux and follow along!

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7 PM
Yes, that's THIS Monday.

Applewood Manor
1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Parking is on the east (right) side. Entrance is at the front of the building. From the front, go down the hall to the right, and enter the last door on the left.

There will be a draw prize for a free eBook of your choice from O'Reilly.

Hope you can make it!

After the meeting, everyone is invited to Tim Horton's on Lansdowne West (near Canadian Tire and Sobey's). They have free wireless in addition to their tasty doughnuts and coffee.

Note: PLUG MUG nights continue every MONDAY night except the week of a regular PLUG meeting (as long as there is interest). Please check the forums for the weekly sign-up list.

PLUG websites changes: Update

The forum software has been upgraded to SMF 2 and the new antispam package installed. The Babylon theme didn't appear to transfer cleanly so it's been disabled. We'll try and fix this but it's not a high priority. In the meantime, enjoy the new darker default theme. There are two others to choose from (default SMF themes) but if you don't like either, visit and suggest another. We're happy to include other themes.


PLUG website changes - Portal, SMF

We've been trying out a new module for blocking spam. So far, so good, only about 2 out of 1500 spammy signups/comments on the Drupal portal (what you're looking at now) of the site have made it through. Unfortunately, between the time I disabled the old spamblock module (which wasn't very good) and the new, hundreds of spam comments were made to articles. There were a small number of legitimate comments but not being a SQL guru, I didn't know how to separate the wheat from the chaff in an efficient manner. So, I deleted them all. Our apologies to those posters for their lost comments.


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