K.S. Bhaskar on 7 Jul 2012 08:59:38 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] July and August speakers needed!

As I will be out of town on Aug 19, I can't give Sam a ride if he is scheduled for August. ÂBoth July and September work for me.

-- Bhaskar

On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM, Paul L. Snyder <plsnyder@drexel.edu> wrote:
Thanks, Sam. ÂSo, how would it be if I put you down for a system
monitoring talk at Central for August 8? ÂLet me know if you feel like
taking Bhaskar up on a ride from the train station to the West meeting

Anyone else have an idea for next week's North or the following meeting's


On Thu, 05 Jul 2012, Mike wrote:

> +1 for the system monitoring talks at PLUG Central
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> I've said this before but I'm willing to present. Here's a quote of topics
> I've said I can present on in the past. I do know that there's a few
> people who expressed particular interest in hearing more about Gimp,
> Icinga, and SELinux. As well as some of the simpler topics. As of right
> now I'm only participating in PLUG central at USP.
> As far as meeting topics go I can cover a variety of topics. I can't do
> > the month of June as I have a night class on Wednesdays but I'll be off for
> > the summer. So I should be good after June to present at PLUG. Topics in
> > which I can present include...
> >
> >Â Â - *Data Storage Practices:* RAID with mdadm; mirroring drives using
> >Â Â rsync (recommended options); Large Volume Management to create one drive
> >Â Â from many other drives; interrogating the S.M.A.R.T. controller on hard
> >Â Â drives in order to possibly predict a drive failure or diagnose potential
> >  problems currently experienced. I could also talk about ways to use them
> >  together. I can even cover how I personally utilize the techniques for my
> >Â Â own personal data integrity.
> >Â Â - *System Monitoring Part 1:* How to effectively set up Icinga (Nagios
> >Â Â fork) and write plugins so you're informed of the information you may
> >  desire most. https://www.icinga.org/
> >Â Â - *System Monitoring Part 2:* How to historically monitor system
> >  performance. This is most useful for looking at performance trends. I can
> >  cover either munin or PNP4Nagios. I can also discuss how to integrate them
> >Â Â with Icinga so that you only need one interface to interact with them
> >  both. http://munin-monitoring.org/ or http://www.pnp4nagios.org/
> >Â Â - *Apache Virtual hosts:* Good practices for setting up Apache virtual
> >Â Â hosts with Large Installation System Administration in mind.
> >Â Â - *JBoss Administration* (can be a multi-part in depth presentation):
> >Â Â I'll dive into JBoss AS 7 and show you the power which sets RedHat JBoss
> >  above the rest. There's a lot I can cover here so I'll try to decide on
> >  topics which would be most useful during a presentation. I'll even give
> >Â Â you a short comparison of JBoss EAP 6 which is the enterprise equivalent of
> >  JBoss AS 7. http://www.jboss.org/ or
> >Â Â http://www.redhat.com/products/jbossenterprisemiddleware/
> >Â Â - *Basic SELinux Administration*: Troubleshooting applications against
> >  SELinux and getting your apps running along size SELinux enforcement. I'm
> >Â Â still relatively new to SELinux but I think I can bring some
> >Â Â troubleshooting techniques to the table which you may find useful.
> >Â Â http://selinuxproject.org/
> >Â Â - *GIMP Presentation*: I can discuss graphic editing with the GNU
> >  Image Manipulation Program. In this discussion I can give an overview of
> >  most of the tools and dialogs as well as their usage. I can discuss
> >  certain graphics concepts and best practices. Topics and concepts can
> >Â Â include: Channels, Layers, Masks and Selection, Recommended plugins and
> >Â Â some basic usage, Recommended sources for brushes and patterns, organizing
> >Â Â the interface, cut out a web template for designing a page and creating
> >  image maps, or possibly others. Features and changes in the new GIMP 2.8
> >  since GIMP 2.6 and older if you have previous experience with it. I can
> >Â Â discuss exciting future developments of GIMP which will be planned.
> >Â Â - *Bash Introduction*: Navigating the filesystem through a terminal.
> >Â Â A discussion behind the logic of bash, using one liners, and stringing
> >  together utilities to accomplish a goal. Topics can include: What
> >Â Â Configuration scripts are used and how, environment variables and parameter
> >Â Â expansion, introduction to a common set of utilities which will likely be
> >Â Â most useful when solving problems, writing scripts, regular
> >Â Â expressions/patterns, whatever else I think of if this presentation is
> >  chosen. This is a relatively broad topic as you're only limited by your
> >Â Â imagination when it comes to using the system utilities and bash logic.
> >Â Â - *vim Introduction*: I've been using vim for a couple of years now
> >  and have picked up some useful tips and tricks along the way. I can give
> >Â Â an overview of the command modes, useful shortcuts for quick navigation and
> >Â Â editing, window and tab management/navigation, command execution from
> >Â Â within vim, how to effectively use the help documentation, user
> >Â Â customizations on the fly and persistent customizations, anything else I
> >Â Â can think of while presenting (maybe touch briefly on vim plugins?).

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