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Ladies and gentlemen,
My thanks to Anton and John for hosting us at IBM earlier this month.
Our next meeting is at Southampton University on 4th May, starting at 1pm; And we've got a few talks planned:
- Traffic accounting for domestic users – Chris Malton
- Cooking up the PI – Building your own expansion boards – Tim Brocklehurst
Directions are available at http://hantslug.org.uk/2012/10/zepler/
Hope to see you there,
Our March meeting will take place on the Saturday 2nd. We are in our usual place (Building 59, Southampton University), and start at 1pm.
There will hopefully be two talks:
- High Performance Computing – Building a cluster – Tim Brocklehurst
- Improving your broadband – James Bensley
If anyone else wants to give a talk or demo, we can do it on an ad-hoc basis.
There will be a Raspberry PI available to play with, as usual.
If you want internet access at the meeting, [continued...]
For our April meeting, we are privileged to be hosted at IBM Hursley. For those who haven't been before it's a great opportunity. Note that the start time is yet to be decided — watch this space and/or the mailing list for more information.
The plan is to hold the Easter debate at this meeting, but we need some speakers. The topic is (broadly) "The Future of Linux". The exact topics covered are at the discretion of the speakers, but there's plenty to go at, from mobile-space to server-space, SystemD to the Desktop.
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I work for a VoIP and telephony provider, so I can talk about what is VoIP, how does it work, why would you want it, and a beginners guide to making and reciving calls over VoIP.
Some of these questions could cover topics such as;
- Financial benefit to VoiP (for both domestic and business)
- VoIP client recommendation such as land line/desk phones, wireless/DECT phones, softclients for PCs and mobile clients (smartphone apps)
- VoIP provider recommendations
- Common VoIP issues and a resolutions (SIP AGL, NAT, STUN, IPSEC)
I'd like to hear about high performance computing and clustering, a beginners 101 high level overview.
I'd like to hear any talks on programming in Assembly language, either on a standard linux computer or on smaller devices like an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
I've been toying with the idea of doing a talk on IPv6, which is something I've been playing with although I'm certainly no expert.
Hence the title, which indicates that it would be a talk by a beginner, not for one.
If there's any interest, I'll try to get my thoughts together.
Please add comments here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested.