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Tübix Community Conference in Southern Germany

I went to my first Tübix this year. Tübingen is a beautiful college town ( Universitätsstadt ) on the Neckar river in southwestern Germany.

I particularly enjoyed the talks on SSH and authentication, both of which led into my talk on privacy and security via a password manager. I picked up a couple new ways of explaining things from the SSH talk and look forward to listening to it again.

PLUG has two topics for August, Tech Debt and /etc/alternatives

PLUG has two topics for August.

Ed Nicholson - Technical Debts and Digital Assets

Exploring the analogy of debt and real world financial obligations, as a context for a software's or system's life cycle. Debt and Software are both fundamentally types of Intangible Assets. This talk is an exploration of how the much older asset class, Debt, may be usefully applied in understanding the relative newcomers, Software and Systems.

der.hans - Introduction to /etc/alternatives

PLUG July East Valley Meeting Wrapup

Thursday's PLUG meeting for July went well. We had a large crowd for mid-summer including lots of new faces.

Announcements included an opening for teaching electronics at a local community college. The department head showed up, so I handed it over to him for descriptions of the classes and what they need. He's adamant about a GNU/Linux infrastructure being vital to the success of the program and has hired 4 previous instructors from PLUG.

Online Privacy and Security Using a Password Manager

[This is an article I wrote for Linux Journal]

Internet and cloud companies do not have perfect security. We're all familiar with large scale data theft from big corporations. While most do a great job considering the attacks against them, you can do your part by protecting your own accounts.

It's common wisdom to use a different password for each account. Better yet is using a unique email address as well. That quickly becomes unwieldy, so we need an external brain.

Tübix times two

Tübix has kindly accepted two of my proposals for the beginning of June conference in Tübingen, Germany.

In the morning I will be showing uMatrix, a privacy and security webextension browser add on. Via a simple interface uMatrix allows personal rules for website cookies, JavaScript, CSS, pictures and video.

In the afternoon I will be speaking on privacy and security via better control o
f account credentials and private data.

Both talks will be in German. The conference is in German and Schwäbisch.

uMatrix for PLUG

I will be presenting uMatrix at PLUG in May.

I'm looking forward to Barbara's presentation on power company planning to kick off our infrastructure series, SRP Resource Planning.

Aaron is crossing over from his security meetings to talk about Social Media Safety.

uMatrix is a webextension security and privacy add on for Firefox.

Personal Online Security, Privacy, and Password Management for Ubucon at SCaLE 16x

My "Personal Online Security, Privacy, and Password Management" for Ubucon at SCaLE is tomorrow.

I'm looking forward to giving the presentation in conjunction with SCaLE. It was popular when I gave it at Linuxfest Northwest a couple years ago and the many times I've given it for local groups.

Last year Linux Journal used my article as the cover story. The article was based on the presentation I will be giving at Ubucon.

SCaLE16x talk moved to Saturday

My SCaLE 16x talk was moved to Saturday afternoon at 15:00. The talk is an example driven introduction to regular expressions.

"Regular Expressions: A guided tour"
Saturday, March 10th
15:00 - 16:00
Room 101

The talk was Sunday, but SCaLE asked me to switch with another presenter when a scheduling conflict arose.

#regex #SCaLE16x #FLOSS #FLOSSevent

regexen at SCaLE

SCaLE accepted my regular expressions talk for Sunday afternoon, Regular Expressions: A guided tour.

SCaLE is in Pasadena at the beginning of March.

It's a great, inexpensive, volunteer run Free Software conference.

My talk is an example driven introduction to regular expressions. It uses plain English to explain regular expression concepts, syntax and language. Common tools such as grep, sed and awk will provide conduits for demonstrating regular expressions.

bookending SeaGL

I'm bookending SeaGL's schedule this year. The first hour of presentations includes my SSH talk and the last hour includes my intermediate Bash talk.

SSH and the shell: go forth securely

Intermediate shell scripting: getting more bash for your $

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