Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Almost One of the Cool Kids

I have been saying that I was going to start brewing my own beer. Well today I just bought my homebrewing starter kit, to much prodding from my friend Tristan. I bought the glass starter kit from northern brewer along with the extra pale ale ingredient kit. Now that I bought my kit I can't wait to get it and start on my first batch. I guess now that is only left is to step up the drinking to gather more bottles. Look forward to recipes and pictures of my brews as they are made and also if you are ever in my area just stop on by and try some of my brew.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Chicago Gnome Users Unite

I have been currently in the planning process for the first meeting of the Chicago Gnome User Group. I have decided to have our meeting be on June 2nd at 3:00 pm. The location will be decided in the next week, I am having the meeting at the same venue as the Chicago GLUG meeting on that same day so I am waiting on that location to be decided upon. So far the agenda for the first meeting is going to have only one presentation, which will be an overview of my ideas for the group. One of my ideas is to have a 5 or 10 minute talking featuring a specific Gnome/GTK application. Another idea is having presentations about the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines and GTK to help introduce users to help contribute back to the communitity. I also want have bug squash days where we work together to try and fix as many bugs in a day as we can. If any of this sounds like fun or if you enjoy using Gnome stop by our meeting. We also have a brand new mailing list which can be found here. Any more information about our meeting will be sent out via the mailing list and it will be posted on this blog.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Book Suggestions

Dear LazyWeb,

Currently at my job we have 3 Debian severs, 30 Windows clients and 4 iMac clients so I am look for good book suggestions for various topics pertaining to our lab. The reason for the books is that my replacements can have something to help them learn about the topics but also as a reference in case there is a problem. So ideally the books would be good for learning and reference. The topics are:

  • Debian Server Administration

  • Samba

  • Mac OSX

  • ipTables

  • Any other general Sys Admin book

Any suggestion can be left as comments to this post or email them to kharriss#chicagolug.org.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Half Way There, Almost Summertime

As fellow students know that time of year is almost here, the time when all students take a giant sigh of relief at being done with another year of school. Well I am almost half done with this semester I have 1 more paper to write and 1 more final. Hopefully this paper and exam go well and so that I am done with my undergraduate degree and graduating this Saturday. I am looking forward to Friday afternoon when I will be finished with all of my class and ready to celebrate. I am also looking forward to having the time to work on my projects this summer. So far my plans for this summer are as follows: