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Saint Louis Unix Users Group

The Saint Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) is an IRS 501c(6) designated not-for-profit professional association dedicated to education and communication among computer users. SLUUG members include many Linux and UNIX professionals, Networking experts, System experts, hobbyists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, BSD and other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products, projects and services.

We have met continuously since we incorporated in July 1992.

All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.

Monthly Technical Presentations

Connection instructions will first be sent to our mailing lists and then linked here .

We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, smoke and mirrors, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

Sometime after 7:00 PM we attempt a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),


Where!

  • Online Sessions only.
  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • These sessions will use remote video service.

When!

Wednesday August 10th, 2022

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

Next scheduled meeting dates

Possible Future Topics

What!

Something fundamental, introductory, instructive, short, simple or small.

BASE Topic: Jupyter using CoLab

Presenter: Robert Citek

To borrow from Wikipedia, "Project Jupyter is a community run project with a goal to develop open-source software, open-standards, and services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages." The name Jupyter is somewhat of a portmanteau of Julia, Python, and R, the three initial core languages.

And one way to get started using Jupyter and experience "interactive computing" is by enabling and using Google's Colaboratory ( aka CoLab ), a free service available via Google Drive. CoLab is not a full Jupyter environment, but there's enough there that you can create Markdown documents, develop Python code, explore data, and even run shell commands.

In this talk I will show how to get started with CoLab and demonstrate some of its capabilities using excerpts from Scott Granneman's "Linux Phrasebook."

References:

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Jupyter

- https://colab.research.google.com/

- https://granneman.com/writing/books/linux-phrasebook


Something more advanced, detailed, important, new, profound, significant, timely or useful.

MAIN Topic: Locking Down Browser Search Engines

Presenter: Scott Granneman

What web browsers are doing for your privacy (Chrome, Brave, Edge, Firefox, Vivaldi, Safari)

This is somewhat of a "Part 2" BUT WILL stand on its own!

Scott will add a few final comments about Brave but also some other browsers.

He'll then go into detail about securing the Search Engine you access from your browsers.

Last Month:

Web browsers are the most important software on most computers, but if you are not careful, you can inadvertently reveal way too much information about yourself to websites, companies, and even the Web browser makers themselves. In this talk Scott is going to give advice and instructions for locking down browsers, as well as showing you some of the very cool new browsers on the scene. And on top of that, Scott is going to cover some brand new, not-Google, don't-track-you search engines as well.


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