Articles by John Kristensen

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 10 October

This months TasLUG meeting is next week and will feature the following talks:


Simon Dwyer

ZeroTier is not a VPN…. ZeroTier is a overlay network. Not know the difference? Nether did Simon. Come along and hear how this overlay network technology could change the way you communicate with your infrastructure on daily basis.

John Kristensen

Kubernetes is a container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. John will give a very simple overview of the main Kubernetes components and what they do when an application is deployed.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 10 October 2019 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So arrive at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

We would like to to extend a big thank you to Enterprize for generously allowing us to use their space to hold regular meetings.

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 12 September - Watermans Hotel

September is TasPubLUG time where we head to the pub to talk about Free and Open Source software, hardware and culture… or just generally hang out and have something to eat and drink.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 12 September 2019
Where:
Watermans Hotel (27 Salamanca Place, Hobart)
(the old Quarry Salamanca)

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) it would be great if you can let John know. If a largish number of people plan to come along then we’ll reserve a table.

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 8 August

The month has just begun but TasLUG is almost upon us. This month’s meeting will feature the following talks:


Steven Honson

An introduction to WireGuard, a fast, modern, cross-platform, secure VPN solution that is on a trajectory towards inclusion in the mainline Linux kernel.

Chris Barnard

A short talk about his experience with Aurora’s time-of-use tariff, which is a follow-up to a similar talk he gave last year about TasNetworks.

General Discussion

There should be some time at the end of the meeting to open things up for general discussion and for people to say a few words about any projects they are currently working on.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 8 August 2019 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So arrive at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

We would like to to extend a big thank you to Enterprize for generously allowing us to use their space to hold regular meetings.

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 13 June - Shambles Brewery

Unfortunately the room at Enterprize Hobart is already booked out for next Thursday, so there won’t be a meeting with talks this month as previously planned. However, Julius has volunteered to host the TasLUG meeting while John is away next month, so we will just switch the months around and have talks next month instead.

This month we will instead be having a TasPubLUG at the Shambles Brewery

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 9 May 2019
Where:
Shambles Brewery (222 Elizabeth Street Hobart)
http://www.shamblesbrewery.com.au/

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) it would be great if you can let John know. If a largish number of people plan to come along then I’ll reserve a table.

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 9 May - Shambles Brewery

May is TasPubLUG time where we head to the pub to talk about Free and Open Source software, hardware and culture… or just generally hang out and have something to eat and drink.

Now that meetings are on the second Thursday of the month they long longer clash with A Pint of History at the Shambles Brewery, so we figured we would head back there.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 9 May 2019
Where:
Shambles Brewery (222 Elizabeth Street Hobart)
http://www.shamblesbrewery.com.au/

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) it would be great if you can let John know. If a largish number of people plan to come along then I’ll reserve a table.

Short talks wanted for June Hobart meeting

The June meeting is still a while off yet, but we thought we would try something a little bit different and have a bunch of short talks instead of the usual one or two longer talks.

Some suggestions for things people might want to talk about:

  • some project they are currently working on
  • a useful tool/application/distro they think others should know about
  • some useful tips/tricks
  • a general rant about some topic

Pretty much any topic semi-related to open source software, hardware, or culture would be welcome. If you have a topic you are a bit unsure about, feel free to run the idea by John… he’ll most likely say yes.

If you want to give a short talk, then please drop John a line letting him know the topic and how long you think your talk will be. Ideally we would like to keep talks between 2-10 minutes, but if you need more time let John know and we’ll see what we can schedule in.

We look forward to seeing what people come up with.

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 11 April

April is upon us and with it brings an earlier than usual TasLUG meeting, the second of the year to feature talks:


Ben Short

Grafana is a data visualisation and analytics platform and the project has recently started developing a logging platform called Loki. Ben will take you through setting up some basic network & syslog monitoring using Grafana, Loki, and Docker containers.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 11 April 2019 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in. However, if you arrive after 6:30pm, then we’ll leave a note with a phone number to call as the intercom isn’t near where the talks will be.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So come at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

I would like to to extend a big thank you to Enterprize for generously allowing us to use their space to hold regular meetings.