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Meetings of the LSGA (Linux Supporters Group, Adelaide)

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) at

The Adelaide South-West Community Centre,
171 Sturt Street,
Adelaide, South Australia

opening at 1915, starting at 1930 and going until about 2200 or so.

There is a main talk for about an hour, a coffee break, then another shorter talk, and 'talk-to-a-geek' discussion with the other Linux/PC enthusiasts about computers, computer problems, etc. from then on.

Our librarian has a range of donated books and recent Linux magazines for perusal at the meetings.

The committee normally meets between 1800 and 1915 before the monthly meeting.


Coming Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2017 October T.B.A.

See further down for all our talks.


The LSGA Workshops

The committee holds one or two workshops during the year, at our normal meeting time and venue. This allows people to bring in their computers and go into various topics in a practical way and in a depth that is not possible during our more formal meetings. Topics are chosen from amongst our talks given in previous months and from our Linux Learners' Lounge (see below). They shall be advertised on our blog in advance, in addition to ad-hoc topics arising on the night.

A previous LSGA Workshop, about Command Line 'bash', was held on Wednesday 4th July 2012.

Here are details of the contents of the 'bash' workshop.

The most recent LSGA Workshop, about Networking and remote networked computers, was held on Wednesday 6th august 2014.

Here are details of the contents of the 'network' workshop.

In addition, topics might be be chosen from this list.


The Linux Learners' Lounge

In addition, for those in Adelaide, we are generally at the Centre from 1400 to 1600+ every Friday, from the first Friday in February (skipping Good Friday) thru the first Friday in December.

If you want to drop in to our "Linux Learners' Lounge" and bring your computer we might be able to help you with a range of Linux issues on the spot. No guarantees, of course. $2 covers centre costs for tea, coffee, biscuits; $3 if we can help you with a problem.

Here are details of recent issues dealt with at the Linux Learners Lounge.


The LSGA Public Courses

The LSGA sometimes gives public courses on Linux. These introduce Linux to Windows refugees who might be thinking of alternatives to XP as support for XP comes to an end and for whom windows 8.1 is disappointing.

We presented a course to the University of the Third Age in 2010. Here are details of the LSGA U3A Linux Course for Sep-Oct 2010.

We have successfully completed our course at the Adelaide City Library (Digital Hub) on 24th and 31st July 2015. Here are details of the LSGA DigiHub Linux Course for July 2015.

We have been asked to run another course at the Adelaide City Library (Digital Hub) on 8th and 15th September 2016 as part of eSmart Week 2016 and the National Year of Digital Inclusion. Here are details of the LSGA DigiHub Linux Course for September 2016.

We are presenting a Linux Course to The University of the Third Age at The Box Factory, Adelaide, from 1000-1200 on Friday 24th March 2017. Here is a broad outline of the LSGA U3A Linux Course for March 2017.


All the LSGA Monthly Talks

2017: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2017 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2017 February You're the Speaker! with your opinions on this set of three propositions
2017 March The GPT using BIOS and UEFI + Open Source Mapping using 'OpenStreetMap'.
2017 April Open Street Map + Install Debian-9 + Latex and Loving it + The Linux kernel compared
2017 May Wirelessly Printing to a Printer on a Network
2017 June Q&A 'from the floor': What have you found lately in your travels in computer land?
2017 July Winter Solstice Pizza Night including Show-and-Tell Session
2017 August The 'diff' Program + The Quick Question Quest + The Forum.
2017 September Email Encryption: Just Do It! + Quick Question Quest + The Forum.

2016: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2016 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2016 February Newbie Tips & Tricks + How to and Why Install CyanogenMod on your Phone & Tablet
2016 March Newbie Tips & Tricks + an Introduction to the Capabilities of the GoPro 'Hero' Action Camera
2016 April Beginners Bash Scripting for Fun and Profit + A Glimpse of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
2016 May What about Analogue Computers + Drawing and Photos using the GIMP
2016 June Linux Tips and Tricks + Inkscape: An Introduction to a Vector Graphics Program
2016 July Winter Solstice Pizza Night including Show-and-Tell Session.
2016 August Whole-Disc Encryption + a Relational Database Application + Family Trees using Prolog.
2016 September Decision Trees and Random Forests: how machines can learn to classify.
2016 October Linux Essentials: Mastering The vim Editor.
2016 November HTTPS: What you might need to know about it + Overview of an Animal-Feeding Computer.
2016 December End-of-Year Xmas Party: Pizzas and Funny Videos

2015: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2015 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2015 February A hands-on exposition of the “docker” container virtualisation technology.
2015 March How to Login to your Home Computer from Anywhere + Using Fuzzy Logic to Control an Air-Conditioner.
2015 April Celebrate Easter and Consider our Response to the illegal data-retention regime.
2015 May Things We Like to Talk About: Computers, Apps and Travel.
2015 June Theory and Practice of Using a TV Tuner in Linux + Some Useful Tips for using the 'dd' command.
2015 July The Relationship between Tablet and Tower: What influences the User Interface, and Why
2015 August Pizza Night ! etc ...
2015 September Windows 10 Privacy Concerns; Follow a Prolog Program; Handle the Model 2B’ Raspberry Pi
2015 October A Demonstration of the Pi Camera on the ‘Model 2B’ Raspberry Pi nanocomputer
2015 November Cats: Some Fun with '/bin/netcat' used to Stream the RasPiCam + Commandline Humour
2015 December End-of-Year Xmas Party: Pizzas and Funny Videos

2014: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2014 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2014 February Network-Attached Storage using Linux-based Nano-Computers
2014 March GRUESOME STUFF: an iMac dissected; are there signs of life in it?
2014 April You've seen the news: "XP Expires". So what on earth is to be done?
2014 May (No meeting due to clash with another Centre event)
2014 June Our Solstice Celebration [including some 'Tux food', etc.]
2014 July An Introduction to the Python Programming Language
2014 August Exercises in Dealing with Remote Computers: SSH and Friends
2014 September What Makes Computers Tick: an Analysis of a Simple Instruction Set
2014 October How Compilers Work: the Low-Down on High-Level Languages
2014 November windows-10|macos-10|debian-010 + Installing and using virtualbox.
2014 December End-of-Year Xmas Party: Pizzas and Funny Videos

2013: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2013 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2013 February Tractability (and Intractability!)
2013 March Introduction to Wayland
2013 April Some 15-minute Mini-Talks on Subjects of Speakers Choice
2013 May Myths and Reality of Computers & Artificial Intelligence.
2013 June Scientific/engineering/computing film; CuBox nanocomputer demo.
2013 July Just an Informal Get-Together.
2013 August HTML (the HyperText Mark-up Language): A Tutorial.
2013 September Bootable Multiple-Distro USB Stick with persistent data.
2013 October Ad-hoc Mini-talks: a bit on bash and a bit on encryption.
2013 November Wine (not the Windows API) and Cheese (not the Photo App).
2013 December End-of-Year Xmas Party: BBQ and Funny Videos

2012: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2012 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2012 February Overview of Kernel Concepts
2012 March Mini Talk-Fest (10 minutes each attendee)
2012 April The 'Raspberry Pi' ARM-based single-board computer
2012 May An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Computing
2012 June About Cellular Automata (Finite State Machines)
2012 July Workshop on Command-Line (bash) and how to get bash Help
2012 August A Whole Heap about Spreadsheets
2012 September Smart Phones: A Look at the Latest Technology
2012 October A Tutorial on 'Gnu Cash'
2012 November An Introduction to 3D Printing, with Demonstration
2013 December End-of-Year Xmas BBQ and some Funny Videos!

2011: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2011 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2011 February Report on LinuxConf-2011 held recently in Brisbane
2011 March An introduction to the GRUB2 bootloader
2011 April Advanced Options in Google
2011 May Demonstration of the XBox Kinect Sensor
2011 June A visit to the Adelaide Weather Bureau
2011 July LSGA 5th Birthday Party.
2011 August The Development of Chaos Theory.
2011 September Wifi: Transmission Theory, Practice and Jargon.
2011 October Introduction to 3D printing, with demonstration
2011 November Numerically-Controller Printing Machines.
2011 December End-of-Year BBQ and Films.

2010: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2010 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2010 February Report on LinuxConf 2009 + Satellites and Ham Radio in Linux
2010 March SSH Encryption Basics + Steganography & White-Noise Encryption
2010 April SQL (Structured Query Language) and MyPHP
2010 May Second Linux Workshop
2010 June A new cool way to back up all your data
2010 July The Latest CPUs in Personal Computers; Manipulate Images in Linux.
2010 August Creating a live USB Boot Stick for kubuntu
2010 September The 'P' in 'LAMP’ — PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
2010 October Third Linux Workshop
2010 November Virtualisation
2010 December End-of-Year BBQ and Films.

2009: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2009 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2009 February Report on LinuxConf 2009 + Setting up an Ad-Hoc Wireless Network
2009 March XP/Linux + Memorytest + ACER AspireOne
2009 April Controlling an LCD + A gentle introduction to 'C'
2009 May KDE 4 Appreciation + Configure a Linux Gateway
2009 June First Linux Workshop
2009 July File Permissions in Linux + A Lot about AI/Prolog
2009 August Cryptography: Using GPG in Linux + Current State of PC Hardware
2009 September Lots about Linux Viruses, Trojans, and Worms
2009 October Dealing with Laptops: the internals
2009 November Managing Booting Options: grub and friends
2009 December Film Night and BBQ

2008: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2008 January (no meeting; the Linux Conf. is on)
2008 February Command-line Scripting using bash+cmd+psh
2008 March Report on the National Linux Conference 2008
2008 April What ITShare Does and How it Began
2008 May Introduction to the X Window System
2008 June Blogging with Wiki and WordPress
2008 July Delivering FOSS to Papua New Guinea
2008 August Airstream Community Wireless and Linux
2008 September Compiling the Kernel and the Synaptic Package Manager
2008 October An Appreciation of the OpenOffice.org suite
2008 November Mandriva 09 + Blender + Build a fast PC + Magnetic Tape backup
2008 December Film Night: showing "Hackers"

2007: List of Talks at our Monthly Meetings

2007 July A Look at the One-Laptop-Per-Child Project
2007 August Demonstration of Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn
2007 September How to Use the Picasa Photo Program
2007 October How to Set Up a Network
2007 November Programming the Squeak System
2007 December Film Night: The Pirates of Silicon Valley

About the Linux Supporters Group

This link gives a summary of the history of our group for your interest.


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