Acer Chromebase 21 - NVIDIA Tegra K1 desktop - Linux install

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 

NVIDIA has done a really good job with the Tegra ARM CPUs. Their latest,
the K1, is fully supported by Linux, and while it usually runs Android,
will run Linux no problem. NVIDIA has fully released and supports Linux on
their silicon.

If somebody wants to buy one of these and set up as a desktop box, I'd love
to see a writeup or video of its running Linux.

Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool

From: Rod-Lists 
Resistance futile! Linux will be assimilated!

Systemd-mount is the newest tool added to systemd by Lennart Poettering. 

The systemd-mount command is similar to the traditional mount command on Linux systems but with some differences. 

Lennart describes in the documentation for systemd-mount, "instead of executing the mount operation directly and immediately, systemd-mount schedules it through the service manager job queue, so that it may pull in further dependencies (such as parent mounts, or a file system checker to execute a priori), and may make use of the auto-mounting logic." 

Systemd-mount was added to systemd Git yesterday and will be part of the upcoming systemd 232 release. This is part of their greater work on transient mounts and automounts within the systemd scope.

Has anyone ever heard of SiteLock?

From: Jonathan Calloway 

I got an email and my ‘customer’ got a phone call from a security analyst and SiteLock.  They claim that my site has been infected with malware.  They’ve placed a text file on the server that shows all of the files that are supposedly infected.

When reviewing the files and comparing them to a recent backup, I noticed two things:  1)They didn’t exist before (at least within the last 2 weeks) and 2) They’re all the same; 98 lines of stuff like this:  

formalization= 'd'; $diffusing='d';$democrats= '$';
$gregor= 'a)EP

Fiber termination

From: David White 
I have an acquaintance who needs fiber terminated and "an access point
setup" (whatever that means). Not sure if the AP is wireless, not sure if
it's fiber, or what.

Regardless, this guy needs someone to terminate a single fiber connection
for him, and I don't do, know, or have the tools for fiber terminations.

If you're interested in doing the job, contact me off list and I'll put you
in touch.

David White
Founder & CEO


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OT: Network Admin Job

From: Nick Smith 
My employer is looking for a good network admin.

If your interested or know someone who is, get your info over to me.

Normal job description below:

=E2=80=A2 Responsible for designing, organizing, modifying, installing, and
supporting a company's computer systems. Designs and installs LANs, WANs,
Internet and intranet systems, and network segments.

=E2=80=A2 High school graduate with some college course work in computer sc=
=E2=80=A2 Considerable (5 years) and current experience as an Administrator=
 on a
medium sized network of servers, desktop systems and communications devices
using current technologies.
=E2=80=A2 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) a plus.
=E2=80=A2 Previous work with financial institutions a plus.
=E2=80=A2 Working knowledge of LAN and WAN topologies and architecture, inc=
Multi VLAN architecture. Must be able to construct, operate and maintain
LAN and WAN Networks. A complete knowledge of Gigabit and Ethernet topology
interfacing with network IP phone systems. Must be able to research and
solve associated problems
=E2=80=A2 Must have knowledge and experience with network firewalls. (Cisco=
 ASA is
=E2=80=A2 A strong knowledge of DNS and DHCP.
=E2=80=A2 Extensive experience with VMware, vCenter Virtualization of Serve=
Certifications and SRM experience a plus.
=E2=80=A2 Some working knowledge of Linux, Windows and associate OS-Level n=
IP configuration. Midrange system knowledge of i5 OS a plus.
=E2=80=A2 Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with other=
s to
solve problems.
=E2=80=A2 Good organizational skills.
=E2=80=A2 Ability to adapt to emerging technology and learn new skills as n=
=E2=80=A2 Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
=E2=80=A2 Ability to perform heavy lifting.
=E2=80=A2 Ability to work flexible hours including occasional weekends and =

=E2=80=A2 Install and support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and i=
=E2=80=A2 Install and maintain network hardware and software.
=E2=80=A2 Maintain integrity of the network.
=E2=80=A2 Maintain data security in a financial environment.
=E2=80=A2 Manage additions and changes to DNS and DHCP systems.
=E2=80=A2 Develop and maintain disaster recovery strategies as it pertains =
to the
network and the bank.
=E2=80=A2 Responds to banking office and/or department requests for assista=
nce and
installations; accurately documents such requests and their resolutions
though the IT work order system; regularly communicates with benefactors of
open work orders until resolution.
=E2=80=A2 Troubleshoots a variety of problems and resolves immediately when
possible; refers unsolved problems to appropriate third party vendors;
monitors problems through ultimate resolution.
=E2=80=A2 Maintains effective working relationships with a variety of outsi=
vendors and Bank employees.
=E2=80=A2 Within the areas of assigned responsibility, maintains the integr=
security and continuity of Bank computer systems though careful attention
to the following details:

Stringent Security Administration, Patch Management and System Upgrades,
Routine Systems Maintenance, Performance and Availability Monitoring,
Detailed Deployment Documentation, Routine Procedures Documentation,
Testing and Verification of Complete and Reliable Backups

=E2=80=A2 Maintains an acceptable level of expertise within the areas of as=
responsibility; participates in scheduled training as well as seeking
continuous self-education though any available IT and banking industry
resources; utilizes knowledge and experience by training other IT team
members as required.
=E2=80=A2 Maintains orderly work and storage areas; ensures the accessibili=
ty of
supplies, tools, parts and equipment, software masters and other IT
resources by returning these items to secure organized repositories when
not in use.
=E2=80=A2 Maintains a working understanding of, and complies with, applicab=
banking regulations, operating procedures and security guidelines.
=E2=80=A2 Regular and predictable attendance.

=E2=80=A2 Prepares non-standard management reports as requested.
=E2=80=A2 Recommends constructive improvements to procedures.
=E2=80=A2 Performs other duties as assigned.
=E2=80=A2 Maintains a working understanding of, and complies with, applicab=
banking regulations as well as internal policies and procedures.

=E2=80=A2 Valid driver=E2=80=99s license.

Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended
periods of time

=E2=80=A2 View computer monitors
=E2=80=A2 Keyboarding
=E2=80=A2 Motion of fingers/hands/wrists/elbows
=E2=80=A2 Sitting
=E2=80=A2 Working from ladders
=E2=80=A2 Stooping and bending
=E2=80=A2 Use of power tools
=E2=80=A2 Lifting computers and related equipment weighting up to 50 pounds=
=E2=80=A2 Travel to other locations.

Employees in this job are required to travel to banking office locations,
other company divisional locations and vendor office locations. Some travel
may require planned or unplanned overnight stays.

Work is performed in an operational office environment. Occasional
situations may require installation and deployment work in areas under
renovation or new construction.

Nick Smith
nick at nicksmith dot us

OT - Geeky coworking space

From: David White 
Mike and I have corresponded a little bit over the past day, and we
actually randomly ran into each other this evening at a networking event
(not literally). He knows what I'm about to say.

I'm (possibly) looking for 2 desks. Not a private office, that's too
expensive right now. A coworking space, where I would have my own desks - 1
for me, 1 for an employee - would be just the ticket.

Downtown isn't really a good option for me, due to the nature of my
business (going in and out a lot, travelling to client offices, carrying
computers / networking / server equipment in and out all the time, etc...).
Also, Society of Work seems expensive. So that's not one I'm willing to

I've posted a part-time (to turn into a full time) job position at, which will give you an idea of what the 2nd
person would be doing.

Besides Mike's place near Signal Mountain, anyone have an office space, or
know of someone who does, that would be an idea fit for what I'm looking

Must haves are phone, internet, and desk.

Access to a private meeting room is a bonus!
David White
Founder & CEO


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OT: TPP mandates enforcement of Non-competes

From: Rod-Lists 
"The connection between Silicon Valley and Detroit (sorry Detroiters) comes in Article 18.78, which requires countries to have laws allowing companies to protect trade secrets and imposing criminal penalties for violators. The language in this section is broad, but it can certainly be interpreted as implying that governments allow for the enforcement of “non-compete” agreements. Non-compete agreements prohibit employees from quitting their job and working for another company in the same industry for a substantial period of time.

This is an important issue for tech companies. Many states allow for the enforcement of non-compete agreements, which companies often put in contracts both to limit their employees’ mobility and also to try to impede competitors. Importantly, California does not. A recent study found that the difference between California’s law and Michigan’s law, which does enforce non-compete agreements, was an important factor in California’s success in the technology sector. Unlike Michigan, it is easy for tech workers in California to quit their jobs and join a new company or start their own."

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Turn Silicon Valley Into Detroit?

OT: Looking to relocate to Florida

From: John Aldrich 
Anyone know of any decent jobs for a "Geek of All Trades"? I'm looking
to possibly relocate to Florida in the next few months. My lady friend
is originally from Cleremont and wants to go back. I'd just as soon go
with her... don't have anything really holding me here except the house
and the job. If I had another job I could deal with the house. :)

  John Aldrich

Off Topic - Properties for rent?

From: John Dills 

I'm looking to move out of my current apartment and into a new one (Friend
got a better job so we're house hunting.)

I'm looking for a 2 bedroom apartment or house for rent. Needs to be $850
or less a month and allow pets.  If anyone here has any properties or knows
of anyone that's renting, please let me know. You can either reply to the
thread or just directly email me.

Thanks again!

John Dills

OT: Security Analyst Job in Nashville

From: Stephen Haywood 
I've got a friend looking for a Security Analyst in Nashville, details are


   - 4+ year=E2=80=99s work experience
   - 1+ years as Security Analyst
   - Experience in Linux administration
   - Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking, such as: IP addressing,
   subnet masks, basic IP routing, TCP/UDP
   - Strong understanding of security operations concepts: perimeter
   defense, BYOD management, data loss protection, insider threat, kill cha=
   analysis, risk assessment, and security metrics
   - Strong understanding of IT operations: help desk, end-point
   management, and server management
   - Ability to analyze data and communicate findings to users, technical
   staff and upper management.
   - Attention to detail
   - Good written and verbal communication skills
   - Ability to effectively network, participate in interdepartmental
   teams, and develop key working relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

   - BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, or
   Information Systems preferred
   - Professional certifications such as Security+, Network+, CCNA, CEH,
   - Experience with 1 or more programming or scripting language such as
   Python, Bash, VBScript
   - Strong understanding of basic visualization techniques
   - Advanced Expertise in at least one of the following: o Splunk,
   Arcsight or other SIEM and logging technologies o Incident Response o
   Malware Reversing o Network Forensics
   - Hands-on advanced level experience with both closed and open source
   SOC technologies to include: o Log management, analytics, and correlatio=
   platforms o SIEM solutions o Forensics toolsets o Pen-Test Frameworks &
   Toolsets o Vulnerability Management Solutions (Nessus, Qualys, Nexpose,
   etc.) o Endpoint Security Toolsets o UTM products
   - Experience in an incident detection and response oriented security
   monitoring environment
   - Knowledge of installing, configuring, and maintaining network and
   security monitoring solutions
   - Experience with Windows PowerShell and Perl scripting

Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting

Fwd: Front-end Web Developer Position (full-time, freelance)

From: James Nylen 
I was contacted about a remote job opportunity for a JavaScript (React.js)
developer in the event registration and ticketing space.  Sounds like a
good gig, but I already have one of those :)

Additional notes from Garth - please contact him at
if you're interested:

> Some developers shy away from our requirements. But if we find the right
React developer then we can find some design resources to help them if they
are not familiar with Photoshop/Illustrator, etc. So you can pass that
along as well.  This position will be the "React expert" for our
development team that orients our core php developers with React. They know
JS, just not React specifically.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Garth Koyle 
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 5:50 PM
Subject: Front-end Web Developer Position (full-time, freelance)

Hello James,

We are looking for a full-time front-end freelance web developer. I found
your information on GitHub and I wonder if you have the right experience
and would be interested?

We build applications for online event registration and ticketing. Our core
product is an extension (plugin) for WordPress which we sell services for
both as a plugin and SaaS.

We are building an event directory that aggregates these events from
thousands of event publishers' self-hosted websites and our SaaS platform.
We want to add a front-end web developer to the team who can help with
UI/UX projects such as this event directory. In addition we plan to spend
some time improving the UI/UX of our core product by enhancing the default
WordPress interfaces and then building a fully custom JS UI. We also have
two brand websites that could use some updating. But, the event directory
will be the first priority.

We need someone with the following experience:

   - *Advanced**:* Photoshop/Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Javascript (React),
   and jQuery, Object Oriented Programming
   - *Intermediate or Beginner**: *PHP, MySQL, WordPress/WordPress CLI,
   Version Control (git)

We give our staff a lot of autonomy, but we are also very collaborative.
You must be focused and self-motivated, have solid planning skills, and
basic marketing and customer skills.

Compensation depends on experience. Again, this is a freelance,
full-time opportunity (~30-40 hours a week).

If you are interested in knowing more, please reply with some examples of
your work and we can set a time to talk.

Thank you,

Garth Koyle

Event Espresso / Event Smart


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2016 SouthEast LinuxFest -- Call for speakers closes soon and much MUCH more!

From: "George P. Burdell" 
Howdy all.   The 2016 SouthEast LinuxFest will be from June 10-12 at the
Sheraton Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, NC.   As usual our event is
totally free to attend.   Our call for speakers is still open but if you
want to speak hurry and submit soon -- it closes on 4/1 (no joke! ;)).  We
love taking a generous helping of talks from regular guys from the region
as speakers.  It's a great chance to tell everybody about your passions and
network with the people who make the software you love and use every day.
We'll be streaming talks again this year free onto YouTube -- but don't
think you'll get the full experience watching from your chair!  We had
scores of people hired to work on the FOSS they love at SELF last year and
we'll have several companies at SELF again this year looking to hire YOU
for your FOSS skills.  And our geeks with guns and craft beer bottle share
events are pretty legit, too!

If anybody from this LUG will be attending -- please email me off list.
SELF is trying to coordinate to send back "swag boxes" to LUGs with
shirts/stickers/etc they can share with their members.

If anybody wants to submit a job to our job board (free!) please feel free
to send that to me off list as well and I'll get that up right away.   We
got several people hired that way last year as well!

If you are interested in submitting a talk, becoming a sponsor, getting
some propaganda to spread on your blog/social media, volunteering,
organizing a carpool, organizing a room share, finding a FOSS job, or
becoming an ambassador, you can get all that information here:

UTC SimCenter Linux / HPC Job Opening

From: "Kite, Mike" 
Friends, this seems like a pretty groovy Linux gig to me in case anyone is interested.

Upstart Help

From: asg 
I=E2=80=99m working through this tutorial, =
ations-with-uwsgi-and-nginx-on-ubuntu-14-04,  and I=E2=80=99m stuck on =
the Create an Upstart Script section. I=E2=80=99ve written the script =
but when I try to sudo start zkm, I get a generic Job Failed to Start =
message. I=E2=80=99ve looked in /var/log/upstart but there is not a log =
file for my service. I=E2=80=99ve added console output to the .conf file =
but it still only displays the generic message. I=E2=80=99ve also =
checked the .conf file syntax with init-checkconf and the syntax is ok. =
Are there any other log files to check or any other methods to find out =
what is causing the service to fail to start?

Here is the .conf file I=E2=80=99m working with.

description "uWSGI server instance configured to serve zkm."
console output

start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [!2345]

setuid www-data
setgid www-data

env PATH=3D/var/www/zkm
chdir /var/www/zkm
exec uwsgi --ini zkm.ini


Stephen Haywood
Owner: ASG Consulting

SIP architect position

From: Matt Keys 
eZuce is looking for a senior, talented and passionate C++/SIP architect. I=
f anybody knows any SIP / C++ folks please feel free to pass the info along=
.  Submit resumes to Here's the job description:

You are a C++ rock star. Creating high performance server side applications=
 for Linux is your way of life. You have mastered the software engineering =
life cycle from architecture, implementation, unit testing and quality cont=
rol, troubleshooting all the way to release engineering and software packag=
ing. You have an affinity to open source and you think you would thrive in =
an open and high energy environment.

- Developing new SIP based components / features for openUC / sipXecs serve=
- Support existing clients
- Enhance current openUC / sipXecs SIP stack, IPv6 support

- Experience in mastering the software engineering life cycle from architec=
ture, implementation, unit testing and quality control, troubleshooting all=
 the way to release engineering and software packaging
- Consulting engineer / architect, team lead, go to person for tough proble=
ms like performance, threading issues and memory leaks
- High unit test code coverage advocate
- Familiar with the most current IETF SIP related standards
- Experience in working with Git
- Experience in working with bug tracking tools (JIRA)
- Automake, Autoconf
- Ability to work in an open and collaborative environment
- RDBMS design principles and concepts (PostgreSQL) , good SQL knowledge. N=
OSQL database concepts (MongoDB)

Strongly Desired:
- Familiar with all modern software libraries available for the Linux platf=
orm - STL, boost
- Expert level know-how in fast/light-weight string parsing algorithms
- Expert in application debugging / profiling tools (Valgrind, Google Perft=

Nice to have:
- Previous experience in open source projects
- Agile (SCRUM) development process knowledge
- Hands on FreeSWITCH, reSIProcate, sipXecs, SER, Kamilio
- Actively participating in the creation of RFCs / keeping yourself up to d=
ate with the current drafts
- Hands on working with cfengine framework

Candidates providing following references should be preferred:
- github account
- proof of activity in larger (open source) communities
- code published on sourceforge, google code

Benefits package
flexible working hours / working location,
opportunity to grow and learn from an open source project / model,
exposure to latest open source technologies,
getting involved in architecture decisions

Another Red Hatter on the LUG....ME!!!

From: Lynn Dixon 
Hey gang.. Just wanted to announce that I accepted a Sr. Cloud Consultant
role at Red Hat.  I am in Raleigh this week getting all hired-up!

For me, this is a dream job, and I will be working with some cool
technology.   One thing my manager discussed with me today is how Red
Hatters are expected to contribute back to the communities, and that LUGs
are a great way to do that.

So, I'll try to post some cool things about CloudForms (ManageIQ)
OpenStack, RHEV (oVirt) and other "cloud-ish" technologies, probably using
my official Red Hat email.

Likewise, if any of you guys know of any groups in the area that discuss
cloud technologies, let me know. I'd like to get involved with them.


From: Mike Smith 
We've got several job openings, some aren't posted so if you don't see
anything that appeals to you, send me your resume.


Senior Storage Engineer position in Chattanooga, great rate available

From: Matt Keys 
I've confirmed it's TVA.

Fw: Senior Storage Engineer position in Chattanooga, great rate available

From: Matt Keys 
Passing it along. The note "that all fabric's are independent, highly secur=
e environment" does have me curious who it is... maybe TVA, bank, check int=
o cash?

Linux job postings, 3 positions in Chattanooga.

From: Jason Brown 
Hey guys!

I have three positions to fill at ARS immediately!  Two are re-posts and
I'm adding the Linux Sysadmin position to the list.

Linux Systems / Network Administrator

     We are expanding our application development team in Chattanooga,
Tennessee and looking for a PHP Application Developer. Applicants must be
comfortable working independently and in collaboration with a small team.

Skills and technologies that apply to this position:

Networking, subnetting, VPN technologies
Linux, Apache, Nginx, Bash, Systems Monitoring
Server virtualization, infrastructure as code, continuous integration
Source control systems, git, svn, etc
Cloud based services and APIs
High availability, load balancing, and distributed session management
Some PHP / Web development experience is also helpful

PHP Application Developer

     We are expanding our application development team in Chattanooga,
Tennessee and looking for a PHP Application Developer. Applicants must be
comfortable working independently and in collaboration with a small team.

Skills and technologies that apply to this position:

PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS
Web applications built on modern frameworks, we use Symfony2 and Doctrine
Source control systems, git and svn
Cloud based services and APIs
NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB and Redis
High availability, load balancing, and distributed session management

DevOps / IAAS Developer

     We are expanding our application development team in Chattanooga,
Tennessee and looking for a DevOps / IAAS Administrator. Applicants must be
comfortable working independently and in collaboration with a small team.

Skills and technologies that apply to this position:

Networking, subnetting, VPN technologies
Linux, Apache, Nginx, Bash, Systems Monitoring
Server virtualization, infrastructure as code, continuous integration
Source control systems, git, svn, etc
Cloud based services and APIs
High availability, load balancing, and distributed session management
Some PHP / Web development experience is also helpful

How to apply:
     Please send a resume and salary requirements to
Applicants including examples of previous work and/or open source
contributions will be given first consideration.

About ARS
With over 250 employees across our Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee
offices, we=E2=80=99re known for focusing on client service, results and an
unending love of creativity. We work with with some of America=E2=80=99s mo=
beloved brands: Sears, Walmart, P&G, Whirlpool, Craftsman, Kimberly-Clark,
Maytag, PBS Kids and many more.

Benefits & Perks:
Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal & more)
Pre-tax insurance benefits, including medical, dental and vision
Company-paid life insurance
401K match & vesting plan
Discounted prices on appliances and electronics

Jason Brown