OT? chattacon

From: Stephen Kraus 
I don't know if I'll make it up.

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:28 PM, Aaron Welch  wrote:

> I may go to hock some of my geeky gear that I have amassed.  Still trying
> to find out about vendor booths.
> -AW
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 26, 2015, at 2:12 PM, Ed King  wrote:
> >
> > so who all's going to Chattacon?   I think I might actually try and go
> to this one.   I haven't been to a con since...  oh, before you were born
> (or 1989, whichever came first).    At least I think it was 1989.  I'm not
> even sure if it was a Chattacon, or some other con.   All I remember was
> that it  it was held at the convention center and Doohan/Scotty and
> Takei/Sulu were guests and I got autographs.
> >
> > engage
> >
> >
> > 

A cool CHEAP Hardware hack!!!

From: Phil Sieg 
I am building a couple of cheap quad core hackintoshes using stock Dell =
Boxen and upgrading video cards.

I was shopping for Core2 Quad processors (Q9650) and was shocked to see =
them at $100 and more! Awful damned old for that price.

Soooo I was googling around and found this: =

So an EASY way to use LGA 771 XEON CPU=E2=80=99s in Core2 Duo/Quad =
motherboards. More cache, better overclocking, and lower temps=E2=80=A6 =
OH YEAH and HALF the PRICE!=20

The Quad core Xeon comparable to the Q9650 core2 quad is $46 instead of =


Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Why would you use ASP AND PHP?

From: Rod-Lists 
I understand each is part of a stack and you use the stack of your choice.
But why would you mix asp and php on a website?

I just noticed the local sheriffs site uses both.

Fwd: Great Developer Opportunity in Kennesaw, GA

From: gary hasty 
If anyone is looking for such

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chuck Shirley 
Date: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Subject: Great Developer Opportunity in Kennesaw, GA
To: GaryHasty 

Hi Gary!

I am a recruiter here at CyberCoders who specializes in placing Developer
candidates as well as similar positions in Kennesaw, GA and other locations

I am emailing you in case you think you would be a great fit for the
position listed below.  Please check out the link and apply if you are
interested in hearing more about the job.  :)

Also - If you refer a friend I end up placing at any of my open jobs, I
will give you an iPad for the referral!

This position is for a Developer in Kennesaw, GA.

*For more details on this job or to apply simply visit CyberCoders:*


*Not a fit for this job?  Search all of our open jobs:*


You can use the link below at any time if you would like us to hold off on
emails to you about new opportunities.

 Thank you,

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Follow Us: 

 | View My Bio and Open Jobs

Best free Dynamic DNS service

From: John Aldrich 
Hey, guys... I have been using No-Ip and DynDNS up until recently, but
DYNDNS apparently no longer offers free Dynamic DNS. I like to have
redundant host names on different services, in case one of them gets
FUBARed or something, I can still reach my linux box at home. :)
Anyone got a suggestion for another dynamic DNS service?

  John Aldrich

"Best computer you can buy for $499"

From: John Aldrich 

Microsoft Surface Pro. Wonder if you can wipe it and install Linux or
Android? :)

  John Aldrich


From: jared@fastmail.com
Hello Chugalug (Chugaluggers?)! Just stumbled on the webpage. Nice to know there are fellow nixers out here in God's country. 

Little bit about me: my wife and I live here in Cleveland, as I'm finishing up a (long-awaited) degree here at Lee University. I just started with Linux a little under two years ago. I'm an aspiring mediocre disc golfer, and proud owner of several old machines that Windows didn't run on anymore and were gifted to me. 

I'm aiming for CCNA once graduated, and I really love working at the intersection between networking hardware and software. I do a smattering of programming, but usually if it can't be done with sed, grep, or iterating over a list, I feel frustrated for a few minutes and then move on. I suppose that's it? 

Anyway, hello!
Jared H.

Be careful with your amazon api keys

From: Randy Yates 

Google reads my email!

[OT] Job Posting

From: Benjamin Stewart 
Astec Industries, the company I work for, is searching for candidates for
an IT Help Desk position here in Chattanooga. It's mostly a Windows shop,
but we do use Linux occasionally where we can. Our IT department is a small
team, so there's lots of room to learn new skills, and every day is

Send resumes to helpdeskapplicants@astecindustries.com

HR speak follows:

Swap Meet

From: Keith 
Great to meet all of you IRL, and thanks for the equipment. Thanks, Dave,
for getting this together. This should help me get a lab going in the new

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, John Alcock 

Photo Doctor

From: Mike Harrison 

> On Dec 8, 2014, at 11:52 AM, stephen@averagesecurityguy.info wrote:
> I have an old picture that is approximately 12x24 that needs to be scanned, retouched, and framed. The picture has been rolled up for years so it is hard to get it to lay flat and it has a number of creases in it. Any recommendations for someone local that does this kind of work? Feel free to reply off list.

Tracy at the Photo Doctor on Bailey Avenue. 

This is what he does, he does a lot of it. 

He’s done some very nice work for Nancy and myself. He’s good at it. He’s not cheap. 

But two blow-ups that I have that he did from small old photo’s look like museum grade mural. 

he’s also done work for my Dad (genealogy) and other friends.

"Tracy Knauss can be reached at the Photo Doctor at 629-5378.”


PCEngines APU1D4 for sale... Perfect pfSense box!

From: Lynn Dixon 
Well everyone, I am selling my fairly new APU1D4.  I moved to Ooltewah, and
got the 1 gig service from EPB.  Unfortunately, this little APU doesnt have
the horsepower to handle a full 1 Gbps throughput.  I was routinely seeing
about 600 Mbps on the little guy but never could get it above 700 or so.

So, I picked up a Lanner FW-8760 off ebay, running an i7 processor and 16
gig ram, and it is able to handle routing traffic at a full 1 Gbps.  Thus,
I am selling the APU.

Its a great unit, with only a few hours of use on it. Runs pfSense like a
champ.  Just be aware, that it will only be able to route traffic at about
600 Mbps through its WAN interface.  Its really low power, at only about 12
watts.   I have added several options to this unit that I will sell with
it. Here is the full list of goods:

APU1D4 main board
Black enclosure built for the mainboard
Wall wart power supply
WLE200NX miniPCI express card  capable of 802.11b/g/n
Two dual band antennas and pigtails
80 gig Mini-PCIe SSD drive installed

I have about $275 invested in the kit, including the SSD.  I am asking $225
for the entire kit which is assembled and will come with a clean install of
the latest pfSense nightly on it.

You can get the details on the APU here:
http://store.netgate.com/kit-APU1C4.aspx  As well as price shop the
accessories I am including with it.

If your interested, give me an email at boodaddy@gmail.com and I will send
you my phone number.

Chattanooga Map T-Shirt

From: Nate Hill 
this indeed pretty awesome.

On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Wil Wade  wrote:

> Ok or any other map, but an awesome use of Open Street Map Data
> http://monochome.com/products/tshirt
> (They also have skirts and tanks and for anywhere with OSM data)
> Open Data wins the innovation prize again.
> (via http://flowingdata.com/2014/12/03/map-print-clothing/ )

Chattanooga Map T-Shirt

From: Wil Wade 
Ok or any other map, but an awesome use of Open Street Map Data


(They also have skirts and tanks and for anywhere with OSM data)

Open Data wins the innovation prize again.

(via http://flowingdata.com/2014/12/03/map-print-clothing/ )

Ian Jackson resigns from technical committee

From: Rod-Lists 
"Ian Jackson resigns from technical committee after measure to slow systemd adoption fails."

Debian has had causulties on both sides of the systemd fight.

Front-end developer position

From: David White 
Got this email, figured I'd forward it to the group.

I'm still waiting for my iPad, so if you want to apply, consider letting me
know first, so I can be the one to put you guys in touch with each other. :)

Hi David!

I am a recruiter here at CyberCoders who specializes in placing Front End
Developer - World-Class Creative Solutions! candidates as well as similar
positions in Chattanooga, TN and other locations nationwide.

I am emailing you in case you think you would be a great fit for the
position listed below.

*If you are interested in applying for this role please send me a Word
version of your resume and answer the following questions:*

1) What are the details of your most recent salary (base, bonus,
commission, etc.) and your ideal salary for this position?

2) What is your current status to work in the U.S.?

3) After reading the job description, why you would be an amazing fit for
this role?

4) How soon could you start a new position?

Also - If you refer a friend I end up placing at any of my open jobs, I
will give you an iPad for the referral!

This position is for a Front End Developer - World-Class Creative
Solutions! in Chattanooga, TN.

*For more details on this job or to apply simply visit CyberCoders:*


*Not a fit for this job?  Search all of our open jobs:*


You can use the link below at any time if you would like us to hold off on
emails to you about new opportunities.

Thank you,

Edwin Ocampo  | Executive Recruiter |

David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Organizations Worldwide

=?windows-1252?q?Open_Chattanooga_Hack_Night_=96_Mesh_?= =?windows-1252?q?Network_Party!?=

From: Mike Harrison 
On Oct 18, 2014, at 7:09 PM, Sean Brewer  wrote:
> We'll use off-the-shelf hardware to build a mesh network isolated from th=
e internet. Curious to see how it works, applications of it, or maybe test =
an idea you have? Come on by!

Which hardware/software are you using/supporting ? I will probably not be a=
ble to make it, but I have a collection of gear that might be useful. I=92l=
 like to setup a downtown mesh network if I had someone else to connect to.=
 We are at 701 Broad, 2nd floor. Not line of sight to the library, but if w=
e could bounce a few other people or use bigger/directional antennas we cou=
ld get a nice downtown mesh up and running. I=92d even donate use of =93cha=
ttmetro.net=94. It would be interesting to make it an =93anonymous encrypte=
d darknet=94 with multiple entry/exit points. A couple of =93library/pirate=
=94 boxes on the net would be useful. =

Ok.. so I rambled.. sorry.. =

Ubiquity EdgeMax (ASG)

From: Mark Quering 
Hey all

I recently sold one of these units to a customer basically to give it a
try. Needless to say at the $100 price point I was pretty happy with the

The unit has a pretty solid build quality. The web management interface is
a little rough out of the box. A firmware update helped quite a bit. I
haven't played in the CLI yet but I hear that EdgeOS is a fork of Vayatta.

The web interface worked well for a basic SOHO NAT setup with a few inbound
firewall rules. Been very stable for the two months it's been in a
production environment. I also did not get to fully test LAN to WAN
throughput of their network processor due to time constraints.

The only odd thing I noticed with the unit I deployed was that it generated
a fair bit of heat. More than I would expect. I also did not need to
contact support so I cannot speak to that aspect of the product. I would
say for the price it's definitely worth purchasing to play with.

Due to my experience with this product and good things I've heard here and
on other forums, I am seriously considering also offering their managed PoE
switches and AP's to my SMB offerings.


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> For $100 it?s worth a shot. What I would really love to find is something
> of the same size and price point that could run pfSense or m0n0wall. Anyone
> know of anything?
> Thanks,
> On Oct 15, 2014, at 4:21 PM, Dan Lyke  wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:13 PM, ASG 
> wrote:
> >> Any of you folks have experience with these
> >> http://www.ubnt.com/edgemax/edgerouter-lite/. Looking at
> >> one for my home office/lab network.
> >
> > Guy a few cube openings down from me whose job involves setting up
> > router-ish stuff at our fiber deployments says great things about 'em.
> >
> > I've been super impressed with my UniFi APs.
> >
> > Dan
> > 

Good video card for photo editing

From: John Aldrich 
I think I need a good video card for photo editing. I've got a Dell
Optiplex with Win 7 Pro and it keeps having issues in Lightroom when I'm
doing heavy photo editing. I suspect it's that the on-board graphics are
sharing with the system memory. I watched last night as the CPU
utilization peaked at over 100% for several minutes straight.

The motherboard has one PCIE x16 slot. Of course, it has to be a
low-rise card, due to the case. Does anyone have a suggestion for
something that would do well for photo editing? I would think that a
good gaming graphics card would work, but I don't know. Not looking to
spend a small fortune. :)

  John Aldrich

Library 4th Floor hiring a part timer

From: Nate Hill 


The Chattanooga Public Library is looking for special people with that rare
combination of superb customer service skills and electronic wizardry to
help us transform the library.

As one of our "Smart People," you will be an expert who troubleshoots
gadgets and answers questions to help our customers make full use of our
resources.  Your problem-solving and people skills will ensure swift
resolution to technical problems.  You also educate team members about
products, while independently keeping your own technical know-how up to

You will begin your work on the Library's 4th Floor, our public makerspace,
civic laboratory, and GigLab, but your services may be needed in other
library departments as well.  While your primary responsibility will be
providing excellent customer service to 4th Floor visitors, you are also
expected to engage, contribute, and participate in the development of new
ideas and new services.  You will assist the public with tools you may not
be familiar with yet, including but not limited to 3D printers, vinyl
cutters, and more, so curiosity and an interest in experimentation is

You will provide insightful advice and friendly, hands-on support to our
customers in need.  Difficult situations are no problem, as you explain
situations with patience and empathy.  You offer solutions quickly to help
our customers use their devices and our resources.  Juggling customer
needs, you keep aware of their time demands as well as your own.  You
fulfill our service commitment with speed, skill and grace.


   - Strong people skills, with a knack for problem-solving
   - Ability to maintain composure and customer focus while troubleshooting
   and solving technical issues
   - Ability to juggle appointments for assistance with unceasing demands
   for your time
   - Both an eagerness and an aptitude for acquiring skills in technical
   - Ability to make decisions quickly
   - Ability to work a flexible schedule - work hours will be based on
   library needs

This is a part-time position, twenty (20) hours per week (including weekend
hours) and is based at the downtown library.  Be advised, however, that you
may be scheduled to work at any library location. The pay is $15.00 per
hour, with no benefits.  All library employees must be Tennessee
residents.  For further information, contact Jim Cooper at