Trusting Linux

It is November 2018. I was searching for articles on linux security and came across reproducible builds here :- https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/reproducible-builds-solving-an-old-open-source-problem-to-improve-security/ “Inconsistent Compiling Environments Lead to Inconsistent Behavior. different compilers will produce different machine code, even from identical source code. These inconsistencies are one of the many sources of unreliable software, because these different compiled applications […]

Linux Presentation Day at Blackpool LUG -April 2016

Nine people attended during the course of the day, and  Linux was discussed in detail. Multiple Linux distributions were on display: Slackware, Debian, Suse, Fedora, Ubuntu, Lubuntu and one of the highlights, Linux Mint running on a quad core Raspberry Pi. We had four computers to give away with Linux Mint installed (available free of […]

Is Linux being helped or hijacked by corporate involvement?

Is Linux being helped or hijacked by corporate involvement? AKA has Linux lost its way? Who knows, but here are some thoughts: Linux started as a student project and gathered an enthusiastic band of volunteers …..but look at it now. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/18/who_writes_linux_2015/ “The Linux kernel is growing and changing faster than ever, but its development is […]

Meeting 12th September 2015

Attending: Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Ricky and Arthur. Basement update. With the deadline for opening in October getting ever closer, we started work at 10 today and finished at 6. Washing machine and kitchen sink taken out of the area which will become the private entrance Floor insulation carried in from storage, ready for going […]

Meeting 29th August 2015

Attending: Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Ricky, Tony, Ted and Ollie. Our application to the Crafts Council to participate in make-shift-do has been accepted and we are hoping to have our basement space ready for the event in October. Basement space update Ted putting plasterboard on over the wall insulation. Ollie starts ‘tanking’  the walls at the other […]

Blackpool LUG&Makerspace meeting 22nd August 2015

Attending: Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Ricky, Tony, Les, Martin, Arthur and James. Basement space update The shower/washroom/toilet cubical partition wall is in place and has sound insulation behind the plasterboard skin.  All the copper water pipes are in place and tested for leaks.  Cabling for mains sockets, lighting and networking are being put into place. […]

Windows 10 IOT core, who/what is it for?

Windows 10 IOT core (internet of things), who/what is it for? I bought the latest Raspberry Pi to try Windows 10 IOT core, and wrote about it here:-http://blackpoollug.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/meeting-11th-july-2015-pi-windows-10.htmlI was disappointed to say the least. The following post on Hackaday concludes that Windows 10 IOT is not for makers/hackers. http://hackaday.com/2015/08/13/raspberry-pi-and-windows-10-iot-core-a-huge-letdown/ While Windows 10 IoT Core is great […]