Author: Jon Archer

Me? Techie at heart, with a passion for Open and Free software and hardware. Scripter | Techie | Occasional Podcaster | Film Buff | Telly Addict | Skeptic

Raspberry Jamboree Event

This coming Saturday, 9th March, I’ll be helping out as crew member at what could be the most exciting Raspbery Pi event since its launch. CPC are sponsoring the jamboree, with talks from plenty of familiar, and some not so, faces at the exhibition centre in Manchester. Much looking forward to it. Full writeup will follow after the event, I… Read more →

Adventures with Microsoft Lync

Yes I know I’m an open source evangelist, and it’s against the grain for me to do, let alone write, anything with Microsoft products. Well that’s not strictly true, I always try as many technology products as possible – usually to just have a look but this time, Lync is a product I’m quite excited about. I’m not 100% setup… Read more →

Linux Outlaws Live in Liverpool

There are a number of events in my geek calendar I really look forward to throughout the year, most of them centre around a particular group of people too. ┬áThis year an extra event has turned up early in the list, Linux Outlaws Live, or LOL as it seems to be more affectionately known. The live show, celebrating the 300th… Read more →

GlusterFS Quickstart Howto on Fedora

Here’s a (very) quick howto showing how to get GlusterFS up and running on Fedora. Its probably better situated on a distro like CentOS/RHEL, Ubuntu Server LTS or Debian stable but where’s the fun in knowing it won’t break? Most of these commands are transferrable to other distros though, its Fedora centric due to the use of yum, selinux and… Read more →

Post Virtualisation Talk

Well I finally got there, after a bout of illness causing me to postpone the talk, I finally delivered it last night. The equipment performed flawlessly, thankfully.. After my asterisk talk you’d think I’d learn to turn off DNS lookups in SSH though. The only downside was that when I ran through the talk I was installing packages so was… Read more →

Virtualisation talk

So this coming Monday will be the 2 year anniversary of the Rossendale Linux User Group, not too shabby really. Not marking the occasion or anything but I’m going to be running a talk/demo on virtualisation under Linux. Seems to be the pet project I’ve worked on the most so have a fairly polished setup to talk about. But why… Read more →