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ClamAV Upgrade Ritual

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Following the usual 'make uninstall' prior to upgrading my clamav doesn't always ensure I will have no further problems. Generally the next step after you 'make install' your new clamav. Then you want to run a 'freshclam'. But here is where I constantly forget and am now documenting how I fix this LibClamAV Error:

[root@soyo clamav]# freshclam
ClamAV update process started at Wed Nov 14 09:14:50 2007
main.inc is up to date (version: 44, sigs: 133163, f-level: 20, builder: sven)
daily.inc is up to date (version: 4783, sigs: 35144, f-level: 21, builder: ccordes)


Linux Migration - Day One

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Day one cleared up all the FUD! Kids are happy, wife is happy, I'm happy. I really didn't doubt the outcome. Am glad for it to have been received so well. It is key to get them to sit down and just use it.


Linux Migration - Day Zero

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My family computer is the second Dell we have had with XP Home for the kids gaming entertainment and dual booting Linux mainly for my doing the books. Under XP we have used open source applications for the most part: Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org. So off to a great start for migration.

Prior to allowing kids to play on the computer my wife had been using Linux with our first Dell. Then she just stuck with XP instead of having to keep rebooting for the kids. They had acquired many educational and gaming CD's over the years.


A Problem with Domains

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Ken had ownership of both the BozemanLUG.org and HelenaLUG.org domains and controlled the websites and mailing lists. Oddly enough, the company that was doing the DNS and hosting of the BozemanLUG seems to be having some problems. Their DNS servers were unreachable this weekend but they appear to be back up now... but the hosting services have not come back online yet.

Ken was hosting the HelenaLUG stuff on a machine in his basement and that has gone away... but I did rsync it before it went offline.

Assuming the hosting service for BozemanLUG comes back to life in the near future, I'm going to try and gain access to the web DocumentRoot and rsync it, as well as get the list of email addresses that was on the mailing list and start a new list. If the hosting company doesn't come back online with the content and/or I can't gain access to the data, I'll just scrub a copy of the BozemanLUG site from the wayback-machine and manually use the email addresses I've collected over the years from various BozemanLUG members and start a new list.

Assuming we can get control of the HelenaLUG.org domain, that should be passed to Bodhi Zazen who appears to be the most active Linux user in Helena... who it appears will take over leadership of the HelenaLUG for the near future.


Kenneth Lane Dyke

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The memorial service was well attended. So far as I could tell there were approximately 6 LUG members (2 from Billings, 3 from Bozeman, and 1 from Helena). Of course Ken's family was there as was Judy's... and all of Ken's co-workers from Key Computer Consulting and many people from the motorcycle club Ken was a member of.

We started by signing the guestbook upon entry into the building. That was followed by heading up to the front table that had three posters full of pictures of Ken for a trip down memory lane.

The full story contains several pictures. See also the photogallery.

Ken's House Cleanup

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Warren, Bohdi, Scott, and DonnieWarren, Bohdi, Scott, and DonnieDonnie Lunder and Warren Sanders (both from the BillingsLUG) picked me up about noon on their way to Helena. The reason we went so early, given the fact that the service wasn't until 6:30PM, was because we had a mission: 1) Gain access to all of Ken's computers, see what they are running, and save anything that needed to be saved, and 2) Go through all of Ken's computer related stuff and help get rid of everything so the family doesn't have to.

News about Ken Dyke

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KenKen DykeUpdate: A memorial service for Ken was held in Helena on Friday November 2nd. 2915 Country Club Ave., Helena.

Ken passed away Monday morning, October 29th. Please read comments for more information. See also this comment from Ken's brother.

A comment was posted early Sunday morning to the BozemanLUG book section of this site. Please have a look.

Ken Dyke founded the BozemanLUG back in the Spring of 2001. He also frequently attended BillingsLUG meetings.

Ken moved to Helena in 2005 and started up a HelenaLUG... and continued to drive to Bozeman each month to host the BozemanLUG meetings until I moved to the Bozeman area (Sept. 2005) and he handed over the reigns of the BozemanLUG to me. He has been attending the BozemanLUG meetings on and off since moving to Helena.

New: Found some additional pictures from an old website of Ken's archived by the Wayback machine.

Job for Perl Programmer

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  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience developing WWW applications and websites using PERL
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Jon Corbet and the Linux Kernel Report 2007

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This is a little dated (January 2007) but I just ran across it today. It's yet another glimpse into the Linux Kernel Development process. I haven't watched it all yet so I'll leave additional comments for later.

NYT's David Pogue on the OLPC

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If you didn't read the article, David put out a video.


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