[Chicago-talk] UniForum: sudo & TiddlyWiki

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Tue Nov 20 20:58:05 PST 2007

(Forwarded from the Uniforum announcement list)

Folks - This is an encore presentation of two previous talks,
one on sudo, and the other on TiddlyWiki.

Note: Our annual pizza party will be on Tuesday December 11th
this year.  Mark the date on your calendar.  Further information
will be provided in December.

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send me a note at wsmith at etc.com.

                     Sudo - Secure and Convenient
                               - plus -

                             Mike Potter
                            David J. Young

                Tuesday, November 27th, 2007, 7:00-9:00pm
Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL, Room 103

This meeting will have two distinct presentations.  The first part will
be on the "sudo" administration tool by Mike Potter, and the second part
will be on TiddlyWiki by David Young.

Sudo is a security tool that comes pre-installed on many *NIX systems,
including Mac OS X, and most distributions of Linux.  sudo allows for
fine grained control of privileges as an alternative to setuid  
programs &
scripts, turning on read & write privileges on sensitive files, sharing
passwords, and (gasp) giving out the root password.

The sudo presentation will begin with a quick demo for those of you who
are unfamiliar with sudo, continue with an overview of the syntax of the
configuration file, and end with a series of problems and solutions that
will help you configure sudo to be secure and convenient.

In the second half of the presentation, David Young will give us a
close look at TiddlyWiki; "a reusable non-linear personal web notebook".
Jeremy Ruston created TiddlyWiki, and in the process has created a new
WritingStyle that exploits the use of MicroContent.  With an active
user community and powerful features, TiddlyWiki and it's adaptations
are quickly becoming a popular WikiWikiWeb.

Come see the power of this "GuerillaWiki" by seeing some examples of
TiddlyWiki pages. You just may become a convert.

Speaker Bios
Michael has been working IT industry since 1989 when he switched from
automotive embedded systems.

Since that time he has been involved in projects related to moving
mainframe applications to UNIX and Linux using opensource technologies.
Projects have included a CICS emulator written in C, a source code
control and configuration system built on top of cvs, a DFSORT like set
of utilities that work similar to sed/grep/sort tools on unix, and a
JCL to bash conversion scheme.  You can reach Mike at pottmi at gmail.com.

David J. Young has over 21 years experience as a programmer, systems,  
and database administrator. He is currently the IT Director at  
National Cycle,
a world leader in motorcycle windshield and accessories manufacturing.  
It is
his ideal job. It combines computers and motorcycling; two of his life- 
passions. When he's not on a computer, he's exploring an European or  
US twisty
backroad on a sport bike, or aggressively slicing through the trees on  
his dirt

Getting There
The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Rice campus.  The address of the meeting facility is:

         IIT's Rice Campus
         Room 103
         201 East Loop Road,
         Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Take I-88 to the Naperville Road exit.  Go North on Naperville Road
to Butterfield/Rt. 56.  Turn right on Butterfield and proceed East to
the next stoplight East (East Loop Road).  Turn north onto East Loop
Road (Big Bowl/Cozymel's Restaurants and Phillip's 66 Gas Station on
the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of
Butterfield Road.  Park in the student parking lot behind the building.
Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.  More detailed
directions and maps are available at:


All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of  

For additional information contact Scott Nemec at (630) 990-6265 or
president at uniforum.chi.il.us, or visit the UniForum Chicago web site at:

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