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[Fsfe-uk] Follow-up: MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Oct. "Games. Security round-up
[Fsfe-uk] Follow-up: MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Oct. "Games. Security round-up. LVM. Vim."
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:23:26 +0100
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On 11/10/2018 09:05, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please forward this notice to those that would welcome it.
> You can subscribe to the Manchester Free Software mailing list at:
> * Event: Manchester Free Software's October Meeting
> * 45 minute slot: Free Software games
> * 15 minute slot 1: Security monthly round-up
> * 15 minute slot 2: LVM intro
> * 15 minute slot 3: Vim starter
The new meeting format is working well and is liked.
In the Security monthly round-up, one of the pieces of software we
discussed was ImageMagick having yet another load of security issues and
after the meeting Debian announced an update to the related GraphicsMagick:
Exercise: Find your distro's security page.
Extra credit: Find out the security history of your favourite
The computer used to demo the games is a Librem 15. Although the laptop
is not cheap, it is very powerful, Free Software friendly and just
works. For more info see:
We did device-mapper and LVM using the command line; there is also a GUI
program called "GNOME Disks" (`gnome-disk-utility` package in Debian).
You don't need to have GNOME as your desktop to run it. If you want to
launch the program from the command line then run `gnome-disks`. GNOME
Disks can visualise the disk layout including device-mapper and LVM. It
includes the ability to do LUKS encryption formatting on USB flash
drives so if the command line procedure is putting you off doing it then
try GNOME Disks. Do this by selecting the partition on the USB disk;
click on the cogs; click "Format Partition..."; Enter a Volume Name,
Erase ON and Type "Other"; and in next menu "exFAT" and tick "Password
protect volume (LUKS)"; follow it through to the end and once started
will take awhile to complete. Ask if you need more help. GNOME's page
Exercise: Create an encrypted USB stick using GNOME Disks.
Exercise: Setup LVM on a blank USB stick.
Extra credit: Setup a LVM on a second USB stick and pvmove from one to
Extra extra credit: Do the above with the sticks LUKS encrypted.
To get into vim, I recommend Vimtutor, start it by running `vimtutor` on
command line or `gvimtutor`for the GUI version of Vim. Then follow what
the text says.
Exercise: Complete Vimtutor.
On Vim packages, see `:help packages` when in vim.
Extra Credit: Move to using Vim packages for your Vim plugins.
Let me know if you want to expand one of the 15 minute talks from a
previous month to the 45 minute slot another month or want a particular
Next meeting is Tuesday, 20th November (3rd Tuesday of the month as
usual) at Madlab PLANT NOMA, 7pm.
FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."
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