7 – 11 June was full of presentations and tips- from both Linux Tag and Web Monday, on Ubuntu cleaning and Teltonika UTMS routers.
Beginning with events Bernd reported from Linux Tag in Berlin. He uploaded his presentation on “Open Source Data Warehouses or IT Management” from Wednesday. He also tipped off Michael’s speech on “Puppet and Subversion for Configuration and Change Management”, also available to download.
Manuela got excited about Web Monday held this time at the NETWAYS office. Presentations included “Application Scale Out – Best Practice” (Bernd Erk of NETWAYS), “Magento as an E-Commerce Solution” (Michael Rohrmüller of PIXELMECHANICS), “UKIJS – Simple UI Kit for Complex Web Apps “(Sven Winkler of Nix-wie-weg.de) and an appearance by Jürgen Enninger representing the Bavarian regional center of excellence in culture and creative industries. Projects in the limelight included Pecha Kucha Nürberg, Coworking Space and Twist Projekt.
Moving on to tips, Marius shared his Ubuntu cleaning tricks against accumulated data dumps. Ubuntu Tweak for Apt Cache files and old global configurations from uninstalled applications, GConf Cleaner for clean Gnome registration and finding old entries in the backend home to be saved for configuration reload. Lastly BleachBit for program specific individual parts eg. Bash history, Chromium Cache and leftover files from Windows and Mac users, freeing up the most memory thanks to its comprehensiveness.
Finally Hardware man Martin had a look at Teltonika RUT105 HSUPA UTMS 3G/EDGE/GPRS/ VPN routers, for cheap internet connections via UMTS. The router can be powered by POE, has an inbuilt WLAN access point and can establish secure connections via VPN. It’s handy for setting up WLAN hotspots at events and connecting remote locations with VPN over a mobile network. All that’s needed is a permanent IP address for the routers and a mobile data package from companies like Vodaphone who offer flat rates. Martin even offered a Teltonika guide to VPN configuration for those with sparked interest. Check it out at our shop!