Thanks Eric for writing up the minutes for this months meeting:
It’s been a while since we’ve posted minutes from the meeting. Sorry about that; I’ve missed a lot of meetings…
Bob started by demoing a live CD that will replace a lost Windows password. The site is http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
and gives you instructions on how to use it. The website claims that the method works on every version of Windows since NT3.5 (all the way to 7…including 64-bit).
Backing up data was next on the menu. Neil wanted to know what various backup solutions were being utilized in the group. Instead of providing a play-by-play I’ll just list some of the ideas/packages that were thrown around:
Bash scripts (tarball)
repository for configuration files
Some other points that came out of the discussion was that RAID configuration should not be used as a backup solution because replicating corrupt data is still corrupt data.
Buying a group lot of Yubikeys was brought up. It looks like we’ll get a bunch. Let me know if you want in. There will be 10 in the lot available however at least 5 have been spoken for. They’ll likely end up in the $11-12 for each (incl tax and shipping).
Doing a mall presentation and install fest was discussed. A public install fest was generally discouraged, however, the idea of supporting a non-profit organization was put out there. If you know of any speak up on the mailing list.
A couple of other ideas: having an entry in the Peachfest parade distributing various forms of material (maybe get sponsors if need be), working with school-age kids in some way or another.
A great idea of doing a joint video unified meeting with another LUG was suggested. Perhaps Bellingham, Calgary, Victoria…etc…
I believe that wraps up this month’s meeting. Cheers.