June Meeting: GNUCash

When:

Thursday, June 20, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 302

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

For those attending in person, we will most likely adjourn to¬†Milano’s afterward for food and socializing.

Presentations/Topics:

GNUCash is an open source accounting system appropriate for most personal or small business accounting needs. The interface is based on a “checkbook” feel similar to Quicken. But the system itself is actually based on dual-entry accounting principles, and does not attempt to hide this from the user. As GNUCash allows for storing the data in a relational database, using the data, either for reporting or extensibility, is very simple.

Ben Kendrick has been using GNUCash for personal accounting continuously since 2016 and for small business purposes since long before that. He will introduce us to the program and how it can be used in both of those contexts.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

May Meeting: Video Security w/ Raspberry Pi

When:

Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 302

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

For those attending in person, we will most likely adjourn to Milano’s afterward for food and socializing.

Presentations/Topics:

JMB will demonstrate a video security system based on a Raspberry Pi running Raspberry Pi OS or Ubuntu Linux and a desktop PC running Ubuntu. The system can make use of webcams, dash-cams, or Android phones. And it’s all based on Free and Open Source software! He will show how to configure the software to do:

  • Time-lapse recording
  • Record video based on motion detection
  • Email a photo when motion is detected


As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

April Meeting: Chrome Remote Desktop

When:

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Where:

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 302

We will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
Meeting ID: 876 0225 4357

If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

For those attending in person, we will most likely adjourn to Milano’s afterward for food and socializing.

Presentations/Topics:

Nancy Christolear will talk about doing tech support for a remote user via Chrome Remote Desktop.

Eric Bentley will share his experience using ddrescue to clone a failing drive on a Windows 7 computer.

As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.