I thought, some people here on the list might be interested in the
talk by Craig (google.org) outlined below.
Here's the link to the official announcement:
Engineering Director, Google.org
Nerds in Crisis: using technology to respond to disasters
Earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, fires and military action regularly
take a terrible toll on people around the world. Technology has always
been used to respond in times of crisis, but in the last decade
internet access has enabled new approaches to saving lives and
Several organizations, including Google, are developing systems to
help disaster responders and people affected by a disaster. Detailed
aerial and satellite imagery is accelerating disaster response, and
SMS and internet-based systems improve communication allowing victims
of a disaster to request help.
This talk will describe specific responses to disasters this year such
as the earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, and man-made disasters
like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Craig received his PhD in
Computer Science from the University of Waikato in 1996. He moved to
the US and founded Google’s first remote engineering centre in New
York. He led the development of 'Froogle', played a key role in
developing Google Maps, and Google in Māori. He will be honoured this
year by the University of Waikato with its Distinguished Alumni Award.
Thursday 26 August 2010
University of Waikato
WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts
Gallagher Concert Chamber
Gate 2b, Knighton Rd, Hamilton
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~fracpete/ Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174
IIRC ... that unintelligble stuff is most likely something to do with
the ppp pap/chap authentication dialogue ...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [wlug] Slingshot dialup not authenticating
> From: Michael McDonald <mikencolleen(a)gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, August 07, 2010 1:06 pm
> To: jaytee(a)clear.net.nz, Waikato Linux Users Group
> On 7 August 2010 09:46, Michael McDonald <mikencolleen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had tried "stupid mode" with wvdial, both under Lighthouse Puppy and
> > Suses 11.3. It worked with Xtra but not Slingshot. Minicom is
> > indicating a much deeper problem ... almost looks like send/receive
> > formats are not matching ... nothing "legible" comes back! When I get
> > time I'll post info from minicom - but I've got other things to right
> > at the moment.
> Back home ... Here's the output from minicom. As you can see, Xtra
> (the first attempt) responded with a login prompt. Slingshot (second
> dial) responded with an unintelligible request. Any ideas? I've a
> suspicion one of the modem options may need tweaking ,,, but since
> this is only for a temporary solution, I don't want to spend too long
> trying them all.
> Welcome to minicom 2.3
> OPTIONS: I18n
> Compiled on Jul 5 2010, 13:36:15.
> Port /dev/modem
> Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys
> AT S7=45 S0=0 L1 V1 X4 &c1 E1 Q0
> CONNECT 57600
> CONNECT 57600
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I need to download my Endian Firewall development environment from my VPS in
the US. I'm having platform issues with the cross compiling, so want to move
it to my desktop thats running 32 bit Fedora. I'm in a rural area in
Hamilton and having connectivity issues. The devel env is about 8Gb if tar
gziped. At the moment my work goes to my Sourceforge project Endian
If you have access to bandwidth and can help please email me off the list.
NZ Computer Society National Series: Hacked: Teaching the Good Guys Bad
19 August 2010: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Events Room 2, Gallagher Hub
Wintec City Campus, Gate 5
Tristram Street, Hamilton
Continuing a security theme, in the latest National Series event NZCS is
proud to bring one of the country's experts in application and web security
NB: Due to the NZCS 50th Anniversary Conference (
http://www.innovation.org.nz) there will be no National Series event next
Hacked: Teaching the Good Guys Bad Tricks
You can't fight a war that you don't know you're waging. You can't defend
your website against attack unless you know the tricks that the bad guys
Join Andy Prow, Managing Director of Aura Software Security, as he
demonstrates and discusses attacks and defences in action. By the end of
this session you'll have an understanding of some of the common attacks such
as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross-Domain Request Forgery (CDRF), and will
have an appreciation of how layering your defences (defence-in-depth) can
help protect you from exploit chaining.
The session will also give you some practical tips that you can apply
straight away to help you design, build and manage more secure websites.
Note: Light lunch provided. Free for NZCS members, inexpensive for others.
Registration required at the following URL:
David Hallett, BSc, MNZCS ITCP
P.O. Box 15-516
Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-210 5520
Mobile: +64-21-802 256
Just been tearing my hair out with trying to set up a temporary system
(using Suse!! - also Lighthouse Puppy) for a friend on dialup.
Couldn't get wvdial to work, kppp was doing some strange things
(including query modem not talking to the modem!).
Eventually discovered minicom which enabled me to talk to the modem
manually. Dialled Xtra ... fine and clear prompts coming back.
Dialled slingshot ... couldn't make head or tail of what came back -
reminded me of the results of mismatched send/receive speeds.
Anyone got any clues. MS Windows connects fine, so that might be the
Harry and Donna Wieldraayer wrote:
> I know the one you mean pbtech in hamilton has them I seen them there Dlink as well
> Cheers mate good luck Try Trademe?
> On 2/08/2010, at 6:46 PM, Glenn Morrissey wrote:
>> Harry and Donna Wieldraayer wrote:
>>> Got one here D-Link DWL-G50 pcmcia
>>> 802.11g/2.4GHz Wireless I also have a 10/100 pcmcia network card
>>> If you are interested make a offer I do not need them anymore I bought a Macbook
>> The slot in my notebook is one of those 34 mm express slots. I haven't encountered them before this, the older PCMCIA cards wont fit (or doesn't look like they will).
Had a look on Tradme last night, didn't see any. Jaycar has them, but at
$83.00, I can wait a week or three before picking one up. I still get
plenty out of the Linux box, the only toy I haven't got on there is GIMP
image software. I downloaded the binary but there is a whole bunch of
dependencies I need to have first. Im patient, I can wait a wee while.