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The MediaGoblin campaign is almost there! Just one more day to donate!!
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After all this talk of Heartbleed, passwords and two-factor authentication, I finally decided to add two-factor authentication to all of my personal SSH servers using the "libpam-google-authenticator" module. Don't let the module name confuse you. It's actually a complete implementation of the TOTP RFC 6238 specification and the HOTP RFC 4226 specification. It doesn't call home, doesn't require a Google account, and is fully Free and Open Source Software.

After getting all my SSH servers enabled with two-factor authentication, I changed my OTP Android application from Google Authenticator to FreeOTP, developed by Red Hat.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.fedorahosted.freeotp

This app is one killer app. It's Free and Open Source Software, unlike Google Authenticator, and has better screen management for multiple accounts, which I have, and has increased security, in that the codes are not displayed by default. You must tap the OTP refresh for that account to see the code.

Win.
FreeOTP is a two-factor authentication (2FA) application for systems utiliz...
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It's April (the fourth month)!  You know what that means, right? Flourish! 2014 is just 4 days away!  Are you excited?
Make sure you are registered: http://flourishconf2014.eventbrite.com/
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Can't make it to Montreal for #pycon2014 ? Get a preview of 4 PyCon talks by local Chicagoans including +Naomi Ceder, one of our presenters at Software Freedom Day 2013.

March 26 at Thoughworks, 200 E Randolph St, Chicago.

Eventbrite page here:
http://pycon2014warmup.eventbrite.com
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This was really cool. I'm glad I went.
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Awesome! All it needs now is a sweet Flaming Tux painted on the hood and for all of the gauges to be redone in "terminal green."  : ) 
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now that’s sweet.
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It looks like May 10th will be the date of our next meeting. Details to be announced soon!!
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We got covered in Motherboard!  It has a interview with Deb Nicholson and myself talking about privacy, federation, decentralized networks, and all that.  Check it out!
Catching up with the founders of the anti-surveillance media publishing platform.
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We are excited to have a special video tour of the latest GNOME release. Check it out to see all the great features in the latest version.
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Nice!
 
Our CTO, +Hef Dot, of Pumping Station: One (Chicago hackerspace) is using the BeagleBone and Bonescript (Javascript node.js library) to build a RFID access control system for our hackerspace.
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We've transitioned our LUG website to #Pelican, and have written a short article explaining how to download the site's code and create a local instance of it.

Pelican is a great project, and it's been fun putting the site together. Let us know if you encounter any issues with the instructions we've provided.
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Pelican is awesome! 
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We are a group of technology and open source enthusiasts in or near Chicago, IL. While our group has historically focused on GNU/Linux, we have branched out in recent years. Our members and participants now have a broad range of interests and include users of all the major operating systems.

We host periodic meetings in and around Chicago that feature talks on a wide variety of interesting topics related to technology and high-tech culture.

Also of interest are our frequent Programming Tonight gatherings. These informal events give members the opportunity to work together on projects, both code-related and otherwise. PT generally takes place at a coffee shop on a Friday evening.