3411 W. Diversey Ave., Basement, Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.342.6205 | Hours + directions

Watch the Eclipse From Space!!! Command Line your Google, Turn ANYTHING into a Touchscreen, Silicone Valley is a Wasteland, Free Hack Book Inside!!!

This Day in Tech History:

First Commercial Telegram Sent Around the World

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/08/20/first-commercial-telegram-sent-around-the-world/

 

Hello geeks!

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • Subscribe to our newsletter! www.tinyurl.com/fgcnewsletter

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:15am

  • DEAL OF THE WEEK!

    Alienware 17 Intel i7 -4700 mq
    2.4 Ghz, Quadcore, 16 GB RAM, 2x 500GB HDD, DVD-RW Nvidia GeForce GTx 770m, 3GB, WiFi + 17" 1080p.
    All for $375! All #freegeekchicago desktops come with free keyboard and mouse. Call us at 773.342.6205 for more details. Wed-Sun from 11-5pm - http://tinyurl.com/deal08-20

  • Are you in THE SHOT? Check out our Sunday photos here - http://tinyurl.com/photos08-20

  • Have you VOTED in our poll yet? - https://vote.pollcode.com/25184441

  • Advisory Board Meeting – Sunday August 27, 2017 @ 5:00pm

  • Check our social media for Back to School coupons!!!

 

Poll Results

 

Hello again Geeks,

Here's a recap of the stories we've been going nuts over this week at FreeGeek Chicago. If you have news, article, photos or other material you wish to share with us, email it to share@freegeekchicago.org

 

How to:

How To Search Google from the Command Line

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/08/search-google-from-the-command-line

 

Software/Video:

Linux News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPuMLBQIYfo

 

Xtreme Download Manager

http://xdman.sourceforge.net/

 

Awesome links:

The Meaning of Ubuntu

https://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu

 

Don’t Miss Watching this Solar Eclipse High Altitude Balloon Online

http://hackaday.com/2017/08/20/dont-miss-watching-this-solar-eclipse-high-altitude-balloon-online

 

We Can Now Turn Anything Into a Touch Screen with Spray Paint

http://nerdist.com/touchscreen-spray-paint-electrick/

 

Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland?

https://capitalandmain.com/who-will-clean-up-silicon-valleys-electronic-wasteland-0724

 

FGC Freebie:

Linux 101 Hacks eBook, by Ramesh Natarajan

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/linux-101-hacks-ebook

 

Deal of the week:

Alienware 17 Intel i7 -4700 mq
2.4 Ghz, Quadcore, 16 GB RAM, 2x 500GB HDD, DVD-RW Nvidia GeForce GTx 770m, 3GB, WiFi + 17" 1080p.
All for $375! All #freegeekchicago desktops come with free keyboard and mouse. Call us at 773.342.6205 for more details. Wed-Sun from 11-5pm - http://tinyurl.com/deal08-20

 

Command of the day:

lft
Lft is similar to traceroute in determining connection routes, but provides a lot more information for debugging connections or finding where a box/system is. Lft also displays route packets and file types.
More on displaying route packets with lft.

 

And as always, if you have a story, article or photos you would like to see us post email it to share@freegeekchicago.org

 

 

-The FreeGeek Chicago Team