So I'm sure that you know there's a sysadmin conference coming up that I'm going to next week. I haven't made too big a deal about it, but I'm also doing a quick 45 minute presentation on staying sane with Nagios. I was working on my slideshow last night (until 3:30am). It's at 42 slides, […]
Entries from April 2010
April 30, 2010
April 28, 2010
Just wanted to post an update that the conference planners decided to lower the price to people who are currently unemployed. The cost is now $99, and we don't ask questions, so there's no hassle. Register now, because even if you're employed, the price is only $249.
April 26, 2010
I went to the Tech Field Day in Boston a few weeks ago. I had a great time, hung out with some really smart people, and got to tour Fenway Park. The whole experience was incredible. It was not a shopping trip, though. The equipment and technologies that I saw are bleeding edge. They're not […]
April 25, 2010
I like technology. Sometimes (but not too often), I actually like computers. I like building networks, and I like complexity. I like making things go, fixing things that are broken (and sometimes things that aren't broken), and I take pleasure from seeing beautifully intricate things. I like learning, I like teaching, and I like observing […]
April 22, 2010
Nick Anderson recently put forth a pretty herculean effort in writing a pretty thorough guide to determining I/O Performance in Linux. It's a good guide, and has some links to further reading, too. If you don't subscribe to Cmdln.org, you should definitely start.
April 21, 2010
A while back, Anne Dickison asked me if I'd contribute an entry every once in a while to the USENIX blog. I enjoyed blogging for them at LISA, so I agreed. Today, my first entry went up, and it's about multitasking, and discusses whether humans have a hard limit to what they can do at […]