Entries from May 2010

SysAdmin Appreciation Day on Meetup.com

Date May 30, 2010

Just a quick blurb for the 3 or 4 of you who aren't on vacation ;-) I created a meetup group for the SysAdmin Appreciation Day event that we're having at The Gingerman in NYC. I've also created a page with a map and all of the pertinent information that you could possibly want to […]

Article in ;login:

Date May 28, 2010

If you're a member of USENIX(and you should be), you should be getting your article of ;login:, the USENIX quarterly. Make sure to check out page 35 in this issue, because you'll find an article by yours truly talking about my experiences at LISA09. It's not really anything I've not said before, but I was […]

Hypertext and the web alters our brains

Date May 28, 2010

There is a fascinating article in this month's Wired titled "The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains". According to the article and the studies it quotes, our brains don't work the same way that they used to, because we are exposed to media and perform functions that didn't exist 20 years ago, and the article explores […]

SysAdmin Calendar

Date May 23, 2010

I was thinking about the great time that I had at LISA09 and PICC, and the thought occurred to me that I didn't know about many sysadmin-related events. I mean, I hear about the big stuff, but there may very well be smaller events, or local events, that I (and most other people) don't hear […]

SysAdmin Appreciation Day: 2010

Date May 21, 2010

The weather is turning warm, it's daylight even longer, and the kiddies will be going on vacation. Summer is nearly here. You know what that means? SysAdmin Appreciation Day! That's right, it's coming up again, and just like last year, we'll be celebrating in New York City. Mark the date on your calendar: Friday, July […]

XenClient: Baremetal Desktop Virtualization

Date May 20, 2010

So you might have read the headline and thought to yourself "I know what all of those words mean, but not in that order..." Last week was Citrix Synergy, and annual productannoucement / cheerleading session from Citrix. (Interestingly enough, it was scheduled to overlap with EMC World, and on the opposite side of the continent, […]