Entries from June 2010

Two SysAdmin Appreciation Day Events (now with West Coast action!)

Date June 30, 2010

Today is June 30, 2010. In one month, it's going to be System Administrator Appreciation Day, and I'm going to be hanging out in a bar in midtown swapping war stories with a bunch of you all! How great is that? It's sort of unfortunate, though, that not everyone can come. I mean, the population […]

Introducing the LISA10 Blogging Team!

Date June 29, 2010

I've mentioned a few times (cause I'm just so gosh darned happy about it) that I'm the team lead at this year's LISA Conference. Well, We've got the team chosen, and it consists of myself, Matthew Sacks (the blog team founder), Marius Ducea, and Ben Cotton! I'm certain that we're going to synergize our collective […]

Last day for OpenDNS SysAdmin of the Year Contest

Date June 29, 2010

This is just a reminder that today is the last day for the SysAdmin of the Year contest from OpenDNS. I described all of the categories in an earlier entry, and I've gotten word from Laura at OpenDNS that the "Flying Solo" has been really competitive! That's great to hear. Small infrastructure sysadmins represent! Don't […]

Why don't we buy sysadmin books anymore?

Date June 28, 2010

Don't you love it (or hate it) when someone says something that makes you question your grip on reality because it challenges your assumptions? This morning, I got such an email from a gentleman who works in the publishing industry. He saw my article in ;login: about sysadmin training, and basically asked me why sysadmins […]

Apparently I'm going to LinuxCon 2010 in Boston

Date June 24, 2010

You know, before I did the whole LISA blogger thing last year, I'd never been to a conference (with the exception of a single day at Ohio LinuxFest). I have definitely made up for lost time since then, and I'm apparently adding one more notch in the bedpost that is my conference tally. The other […]

Documentation for the client's benefit

Date June 23, 2010

If I've said it once, I've said it, oh, 5 times now, Documentation Shall Set You Free. And I really mean it. But does it have the ability to free others? Of course! My company has been doing well, and getting some large clients. That is great, but these large clients also place different requirements […]