Entries from August 2012

SoCal LOPSA Chapter. Who's doing it?

Date August 28, 2012

I have heard from a ton of people in Southern California (or SoCal for you peeps not hip to the jive) who want to attend a LOPSA meeting in Southern California. Enough people that they'd actually start out with a full chapter. This is silly. I don't live in SoCal, so I can't start that […]

Weekend Fun: New NetApp Installed

Date August 27, 2012

One of the larger differences between a position in Academia and a commercial business is that after-hours or weekend work is far less frequent. Every once in a while, though, there's something that you need to do that can't be done during the day. This weekend was one of those times. Our central fileserver duties […]

Second Half of Interview Posted

Date August 25, 2012

The second half of my interview with the Spiceworks community is now online. I talk about things like being a mod on /r/sysadmin and peanut butter. I wrote about the first half earlier, if you're interested.

Running Cables - How I do it

Date August 21, 2012

When I woke up this morning and started thinking about what I had to do today, I realized that I'd never really written about the process of running cables in the server room. Lets fix that! So, step one is to plan what you need to do. I'd be all sarcastic, and say "obviously", but […]

Bystander Effect at Work?

Date August 20, 2012

The other day, I was reading something that referenced a study that I was passingly familiar with, both from the actual paper and its application to real life. The paper studied the bystander effect. Essentially, the bystander effect says that any potential responsibility for something that happens in the presence of a crowd is diffused […]

Interview with the Spiceworks Community

Date August 15, 2012

I thought that some of my readers would be interested in an interview that I did with the massive Spiceworks Community, a collection of over 2 million IT professionals. Check it out!