Entries Categorized as 'Administrivia'

Repping for SysAdmins at the Space Coast! #NASASocial

Date October 30, 2014

Like most children, I was a huge fan of spaceships when I was little. I remember watching Space Shuttle launches on TV, and watching interviews with astronauts in school. I always wanted to go see a launch in person, but that was hard to do when you were a kid in West Virginia. As I […]

Concerning PICC

Date October 8, 2014

Today, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, we, Matt Simmons and Thomas Limoncelli,  resigned from the board of Professional IT Community Conferences, Inc. also known as “PICC”.  PICC is the New Jersey non-profit business entity that has backed LOPSA-East and Cascadia since 2011.  Those two conferences should be unaffected as it was already agreed that they would […]

Slight blog upgrade, better speeds, etc

Date June 6, 2014

This blog's web server has been up and down a lot in the past few days. The performance has never been amazing, but it's always been at least passable (unless I'm getting slammed by traffic, of course). But I finally gave up and dug into what was causing the habitual slowness. Running iostat on the […]

#SREcon14, #SpiceWorld in Austin, and #LISA14

Date May 27, 2014

Well, several trends have continued since my last post a month ago, most of which revolve around conferences. Also, you know it's bad when your blog article headline includes three hashtags. First, LOPSA-East went off without a hitch. It was well attended, having over 130 people there, and I think a good time was had […]

No updates lately - super busy!

Date April 23, 2014

I've been writing less lately than normal, and given my habits of not posting, that's saying something! Lately, I've been feeling less like a sysadmin and more like a community manager, honestly. On top of the normal LOPSA Board Member duties I've had, I'm serving as co-chair of the LISA'14 Tutorials committee AND the Invited […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

Date May 16, 2013

I might not notice it at the time, but I can always tell how busy I am by how many blog posts I manage to get live. By my count, I've been doing about one every eight days so far this month (if you count this one). So I'm behind :-) So what's been going […]