Entries Categorized as 'MediaAppearance'

SSD Tutorial Video & Slides Available

Date November 19, 2013

At LOPSA-East 2013, I was lucky enough to present a half-day tutorial on Solid State hard drives that got a lot of positive feedback. The talk was recorded, but wasn't available until now! I've uploaded it to YouTube, and I'm embedding it below: Note that it is three hours long. If you already know about […]

The LPR Program is going to change everything!

Date November 7, 2013

Last night, I got to present a really great new program at the town hall meeting at LISA13. It's called the LOPSA Professional Recognition Program, or LPR, and there's nothing like it in the world.  Here's the deal: You and I are both system administrators, and I'm willing to bet you're a relatively decent one, […]

Interview with me up on the USENIX Blog!

Date October 8, 2013

Once more into the breach... I'm doing the USENIX Blog thing again this year at LISA, and my fellow Blog Team member Ben Cotton decided to interview me! How fun. You can read it on the USENIX Blog. Make sure to talk to your boss about coming to LISA this year, because you don't want […]

Speaking at the October NYC Postgres meeting

Date October 7, 2013

Did you all know I had a blog? I mean, you wouldn't be able to tell it from the number of posts lately, but it's still here! Apologies for the lack of updates, if you're one of the people who reads frequently, but I've got a lot of pots on the stove at the moment. […]

SysAdmins - In Their Own Words

Date July 25, 2013

The other day, Kara Drapala emailed me to ask if I'd be open to answering some questions about what being a sysadmin means to me. I wasn't really prepared for how deeply it would make me think and consider why I do what I do. Also answering were my friends Tom Limoncelli and Philip Sellers. […]

The Hallway Track: New Video Podcast Vlogcast thing by USENIX

Date June 27, 2013

A few weeks ago, the incomparable Rikki Endsley asked me if I would be interested in doing some kind of media-type thing with USENIX. I thought the concept sounded cool, so she and I talked about it, and I told her that I'd only do it if I could drag Ben Cotton into it. After […]