Entries Categorized as 'System Administration'

Kerbal Space System Administration

Date July 28, 2014

I came to an interesting cross-pollination of ideas yesterday while talking to my wife about what I'd been doing lately, and I thought you might find it interesting too. I've been spending some time lately playing video games. In particular, I'm especially fond of Kerbal Space Program, a space simulation game where you play the […]

Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day 2014!

Date July 25, 2014

Well, well, well, look what Friday it is! In 1999, SysAdmin Ted Kekatos decided that, like administrative professionals, teachers, and cabbage, system administrators needed a day to recognize them, to appreciate what they do, their culture, and their impact to the business, and so he created SysAdmin Appreciation Day. And we all reap the benefit […]

Goverlan press release on the Boston SysAdmin Day party!

Date July 22, 2014

Thanks again to the folks over at Goverlan for supporting my SysAdmin Appreciation Day party here in Boston! They're so excited, they issued a Press Release on it! Click to read more I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday. We've got around 60 people registered, and I imagine we'll have more soon. Come […]

Slackware is 21? Wow I'm old!

Date July 18, 2014

I saw that Slackware Linux is now officially old enough to drink (in the US, anyway). That's pretty amazing! Patrick Volkerding sent out the initial announcement that Slackware was being worked in way back in 1993. I didn't start using it then. Heck, I didn't even have a computer then! My first machine was an […]

"Time Since Install" is the new "Uptime"

Date July 16, 2014

Welcome to the converged future where everything is peachy. We use configuration management to make our servers work exactly as we want, our infrastructures have change management procedures, test-driven design, and so on. Awesome! We're well past the date where uptime (as in, the amount of hours or days a specific server instance) is a […]

New SysAdmin Party Sponsor: GOVERLAN

Date July 15, 2014

I'm really happy to announce that my SysAdmin Appreciation Day party has another sponsor! This one is GOVERLAN. GOVERLAN isn't something that I was familiar with until just the other day. It seems like a pretty cool piece of technology that ties into Active Directory to help manage your Windows infrastructure. That's pretty vague, I […]