Entries Categorized as 'System Administration'

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 […]

Other SysAdmin Day Parties 2014

Date July 14, 2014

Every year, there are SysAdmin Appreciation Day parties all over the world. I've been super busy, so I've only found out about a few this year. Here are the ones I know of (and please comment and let me know about the others so I can update this list): LOPSA Columbus and DevOps Columbus in […]

Two Sponsors For SysAdmin Appreciation Day Party!

Date July 11, 2014

I'm very happy to announce today that we've got two sponsors so far for the SysAdmin Appreciation Day party! Peak Hosting sponsoring $1,000 worth of food and drinks! Netsource Global is sponsoring $500 worth of food and drinks! This party is going to be great! I want to thank both Peak Hosting and Netsource Global […]