Here’s a list of what I consider to be my favorite or best blog entries. I’ve written over 700 entries in the past few years, and that’s far too many to scroll through to find the good ones. So I went ahead and did it for you.
- Engineering Infrastructures
- Nagios Config HowTo
- Seriously, Stop With the Booth Babes
- Puzzles vs Mysteries
- The Future of System Administration (Part 1)
- The Future of System Administration (Part 2)
- If you can’t script it, use a checklist
- RedHat Cluster HOWTO
- 90% Answers (and when they’re wrong)
I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog article while I was madder.
- Xenophobia and Elitism in the Community
- Culture of Quitting?
- SysAdmins aren’t (necessarily) programmers
- Introspection on Collar Codes
- I hate baggage claim
This was me writing about why there are ashtrays on airplanes. Hit the front page of Slashdot, Reddit (twice), Fark, Anandtech, and Cory Doctrow’s blog. Melted my server :-)
Now how to configure Nagios so much as how to set up the configuration of Nagios.
After visiting VMworld, I spent some time thinking about why it rubbed me the wrong way. I figured it out, and it goes way deeper than just simple sex appeal.
Thoughts on why we sysadmins are the way we are
For something written in 2009, I wasn’t too far off.
Written relatively recently as a follow-up to part 1.
Links to the best blog post of all time, “Ad Hoc vs Structured System Management” by Michael Janke:
The information in this post probably cost me years off my life
I think it’s important to keep things like this in check.
Thoughts on sysadmin career advancement
I think everyone should be able to script to make their lives easier :-)
More thoughts on the /professionalism/ aspect of system administration
And yet, you can find inspiration everywhere.