A Whole New World

Date August 6, 2012

I just got home from my first day as a sysadmin at Northeastern, and I think I’m really going to like it. Since this is my first position in academia, I can’t generalize and say “wow, academia is so much different than private enterprise” (I’ll leave that for others who know better than I do), […]

3 Activities That Will Make You a Better SysAdmin

Date June 20, 2012

As a number of my blog entries will attest, I really like drawing inspiration from sources outside of the typical system administration skill-set. I think that the technical aspects of our job are far easier than the “soft” stuff, or at least the “big picture” things. When we start as inexperienced admins, we focus mostly […]

OpenOffice trick to auto-increment IP addresses

Date August 15, 2008

I’ve been fleshing out my IP address spreadsheets, and I’ve been using a trick that I didn’t know about for a long time, till someone on a forum showed me. It was indispensable. You know how, if you want a series of numbers down a row, you can click the lower right hand corner, and […]