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Putting the Why in Documentation

I work as a Linux Sysadmin (among many other non-official titles) in a small group that mainly provides services. We run wireless and student computing labs across a whole campus, but other than that (and most of that) is just back-end systems - web servers, RADIUS, DHCP, etc. As a result ...

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Short Update

Just a short update… I know I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, but I hope to get back into the habit of doing so… or even making daily posts like I had wanted.

  1. The truck that was totaled has been replaced with a newer, nicer one.
  2. I ...
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Truck Totaled

Since so many people seem to have missed all of the communications via facebook (well, I can’t blame them, I spend less time there every time they make an “improvement”), I guess I should give in and post something to my usually-so-professional blog, explaining a bit about what happened ...

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What is System Administration?

I was recently reading an interesting article, “from tasks to assurances: redefining system administration”, by Alva L. Couch, in the April 2010 issue of ;LOGIN:. He makes a lot of good points, mainly that system administration has been defined by tasks, but should really be defined by assurances (a much ...

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Happy April Fool’s Day

It’s April 1st, also known as April Fool’s Day. While I, unfortunately, haven’t planned any pranks or jokes myself this year (I guess I’ve just been too busy), I always try to find as many of Google‘s jokes as possible. Despite being a behemoth ...

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Cablevision Reaches out to touch someone

As has been in the news (and advertised to high hell) for the past few days here in NJ, Cablevision and ABC are involved in a feud. Cablevision is advertising everywhere - I heard at least 4 ads on the drive home from work about how ABC is making unreasonable demands ...

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