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WiFi tether for Droid

My Motorola Droid (purchased on November 10th, 2009, 4 days after the release) is still running Android 2.0.1. I guess this is somewhat out of laziness - I love the Incredible and its new (and more refined) Android version and UI, but my phone is rooted. I’m ...

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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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New MacBook Pro; Dual boot with Linux

So in the first bit of good news lately, after four years as a part-timer, this Monday I start my full-time position at Rutgers as a Linux SysAdmin. Not really anything different - same office, same work, just another day a week and a pay bump (plus benefits and all that ...

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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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Xen/Etherboot and DHCP Problems

Well, I’ve spend the better part of the last week or so debugging a problem with out new Xen VMs (on one host) not getting DHCP leases. Since our DHCP servers (ISC DHCPd 3.0.6) are using Brian Masney’s LDAP patch (which has recently been included in ...

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