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So You Want To Be A Linux System Administrator?

I was digging through Server Fault today looking for some thoughts on CARP (think HSRP, just free) and came across an honest and interesting question. The author wanted to know what skills and experience would make him more desirable in the world of UNIX like operating systems. I began to answer his question and found […]

99 Things I Really Need To Do

Ok, well, I’ve done some of them. Thanks, Corey for posting your list Here we go:

Homeless, from Chicago To Manila

At various points in life, all of us are convinced that we have seen it all. A week and a half ago, I went to visit some friends at their office in Makati. While outside of the building smoking a cigarette, I came across the most unusual and extrodinary person that I have met in […]

The Words Of The Prophets Were Written On Sea Containers

I found this today and it made me chuckle: Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting HOLY SHIT, WHAT A RIDE! Or did you expect that you’d get out of life alive? Enough said, this highly air […]

Do or do not? (is there a try?)

If you have ever watched Star Wars, you’re likely familiar with the Yoda character. Yoda is a Jedi, what Lucas might have envisioned the Samurai to be in an ancient but advanced society. Yoda is famous for saying “Do or do not, there is no try”. A lot of people seem to miss out what […]

Recalling my recent toy shopping

Our daughter turns 2 years old tomorrow. Yesterday, we went out to buy some birthday presents. To find out what interests our child, we take her to several toy stores and turn her loose. She’ll run through every isle making mental notes then return to several places once she’s completed her first ‘sweep’. I have […]

All I want for Christmas is free information

Wikipedia needs some help. I can’t think of anything that I need for Christmas, something that I enjoy all year round is access to free information that permits me to advance my body of knowledge, broadly delivered by Wikipedia. Smart people do their holiday shopping early, this avoids a panic spending spree that leaves you […]

Radiohead is using their head

Radiohead announced that fans will get to pay what they want, if they want for the upcoming album In Rainbows due out on October 10 (which happens to be my birth day!). What Radiohead is going to do comes very close to what free software authors have been doing with our products for years. We […]

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