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Weblogs by Subject: SysAdmin

Updating Ubuntu for OpenOffice and FireFox
Ubuntu hasn't backported 2.0 or FireFox 1.5 and it's an annoyance. This article tells you how to do it yourself.
- Tom Adelstein [ Feb. 06, 2006 01:21 PM | Subject(s): SysAdmin , Linux | Permalink]

openQRM cluster manager released as open source
openQRM is important because of the proliferation of servers run by small organizations on small budgets,
- Andy Oram [ Jan. 31, 2006 08:32 AM | Subject(s): Open Source , SysAdmin | Permalink]

Usenix LISA '06 Call For Papers

Writing my first paper for a Usenix LISA conference was the best thing I ever did for my career.

- Thomas A. Limoncelli [ Jan. 25, 2006 08:52 PM | Subject(s): SysAdmin | Permalink]

Some Quick Mutt Tips for Sysadmins
So I haven't written the followup to my previous "Introduction to Mutt" blog post, but until I get to that, I figured I should pass along a few timesaving tips I've discovered with mutt. These tips mostly appeal to system administrators, but I can see them being easily adapted to other uses...
- Kyle Rankin [ Jan. 24, 2006 09:58 AM | Subject(s): SysAdmin , Hacks, Linux, Open Source | Permalink]

Progress Announces Acquisition of Actional Corporation--Web Services Management Platform will become a product unit within Sonic.
Progress Software Corp today announced it has reached agreement to acquire Actional Corporation. Actional is a leading provider of Web Services Management (WSM) software for visibility and run-time governance of distributed IT systems in a Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA). Actional's Web Services Management Platform will become a product unit within Sonic. This extends our leadership and increases the breadth of capabilities in SOA infrastructure offerings from Sonic...
- David A. Chappell [ Jan. 19, 2006 05:02 AM | Subject(s): Web Services , General, Java, Networking, Policy, Security, SysAdmin, Web Services, XML | Permalink]

Ohio SMS Users Group Winter Quarterly Meeting - February 1st, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The Ohio SMS (Systems Management Server) Users Group Winter Quarterly Meeting February 1st 2005 in Columbus, Ohio.
- Greg Ramsey [ Jan. 04, 2006 01:21 PM | Subject(s): SysAdmin , General, Networking, Windows | Permalink]

Where am I? Who am I? Am I? I
RSS Feed highjacking has made the headlines recently. The name sure makes it sound very cute but the problem is much, much wider.
- FJ de Kermadec [ Dec. 29, 2005 03:11 AM | Subject(s): Mac , General, Mac, Policy, Security, SysAdmin, Technology & Society | Permalink]

I disagree with Paul Graham on Procrastination

Paul Graham has a new article on his website about procrastination. The point of his article is to say that if you spend all your time working on little stuff and errands you'll never fix the big problems. This is correct. However, his advice about how to skip the little problems is to just "let delight pull you" to the difficult problems. That's a beautiful and poetic platitude, but useless the average system administrator or technical grunt that is flooded with zillions of tiny tasks that can't just be "put off" because if we do, our employers will be very, very, unhappy. I make some suggestions...

- Thomas A. Limoncelli [ Dec. 26, 2005 07:48 PM | Subject(s): SysAdmin | Permalink]

Tom's Time Tips
Tom Limoncelli has been speaking about time management at geek conferences for a number of years. Now he's written a book that is almost as entertaining as his talks.
- David Brickner [ Dec. 19, 2005 08:28 PM | Subject(s): General , SysAdmin | Permalink]

Tell-tale bundles
Forget about Easter eggs, the Mac OS X bundles have loads more to tell.
- FJ de Kermadec [ Dec. 16, 2005 01:05 AM | Subject(s): Mac , Digital Media, General, Mac, Software Development, SysAdmin | Permalink]

The bane of file sharing
The Personal Computer's biggest enemy is Personal File Sharing. Without File Sharing, the word would be bigger, better, brighter -- and full of cotton candy.
- FJ de Kermadec [ Dec. 15, 2005 02:54 AM | Subject(s): Mac , Advocacy, Community, Digital Media, Emerging Technology, General, Mac, Networking, P2P, Podcasting, Publishing, Security, SysAdmin, Technology & Society, Web Services | Permalink]

There is SPAM for breakfast
There is one advantage to SPAMNets and other robots: their sending patterns are predictable and easier to deal with. In other words, will you take a side of SPAM with your breakfast?
- FJ de Kermadec [ Dec. 13, 2005 06:58 AM | Subject(s): Mac , Emerging Technology, General, Mac, Networking, ONLamp, Security, SysAdmin, Technology & Society | Permalink]

Nessus 3.0.0 Released
Tenable has released Nessus 3.0.0. I gave it a whirl, and it does seem to be snappier. Here are the major enhancements in Nessus 3.0.0 (from
- Nitesh Dhanjani [ Dec. 12, 2005 04:30 PM | Subject(s): Security , Networking, ONLamp, Security, SysAdmin | Permalink]

Are we getting stupid?
The new trend is all about simpler, bigger, cleaner. In many ways, it's good, laudable even. It does however raise the question of whether we, as users, are giving in, getting stupid.
- FJ de Kermadec [ Dec. 12, 2005 02:14 AM | Subject(s): Mac , Advocacy, General, Mac, Policy, Software Development, SysAdmin, Technology & Society, Web, Web Development, Web Services | Permalink]

LOPSA book of the month: Time Management for System Administrators
LOPSA has named Time Management for System Administrators as their first ever "book of the month." I'm honored.
- Thomas A. Limoncelli [ Dec. 09, 2005 02:10 PM | Subject(s): SysAdmin , Community | Permalink]

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