Category Archives: System Administration

Heads you win, Tails you lose.

Talking to pre and post sales support engineers at $BIGCOMPANY that we just spent $BIGMONEY on shiny new equipment is a bit like flipping a coin. Heads, they know their stuff and can help you out with best practices configuration … Continue reading

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Meaning

Pretty much this, but then there are the good days too. Comment from discussion How do you find meaning in your job?.

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Upgrade All The Things!

I finally noticed that my friend Ralph’s blog, hosted on this same server, was actually still on WordPress 2.0.11 (circa 2007 ?) and knuckled down to re-discover how to upgrade from there to version 4.x This time it went way … Continue reading

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Authorized Phishing Test

Just wanted to check that you all had conducted an authorized phishing test from JIRA File Shares, which if you did I full admit to failing. Can you send me the screen shot that appeared after the link was clicked? … Continue reading

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(Re)Enter the Matrix

Hello. It’s been a while. After moving from Calgary to Lethbridge last April, I was more than a bit preoccupied with everything that followed on from that. This included getting a new server to replace the very long in the … Continue reading

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Hacking the Gibson

Hacking The Gibson http://t.co/Efu5peEVzH — Trever Miller (@etrever) July 15, 2013

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Why tech companies tend to be more profitable

There is a growing body of research that shows that companies that limit their high-low wage ratios and distribute generous option plans consistently outperform more traditional, inegalitarian firms. Companies that flatten hierarchies and distribute rewards more fairly are actually more … Continue reading

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