Category Archives: System Administration

Firewall

Posted in General, System Administration | Leave a comment

Nostalgia

Posted in General, Open Source, System Administration | Leave a comment

Modern Luddites

No matter how hard you might try, there will always be people who insist on doing processes by hand, resisting automation. Modern Luddites.

Posted in General, System Administration, Work | Leave a comment

Career is a dirty word

“Career” sounds like a dirty word to many of us. It has a corporate, sleazy, back stabbing connotation. When I hear it, I picture a cliché stock photography of a bunch of smiling people wearing 80’s suits. Engineers suck at … Continue reading

Posted in General, System Administration, Work | Leave a comment

Paging the sysadmin . . .

Posted in General, System Administration, Work | Leave a comment

Secure shell variable config file parsing

Say you have a config file with name=value pairs that you want to read into a script as variables. You could just “source config.properties” and let the shell execute it. That’s not very safe if you’re the least bit paranoid … Continue reading

Posted in General, System Administration | Leave a comment

Lazy ass developers

So, what school of laziness did you not attend to come up with this wonderful method of using a database? This is almost, but not quite, as bad as storing it as blobs. Hmm, what else… oh yeah, it doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in General, System Administration, Work | Leave a comment