Category Archives: System Administration

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

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Paging the sysadmin . . .

 

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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

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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

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Log Levels

 

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