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Sep 4, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Somewhat Interesting Infographic

It seems that password theft is up. I’m not sure this is a surprise to anyone who reads this site, but it is so much easier than it used to be with all of the malware out there, better compute platforms, botnets, phishing, etc. It has gotten to the point where I have had to start using a password manager, simply due to the sheer number of passwords I need to track and the complexity rules I choose to use implementing passwords.

Aug 14, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

August Meeting: 2012-08-16

Title: August Meeting: 2012-08-16 Location: Tim Horton’s, 660 Eagleson Rd, Kanata Link out: Click here Description: Only 5 meetings left this year… Topics: ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Experiences with ASCIIDOC Using BACULA for archiving O’Reilly Books SysAdmin Day 2012 followup Other items - we always have a few Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2012-08-16 End Time: 21:30

Aug 9, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

O'Reilly eBook Offer

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Jul 26, 2012 - 3 minute read - Comments

2012 SysAdmin Day

Image located via google image search. I have no idea who owns it, but it does sum it all up. This Friday (tomorrow, July 27, 2012) is System Administrator Appreciation Day (SAAD acronym). While not a well recognized event outside of the community, it’s our day and we should celebrate. I sent a note to the mailing list for an informal get together after work on Friday and it looks like a few people will be there.

Jul 26, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Mailing list restored

Not to make it seem like there is a lot to browse in there, but the mailing list archive has been restored. Other than not having ssh access to the server in order to be able to manage things a little more directly, I’m pretty satisfied with the new provider. The faster response time and better availability is not bothering me either :) Remember that the mailing list is located at this URL - http://ovsage.

Jul 12, 2012 - 2 minute read - Comments

Ramblings before the July Meeting

This is a bit of an expanded rambling on the July event posting. As I stated in the event post and calendar entry, it’s July already and we are past halfway through the year. It’s time to be thinking of all the projects we wanted to start and realize it’s time to select the ones that we need to do vs. the ones it would be nice to do. One of the topics I sent to the mailing list was the Cisco router item.

Jul 12, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting 2012

Title: July Meeting 2012 Location: Tim Horton’s, 660 Eagleson Rd, Kanata Link out: Click here Description: Only 6 meetings left this year… Topics: The Cisco router item that went to the mailing list The fall open source festival is looking good and will probably be called “User Group Connect” Logo redesign Website was moved - issues? Other items - we always have a few Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2012-07-19

Jul 3, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Site Maintenance

In an effort to avoid more power outage issues and get the site a little faster and more reliable, I’ve migrated the site to a hosting provider. This of course comes with a few issues, so if something is broken, please let me know. This was an excuse to dispose of the rather ancient box that was hosting the site as well, so it was a plus for me on the power usage front.