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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.

Jun 18, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Meeting 2012

Title: June Meeting 2012 Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: No special topics, just some followup from last month. I might have a bit of documentation with me done in asciidoc and have the appropriate tools with me to go through the generation of the different output formats. Other topics welcome - anyone have a Raspberry Pi yet? How about an APC (not a UPS)?

May 19, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Pictures from BSDCan 2012

Here are a selection of pictures. If you want to see more, check out the BSDCan page on facebook. There may be references back to these pictures, but there will be many others as well. Img 1766 Img 1767 Img 1768 Img 1769 Img 1770

May 19, 2012 - 4 minute read - Comments

Post May Meeting update

First thing, it was great to have a few more people at this meeting. Seven people is a step up our low numbers and hopefully we will attract a few more people. As we discussed, we will meet at The Second Cup in Bell’s Corners next month. They close at 21:00 now, so those who are in danger of pumpkin mode need not worry. I’ll drop the entry in the event calendar with a TBD for the topic.