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Jan 18, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

January Meeting

Title: January Meeting Location: Pythian Link out: Click here Description: First meeting of the new year. Nothing formal scheduled, but I do have an interesting video to show if there is interest. Topics: - Automation - Documentation - Tools for the above Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-01-20 End Time: 21:30

Dec 18, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

O'Reilly has a new program out for bloggers...

The following is copied from the announcement web page at O’Reilly Blogger Review Program Join the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program. We’ll send you ebooks and videos in exchange for your honest reviews. Login, provide a link to your review, then request another ebook or video. What is it? A new way for you to get early access to great books and videos about leading-edge software, technology and social media trends–and have your expert opinions heard as a reviewer.

Dec 4, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Annual Social

Title: Annual Social Location: The Lieutenant’s Pump Link out: Click here Description: Social event - food, talk, drink, etc. Bring SO’s, all welcome. I’ll see if I can arrange some extra goodies from LOPSA and/or Usenix. We have a reservation under ovsage. Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2010-12-16 End Time: 21:30

Dec 2, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Some info for the CLI savvy

I saw a reference to a site on one of my emails or feeds earlier that gave this URL: http://www.quora.com/Linux/What-are-some-time-saving-tips-that-every-Linux-user-should-know In a fit of “might be something out there”, I had a look and discovered a bash built-in that I had never run across before, disown. Take a look at the bash manpage for this little gem, but the nutshell version is that it will take a command that you either forgot to run nohup on or screen before you ran it and with some optional parameters, you can take a long running process, background it, run disown -h <jobid> and all of a sudden, you can disassociate the job with your terminal, allowing it to ignore SIGHUP and continue on even if you log out.

Nov 26, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post November Meeting Info

We had a small turnout tonight, but that made it somewhat more casual (if that’s possible). Most of the discussion was about the LISA 2010 conference which two of us attended. As I have previously mentioned, it was a great conference and a lot of interesting things were presented. I think the most interesting item was the pervasive social media. Twiter, IRC, facebook, etc. were all in constant use. While this isn’t really a new phenomenon, this is the most blatant use I’ve seen.

Nov 15, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments

November Meeting: 2010-11-25

LISA’10 is over and there are stories to tell. There is a new program started up with LOPSA and the training sessions were great. The hallway track was quite good although this year it suffered a bit from the incessant tweeting that was going on. It’s hard to make progress on something when the pop-up indicator on your screen is (almost) constantly lighting up with a new comment. There are two additional conferences happening in 2011.

Nov 4, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

November Meeting

Title - November Meeting Location - The Pythian Group Link out - Click here Description - Post LISA’10 meeting. Note that this is NOT the Third Thursday of November! I’ll be talking about the conference and some of the more oddball things I have been up to recently. Monitoring will be part of the topic and automated reports that have funky graphs. Start Time - 19:00 Date - 2010-11-25 End Time - 21:30

Oct 29, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments

eBooks, LISA countdown, LOPSA

I’m going to add a few eBooks (PDF at the moment) to the downloads section. These are GFDL or marketing papers, so I don’t see an issue. They may have some value to you, so feel free to download and have a look. LISA ‘10 starts next Sunday. That should be a lot of fun and a lot of late nights and early mornings. It’s certainly a busy conference and there is so much to do/see/attend.