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Feb 22, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

Contract job

Got this job ad from one of the agencies I’m in contact with: Linux admin - contract

Feb 14, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

February Meeting

Title: February Meeting Location: Pythian Link out: Click here Description: Based on some recent work I have done for a client, I’m going to give a little overview on how to set up a secured file distribution for multiple clients so that you can get away from FTP and you can manage in a simple fashion. Other topics include: Possible changes to the website to make documentation easier Creating epub books with OpenOffice Open discussion.

Jan 28, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

A Brief Review of Beautiful Security by Andy Oram and John Viega

no description Beautiful Security is a collection of essays on security thought from a variety of industry leaders. The sixteen chapters of the book cover a surprisingly wide base of security domains making it worth reading just for the exposure to the wealth of ideas. The fact that the essays are intellectually entertaining is a bonus. The best sections of this book are the places where some of my long held beliefs get challenged by the chapter author, particularly the issues involved with security in cloud computing.

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: 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.