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Mar 1, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

Free Servers?

I ran across this on Newsforge yesterday and I thought I’d pass it along. Sun is offering 60 day trials of their new T2000 opeteron servers. According to the article, if you write a comprehensive technical review of the box, you may be invited to keep the machine. The specs are pretty impressive, and the power requirements appear to be quite low given what we have under the hood. I have not determined if an individual qualifies for the deal, but I think I’ll check it out.

Mar 1, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

LPI Exam

It appears there will be an LPI exam in May. The OSW people are interested in sponsoring this one and would like to hold it at the University of Ottawa. The tentative date is Sunday, May 14, 2006.No details are available yet, but some informal discussion would indicate that level 1 and level 2 exams will be available. Sign up information will be available soon.

Feb 26, 2006 - 4 minute read - Comments

Technical Services Specialist

The architect at Layer 7 Tech sent me a nicely formatted message which I pasted here - any formatting abnormalities are my fault. –bjb Technical Services Specialist Overall Purpose Layer 7 Technologies is seeking to fill a position of Technical Services Specialist. The purpose of this position is to provide pre and post sales technical support for Layer 7 Technologies’ SecureSpan suite of products. In addition to assisting the sales team and Layer 7’s clients, the Technical Services Specialist works closely with the sales and product development teams to provide a conduit of communication between them.

Feb 11, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

Dru's blog

From bjb: Dru Lavigne, author of BSD Hacks published by O’Reilly and OCUUG member, has a blog at: where she comments on BSD developments and interviews BSD personalities. She also wrote up her recent trip to shmoocon. Check it out!

Feb 8, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

February Meeting

Once again, it’s time to meet and discuss. See calendar date and time. New things this time around: certifications - do we need them user groups job searches resumes standards Anything else? Feel free to commment

Jan 15, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

January 2006 - Do you know where your meeting is?

January meeting - new year, new ideas. See the event notification for location information. The topic is: ideas on documentation, procedures, and standards. Acronym soup for the Sysadmin Soul: ITIL COBIT SAS70 S-OX

Jan 15, 2006 - 2 minute read - Comments

Snippet on sys admin power and authority

This is an excerpt from a discussion on enforcing policy and the policy makers not wanting to be included in their own policy. It seemed appropriate to quote, because we sometimes lose sight of the enabled position we hold when we see the disconnect between policy and practice. We do have the ability to adjust attitudes and to convince the user community - which includes upper management, that following a sensible policy or practice is actually better for all concerned.