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We're back up!

Sorry for the outage. The system was down and I was traveling or busy and couldn't get to the colo to bring it back up. Ah, the joys of do-it-yourself hosting. :-)

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Site Announcements

Tom will be at LISA 2004 teaching 2 tutorials, presenting an invited talk, and doing a book signing. LISA is the best system administration conference around. Please attend.

Both tutorials are based on the book plus tons of new material.

Register today.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

Who's infected?

No, I'm not talking about Bush's bungling of the flu vaccine shortage. I'm talking about a simple quick check to see if a subnet is has an infected machine. This article teaches a little shell programming, a little about networks, and builds a little tool you can use on your own network to detect simple problems.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Blog+Twiki

I'm really amazed at how much you can do with a blog plus a Wiki. If only someone could more tightly integrate them, in terms of username/password database, look and feel, and other issues.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Conference Chair Lee Demon (and his committee) has done a bang-up job planning this year's LISA conference. This year's conference is November 14–19, 2004 in Atlanta,GA.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Conferences

Introducing our TWiki

We've added a TWiki to the web site. Our hope is that the many, many college instructors that are using the book will be able to use it to share notes, tips, and so on. Of course, everyone has access to it so we've put a space for people to write comments, etc. Eventually we'll start adding our own notes.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Site Announcements

Cox on Better Software

A large part of the software industry has never heard of the science of quality assurance - or if it has, it doesn't believe in it. Thus spake Alan Cox, Wales' most famous Red Hat employee and one of the most influential voices in the IT world. Currently wrapping up his MBA at Swansea University, it's clear that Cox has been spending a lot of time thinking about what the software world can learn from everyone else about quality.
http://www.pingwales.co.uk/software/cox-on-better-software.html
You can also watch a video of the lecture.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli