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Tom will be at SANE2004, Sept 27 thru Oct 1, 2004 in Amsterdam teaching a full-day class and he's been asked to give an invited talk.

  • A full day class: "Creating Happy Users: A"how-to guide" for sysadmins in a hurry"
  • An "invited talk" on "Deconstructing User Requests"

You can download a PDF flyer or for complete information visit

This is my first time at SANE and the first time in Amsterdam. I really look forward to meeting people there and exploring the area!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

I've got permission to hire a sysadmin in our London office. After describing what I'm looking for to a friend he said, "So, you're looking to hire Mini-Me for the London office." I think he nailed it.

So, if you've read the book and still would want to be work for me, consider sending a resume. [email protected]

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Tom will be speaking at NC*SA at the Red Hat Corporate HQ, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC on Monday, Sept 13 at 7:00pm:

"Where the hell is my flying car?"
It's 2004 and we still don't have moving side-walks or flying cars, and computers aren't nearly as cool as they were on The Jetsons. Tom has visited many sites in the last few years and observed a lot of really bad IT practices. He will discuss what he saw and some recent epiphanies he's had about "best practices" in system administration. The second half of the talk will be about his current project to update a small company's IT infrastructure. It has forced him to rethink what constitutes the "basic infrastructure" of an IT organization, and how big companies are held back when they forget the basics.
He's also working on a new book about time management for sysadmins, and will be treating us to some excerpts!
The presentation is free and open to the public.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

$44.54 instead of $54.99 (a $10.45 discount... strange number). They're also offering a discount if you buy it with Principles of Network and System Administration by Mark Burgess.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli