Category: personal

My Sysadmin Story

Note: This story was originally written for Red Hat’s Enable Sysadmin blog. We’ve all got a story, right?  Our lives could be laid out like a script for a movie, or in the chapters of a novel.  I don’t know if anyone would read mine, but to the right audience, it might sound familiar, or…


What My Family Thinks I Do For a Living

Note: This was originally written for Red Hat’s Enable Sysadmin Blog, https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin The job title “System Administrator” is sometimes vague within the industry.  Some sysadmins are responsible for a wide swath of devices, from desktops, to servers, to printers, to air conditioning units.  So, sometimes when you tell another IT professional that you’re a sysadmin,…


A week with the Lenovo Legion y740

I’ve got a few laptops. A Dell Inspiron from around 2015, and a Macbook Pro from around 2014. I’ve been dual-booting the Dell for gaming on Windows, and everything else on Fedora. The Macbook I run as Apple intended, with MacOS, and I use it mainly for video/content editing. Both machines are fine, but starting…


Big changes in my world.

Hi folks, sorry I haven’t been posting much. My work with Enable Sysadmin continues, and I have some new content headed that way, which will eventually trickle down to Undrblog. But, in the meantime, I thought I’d share a little update. For those of you who listen to Iron Sysadmin, or follow me on Twitter,…