Category: personal

In the Days of Text

This is our world now… the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud.The Mentor (http://phrack.org/issues/7/3.html) When dial-up ruled There was a time that some of us can still remember.  A time before fast networks ruled the industry.  When connection speeds over 1mbps were blazing fast, and most of us lived…


Working from Home – Experts Insights

Note: this article was written collaboratively by a number of fellow Red Hat remote workers. I contributed, but cannot take credit for the article as a whole. You may see this article shared, almost verbatim, elsewhere. Your company has prudentially decided that you should work from home over the next weeks. Or you are staying…


Following up on the Legion Y740

Well it’s been about 3 months since I bought my Lenovo Legion Y740. You can read my first impressions in my “A week with the Lenovo Legion Y740” post. First I want to say that most of my opinions have not changed. I like this machine, and I do not regret the purchase at all….


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,…