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Happy SysAdmin Day

Posted Yesterday at 02:05 PM by Habitual

Have you thanked your SysAdmin today?

Coffee, Donuts, Lunch?
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Automating custom Slackware install tarball and post-setup tweaks

Posted Yesterday at 10:47 AM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

The other day I thought, not for the first time, that it was kind of dumb to be manually building my stripped-down Slackware install tarball, and having to remember the tweaks I like having done to the system after "setup" but before the first system boot. I end up forgetting things, getting frustrated at the minimalist busybox-based setup environment, and going back and making some changes after first boot instead of before (and as often as not sneakernetting files to the new system...
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Taken out by Duct Tape!

Posted 07-30-2015 at 05:31 PM by Habitual

Every Week for the last half-year, we have had some kind of issue with ping/icmp-related zabbix checks. We couldn't nail it down.
Finally, in the end, I disabled ping checks via zabbix and (not-so-)silently declared icmp checks in zabbix as 'fluff'. Useless.

This has been ok up until this week. We hit our cap Hard and Fast on Wednesday morning.
It took out my zabbix and Kibana dashboards and caused another client's app portal to stop working.

We found...
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New Softpedia articles about my Linux builds

Posted 07-29-2015 at 10:03 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

Softpedia has written two new articles about my latest Linux builds.

About ExLight: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exlig...4-487822.shtml

About Exton|OS Light: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exton...4-487903.shtml

One reader said this about Exton|OS Light: I installed it on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4034 notebook computer...
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Soldering Station...check!

Posted 07-29-2015 at 12:53 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Got a new Weller Soldering Station recently, so I've been pursuing my interests in electronics and computer hardware. After spending 20+ years in the software side of the house (both as a programmer and as a sysad/engineer), I've finally started to really understand the hardware side of the house (well, I have much to learn, but it's starting to come together).

My first order of business has been to build out a desk variable power supply with a 480 Watt Antec PSU I had laying around....
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