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Winning On Tomorrow’s Interconnected Battlefields

With the U.S. national security plan highlighting the need for both information dominance and protection, the Department of Defense is considering plans like modernizing military networks to ensure more effective…

SysAdmin Day 2019: The Secret to Getting Ahead

Looking back across the months since SysAdmin Day 2018, it’s obvious we’re all dealing with a remarkably different (in some ways exciting, in others, horrifying) IT landscape than the one…

Facebook Outage 2019: SysAdmins, Hug Your Servers and Tell Them You Love Them

This week’s Facebook outage is in the news right now, and it’s inevitable that some people are going to rush to post their hot-as-the-surface-of-the-sun takes. Thankfully, this blog is not…

The Word “Customer” is NSFW

A recent conversation on Twitter struck a nerve with me. The person posited that, “If you’re a sysadmin, you’re in customer service. You may not realise it, but you are…

Customizing Logwatch for Sysadmin Needs

Logwatch is essentially a system log analyzer and reporter. It elaborates logs that are simply collected by syslog. This kind of evolution is simplifying the daily job of modern system…