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How I Got the Name Fatherlinux :-)

By on Sep 3, 2016 in News

Over the years I have realized that there is a bit of confusion when I first tell people my Twitter handle is @fatherlinux. People ask things like, “what about mother Linux?” or “Perhaps you should change your name to Grandpa Linux now that you have been doing this for so long?” They often think the name is related to some self perception of...

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Springpad Shutting Down

By on May 30, 2014 in News

It is a sad day for me because Springpad has been a great tool: http://support.springpad.com/customer/portal/articles/1566742-how-much-longer-can-i-use-springpad- A couple of years back, I compared Springpad with Evernote. Since then, Evernote has improved greatly, and that is where I will be going now. Good by...

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RHEL7 Release Notes Highlights

By on May 14, 2014 in News

I just finished going through the release notes for RHEL7 Release Candidate and Technical Notes… Features Fast Block Devices Caching Slower Block Devices Systemd controls cgroups Hardware Event Reporting Mechanism (HERM) RAS Daemon: Unifies all error data & reporting Live migration of a guest from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 host to the Red Hat...

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FOSDEM 2011

By on Jan 10, 2011 in Event, News

FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers, European Meeting) is coming up in Brussels on Feb 5th & 6th. The schedule for 2011 is not up yet, but the schedule from last year makes it look promising. The conference is free and doesn’t require registration, but the hotels and airlines do. Last year there were tracks on Security, Monitoring and...

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Ohio Linux Fest 2010: Recap

By on Sep 13, 2010 in News

I had an awesome time at Ohio Linux Fest 2010. I met a lot of interesting people, caught several really good talks and had a chance to take the LPIC 101 and 102 tests. It was a great mix of hobbyists, systems administrators and programs and I took it as an opportunity to expand my knowledge on all fronts. First the Keynote by Stormy Peters brought up several...

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