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Sysadmin Tips on Preparing for Vacation

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

Read on for ways to help reduce the chance that your vacation will be interrupted by sysadmin issues.


Analyze Song Lyrics with a Shell Script, Part II

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

In my last
, I began exploring song lyrics. Not so you could have an epic
Karaoke night, but more in the sense of analyzing song lyrics and word usage
therein. more>>


Linux Filesystem Events with inotify

Author: Charles Fisher | Files under syndicated

Triggering scripts with incron and systemd.


Ansible: the Automation Framework That Thinks Like a Sysadmin

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

I’ve written about and trained folks on various DevOps tools through the years, and
although they’re awesome, it’s obvious that most of them are designed from the
mind of a developer. There’s nothing wrong with that, because approaching
configuration management programmatically is the whole point. more>>


Banana Backups

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

In the September 2016 issue, I wrote an article called “Papa’s Got a Brand New

where I described how I replaced my rackmounted gear with a small,
low-powered ARM device—the Odroid XU4. more>>


Sysadmin 101: Patch Management

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

A few articles ago, I started a Sysadmin 101 series to pass down some fundamental
knowledge about systems administration that the current generation of junior
sysadmins, DevOps engineers or “full stack” developers might not
learn otherwise.
I had thought that I was done with the series, but then the WannaCry
malware came out and exposed some of the poor patch management practices still more>>


Analyzing Song Lyrics

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

I was reading about the history of The Beatles a few days ago and bumped into an
interesting fact. According to the author, The Beatles used the word
“love” in their songs more than 160 times. At first I thought,
“cool”, but the more I thought about it, the more I became skeptical about the figure. In
fact, I suspect that the word “love” shows up considerably more than 160


Testing the Waters: How to Perform Internal Phishing Campaigns

Author: Jeramiah Bowling | Files under syndicated

Phishing is one of the most dangerous threats to modern
computing. Phishing attacks have evolved from sloppily written mass email
blasts to targeted attacks designed to fool even the most cautious
users. No defense is bulletproof, and most experts agree education and
common sense are the best tools to combat the problem. more>>


Live Stream Your Pets with Linux and YouTube!

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Anyone who reads Linux Journal knows about my fascination with
birdwatching. I’ve created my own weatherproof video cameras with
a Raspberry Pi. I’ve posted instructions on how to create your own
automatically updating camera image page with JavaScript. Heck, I even
learned CSS so I could make a mobile-friendly version of BirdCam that
filled the screen in landscape mode.


Update Tickets from the Command Line

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

In the April 2017 issue, I wrote about how to use
ticketing systems
as a
sysadmin to organize your tasks better. more>>