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Jan
21st

Shell Scripting a Bunco Game

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

Bunco—a dice game that makes
Yahtzee look complicated!

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Jan
18th

Getting Started with ncurses

Author: Jim Hall | Files under syndicated

How to use curses to draw to the terminal screen.

While graphical user interfaces are very cool, not every program needs to run with
a point-and-click interface. For example, the venerable vi editor ran in
plain-text terminals long before the first GUI.
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Jan
17th

Avoiding Server Disaster

Author: Reuven M. Lerner | Files under syndicated

Worried that your server will go down? You should be. Here are some
disaster-planning tips for server owners.
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Jan
15th

Creating an Internet Radio Station with Icecast and Liquidsoap

Author: Bill Dengler | Files under syndicated

Ever wanted to stream prerecorded music or a live event, such as a lecture or
concert for an internet audience? With Icecast and Liquidsoap, you can set up a
full-featured, flexible internet radio station using free software and open
standards.
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Jan
11th

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.
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Jan
9th

Analyze Song Lyrics with a Shell Script, Part II

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

In my last
article
, 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>>


Jan
8th

Linux Filesystem Events with inotify

Author: Charles Fisher | Files under syndicated

Triggering scripts with incron and systemd.
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Jan
5th

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>>


Nov
21st

Banana Backups

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

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

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


Nov
14th

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>>