December 2010

  • There but for fortune go you or go I

    By maddog on December 16, 2010

    Earlier this month an old acquaintance of mine, Hal Miller, wrote an open letter to SAGE, an organization that is part of USENIX and which specializes in systems administration. You can read his letter here.  I can vouch for the fact that when Hal said he was “at the top of his field”, he was there...

  • LPICPrep: "Why Get a Certification"

    By maddog on December 16, 2010

    LPI Community Corner is pleased to share the video "Certifiable: Why Get a Certification" by Ross Brunson from his LPIC Prep Channel. Ross has been training IT professionals to prepare for LPI exams for many years and is a long time supporter.  In this video he offers his views on the value of IT...

  • Local business, Local jobs

    By maddog on December 2, 2010

    The press has been alive the past several days with news of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, where the police have been going in and rounding up drug dealers. From the amount of press and police actions, some people outside of Brazil must think that all of the people in the favela are thieves or...