Tags » SysAdmin

Six months selfhosting: my userop experiences

Note: In this post I mention some problems and ask questions (to myself, like “thinking aloud”). The goal is not to get answers to those questions (I suppose that I will find them soon or later in the internet, manuals and so), but to show the kind of problems and questions that arise in my selfhosting adventures, which I suppose are common to other people trying to administer a home server with some web services. 2,086 more words

My Experiences And Opinion

Re-installing Windows 8 / 8.1 with OEM License

Recently I bought a new laptop and decided to upgrade the hard disk to a 1T SSD.

Since it’s a rather fresh laptop, I do not have to clone the entire OS (pheww, always hate doing that. 150 more words


How to remote syslog in Linux (using rsyslog)

rsyslog is an open-source implementation of syslog protocol / rfc3164 and extends it with content-based filtering, rich filtering capabilities, flexible configuration options and adds features such as using TCP for transport. 305 more words

The leap marathon has started

No, I’m not going to run 42 kilometres jumping :-) I’ve started my leap second tests today. The goal of the tests is to find a configuration, or a procedure, or both, to avoid a backwards step of the clock at the insertion of the leap second at the end of June 30th (UTC). 217 more words


Is there anything I can do for you, DickBoss?

“Hey dude, is there much going on? Anything I can do”

Dickboss replies – “Fuck all. In fact, I was thinking about going to buy a McMuffin.”

SysAdmining at its finest.

IT Guy Problems

Using homebrew and cask package managers in OSX

Homebrew is a package management system for OSX. It installs packages in its own cellar directory and symblinkes to /usr/local.

Homebrew terminology: Formula is the package definition, … 268 more words

FirewallD quickstart guide

FirewallD, or Dynamic Firewall Manager, is the replacement for the IPTables firewall in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The main improvement over IPTables is the capacity to make cahnges without the need to restart the whole firewall service. 891 more words