So… interested in building a linux cluster huh? If so you definitely have a few choices in OS. The big names (and what I would call the most reliable names) are Redhat Linux (a.k.a. CentOS a.k.a. Oracle) and Suse Linux Enterprise Server (a.k.a. SLES). I’ve just completed my ebook giving … Continue reading
There are a lot of famous inspirational people, whether actors, self-made millionaires, athletes, or coaches, or any number of successful people. Sometimes, though, some people’s stories slip under the radar. And they are just as inspirational, sometimes moreso. Here’s the story of Dick Bavetta and his commitment to excellence.
I wanted to share something that’s been on my mind, especially the last couple months. It is a heavy hearted day today. Will be heading to the memorial service for my friend Sam’s mom, who passed away peacefully last week after a very brief and unexpected two month fight with … Continue reading
It’s Father’s Day. And it’s been a long weekend, driving up to San Jose to attend a family wedding. We just got back, and while exhausted, I realized all day I had been asking myself: “What is being a dad?” So before I go to sleep, I am asking myself … Continue reading
Hashing is one of the most useful practices a sysadmin can employ. I think too many sysadmins do not use this as a regular part of their everyday work. Even a home user on a windows box can utilize hashing to save yourself a lot of headache! Quick tutorial how … Continue reading
It’s the return of Humpday Humor: Office and Computer Humor To Get You Through The Week April 23, 2014 edition! (inspired by my buddy Roy!) From the content of this post, you can probably guess what kind of morning I’ve been having with my work laptop. I present… Funny Windows … Continue reading
Two recent videos of the kids while I was traveling for work. Aunties Lacey and Tao and Uncle Sam came over…and the kids of course put on a show! The Tutu It was very surprising one day when I was playing with Kayla that she disappeared into her closet (which … Continue reading
Quick tutorial on how to encrypt a filesystem (at the device level) on Redhat 6.4 a.k.a. CentOS 6.4 a.k.a. Oracle Linux 6.4. This is a three step process: 1) enable FIPS (if desired), 2) encrypt filesystem, and 3) automated mount if desired. I put this guide together because at first … Continue reading