If you can read this, thank your sysadmin

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Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day You may ask “What is a System Administrator?” The answers you will find at http://www.sysadminday.com/ are as good as any. Being a System Administrator is a somewhat stressful job that turns you into a cynic very quickly and you start hanging out in places like the scary devil monastery. Your (l)users also … Read More

Running those legacy apps

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Yesterday Andrew McGill posted the message below on the Gauteng Linux User Group mailing list. Because he is not blogging I’m doing it for him. What he is describing is one of the biggest frustrations people have with so called new and improved software. Andrew is a very competent sysadmin and if he is battling what is Eric … Read More


When I started this site I was in a somewhat cynical frame of mind, as you can see in the original about statement below. It turned out that I did not write much and the site became a way for me to play around with wordpress features and themes. The way people access the internet also changed so I started trying out ways to make the site “responsive”. I will probably still write a bi-annual post, but most of the time I will just try out stuff in wordpress. more....