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Arranges electrons for a living.


Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
+1 We all have a moment when we realize that a big part of our job is to be the psychological counselor.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
When in doubt, flog the downtrodden.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
Time to lie: tell him you just got a call from CERT thanking you for taking down a major botnet.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
How was the beer? You should cultivate that user relationship.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
Ben, good work on the tech savvy upbringing, just be careful your progeny does not grow up to be a SysAdmin. Have him or her be something easier, more profitable and less stressful, like NeuroSurgery or Hedge Fund Management.
Jul
9
answered Merging a Windows disk partition with a Linux partition on Ubuntu
Jul
9
comment Multiple login names for a single user in linux using LDAP server authentication
If the PC's are Windows, the unspoken requirement here is, that he set up a Samba server to provide local home directories.
Jul
9
awarded  Editor
Jul
9
revised Web server and database server in completely different locations
added 20 characters in body
Jul
8
answered Web server and database server in completely different locations
Jul
8
comment Notebook for Sysadmin
Two NICs- monitor mirrored Gigabit port on one, surf ServerFault for answers on the other.
Jul
8
answered Will my system fsck when I reboot?
Jul
8
comment Best free tool to image a Windows XP drive before reinstallation?
+1 I've had good luck with G4L.
Jul
8
answered Remote admin of ubuntu linux appliance
Jul
7
comment Anti surge protection
There is a certain... personality on the net who rages against all surge protection except the premise type. He (and others) worship at the alter of the True Earth Ground. Having worked in the real world, and realizing that even airplanes have a concept of ground, we can safely ignore these personalities and apply these useful and money-saving devices.
Jul
7
answered Anti surge protection
Jul
7
answered Why are Linux-based operating systems considered safer than Windows?
Jul
7
comment Find size of file in MB
Churnd is right. Command line is not necessarily shell scripting, ascertaining the status of a file system IS part of a SysAdmin's job, and shell scripting (JCL, Batch, whatever) IS part of a SysAdmin's job. This question DOES belong on ServerFault.
Jul
7
comment md5sum repeatedly gives different checksum for same file on same machine
DO NOT HESITATE. Replace this drive immediately!
Jul
7
answered How do you deal with bosses that think you're slacking off?