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bio website karlkatzke.com
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I'm a sysadmin for Sentry Data Systems. I do linux and clustering and networking, and enjoy instigating a good STONITH deathmatch when I get bored.

Work-wise, I'm a giant fan of the k.I.s.s. principle - keep I.T. simple, stupid. Don't make things any more complex than the features you need.

In my spare time, I renovate houses and ride herd on a pack of dogs with extreme mental issues. My background and career are both in systems. I look at systems, analyze them, and use them or make them better. I likeCFO DIY home stuff because the systems are simple and it's rewarding to figure em out and use them. How do I know the things I do? I have probably been there, broken that, ruined the other thing, and had to figure out how to fix all of them. we have this saying in my group of friends-who-renovate-houses: "Ask me how I know."


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answered Is it worth it to use Linux in a new business starting from scratch?
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answered How to properly shutdown or reboot a Unix/Linux server
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answered MySQL differential dump? Other strategy for restore?
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answered How to gain control of growing log files in 3 separate directories on my VPS?
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answered How to keep Apache conf files in sync in web cluster
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answered Should I ever DELETE (SQL and DB) anything?
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answered AMI db server / web server connection
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answered MMORPG server maintenance
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answered IT Services: In House or Outsource?
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answered Has the CFD General Notation System Been Packaged as an RPM for SLES?
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answered Microsoft Licensing for the small business
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answered How do you get xenserver and associated vms to gracefully shutdown after power failure?
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answered Is it sane to run a web-app framework from SVN?
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asked How smart are RAID controllers/cabinets?
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answered Do disks in Raid-1 function outside of the raid?
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answered Remote Support Software Recommendations
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answered What is the Best Way to Monitor Server Temperature?
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answered How to interview a sysadmin candidate?
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answered Is This Feasible - Running MailWash on a dedicated machine to pre-check
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answered Virtualization that is distributed on workstations or on a big central server for testing and documentation?