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SCaLE SSH Tunnels link to video

Here's the link to the video feed for my Tunneling With SSH talk tonight at SCaLE9x. 16:30 California time. Requires allowing javascript for conferencebywire.com and flash.

got Percona some consulting

Yesterday, I got Percona some consulting. Feels good to give back to a company that has certainly helped me out without ever interacting with me.

One of my students asked for references on improving a MySQL setup that had rolled over for his job. While I did recommend some local resources, I also recommended Percona. We had just talked about performance tuning, so the question was even on-topic :).

FUDcon:Tempe 2011

At FUDcon today. The largest FUDcon turnout ever. Lot's of good conversation in the hallway track.

Really enjoyed Curtis Zinzilieta's performance tuning basics presentation, Can't be here tomorrow, so I'll miss his second presentation if he makes it (he also has obligations and wasn't planning on being here tomorrow). Luckily he made a similar proposal for ABLEconf :).

Presentation accepted for SCaLE 9x

Apparently my Tunneling with SSH presentation was accepted for SCaLE 9x as I'm on the schedule. No email confirmation yet. I presume that'll come through soon.

This presentation is an expansion and update of my Linux Journal article on how to Use SSH to Cross a Suspect Host Securely from last year.

Red Hat Road Tour 2010

The Red Hat Road Tour is coming to Phoenix on 2010Okt12. Sign up for the half-day seminar. Topics will include virtualization, infrastructure and cloud.

Both the registration page and the thank you page are hosted on engage.RedHat.com, but in order to register you have to allow javascript from eloqua.com. No need to allow javascript from RedHat.com.

Happy Sysadmin Day

Happy 11th annual Sysadmin Day. Once again I get to celebrate it as a sysadmin. I also get to celebrate it by starting the workday 2 hours before midnight...

I also get to celebrate by taking my baby for playtime at the gym. It'll be a great day :).

Limoncelli's time mgt videos

Author Tom Limoncelli has collected his Time Management for System Administrators videos in one place. Watch the videos, read the book.

System administrators have abnormal time and task management needs. Tom does a great job of addressing those along with the normal time management stuff.

I recommand Time Management for System Administrators as a supplimental book for my system administration classes and plan to start using some of Tom's videos in class.

Linux paid internship in Scottsdale

There's a post on the PLUG site about a paid Linux internship in Scottsdale.

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A Scottsdale company is looking for someone to fill a paid Linux Internship. This requires knowledge in Red Hat based distros with a "nice to have" in LAMP type setups. The candidate would report directly or perhaps indirectly, to Mike Ballon; the position does have a good possibility of becoming full time.
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Annual PLUG party

Every year PLUG has an end of year party for the December east side meeting.

We encourage bringing family and friends. This is a social event with no presentations. We will have some giveaways including some new Free Software comics.

We also encourage bringing some food to share.

No alcohol because the meeting is at a school.

This will be the only in person PLUG meeting this month, so turn out and participate.

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