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  1. Heartbleed aftermath

    I almost feel bad for blogging about this, but god knows everyone else will be so perhaps it's worth a punt.

    So in the last few days the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug has come into the public eye, and my goodness has it caused a veritable shitstorm. I'm not ...

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  2. The woes of serverfault

    Published: Mon 12 August 2013
    By Sirex

    In Rants.

    Its come to light that ServerFault is doing badly. Shock, i know; who'd have thought ?

    I'm putting this up here because it's a little difficult to compress my thoughts on the topic down to a small enough soundbite to fit into a tiny comment on the topic ...

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  3. Trench warfare

    One new experience I've had recently is IT operations being split slightly unusually in that technology specific departments have their own IT staff (and knowledge repositories), but still a centralized IT function exists which performs internal network management, new desktop provisions and so on. There's been obvious issues ...

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  4. Zenoss credentials creep

    I've just been recently looking at a few different monitoring solutions, and i've pretty much decided that the best candidate for our usage is Zenoss. Perhaps I'm missing something, but it's a little alarming to me the typical methods many Zenoss addons use to obtain their ...

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  5. Personal flaws

    Published: Fri 02 November 2012
    By Sirex

    In Rants.

    It's about time I fessed up to some things, and as this is a blog, and the only thing I know much about is me, I'll just launch right into it...

    I work as a computer system administrator. This means I frequently deal with technologies that are fast ...

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