Episode 117 – Planning Maintenance

Welcome to Episode 117

Main Topic

  • Preparing for Maintenance
    • How do you make sure a new deployment is ready for prime time? 
      • Testing
    • How do you plan a maintenance window? 
      • Do you have pre-set maintenance windows?
      • What is considered “down time” for your business? 
        • Or maybe just what isnt prime time?
    • How do you prepare your team for a go-live? 
      • Is your new deployment well defined?
        • Documentation
        • Architecture diagrams?
        • Can another admin jump in using your docs and troubleshoot a problem?
      • Has it passed whatever security checks your business has?
      • What about vendor involvement? 
    • How do you spend the first week (or weeks?) after go-live? 
      • Increased monitoring
      • How do you “operationalize”? 

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Chat

 

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Episode 116A – Control Groups in Linux

Welcome to Episode 116

Main Topic

 

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Episode 116b – Legislating facebook news feeds, samba fruit, bad rappers, and google kills another one.

Welcome to Episode 116

Announcements

 

Chat

  • Nate has been sucked into valheim, deep
    • I googled this and was very let down when I saw NO HAMMERS…  *sigh* [XenoPhage]
    • But managed to get older last week
    • And watch the King of the Hammers race! 
    • Hand-me-down computer fail.
  • unclemarc 
    • And here I thought the mistake was buying the PS5
    • Finished watching The Expanse, now started buying the books and am re-watching series from beginning
    • Made the mistake of downloading Destiny 2 on the PS5
  • Jason
    • Work work work
    • I’ll beat Halo..  Just need to actually play it..
    • Fell in an Aground rabbit hole..
    • Rewatching Merlin

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EP115a – How has Sysadminning changed in the past decade(ish)

Welcome to Episode 115

Main Topic 

  • How has sysadminning changed
    • System Operator
    • System Administrator
    • BOFH references galore
    • The ability to automate builds made it easier to build faster
    • But systems were still mostly manually configured
    • Now systems were not bound to hardware in the traditional sense
    • VM Sprawl
      • Meant larger fleets to manage
    • Templating and cloning makes standing up new machines even faster/simpler
    • Pets vs Cattle
    • Disposable systems
    • Containerization
    • Infrastructure as code! 
    • On-demand functions like lambda
    • Any predictions on what Sysadmin will look like in 10 more years? Or even 5?! 
    • Sysadmin in the classic sense
    • Early Build Automation (such as kickstart, and ghost)
    • Virtual Machines, and what that meant
    • Config management and automation
    • Cloud Deployments
    • What’s next?

 

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Episode 115b – Browser Wars, Activision, face(mask) unlock, and NFT lies

Welcome to Episode 115b

Announcements

 

Chat

  • [Jason]
    • Had a “water event” dont buy a house from a plummer.  😛 

News

 

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Episode 114a – #NerdLife Year In Review 2021

Welcome to Episode 114

 

Main Topic

  • 2021 year in #nerdlife? 
    • Framework laptops
    • Chip shortage & supply chain issues. Plus stupid scalpers
      • Crypto has totally jumped the shark and become Mary Kay for bros
      • I can haz PS5?
      • I can haz new XBox?
      • I can haz video card?
    • The Occulus Quest 2 took Christmas.
      • $300 entry into VR
    • Log4j sucks
      • Large orgs running on undersourced Open Source projects continues to be something we just don’t deal with
    • Windows 11
    • iPhone 13
    • Pixel 6
    • Zuck wants to rule the virtual world
    • Movies
      • Matrix, with old Neo
      • Dune finally is good
      • And we get a decent Ghostbusters as well
      • Encanto (surprisingly good!)
    • TV
      • Season 6, Final season
      • Boba (black sheep) Fett
      • Bad Batch
      • Expanse
      • Lots of Marvel goodness on Disney+
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Phones 
    • Culture

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Episode 114b – 3d printed homes, Marvel Movies, corrupted code, and Norton Cryptominers

Welcome to Episode 114

Announcements

  • Patreon Update
    • Z-Thor
    • name_pending197
    • Jérémy
    • Arinomi
    • Andrew
    • Tatro
    • Bruce
    • Robert
    • Matt
    • David
    • S0l3mn
    • Trooper_Ish
    • LiNuXsys666
    • gimpyb
    • Mark
    • The-Mentor
    • Jon
    • Marc
    • Julius
    • Andi
    • J
    • Charles
    • 22532

 

Chat

[unclemarc]

  • Gaming on da PS5
    • NMS
    • Returnal
    • Deathloop
    • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Skilling up on IPA for a new account

 

[nate]

  • The alienware is now liquid cooled
  • Animal crossing is.. Surprisingly chill and enjoyable.
  • 3d printer upgrades.

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EP113a – Virtual Spaces and Metaverses

Welcome to Episode 113

Main Topic

 

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Episode 113b – log4j, alienwares, zomboid, and nate finishes some projects

Welcome to Episode 113

Announcements

Reviews

  • Nothing New

Chat

[unclemarc]

[gangrif]

  • Finished a number of projects
    • Painted sailor moon! 
    • HestiaPi is now in service
    • Cat armor
  • AND….. I bought an Alienware R10.. 

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Episode 112a – Ed and Jared on the SANS Holiday Hack!

Welcome to Episode 112a

Main Topic

  • Holiday Hack with Ed!
    • Did the pandemic hurt? Help? Any noticeable difference? 
    • It’s open! 
    • Anything new in how the challenge is hosted? 
    • What can new players expect? 
    • Who should play? 
      • Is there some level of experience required to get started?
    • Who’s Ed, for folks who dont know. 
    • And Who’s Jared?
    • What is the holiday hack?
    • How did last year’s challenge go? 
    • This year’s challenge

 

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