I became a self employed system administrator in 2011 and (touch wood) my freelance infrastructure business has been going fairly well so far. I thought it was about time I built a marketing website for my business, and I wanted to create a simple, professional-looking site without having to spend too much time building it. [...]
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Following our successful migration to Amazon’s S3 service for media storage and delivery, we decided to move our entire server infrastructure from its traditional data centre colocation to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (or ‘EC2′). Using this cloud-based infrastructure instead of data centre colocation provides two main benefits for us.
Despite certain frustrations with our Apple Xserve G5s, I’ve found that they make decent Linux servers, especially considering their age. Recently I wanted to repurpose one as a development server, and in that role I really wanted disk redundancy for added protection of the data. Unfortunately there’s no RAID controller in these servers, so software [...]
Last Friday was System Administrator Appreciation Day. For the entire day, a link was present on my company’s websites (not put there by me) which took our users to a page explaining SysAdmin Day and inviting them to fill in a form which would send me an email expressing their gratitude. During the course of [...]
I recently watched Cargo (2009), which turned out to be a pretty decent sci-fi film (sort of a cross between Silent Running, The Matrix and Alien). One thing I particularly enjoyed about the film, however, was that a key member of the spaceship’s crew was a system administrator (and a female sysadmin at that!). I [...]
A while ago we needed to change the DNS records for our websites from A records to CNAMEs. Immediately after this we started getting dozens of calls from customers using Orange broadband who couldn’t get to our sites. Upon investigation, it looked as if the DNS change had triggered a problem caused by a bug [...]
Firstly, for a while I’ve been having a problem with Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro in which it runs incredibly slowly every so often. It seems as if this revolves around Safari and/or Flash. In the forums I discovered that there are many other people having similar problems with Snow Leopard, mainly apparently relating [...]