Dumping the Client for Microsoft Networks at home

I can recall the first time I installed the Client for Microsoft Networks. It was on Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and my preparation for the day when I’d bring home that big box of Windows NT 3.51 I saw on the shelf across from me when I was working the parts counter at CompUSA.

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Posted in Editorial, System Administration

grub rescue

Either the first or second major hurdle you had to clear back when I took the RHCE test was recovering a system whose /boot partition had been blown away. Deja vu.

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backing up with duply

Duplicity is one of a newer generation of backup tools for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems that follow a decentralized, client-side approach similar to distributed version control systems like git. Duply is a wrapper script front-end to duplicity that reminded me of tools like ruby on rails in the app dev space. I’ve just completed a revamp of my home backup regime that relies on duply to archive data on my Linux workstations and servers.

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Posted in System Administration, Systems Analysis

Get rid of the Win 10 upgrade nag icon

I’m an IT professional. The last thing I need is some commercial behemoth harassing my children and tricking them into being disobedient to their parents. To all parents similarly situated I offer a way to fight back below.

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