Category Archives: Tech

WoW

Well, last night I did it. I got my first toon all the way up to Level 120. Yay, me. Seems a bit anti-climatic in retrospect. But at 2:00 am it was a pretty heady rush, let me tell you. I’m thinking of changing specialties and going from there. Maybe pick up a profession or two — this character, I didn’t bother. Inflation is so … Continue reading WoW »

DevOps

So, I’ve been trying to develop more material for my System Administration class. Though I loathe using other folks’ material, I found this on Slideshare, and think it’s pretty good. DevOps is a huge thing in IT now. I make them read The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, which is an excellent story about how application of DevOps … Continue reading DevOps »

I thought this was neat

So, I’m still working on creating an ‘Advanced System Administration’ class, and have been casting about for topics to include. I think building around the philosophy of DevOps might prove to be the answer. I did a search for DevOps tools, thinking ‘labs,’ and found this. More stuff than I ever thought existed… If anyone has any ideas, I’d love to hear them. I’d like … Continue reading I thought this was neat »

Updates

As you may have guessed, things got pretty hectic toward the end of the semester. I’ve been wanting to post, but just haven’t had the time. All-in-all, the students did pretty well this spring. And I made an ‘A’ in my class (Human Computer Interaction). But it got pretty busy there, for a while. The Minecraft server (jram-mcs.ml) is still up and running,  but it … Continue reading Updates »

Can’t Believe…

Christmas is almost here! This year, it really snuck up me. I guess I’m going to have to brave the mall or something in the next day or two. I’ve got a couple of presents, but I’m totally not ready. Didn’t put up the tree this year :/ Between school, my school, and getting sick, it just didn’t happen. I’m mostly over the plague, finally, … Continue reading Can’t Believe… »

You Ever Had One Of Those Days?

You ever had one of those days? When you wake up expecting a meteor to hit, an earthquake to strike, a Republican to get elected, errrr…. ok. Whatever. This is one of those days for me. It’s graduation day here at East Tennessee State University. I’m excited about that. I love sharing tha ‘Big Day’ with my students. I’ll never understand why more faculty don’t … Continue reading You Ever Had One Of Those Days? »