Category Archives: Tech


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 »


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 ( 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? »

One more (couldn’t resist!): Foobar

Network Working Group D. Eastlake 3rd Request for Comments: 3092 Motorola Category: Informational C. Manros Xerox E. Raymond Open Source Initiative 1 April 2001 Etymology of “Foo” Status of this Memo This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights … Continue reading One more (couldn’t resist!): Foobar »