Tag Archives: System Administration

Couldn’t resist sharing…

I dunno why, but this cracked me up: It’s been a while since I rode. Though that’s all I did (all I had) back when I was 18. Back then, I knew upstate South Carolina like the back of my hand. Last time I was there visiting, I needed a GPS receiver to extricate myself from the country backroads. Oh well, time marches on. I … Continue reading Couldn’t resist sharing… »

Internet! Oh Internet! Whither Art Thou?

Well, something interesting happened today. No, let me back up…yesterday afternoon, we lost connection to the Internet for about five hours. I power-cycled my modem and router, and we got it back. But trying to browse to several sites resulted in a ‘…could not resolve DNS’ error. It was like that here for most of the day, even after another power-cycling. In the midst of … Continue reading Internet! Oh Internet! Whither Art Thou? »

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… »


I think I’m coming down with a cold. Meh. Several days, now, I’ve awoken with a sore throat, stuffy nose, coughing, etc. It eases up as the day goes on (yesterday, I started on Dayquil)…but it still sucks. The semester’s winding down. Fortunately, today my class is doing presentations for their research projects, so I won’t have to talk a lot. My system administration class … Continue reading Meh. »

Crazy Times

There’s been a lot going on here at Casa Ramsey. Crazy times… good news, bad news. Car wrecks and romance. I’ve met someone I really like. We’ve been out a few times now, and things are really clicking between us. Finally. Oh! And she’s really pretty, too 🙂 For the first time in close to a decade, I’m thinking about what to do on Valentine’s … Continue reading Crazy Times »

All Good Things…

Well, it’s been a nice break, but all good things must come to an end. I’ve actually been hard at work for most of the break, preparing for next semester. I solicited and received some good advice for content for my upcoming system administration class. I hope to take it to a new level and really provide some good learning for my students. I haven’t … Continue reading All Good Things… »

O! Insomnia! How I Loath Thee!

Ugh. Another night of no sleep. I don’t get it. I’m so tired, but when I lay down. Nothing. I’ve had sleep issues since working rotating shifts for years….years ago. It got worse when I went through the divorce. Now it’s like a random event. Every so often, I. Just. Can’t. Sleep. No matter how much I want to. Then, just when I feel like … Continue reading O! Insomnia! How I Loath Thee! »

What a week!

Yeah, what a week! The kids were on Fall Break, so, easy week, right? Not so much, as it turned out. I spent Monday and Tuesday catching up on grading, calculating progress grades, and planning lectures. I’m not complaining. Happy to be busy for a change. But along came Friday, when I was logged in to my bank account to transfer some money between accounts, … Continue reading What a week! »

Long Day

I spent all day yesterday working on System Administration class work. I had a student ask me last week if we were going to go as far as to create a (possibly simulated) server farm during the course of our class. I told him that we didn’t do that when I did the class a few semesters ago and I wasn’t sure how we could. … Continue reading Long Day »