Category: Reviews


MySQL for Python

I am always for using the right tool for the right job. A lot of time, that tool is Python. I have always had trouble finding solid documentation on using MySQL with Python. There was generally enough to get by, but the more the merrier. Enter MySQL for Python by Albert Lukaszewski.

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My First Drobo Experience

The Drobo is supposed to be one of those solutions that essentially pops out of the box and with very little effort, just works. I ordered my Drobo FS through an Amazon retailer. What I wasn’t expecting was an experience…

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Mod-Security 2.5 by Magnus Mischel

Being a SysAdmin (as most of you who read this blog regularly know), I love to look at logs to solve problems. If there is an issue, the first thing I always do is look at the logs to see what went wrong. Even when I am writing programs, I build debugging in from the …

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Modsecurity 2.5 Review Coming

The folks over at Packt Publishing are kind enough to send me out an advance copy of the upcoming Modsecurity book by Magnus Mischel. I have written about mod security before, but really haven’t had a chance to look into it recently. I am anxious to see where its advanced to in version 2.5. If …

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SysAdmin Of The Year Contest

It’s that time of year again where you too can nominate someone for the SysAdmin of the year. The contest ends on October 24 and has a progressive jackpot of up to $5,000 (and seriously, what SysAdmin do you know couldn’t use an extra $5k ish)? So if you know any rock star sysadmins, sysadmins …

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Building Telephony Systems With Asterisk

Date: 12 Mar 2007 The next generation in telephony in combination with FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) is Asterisk. With the Open Source community revolutionizing telephony, Askterisk is the forging the way ahead. If you don’t know what Asterisk is, then you are going to be left behind. Vitals: Title Building Telephony Systems With …

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Linux Firewalls and QoS

Date: 15 Feb 2007 There are complex and simple firewalls. They can be as simple or as in depth as one is willing to put the time and effort into learning and configuring them. The simple firewalls being to just allow or drop packets based on protocol or source or destination IP. The complex being …

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