What’s in a (host)name?

Hostnames, those names we give computers as they are known on the network, and how we refer to them. The names are also attached to traits of the computers. Some are good and never have any issues, some are problem children and nothing but trouble. Often in large environments, you can tell the problem children …

The Dark Mystery of Time and Space

80 years ago, Orson Wells broadcast of War of the Worlds broadcast.  Legend has it that it produced in such a way to appear to be a real new cast and people supposedly panicked wildly.   Accounts of what happened vary.  But there were congressional hearings over it. Whatever really happened that night in late October …

The Ghost of Mark, the UNIX sysadm … Deleting users!

Back in the golden age of podcasting, Friends in Tech, a production company for podcasts, produced a few specials for some holidays.  The first two of which, released Halloween 2005 and 2006, were The Server Room or Horrors and The Server Room of Horrors 2006. I present them here for your listening pleasure.   Server Room …