As an administrator of systems, I live in the console, or the command-line, or as I call it “the shell”. Many moons ago, I would open many connections in tabs between my workstation and a host. This allowed me to run many commands in parallel. Over time, I learn about SSH multiplexing which is some serious nerdy hotness. That, in a nutshell, had all of those session running on one SSH connection.
When I first started as a Unix Administrator, I was given the title of System Programmer. This was a hold over from decades earlier when the team was all mainframe operators. At the time, I wanted to be a System Administrator, as that was the hot title. Some years later, I moved jobs and received a new title: Unix Administrator. Hot damn! I was happy with that title for quite some time.
Back in April I did a photo walk around Steveston. Here are a few select pictures.
After waking to a ringing phone, I was attempting to fall back asleep. As I drifted, I wondered which command I used the most? I thought it a neat exercise, so I found out. As I type this, I suspect it is ls. Which is second and third should be interesting. I gathered up .zsh_history and .bash_history files from 5 different machines I work on a fair bit and put them in a pile, erm, directory.
TL;DR: Read the scripts here. There is a simple “if; this; then; that” at the bottom. It’s often I see some new bit of software I’d like to deploy in my home lab to test against my infrastructure. I’m not super keen on loading it on a machine I use for some other function, especially if I end up tossing the software. With this in mind, I started using Linux’s Kernel Virtual Machines (KVM) and Quick Emulator (Qmeu) to test things out.
Recently, I found that Amazon is offering their Cloud Drive service, with unlimited storage, for $60/year. As someone who has had more than one catastrophic disk crash on my personal data stores, I was very interested in this service. They are offering a 3 month trial so, I jumped to sign-up. And was immediately very confused to find I was only offered 5 GB of photo space. After puzzling for some time, I realized I was not allowed this service because my Canadian Amazon site was linked to my US Amazon site.
Last weekend was the annual Abbotsford Air Show. This year, the US F-22 made it’s way north of the border. I managed to snap a few pictures of it. Here are a couple favs. This animated gif of a fly-by. And the F-22 flying with a P-51 Mustang.