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by on July 19, 2015

Headed to OSCON

oscon-logoOnce again, time for the annual trek to Portland, Oregon for OSCON — perhaps for the last time!

Next year, OSCON is going to be in Austin, TX — which seems like a bit of a mistake to me. Portland and OSCON go together like milk and cookies.

If you’re going to be at OSCON, make sure to drop by Open Cloud Day on Tuesday, and come by the Red Hat booth to say hello!

by on November 5, 2013

What Every Admin Should Know About Email

only-one-emails-memeEmail is a fantastic tool, when used correctly. It almost never is. Rikki Endsley asked me if I’d like to write something for USENIX ;login; logout, and it happened to be right after processing a slew of terrible email: people sending two-line replies at the end of several hundred lines of text, inexcusable top-posting, HTML-ized email sent to lists that reject HTML email (rightly), etc.

Practicing a little courtesy when doing email takes a little extra time, but it makes it so much easier for the people who have to read your email.

Anyway, here’s the piece (in PDF form) over on the USENIX site, please give it a read!

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