Author: David Both

I am a computer geek by hobby as well as profession. I have worked for IBM, MCI, Red Hat, the State of North Carolina, Cisco, and BB&T among others. I am now semi-retired and have my own company, Millennium Technology Consulting LLC through which I do speaking, training and consulting for Linux and Open Source Software.

Fun with ASCII art on the Linux command line

This really brings back memories of when I worked night shift on an IBM 1401 and we used to print ASCII art on the IBM 1403 printer when we had nothing else to do. This fun little utility, boxes, can…

The eBook version of The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins on sale for $7

  The eBook version of my book is currently on sale for $7.00 at Apress from now through November 26, 2018. Click on the image at left or here to go directly to My book’s page at Apress where you…

Book availability update

My book The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins is now available in hardcopy (softcover) at Amazon. Please note that for a couple days Amazon was fulfilling this via a third party storefront on Amazon. Amazon now has my book in stock…

Book hardcopy available on Amazon

My book The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins is now available in hardcopy (softcover) at Amazon. Please note that Amazon is fulfilling this via a third party, Books etc._, a storefront on Amazon. I would appreciate your comments regarding your experience…

Meet the author(s) at ATO

On Monday, October 22, from 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM, my publisher, Apress, will hold a “meet the authors” session at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC. Several authors of popular Apress books, including myself, will be available for questions and discussion. We…

My Ohio LinuxFest presentation

I am scheduled to present my talk, “Be the Lazy SysAdmin,” at the Ohio LinuxFest Saturday, October 13 (tomorrow as I write this) at 10AM in the Franklin A room. Due to circumstances beyond my control I am unable to…

Your computer isn’t broken – it just needs Linux

Longevity – an interesting word. I use it here to help clarify some of the statements that I hear many people make. These statements are usually along the lines of, “Linux can extend the life of existing hardware,” or “Keep…