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.

First Draft Complete

Late this afternoon I completed the first draft of the last chapter in my book, “Using and Administering Linux.” This is book 1 in my two book series of courses, From Zero to Linux SysAdmin Self-Study. This first book is…

My next book: Using and Administering Linux

From Zero to Linux SysAdmin Self-Study – Book 1 My next book is a self study course, “Using and Administering Linux – From Zero to Linux SysAdmin Self-Study – Book 1.” It is set to be published by Apress in…

Innovative New Linux Desktops and other Changes in Fedora 30

Fedora 30 was released on April 30. The Fedora Wiki contains a complete list of the changes that were accepted for inclusion in this release. These changes include two new desktop environments, other new features, and bug fixes. Some older…

Upgrading to Fedora 30

Yesterday, April 30, Fedora 30 became available. Fedora 30 has some interesting new features as well as some bug fixes so I decided that I wanted to upgrade all of my physical computers as soon as possible. I first upgraded…

Linux process scheduling

I read an informative and interesting article today at Opensource.com about process scheduling in Linux, CFS: Completely fair process scheduling in Linux. It goes into some detail about the Linux Completely Fair Scheduler which has been around now for a…

Server repairs completed

It has been a challenging few days due to a series of hardware failures. I had two systems that were complete failures two with minor problems and one that might be easily fixable. But the server is back up and…

Server upgrade in the works

After some work to determine the extent of my server problems, I have decided that it is time to go for a complete upgrade. I have another Fedora Linux system that I have been using for several months that is…

Web Site Outages Today

Due to a failing power supply, my web and email host has been repeatedly rebooting every few minutes this morning. This caused intermittent web site outages and would have made accessing this web site quite frustrating. I apologize for the inconvenience.…

Why I Hate Windoze

Well – one reason anyway. I use a virtual Machine (VM) with Windows 10 installed for research on a new book I am writing. I started that VM this afternoon to do some testing and took a few screen shots…

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…