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.

Site problem solved

Due to some apparent data corruption in the MySQL database that stores the page and post content for this web site, the static pages were temporarily unable to be viewed. The data appeared to be there but it could not…

Working on book proofs

The Apress production team has sent me the link to the on-line proofing site for my book. I started working on these proofs today and they look very good with only a few very minor changes to be made. The…

Real SysAdmins don’t sudo – Book excerpt

I was just reading a very interesting article that contained some good information about a Linux feature that I want to learn about. I won’t tell you the name of the article, what it was about, or even the web…

Book availability dates revised

The availability dates for my book, “The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins,” has been revised. Both the hardcopy (paperback) and the ebook versions are now scheduled to be available on September 21, 2018. This means that they will be on the…

About my Book – “The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins”

The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins ISBN 978-1-4842-3729-8 Apress Amazon Barnes and Noble Availability dates revised. Expected hardcopy availability, September 21, 2018 Expected ebook availability, September 21, 2018 Apress, my publisher, has sent pre-release information about my new book, “The Linux Philosophy…

“The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins” has been sent to production

My new book, “The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins” has been sent to production. The next step for me is reading the proofs to verify that everything has been translated onto the page as I intended. I am especially interested to see…

First draft complete

I have completed the first draft of my book and all of my 26 chapters have been submitted to my publisher. Of those chapters, 24 have already been  reviewed by Ben Cotton, my technical reviewer, and revised as necessary. I have…

Book status

I continue to make good progress on my book, The Linux Philosophy for System Administrators. I have now completed 15 chapters and technical reviews have been completed on 13 of those. I am currently working on chapters 16, 17, and…