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.

Speaking at Ohio LinuxFest

I will be speaking at Ohio LinuxFest this year which runs October 12-13 in Columbus, Ohio. My talk is titled, “Be the Lazy SysAdmin,” in which I discuss ways for SysAdmins to work smart not hard. The schedule has not been…

Hardcopy of “The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins” now available

The author’s hard copies of my book, The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins, showed up on my front porch yesterday. The hard copy does appear to be available at Apress and on-line at Barnes & Noble but not yet at Amazon. Amazon is showing availability in February…

“The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins” is now available in electronic formats

My book, The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins, is now available for purchase in epub formats on line at Apress and Amazon. The print version is coming soon.

Looking ahead

Now that I have finished the final proofs for The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins, I am looking ahead to what might be next. Although I plan to be active with Apress in promoting “the Philosophy,” I have some things in…

Final book proofs finished

Today I finished a second round of proofs for my book. There were just a few things that needed more correction on the first set of proofs that I could not do with the web-based proofing system that my publisher…

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…