Career Development

Career development is a funny thing for me to be writing about. A few years ago, it wasn’t something I really thought about too much. It’s not that I wasn’t aware or cognizant of the benefits of thinking about it and spending time considering my future, it’s that I was younger and a lot more […]

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Oracle Cold Call

I just received a cold call from Oracle moments ago. I’m actually a bit shocked to be honest. Let’s describe my relationship with Oracle for a moment: In seven years as a sysadmin, I’ve never had a business relationship with Oracle I’ve never run an Oracle product in any of my shops I’ve never directly […]

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Is Ubuntu Ready for the Enterprise?

Yep, the title is click bait intended to grab attention… well as much of click bait as anything on techslaves.org can be (which is decidedly not very much) but I’ve just been pretty frustrated with Ubuntu as a client OS recently. There are two really annoying and critical bugs that have been sitting around, unresolved […]

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Books24x7: Not Impressed

That’s right, you read it correctly: I’m not impressed with Books24x7. It’s not their collection (plenty of stuff for various fields of interest) and it’s not their price (I’m using it under a campus subscription so what’s to complain about?). It’s their interface. Could it be anymore annoying to read a book than the Books24x7 […]

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