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The rollBak

Apr 28, 2018

Weird scratching sound throughout the show – An evil kitten was on the prowl. He will not be permitted to future meetings ;) 


Season 2 Topics: 

  • Configuration Management 
  • Programming for Admins 
  • Saas, IaaS, and PaaS: 

1) Azure 

2) AWS 

3) Digital Ocean 

4) Heroku 

  • Containers 


Video Series 

Apr 16, 2018

For the purpose of this discussion (What is an operating system?): 

  • Resource manager (Memory, processes) 
  • Scheduling tasks 
  • User access 
  • Security: Hiding and revealing information 
  • System services for programs 
  • UI, GUI, and API 


Implementing an Operating System: What to take into consideration.  

Apr 10, 2018

Sorry if Mike and Chris sound down, Mike was under the weather and Chris had weather related allergies.



SuperMicro (12 bay) storage server 24TBs in ZFS RAID1 mirrors --  FreeBSD 11.1 

Dell T410 6TB RAID 5, 2 Intel 6 core Xeons (12 threads each, 24 total), 64 GB of RAM – CentOS 7 


SuperMicro –...

Apr 2, 2018

What's New? 


Engineering Infrastructure 

  • Familiar Platforms 
  • Strengths and Weaknesses 
  • Favorite 


Software and Automation 

  • What have you used? 
  • What do you want to use? 
  • What are you training for? 


Notable Failures 

  • When have you had to scrap a solution together? 
  • Know what you know now, what...