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Presentation accepted for SCaLE 9x

Apparently my Tunneling with SSH presentation was accepted for SCaLE 9x as I'm on the schedule. No email confirmation yet. I presume that'll come through soon.

This presentation is an expansion and update of my Linux Journal article on how to Use SSH to Cross a Suspect Host Securely from last year.

Red Hat Road Tour 2010

The Red Hat Road Tour is coming to Phoenix on 2010Okt12. Sign up for the half-day seminar. Topics will include virtualization, infrastructure and cloud.

Both the registration page and the thank you page are hosted on engage.RedHat.com, but in order to register you have to allow javascript from eloqua.com. No need to allow javascript from RedHat.com.

Happy Sysadmin Day

Happy 11th annual Sysadmin Day. Once again I get to celebrate it as a sysadmin. I also get to celebrate it by starting the workday 2 hours before midnight...

I also get to celebrate by taking my baby for playtime at the gym. It'll be a great day :).

Limoncelli's time mgt videos

Author Tom Limoncelli has collected his Time Management for System Administrators videos in one place. Watch the videos, read the book.

System administrators have abnormal time and task management needs. Tom does a great job of addressing those along with the normal time management stuff.

I recommand Time Management for System Administrators as a supplimental book for my system administration classes and plan to start using some of Tom's videos in class.

Linux paid internship in Scottsdale

There's a post on the PLUG site about a paid Linux internship in Scottsdale.

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A Scottsdale company is looking for someone to fill a paid Linux Internship. This requires knowledge in Red Hat based distros with a "nice to have" in LAMP type setups. The candidate would report directly or perhaps indirectly, to Mike Ballon; the position does have a good possibility of becoming full time.
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Annual PLUG party

Every year PLUG has an end of year party for the December east side meeting.

We encourage bringing family and friends. This is a social event with no presentations. We will have some giveaways including some new Free Software comics.

We also encourage bringing some food to share.

No alcohol because the meeting is at a school.

This will be the only in person PLUG meeting this month, so turn out and participate.

GNU/Linux security class will run for MCC

MCC's GNU/Linux security class is scheduled to start Oktober 20th. This one doesn't run very often, so sign up now.

The class has been confirmed for this quarter. It will be running.

The class got dropped from the system, but is being added back in. I was able to confirm tonight that it will be running.

Call the BII at 480 461 6100 and ask for Jessica to sign up for the class.

GNU/Linux security class starting Oktober 20th

MCC's GNU/Linux security class is scheduled to start Oktober 20th. This one doesn't run very often, so sign up now.

The class will be run as a hands on lab as that's essential to really understanding security tools. It runs Monday and Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:40 for 8 weeks, 2008Okt20 to 2008Dez10.

Call the BII at 480 461 6100 and ask for Jessica to sign up for the class.

new security lab

PLUG is starting a new security lab on the second Saturday of every month. We'll be meeting from noon until 15:00 at UAT.

A security tool will be presented and then we'll work on using it. Bring a laptop and be prepared to use Live CDs to experiment with various Free Software security tools.

Thanks to UAT for providing a space for us to meet and especially for allowing us to run a security lab on their network.

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