Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hooray! Internet Service is a Public Utility (or: Why the Unregulated Free Market Just Doesn’t Cut It)

Awesome.  I try to keep this blog more practical than theoretical, and throwing more echoes into the chamber is probably pointless, but thank you, FCC, for doing the right thing. It has been a good day for the American government. … Continue reading

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LFCE Preparation Guide: Network Filesystems and File Services – Create, mount, and unmount standard Linux filesystems

Introduction A serious candidate for the LFCE exam is likely to be comfortable with this competency.  Managing file systems is central to the work of system administration, and it should be well-worn ground.  Of course, like any frequently walked path, … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and The Infidel State

Update:  Being that my position as put forth below is but that of a lay scholar, I’d like to direct readers to the excellently written and technically superior Open Letter to Al-Baghdadi, composed by a group of Muslim scholars.  It … Continue reading

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System Defense Analysis: The Equation Group

Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has posted a 44-page Q&A-style write-up regarding their research into the incredibly advanced malware designed, developed, and implemented by a group they have dubbed “The Equation Group.”  While they don’t name the NSA … Continue reading

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LFCE Preparation Guide: Network Filesystems and File Services – Configuring systems to mount standard, encrypted, and network filesystems on demand

Introduction Obviously, the handling of file systems is integral to the job of any system administrator or engineer.  Without file systems, operating systems are not of much use, after all.  The key to distinguishing this competency from the subsequent “Create, … Continue reading

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The Noble Solution to the Theft of Capitalism

One of the greatest and most frequently overlooked (or perhaps eclipsed, given the more direct and inhumane atrocities) evils committed by the likes of the despicable totalitarian governments of China and the USSR was the defamation of communism.  When Karl … Continue reading

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LFCE Preparation Guide: Network Administration – Troubleshoot Network Issues

Introduction Well, if you’ve gone through all the previous competencies in order to get here, you’re probably feeling pretty good about this one!  I would think that most system engineers ready for this exam are comfortable with this area.  I’m … Continue reading

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