Things that I do here:
Did some experimenting with Network performance.
Long term project is network-wide software and conffigle maintenance and
distribution. I inherited a discombomulated mess of rdist, "msrc", shell
scripts, and such.
- Am local Linux guy and Unix administrator
(I take care of PCN Unix servers, as well as PCN-supported Unix desktops.)
- Ask me about:
- UNIX commands. (printing, mail, running any general applications.)
- Compiling software on Unix.
- Linux/FreeBSD/AIX questions in general.
- Using the Linux Cluster 'amdahl'
- Check the load of the cluster here with the ganglia monitor.
- CMS Software (OSCAR, ORCA, CMKIN, etc)
- Email questions.
- System backup questions.
I just got Amanda working with our
cluster's Snap Appliance Guardian NAS devices.
Read How if you'd like to
back up your Guardian with Amanda.
- www.physics web server and its software. (Apache and Zope)
- Unix-side (lpr) printing.
- I can help (to an extent) using LaTeX.
- Databases (PostgreSQL and MySQL)
- The PCN Support Desk, which I recently converted
from a heavily modified Jitterbug to
- I own an iBook so that makes me the Mac expert, I suppose..
- We've done some parallel povray: view the images
The goal: reproduce the same functionality with off-the-shelf-tools so that
if we get hit by a truck, any Unix admin can follow how everything's done.
Some things we're moving towards:
- Not every set of configuration files lends itself to centralized CVS. I'm investigating using RCS to manage some configurations. (Why use CVS to edit,
checkin, and distribute via the network a set of files only installed in one
place on one host?)
done lots more interesting stuff, but don't seem to ever update web pages.
- I've got a Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 notebook that I use for my personal computing. Here is my submission to the linux-laptop.net site on installing Debian on it.
- I use the mutt mail reader. I've edited
a script to search ldap directories for addresses, to be able to search
directory.purdue.edu properly for Purdue people. Get it here.
- Spread the word! Brad from Real World San Deigo looks like Donkey from Shrek.