A bunch of you back me at this level, but don’t show up. That’s fine. I feel obliged to encourage you to fully exploit what you’ve bought, though. The most commonly discussed topics are Terry Pratchett books, coping with the plague, and the tech stupidity of the month, with occasional impromptu live drumming. There, that […]
I sweated blood for a year writing a book on Transport Layer Security for sysadmins, trying to raise the standard of practice in this arcane field. It came out last month. Last month, I also released a collection of footnotes from my previous books. I whipped this together in about a day. Working with the […]
In the last ten days I’ve released two books, completed the first draft of $git sync murder, had a shattered molar pulled, received my second doze of pfizer covid vaccine, and recovered from same. Whew. The only side effect I had from the vaccine was ~20 hours of extreme fatigue, starting late in the day […]
Hi folks, I’m scheduling the April meetup for Saturday, 17 April, at 10 AM EDT (14:00 UTC). I have two books out this month, so there’s a possible topic. Or we can continue discussing the impact of Terry Pratchett on English literature. Whatever. ==ml ———— Michael Lucas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. […]
Dear Patronizers: It’s here. It’s finally freaking here. Patronizer platforms expose the first section of any post to the general public, so I have to babble for a little bit to hide the details from those less worthy than you. (Don’t get me wrong: everyone is worthy, but some are more worthy than others.) I’ve […]
Between busted teeth and getting TLS Mastery to copyedit, it’s been a heck of a month. And for more fun, the roof is leaking and I’m eligible to get a covid vaccine. Nevertheless, I’m scheduling our monthly Patronizer video chat. This time it’s in the evening to support those folks on the West Coast of […]
First, the good news. TLS Mastery is off to copyedit. Tech reviews on this book were savage. The reviewers were kind, mind you, and I appreciated their help. But even after spending a year reading RFCs and man pages and tutorials, after grilling TLS software developers on the phone for hours, the reviews made it […]
You need this. Or you don’t. It’s a thing. In case you didn’t read the Sausage post yet: while the tier benefits exclude omnibuses, I’m giving this omnibus to readers. Because I can. I need some extra words here so that the URL doesn’t show up in the public teaser. How many words? About 45. […]
Meteorologists are like sysadmins. They present the worst possible case to their users. Failure to predict a massive blizzard and ice storm with gale force winds is worse than predicting a storm that doesn’t happen. The weather folks say Detroit gets hammered tonight, so I better share this Sausage post before I lose power, Internet, […]
The January meetup went well. People showed up. We talked books and tech for a good hour and then some. The tech did not implode. Some European and Middle Eastern folks stayed up way, way too late to join in.
February I’m scheduling to be more convenient for the folks in Europe. 13 February 2021, 10AM EST, or 1500 UTC.
Zoom meeting code 862 3264 5437, passcode “gelato”.
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