In the October 2001 issue Marcel turned me on to that delectable project called ALICE. In his article, he gave notice of an age old net entertainment called MUDs. I want to thank Marcel in cooking up such fine recipes in the past, and for adding a bit of MUD seasoning to his cuisine.
MUD games and Linux fit together hand in hand. Ask a few of the local geeks in the office, such as Alan Cox or Illiad, what a MUD is. Graphical games are greatly enjoyed, but you just can't beat sitting down and role playing or hacking up your best bud through a text-based interface. Huzzah Marcel and LJ! Perhaps Monsieur François has a MUD pie recipe, no?
—Calvin “Kyndig” Ellis
The October 2001 issue of Linux Journal stated (on page 44):
Since then, universities like Berkeley and companies like VA Linux have developed efficient software packages for cluster monitoring and have made them open source. We use a node-cloning package called SystemImager from VA Linux (www.valinux.com) to do software upgrades.
I would like to make the clarification that SystemImager was actually created and developed by yours truly, Brian Finley. VA Linux did release a version of my software, as did SGI, in a similar way that Red Hat and SuSE release their versions of Linux. Current and future official releases of SystemImager are available at systemimager.org.
—Brian Finley firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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