• A Linux SysAdmins Guide to Mischief

    This book is designed to give Sysadmins some entertainment in the form of winding users up (in a non-destructive manner). The book contains tricks ranging from puerile to annoying, all designed for those administering Linux workstations to play on those using Linux workstations!

    All are achievable remotely, allowing the Sysadmin to sit back and listen for the sounds of frustration safely out of range of flying staplers. Intended as an exercise in humour, it should provide Sysadmins with some entertainment. Don't expect it to beat a Friday afternoon read of Bootnotes and Odd's n Sod's though!

    It's a pretty short book, hence the low price.

    Also available on .

  • An easier method of recovering deleted files on Linux

    A little while ago I posted some Documentation on how to Recover Deleted Inodes on an Ext2 filesystem. After a self-inflicted disaster last night, I found an eaier way to recover deleted files. It also has the benefit of being largely filesystem agnostic, there have been reports that it doesn't work with ReiserFS but otherwise it can recover deleted files from almost any filesystem on any medium.

    WARNING: The Steps Given in this Article are potentially Dangerous, Proceed at your own risk and read the Article in full before starting

  • Archiving a large backup across multiple discs on Linux

     

    Hopefully, we all back up our data, but what should we do once our data won't fit on our chosen media?

     

    We have two options (as we obviously don't want to delete our data!)

    • Use a different backup medium
    • Split the backup across multiple volumes

    Sometimes the former just isn't appropriate, as much because of the cost of harddrives vs Optical Media (i.e. CD's/DVD's).

    This short tutorial will explain how to create a single backup archive, and then split it across multiple CD's/DVD's.

     

  • Bow Before Me

  • I got woken up earlier than normal this morning.

    As a result, I spent longer than I should've creating this and the derived gif: