OT: It's arrived!

Dean Wilson dwilson at unixdaemon.net
Wed Nov 7 10:25:30 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:21:47PM +0000, Bob Walker wrote:
> grow a beard. all sysadmins need a beard.

Not all of us can still grow hair.

> and dont be afraid to play with things. if you dont break it. you wont 
> learn. books are great. practice is better.

Virtualization is a great thing for experimentation. And make sure you have
at least one machine that isn't Intel based and running Linux.

> or not. nowt wrong with being a generalist. ( well apart from the possibly 
> smaller pay packets)

Although you'll be expected to know enough about all of those to liaise with
the local experts.

> vms admins have the best beards.

Those ain't beards, those are the source of their power. They just sit very

Dean Wilson		http://www.unixdaemon.net
Profanity is the one language all programmers understand
  --- Anon

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