In this week's Top 5, we highlight two Linux stories, one of theoritical physics and another of the olden days of Linux; and three articles that are part of this week's sysadmin series celebrating System Administration Apprecaition Day (Perl tricks, revision control, and horror stories).
Watch 5 great linux.conf.au talks from the past few years that aren't focused on Linux.
How open source enables rapid advancement in scientific computing, and an overview of administering single nodes, clusters, and supercomputers
Carla Schroder shares tales from when using Linux was a long hike uphill both ways in the snow. Barefoot.
The OpenStack global infrastructure team relies on these five open source tools to communicate, and to coordinate our work.
Friends, I have sad news. This week the editors of Opensource.com decided to make a small—yet painful, at least to me—change to our official style guide. Going forward, we will treat "sys admin" as "sysadmin." I'll admit that a little piece of me died as I updated our style guide, reluctantly... Read more
Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples to get your creative juices flowing.
OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech communities.
Sanoid helps to recover from what Jim Salter likes to call "Humpty Level Events."
How to find out where you are in the history of your project, how to restore older file versions, and how to make Git branches so you can safely conduct wild experiments.