If you’re in the Austin area and have a spare computer lying around the home or office, please consider donating it to the second annual Linux Against Poverty Computer Drive and Install Fest taking place Saturday, June 19 at Union Park.
Want to know what it’s like being a Racker? Curious about Fanatical Support? We made a short film called “A Day in the Life of a Racker” featuring Linux Administrator David Corn. He responds to tickets, answers questions for customers and even troubleshoots a DDoS attack.
Rackspace held a System Administration breakfix contest at the 2009 Red Hat Summit in Chicago pitting the top Red Hat Certified professionals against each other for the chance to win prizes and win bragging rights. During the two day contest, forty-seven participants worked to solve the four identified “breaks” within the fifteen minutes allotted. The problems, listed below, were chosen as representative of issues Sys Admins in a hosting environment must be able to resolve on a daily basis. The contestants who resolved the most problems in the shortest times respectively won first, second and third place.