I wrote a book

Go buy it.

I’ve just finished writing a book titled ‘Linux Administration Cookbook’ for Packt Publishing. Available here: https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/linux-administration-cookbook

The writing process was… somewhat manic, and owing to how quickly I can write, the publication date was brought forward by two months (which only applied more pressure.)

I hope you find it informative (if you choose to buy and read it) or just downright impressive (if you don’t.)

Adam is the primary consultant for Terrafoundry Ltd.

This site is PaaS

I mean, in the purely technical sense. At the end of the day there’s always a server somewhere, but in this particular case the server is hosted by Gandi.Net (who I use for their excellent product offerings and customer service) and the site is just a series of files accessible through git or their API.

Having made the transition from managing an entire server for just one website, I have to admit that it’s a breath of fresh air. Where before there was the constant patching, monitoring, and security checks to consider (for an entire OS) my workload has now been cut quite considerably.

I don’t expect this site to get a huge amount of traffic, and even if it does (due to a popular blog post or other) it won’t be enough to cripple the hosting plan that I’m on with Gandi, or their infrastructure.

I’ll be keeping my servers around, I am a techie after all, but they’ve basically been relegated to a playground of sorts, with my big-professional and grown-up sites sitting in a place that I’m considerably less likely to break them.

Who knows, I may get tired of things being so simple and easy in the future, and go back to the headache of setting up iptables rules to block script-kiddies.