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Degree Programs in Systems Administration

Just a reminder, https://sites.google.com/site/educatingsystemsfolks/home/university-prog... lists degree programs in system administration.

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Technical Resume Writing tips

I've recently read up on resume writing with an eye how I can improve my resume and job prospects. 
My main takeaways were:

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Making standalone network diagrams with nwdiag

nwdiag generates a network-diagram image file from a .diag text file logically describing the network
http://blockdiag.com/en/nwdiag/

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Making graphs in the Postgres client shell

Here is an example of feeding query output into gnuplot without leaving psql:

# psql -U postgres
psql (8.4.15)
Type "help" for help.

postgres=# \t
Showing only tuples.
postgres=# \a
Output format is unaligned.
postgres=# \f ' '
Field separator is " ".
postgres=# select * from example;
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
postgres=# \o | /usr/bin/gnuplot
postgres=# select 'set title "My Graph"; set terminal dumb 78 24; set key off; set ylabel "Time"; set xlabel "Servers";' || 'plot ''-'' with lines;' ; select * from example;
postgres=# \o

My Graph
Time

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Getting an strace sample programmatically (non-interactively)

 

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