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[#] Fri May 29 2015 08:55:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Sorry folks, I just went ahead and deleted the thread that appeared in here over the last couple of days.  I don't have any tolerance for people who don't read documentation, who don't follow the instructions on the Citadel web site indicating that support requests belong in the Citadel Support room, and who obviously work for a company that builds a competing product.

Ugh.

 



[#] Thu Jun 04 2015 10:25:02 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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So I'm doing my annual "two weeks in the summer" and this year I got sucked into the CyberGuard exercise. Our state is one of 18 sending National Guard teams (joint Air and Army Guard) to the exercise to validate a network defense team concept they have been kicking around for a while. (I think it's a disaster; separate issue.)

I was literally the fifth person they called on a Friday, trying to fill the last Army slot on the team. My primary qualification is that I did not yet have my 15-day annual training period fully committed elsewhere; all of the qualified actual computer nerds had other schools or training events they had to attend. (This is the reward you get for doing your schools on time as soon as you're eligible; you can be sucked into other things.)

It's not exactly against my will, but it is a fair bit outside my lane. I've been playing with Linux on and off since my first experimenting with Mandrake dual/duel-booting (it was both) in 2000; now I find myself the team's #2 Linux guy. Disturbing. I have never had to actually support someone else's setup or do anything that is considered mission critical; the worst that's likely to happen at home is that I have to wipe a machine or nuke an image and try again. So this is pretty enterterrifying.

[#] Sat Jun 06 2015 22:44:59 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Bah, trial by fire Sig.  I would imagine you have been there before.



[#] Tue Jun 09 2015 11:12:41 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Sig... perhaps suggest they take a look at what TeleCommunication Systems is doing by way of training in cyber security. The Navy seems to be interested in them... perhaps they would also work well for the Army/Air Force.

(http://www.telecomsys.com)

ObDisclaimer:

I work for that division of TCS. Hell, in the future, I might be one of the trainers.

[#] Tue Jun 09 2015 17:48:39 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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We're under enough artificial constraints and technical limitations that I'm not sure why we're bothering to have an exercise at all.

[#] Wed Jun 10 2015 13:05:34 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Because... government work?

I've noticed the government seems to revel in process without reason.

[#] Fri Jun 19 2015 08:45:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok Sig ... so what is CyberGuard doing with Linux and how's it going for you?

[#] Sat Jun 20 2015 00:15:39 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Cool, I learned another acronym tonight : OCONUS - thought it meant overseas, but really "Outside Continental United States" is Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

So, lots of Windows specific jobs and only a few Linux jobs.  Mostly dev jobs for Linux.  I suppose first responders etc still prefer the software be incompatible with the hardware if I read the job postings correctly :-)



[#] Mon Jun 22 2015 15:53:15 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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yea, I love it how linked in sugests me jobs "near cologne" that are in the other end of germany...



[#] Tue Jun 23 2015 10:45:25 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Patch will take a patch file containing any of the
four forms of difference listing produced by the diff
program and apply those differences to an original file,
producing a patched version.


Wait....wha?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXw7LYWNi5E

[#] Wed Jun 24 2015 20:42:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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yea, I love it how linked in sugests me jobs "near cologne" that are
in the other end of germany...

Germany is only 357168 square kilometers. There aren't any "far" parts of it :)

[#] Thu Jun 25 2015 05:34:52 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Wed Jun 24 2015 20:42:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
yea, I love it how linked in sugests me jobs "near cologne" that are
in the other end of germany...

Germany is only 357168 square kilometers. There aren't any "far" parts of it :)

Yea, I guess thats the linked in attitude; and with that attitude they can fire as many of their german proconsuls as they like, they won't beat xing.



[#] Wed Jul 01 2015 01:48:42 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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It is just a small drive Minnesota vs Germany.  I would not like to drive from 50 miles (80.4 KM) in Wisconsin to 30 Miles (48.2 KM) of South Dakota for a job:

https://mapfight.appspot.com/de-vs-us.mn/germany-minnesota-us-size-comparison



[#] Wed Jul 01 2015 07:04:00 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I had collegues driving from Aix la chapelle to east of cologne, which is ~60 km

I wouldn't do that either. but Nuernberg to Cologne thats rather 600km - I wouldn't call that "near" by any chance...



[#] Sun Aug 30 2015 05:49:50 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Aug 31 2015 16:31:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Again? It keeps getting sold to various owners, for less and less money every time. Hopefully the next owner will be Attachmate (where software goes to die).

[#] Mon Aug 31 2015 19:03:25 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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You also should note the magnitude of the company size decreases each time.

Yahoo [Microsoft], VMware, an ISP?

To Attachmate? For coin money at most.

And I don't think you're fair about Attachmate.

They at least identified that wagging the dog by Ximian <-> SuSE which Novel had permitted for allmost a decade and fired those assholes before the ink under the contracts was dry.

Regarding SusE - these have been the only ones to offer professional Linux support for the Z plus they've got close relations to the IBMers that started to make it happen - Saarbruck to Nurnberg is just a 4 hours car ride in the end.

So for Attachmate as Z consultants, this was a pretty clever move to get a bridge to the present and pretty descent knowhow for migrating MS-Solution to Linux basedones (running on the Z (if))

Btw, did you hear that IBM refocused their Z offerings around Linux? You can now get them without Z/OS with Linux as hypervisor.

I think SuSE is doing pretty well now that it got rid of that gnome / see-carpet shit and can use KDE again - a return to their origins..



[#] Tue Sep 01 2015 10:31:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'd be very happy if Z* simply focused their efforts on the service provider sector and dropped their pathetic "community edition." Leave the open source email server business to the folks who do it right :)

[#] Tue Sep 01 2015 13:52:41 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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what I was trying to say is, that Attachmate gives a lot of very good Open source programmers a good job for programming open source. You shouldn't give them a bad name just because of they are probably more old economy than any other company you're aware of.



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