Friday 29th April, 2011
9:00am to 12:30pm
Who should attend: Old-timers who think they’ve already seen it all and those who want to develop inventive thinking early in their career. Join us and be prepared to be delighted, disgusted, and amazed. Most of all, be ready to enrich your network and system administration by learning to be different.
It’s time to learn how to break the rules, abuse the tools, and generally turn your system administration knowledge inside out. This class is a cornucopia of ideas for creative ways to take the standard (and sometimes not-so-standard) system administration tools and techniques and use them in ways no one would expect. We’ll also cover some tools you may have missed.
Note: The teacher takes no responsibility should your head explode during this class.
Take back to work: New approaches to old problems, along with some ways to solve the insolubles.
How to (ab)use perfectly good network transports by using them for purposes never dreamed of by their authors
How to increase user satisfaction during downtimes with 6 lines of Perl
How to improve your network services by intentionally throwing away data
How to drive annoying Web-only applications that don’t have a command line interface—without lifting a finger
How to use ordinary objects you have lying around the house, such as Silly Putty, to make your life easier (seriously!)
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