Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule

While the folks at Penguicon reserve the right to change the schedule at any time, we’re close enough to the con that I’m comfortable releasing my talks and panel schedule. This is extracted from the official Penguicon descriptions. and schedule.

Friday, 30 29 April:

6 PM – Social Media for Writers (panelist) – Hamlin What . . . → Read More: Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsor check

(I wrote sponsors an email with this information earlier, but email is not exactly reliable, so I’m posting it here as well.)

The good news: the book is almost here!

I’m greatly touched by how many people offered their support. The least I can do is verify that I’m spelling your name correctly.

Here’s the . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsor check

Interview with me at BSDNow

Kris and Allan of BSDNow interviewed me this week, about FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.

Also about the Lucas Track (now up to ten events, I must be even nuttier than I thought!) at Penguicon, and about my new novels.

Also, how to intimidate Allan Jude into working harder. Always useful information.

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsorships ending soon

When I set up the FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS print and ebook sponsorships, I never considered when I should take them off sale.

Comments are due back from tech editors tomorrow, 28 March. I’ll immediately be processing them. This should take a couple days. Once I’ve made all the corrections, I’m sending the whole thing . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsorships ending soon

First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”

Sunday Morning Linux Review episode 184 discusses FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.

While SMLR is always worth listening to, if you want to cut right to the review (or, alternately, if you’re me coming back to look for good quotes to steal for publicity purposes), the review starts about 30 minutes in.

It’s about 1:11 into . . . → Read More: First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”

FreeBSD and pam_listfile

I’ve discovered unknown terrors while researching and writing PAM Mastery. Well, terrors previously unknown to me, at least. I’m certain that the OpenPAM and Linux-PAM developers are very much aware of them. (I’m also certain that they’re part of the reason DES keeps his hair cut so short, so that he can’t yank it out . . . → Read More: FreeBSD and pam_listfile

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” in tech review

FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS went to the FreeBSD developer community and a few select folks for technical review last night.

If you bought a sponsorship, either print or ebook, the manuscript is now in your account.

FM:AZ will not be on a discount pre-order. I figure the sponsors deserve the right to satisfy their morbid . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” in tech review

February 2016 status and sponsorship questions

I’m thrilled and grateful with the results of the FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS sponsorship. Eighteen ebook sponsors and eight print sponsors have made my life easier. I’ll list them at the end of this blog post.

Allan and I are very close to having a completed first draft of the book–as in, we need a . . . → Read More: February 2016 status and sponsorship questions

next talk: “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun” at March semibug

I’m slated to present at the next SemiBUG meeting.

By unpopular demand, I’ll offer “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun,” also known as “odd stuff I learned as I’ve written the FreeBSD storage books.” You’ll get content on UFS, ZFS, unionfs, various memory filesystems, and some of the really odd corners I discovered while writing the book. Warning: . . . → Read More: next talk: “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun” at March semibug

Sponsorships for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS”

I recently put up a post musing offering sponsorships for tech books. The reaction I got, both in blog comments and private email, was overwhelmingly positive.

And people are eagerly awaiting FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS, by Allan Jude and yours truly.

So, I’ve decided to try selling sponsorships for FM:AZ.

Ebook sponsors ($20) get their . . . → Read More: Sponsorships for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS”