50% TWP titles (and more) at Kobo.com

If you’re a Kobo user, I’ve got a heck of a deal for you. All of my Tilted Windmill Press titles, fiction and nonfiction, are available for half off with a coupon code. This includes books like FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS, SSH Mastery, and Immortal Clay, but excludes my No Starch titles like Absolute FreeBSD and . . . → Read More: 50% TWP titles (and more) at Kobo.com

Open dinner in Scottsdale, AZ, 17 July 2015

I posted this on various social networking sites, but I should probably put it here too.

I’m in Scottsdale, AZ, this week, on family business. I have a couple readers in the Phoenix area, so I’m inviting them, and everyone else in the area, to join me for dinner on Friday night at the Roaring . . . → Read More: Open dinner in Scottsdale, AZ, 17 July 2015

June 2015 Updates

Yes, it’s July. But these updates are for June. Because I put off writing this post.

Initial reaction to “FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS” has been positive. I’m pleased that so many people like the book.

Work on “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” is underway. I want to get this book done soon. Soooon. Because I’m kind of . . . → Read More: June 2015 Updates

Ignore the next couple of posts

I’m in the midst of rearranging my web site. The nonfiction stuff is pretty well organized, but the fiction really is not.

Most of the fiction can easily be reordered, except for a couple of pages that just won’t fit well anywhere. So I’m putting those pages up as blog posts.

Unfortunately, I can’t cancel . . . → Read More: Ignore the next couple of posts

Why I don’t have ads here

Another “put this up so I can point to it later” post.

Now and then someone tells me that I should put ads on my blog. Some of the articles get a ridiculous number of search engine hits, and I could probably add another (small) income stream there.

I’m not morally opposed to the very . . . → Read More: Why I don’t have ads here

The Desktop of Doom

I’m sick of scrounging hardware for writing books. I’m sick of waiting for things to compile, managing disk space, and running out of memory. I finally got so sick of it that I decided to invest some serious cash in a research machine, in the hope that I wouldn’t need to hunt hardware piecemeal for . . . → Read More: The Desktop of Doom

Amazon gets it wrong

Amazon sends us Kindle owners an email every few days saying “You bought this and that, so we think you’ll like these items.” They’re right an annoying large portion of the time, but when they get it wrong they really blow it.

Amazon Recommendation Failure

Okay, yes, the book of PF is pretty good. . . . → Read More: Amazon gets it wrong

Happy Halloween!

And what’s Halloween without a ghost story? A high-tech ghost story, even.

If you don’t care for fiction, there’s always true horror of my real life.

live DNSSEC talk

On August 10, at 12:30PM EDT, I’ll be doing a talk on “DNSSEC in 55 Minutes” for the Metro Detroit Linux Users Group. I do this sort of thing all the time, but this time will be a little different.

The talk will go out live via Google Hangouts on Air. You’ll be able to . . . → Read More: live DNSSEC talk

I sound like a real dork: BSDTalk 228

Want to hear my voice? Interested in Absolute OpenBSD or DNSSEC Mastery?

Go check out BSDTalk 228, starring yours truly.