Two new stories and a novella

In May, I started slogging through my backlog of fiction to be published. I’m happy to announce two new stories and a novella. Click on the cover images for more details on each.

First, I finally leveraged my technology experience into my fiction. The result is, of course, a DevOps murder mystery story. I can’t . . . → Read More: Two new stories and a novella

Reality check for “PAM Mastery.”

Two blog posts in one day, after a few weeks of silence? It happens. Weirder still, there will be another tomorrow. I’m asking for help from my tech book readers here.

Some things are such an integral part of my life that I can’t imagine others are unfamiliar with them. I’m considering using one of . . . → Read More: Reality check for “PAM Mastery.”

BSDCan Intro Session Volunteers Wanted

A person’s first visit to a particular tech con can be overwhelming. BSDCan is now having an introductory session for new attendees, to try to ease them into the event. Somehow, I’m running it.

From 6-9 PM on Thursday night I’ll be in DMS 1160 to greet new BSDCan attendees and discuss how the conference . . . → Read More: BSDCan Intro Session Volunteers Wanted

My FreeBSD story

I’ve posted the story of why I like OpenBSD elsewhere on this blog. It made a fine conclusion to the new Absolute OpenBSD.

The FreeBSD foundation finally convinced me to write a similar tale for FreeBSD. You can find it on the Foundation blog.

It involves monkeys.

(First post in a while? Yep. I’ve been . . . → Read More: My FreeBSD story

Books for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” print sponsors

I return from my literary forced death march writing class in Oregon to find this.

Which I have partially transformed into gifts for the folks who were kind enough to sponsor FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS.

I’m heading for the post office now, to relieve myself of the responsibility for these.

Mind you, one . . . → Read More: Books for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” print sponsors

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” now available!

It’s been leaking out for a while, but now that you can get print and ebook, I guess I can say:

FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS is out!

The “advanced” is an important word. This is the toughest, most complicated book I’ve ever written.

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

Book Bundles

It’s been a really busy month. FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems came out, as did my BSDNow interview about it. About a month ago I released my new crime novel, Butterfly Waltz Stomp. And the new Immortal Clay novel, Kipuka Blues, officially landed yesterday. I’d planned to blog about the novel release, but Wayne County decided . . . → Read More: Book Bundles

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.