Hello all,

A few months back I moved jobs. At my last job (as you all well know from this blog), I was a server administrator and .Net programmer on the side. At the new job, I was hired primarily as a web developer (PHP, JavaScript, Joomla dev, etc.). Naturally, because of the position change, I was no longer doing server administration and consequentially had nothing new to post on this blog.

That has changed now. The company I now work for didn’t have much of a server infrastructure (a non-server edition mac that stored files), so they asked me to design and build a new one.

All that being said, I now have new content to post here. You Linux users will be happy to hear that I am now using Linux for some of our servers (virtual host and file server). To you Windows users, I will be building an Exchange server, terminal server, and a backup server (this might be done on Linux though). Most likely things in that list will be shifted around a bit in the next two or so weeks so please bare with me.

Some of the technologies I will be using in the upcoming posts will be

  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (x64)

  • Ubuntu Server 9.10

  • VMWare Server 2

  • Microsoft Outlook Exchange

  • TightVNC

  • SSH

On one final note, I would like to put out a shameless plug for my other blog, Musings of a Web Developer. It covers the issues and fixes I have found throughout my adventures of coding websites. Essentially, it’s the same thing as this blog but for web development rather than server administration.

I look forward to the upcoming comments about how depressing IT work can be AHEM… I, uh, I mean the joys of IT work. Who’s kidding though. Everyone knows that we IT people love our jobs, especially the Dilbert comics that document our endeavors.

:P