My Language: Dork++
If I’ve learned nothing else from American politics, it’s that it doesn’t ake knowledge or insight on a
topic to have lots to say on the matter.
Thankfully, although this issue’s
Programming focus isn’t even close to
my area of expertise, our authors don’t
have that shortcoming. The worst you
should have to put up with is me trying
to explain what this issue contains. Feel
free to point and laugh.
Kyle Rankin, a fellow sysadmin,
works through an interesting conundrum this month. You’re all familiar
with programs like DBAN for wiping
sensitive data, but what if you need
to delete information securely on a
server thousands of miles away? (Or,
in the next room if you’re lazy like me.)
Kyle shows how to go about taking
care of a seemingly difficult chicken/egg
scenario. Kyle also shares a “Tale from
the Server Room” with Bill Childers
and talks about the joy of UPS delivery—
more specifically, when servers are
unboxed, sometimes things don’t go
quite as planned.
If you’re beginning to worry our
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Programming issue doesn’t contain
articles about programming, fear not.
Yes, we try to include a little something
for everyone, but this issue focuses on
programming, and we’ve got tons of
useful stuff for you. Nathanael Anderson
starts out with an appealing way to
learn multiplatform GNU development:
getting a guitar synth to work with
Rock Band 3. Unfortunately, there’s no
programming that can make me any
better at Rock Band, but using a real
guitar is a step in the right direction!