Thursday, March 15, 2007

First post.

This is my first post on my new blog, Dr. Pepper and the Screaming Chicken. Yeah, weird name, right?

As I was trying to figure out a name for the blog, I though...why not call it something I keep at my desk? Originally it was going to be just "The Screaming Chicken blog," but someone already had the url. So, my Diet Dr. Pepper became my muse.

Yeah, that's right, I have a screaming chicken at my desk. It hangs next to my calendar, and is typically just a way to release some steam after getting off the phone with a particularly annoying user. It has the letters "QA" written on it, symbolizing my company's commitment to "Quality Assurance." There's a back story behind it, which I may or may not get into at a later date.

So anyway, what am I trying to do here?

There are lots of random tidbits that I've found around the web for fixing all sorts of problems, so I'm going to stick them here, in the hopes of helping someone out. There will be a little of this, a little of that, and I'll likely update it when I learn something new. Since I've just taken over two new labs with mostly Red Hat systems, there will likely be frequent postings, mostly about linux systems.