S1E13: "A Challenger Appears (Again)!"

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In this episode, we hear some counterarguments about why certifications might have some validity in our field from our guest Matt Crape (who according to Paden sounds like Gerard Butler. I think he sounds a little bit like a higher-pitched H. Jon Benjamin).


Starts at 5m40s.


Starts at 12m43s.

I was drinking water again because I’ve been ill. Jthan was drinking New Belgium Heavy Melon. Paden was drinking a Coors Light. Matt was drinking Sleeman’s Original.

  • We invited Matt on for an interactive response to our S0E3 episode in which we talk about certifications and we (myself and Jthan) take the stance that certs are kind of pointless. Matt aims to prove us wrong.
  • Shoutout to Matt Simmons, who ran the original Sysadministrivia podcast (though they only had something like 4 episodes).
  • You should go to/join LOPSA.
  • I mention my own blog.
  • If you’re curious about the Red Hat certification abbreviations we were throwing around, you can view them here.
  • Jthan’s site still is showing an Nginx default page. Mine is, as promised, ugly.

Sysbadministration Award

In this segment, we highlight system administration mistakes. Think of them as the IT equivalent of the Darwin Awards. (1h17m00s)

This time, we had a SECOND issue with compromised servers and democrats. C’mon, guys- get your shit together.


  • Jthan introduced himself as “sausage” because during the pre-recording meeting we were joking about “seeing how the sausage is made” for the podcast.


Music Credits
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Intro Sorry Comfort Fit click CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Outro Jazz Club Kriss click CC-BY-ND 3.0
(All music is royalty-free, properly licensed for use, used under fair use, or public domain.)



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