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I need to write better books. More of them. And faster.
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Crime does pay! I need to be a writer!
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My long-dreaded PAM book now exists as a complete first draft. I’m sorry. I’ve somehow persuaded Dag-Erling Smørgrav, author of OpenPAM, to do a technical review. DES knows PAM, to his eternal regret, but I really could use more people to review the…
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Pondering "PAM Mastery" cover. American Gothic, with Beastie & Tux?
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How about part of Bosch's Triptych of the Temptation of St. Anthony, with Tux as the skating penguin, and Tux as the figure under the bridge? From your description, PAM sounds quite hellish......
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My BSDCan 2016 talk on OpenPAM and BSD is now on YouTube. The video comes straight from screen capture, which means it’s missing details like the green dot of the laser pointer. Also, the audio only covers my voice. You don’t get all the audience…
My BSDCan 2016 talk on OpenPAM and BSD is now on YouTube. The video comes straight from screen capture, which means it’s missing details like the green dot of the laser pointer. Also, the aud…
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I’ve wondered for a while what to do about Allan Jude. Allan is my co-author on FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS and FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS. I could have written those books on my own, but they wouldn’t have been nearly as good. We have had one major…
I’ve wondered for a while what to do about Allan Jude. Allan is my co-author on FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS and FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS. I could have written those books on my own, but they wo…
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I'll check with Dan, the auction chair, will let you know.
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Tonight: Josh Grosse on what becomes of you when you port to #OpenBSD.

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I’ll be in Scottsdale, Arizona, for a few days on family business. Readers, fans, and detractors are welcome to join me Friday 15 July 2016, 6PM, at Frank & Lupe’s Old Mexico. And yes, there’s a gelato shop within walking distance. Several, actually. I’m…
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Gelato within walking distance. Several. Yeah, right. ;-)
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One week from tonight: Josh Grosse on #OpenBSD ports. Altair Engineering, Troy MI, 7PM. semibug.org.
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#semibug is about to go live, with the BSDCan round-up. You have 15 minutes to get here...
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My OpenPAM & BSD talk from BSDCan 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CXp3byvI1g
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Lots of my self-pub writer friends urge me to sign on with Kindle Unlimited. They tell me I’ll make more money by making my books only available on Amazon. They’re probably correct… in the short term. But if you have only one customer, and only one sales…
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Here’s the interesting things about blackmail: it only works if the victim permits himself to be embarrassed. A victim who is willing to release everything renders himself invulnerable to such threats. People have wondered how I make a living as a writer.…
Here’s the interesting things about blackmail: it only works if the victim permits himself to be embarrassed. A victim who is willing to release everything renders himself invulnerable to suc…
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Says the man plainly hiding his name tag ;-)
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Author, Speaker, Instructor
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40 years in writing. 20 years in systems & network administration. Intermittent instructor
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Michael W Lucas, Michael W Lucas Jr
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Best-selling author. Martial arts. Pet rats. Hot & cold running insolence.
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Author of books "SSH Mastery," "Absolute BSD," "Absolute OpenBSD," "PGP & GPG," "Cisco Routers for the Desperate," "Absolute FreeBSD," "Network Flow Analysis," "Networking for Systems Administrators," and assorted other work.
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Detroit, MI