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Working on "Relayd and Httpd Mastery." The book itself is comparatively easy. Picking art to parody for the cover is hard.

What piece of classic art would you like to see abused to star Puffy? Preferably, something old enough that the artist won't whinge about copyright.
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My 2016 books in print! (Excluding shorts, novellas, special editions like the Canadian FM:AZ, etc.)
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Mmmmm, ZFS. Loved your first book on that subject. Looking forward to getting my teeth in Advanced ZFS next.
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On November 8 I’ll be at mug.org, giving a talk on how “PAM is Un-American.” Last night, I gave an early version of the talk to the smaller, and not recorded, semibug.org crowd. Josh Grosse live-tweeted the event. The actual talk will be recorded. And…
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I gave an early version of my mug.org PAM talk at semibug last night. It got live tweeted.

I promise the recorded version will have less swearing.

https://twitter.com/jggimi/status/778372211233128449
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Less swearing can suck it. I say more. More more more. Cap it at 20% technical word count bloat. That's a lot of cussing.
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Get it before it gets you. I’m still waiting for Apple to get the book up in iTunes, but it should be there within a day or two. Print proofs are on their way to me. If they look OK, you’ll be able to get the book in print next week. If you want both […]
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(This is a “blog it so I can refer folks to it later” post.) Last year, I wrote 403,000 words. Not great, but not terrible. So far this year, I’ve written 130,900 words. That is terrible. I also seem to have passed an awareness threshold. In the last few…
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I'm sure PAM is the root cause of all my ills. And thank you.
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Now that PAM Mastery is out, I’m starting work on my next project. I’m taking a break from anything filesystem related. Yes, I want to do FreeBSD Mastery: Jails, but that involves a lot of filesystem stuff, so that goes on hold for a bit. Instead, I’m…
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What ever it will be about, I am sure to get a copy. ;)
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cue Movie Voice Over Voice They thought they knew PAM. They were wrong… My long-dreaded PAM book is now available, in both print and ebook. You can grab it at all the usual suspects–I mean, bookstores.
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"PAM Mastery" print proof arrived
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Tonight at semibug.org: Me, on the Pain of PAM. 7 PM, Altair Engineering, Troy MI.
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Best-selling author. Martial arts. Pet rats. Hot & cold running insolence.
Introduction
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
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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