From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Fri 15 Jun 2001 - 15:03:55 IST
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 02:41:48PM +0100, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> Has anyone seen Freshmeat today? Good article at domain
> http://freshmeat.net/artiles/view/259/ called "The Egoless Admin"... and
> more to the point, a very funny counterpoint to it in the responses down the
> page a bit.
the article *is* very good. asr is a beautiful thing, but like all
beautiful things it must be appreciated at the proper time. there are
admins, some even inhabit this list, who read asr as a training manual
for how to be an admin. it isn't. it never was. no one there ever
intended it to be.
it's either for very experienced admins, or people who aren't admins
here is a very important tip i hope all admins with less then five years
experience consider: do not read asr yet. do not use it for career
advice. do not emulate the bofh. do not consider yourself a bofh.
learn your trade, get a clue, and then once you have that you have a
basis for asr. installing linux and having root is only a small part of
a long journey - not even a step; try "lacing your shoe." a good admin
has good tech skills, organises well, keeps learning and works well with
the people around them. the last ones are arguably more important then
the first one.
the most charitable description i can use to describe asr-trained-admins
is "comical." most people i know use much less kind words.
obviously this is just my opinion...
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