Apr 28 2010

Zabbix, the book

Ages ago the folks over at Packt asked me if I was interested in writing a book about Zabbix, I kindly declined, I didn't have time to write a book ,

Months later we got back in touch and I got involved in reviewing the book

It just arrived in the mail .

There's a couple of things I'd have done different , but overall it's a good read if you are interrested in Zabbix.

Nov 12 2008

Phrase from nearest book meme

Meme from codeblog

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open it to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

My result:

"We'll cover more on where to place your name servers in Chapter 8, Growing Your Domains." - DNS and BIND , 2nd Edition , Paul Albitz & Cricket Liu

No really it really was the closest one .. someone just brought it back to my desk

Oct 20 2008

I wrote more books than I remember

Well kinda, I contributed to more books than I was aware off. Couple of weeks ago we were having some fun Googling for pictures of collegues when Mario came up with a Link to a bookcover that had meta information with my name on.

"The Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period"

I had never heard of the book, but it was published by Syngress with whom last year I worked on the Virtualization with Xen book. As the cover of the book on Amazon told me that I was involved in the book I set on to find a PDF of the book which one of the collegues quickly found. And indeed my name was in the book , and also the chapters I had written for the Xen book seemed to be inside.

So I contacted my editor at syngress again to get some more information and hopefully also the book.
And eventually they got back to me and send me a copy of the book

So with 2007 being on of my most busiest years so far I managed to do even more than I knew of .. I didn't write a significant part of just 1 book but 2.

Whow .. and all of that while I became a father, started a new company

Still not sure what to think about it ..

Dec 31 2007

Look what the postman brought

The doorbell rang, I was almost to late .. but I still catched the post guy before he left..
He had a package

I knew what was in the package ..

but I was even more surprised when I opened the book..

Thnx a lot folks !!