14 episodes

2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every two weeks we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.

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2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every two weeks we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.

    2.5 Admins 14: Not a database

    2.5 Admins 14: Not a database

    How not to store test results, AMD firmly on top of the desktop space, what moving to remote work means for corporate networks, and deduplication of disorganized data.   Plugs Allan’s summary of the OpenZFS Devsummit 2020 All Things Open Support us on patreon. If enough people do, we will go weekly.   News Why […]

    • 34 min
    2.5 Admins 13: bs=1mebibyte

    2.5 Admins 13: bs=1mebibyte

    Intel almost catching up to AMD with Tiger Lake, the .uk fiasco, and why you shouldn’t be using dd.   Plugs OpenZFS Developer Summit All Things Open 2020 Support us on patreon. If enough people do, we will go weekly.   News Hands-on with Intel’s i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake prototype laptop Intel’s run at the GPU […]

    • 28 min
    2.5 Admins 12: 5400 cyber RPMs

    2.5 Admins 12: 5400 cyber RPMs

    Cyber insurance for ransomware, more confusing WD specs, the truth behind the return of the Gateway brand, and managing config files.   News Ransomware accounted for 41% of all cyber insurance claims in H1 2020 Western Digital is trying to redefine the word “RPM” We found out who makes Walmart’s new Gateway laptops, and it’s […]

    • 32 min
    2.5 Admins 11: Monitoring the Internet

    2.5 Admins 11: Monitoring the Internet

    How Internet standards are decided, what a new one means for the Web, a surprising “feature” of Chrome, and the best ways to monitor your systems.   News WebBundles Harmful to Content Blocking, Security Tools, and the Open Web RFC8890: The Internet is for End Users A Chrome feature is creating enormous load on global […]

    • 29 min
    2.5 Admins 10: Mini-PCs and HDDs

    2.5 Admins 10: Mini-PCs and HDDs

    Low power x86 vs Arm boards, hard disk failure rates, and the intricacies of ZFS snapshots.   Plugs OpenZFS Developer Summit Support the podcast on Patreon   News Seeed Studio’s Odyssey is a mini-PC for big projects and small wallets Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2020   Free consulting We were asked about ZFS on […]

    • 28 min
    2.5 Admins 09: Horrible hosts

    2.5 Admins 09: Horrible hosts

    Intel’s 7nm woes, hosts files, Mozilla’s VPN service, and automating ssh between remote hosts.   News Heads roll at Intel after 7nm delay Intel’s 7nm is busted, chips delayed, may have to use rival foundries to get GPUs out for US govt exascale super AMD is now following Moore’s Law: More chips, more money, more […]

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

ThePodger ,

Well worth your time

Informed opinions with real world experience is what you get from this informative and engaging group. If you are a sysadmin, you are doing yourself a disservice if you ignore this podcast.

Bruce.js ,

Podcast Synergy

1 + 1 + 0.5 = 10 ! Yes, it is good 😊

guinnessguypat ,

Some of the best podcasters team up

Alan and Jim make a great team because of their differing perspectives on how to do the same jobs. Joe of course adds his trademark personality to the mix and makes it even more entertaining. highly recommend a listen!!

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