5 episodes

A podcast about the human side of sysadmin

The Art of Sysadmin Sadiq Saif

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A podcast about the human side of sysadmin

    Burnout Hell

    Burnout Hell

    Content Warning:







    This episode talks about various mental health episodes such as burnout and depression.







    Here we are, the last episode of this season of The Art of Sysadmin. I left the heaviest topic for last.







    Here is a rough list of things I talk about in this episode:









    * what is burnout?







    * what causes it?







    * overwork







    * not enough personal time







    * work intruding on personal time







    * fighting fires







    * what does it feel like?







    * feeling empty inside







    * feeling dead inside







    * depressive episodes







    * lack of self confidence







    * how do we prevent and/or mitigate it?







    * work-life balance







    * setting aside time specifically for personal growth and enjoyment







    * self care and balance







    * fuck capitalism, go home









    If you wish to support the podcast financially, you can do so on Patreon.

    • 32 min
    Finding Purpose and Joy

    Finding Purpose and Joy

    That sure is a title for a podcast episode eh? In this episode we talk about the following topics:









    * Why do I do this?







    * Fun







    * Learning







    * Work interest







    * The Joy of Building Infrastructure







    * Making Friends







    * Helping People









    Reference links:









    * EntropyNet – the IRC network







    * Ten Forward – the fediverse instance









    If you wish to support the podcast financially, you can do so on Patreon.

    • 23 min
    Cattle vs. Pets

    Cattle vs. Pets

    In this episode I talk about the concept of cattle vs. pets and how it relates to the concept of scale and scaling. I talk about my particular methodology of management and how I came to it. I talk about the concept’s relation to designing systems and about simplicity and complexity in said design.







    No Kubernetes clusters were harmed in the making of this episode.







    Reference links:









    * My Ansible playbooks







    * Kubernetes









    If you wish to support the podcast financially, you can do so on Patreon.

    • 31 min
    What's in a name?

    What's in a name?

    In this episode of The Art of Sysadmin, I talk about names. More specifically, I talk about the names we give computers: the hostname. I get into how I picked a naming scheme, what my methodology is and personal touches like references to certain characters from media I enjoy.







    Some reference links:









    * Hostname







    * Fully qualified domain name







    * Dresden Files Characters









    If you wish to support the podcast financially, you can do so on Patreon.

    • 25 min
    Introductions

    Introductions

    Welcome to the very first episode of the The Art of Sysadmin podcast! This podcast is one where I approach various system administration topics from a more human perspective rather than a purely technical perspective.







    This is for now a solo podcast, that is: it is just me talking into a mic. This first episode is me talking about myself and how I got into the hobby/field and my intentions for this podcast.







    Thank you for listening, and if you enjoyed it please share the podcast with a friend!







    If you wish to support the podcast financially, you can do so on Patreon.

    • 24 min

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