Collected droppings from other citizens of the web

Or some interesting links, if you’d rather be polite. I apologise in advance for those who might have already seen some of these links already appear on planet sysadmin. Visualizing DTrace is an interesting and amusing talk from Bryan Cantrill at this year’s LISA conference. Take the title with a pinch of salt as he also delves into the infamous Shouting in the DataCentre video and a whole load of other intersting things.
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Reviewing ‘Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization’

Like all books I was hoping for something that delivered a little bit more than the man pages and online docs. Sadly this wasn’t really the case. Now I’m not saying that ‘Running Xen’ is a bad book. It’s not. It’s just missing that “something more”, that “je ne sais quoi” (I cannot believe I’ve just typed that and not removed it). If you’re going to somewhere without man pages or online docs, then it’s an invaluable reference.
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Win an ASUS eeePC with LUGRadio

That’s right, the kind guys at EfficientPC, via LUGRadio, are giving the listeners an opportunity to win an ASUS eeePC..In Pimp My LugRadio, the LugRadio Christmas competition, you can win an Asus EEE PC! Listen to the show to find out how! (54.34)Listen to season 5, episode 7 for more details! Be aware that LUGRadio is known for bad language and a very British sense of humour, so if either of these things offend you have been warned.
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