My god I just realised that in 6 months I'll have been a professional Unix/Linux sysadmin for 20 years. Send help.


Lol, yeah.

I have officially been working with AD in some capacity for 20 yrs.

Also, security in some capacity for that long.

Also, started dialing up BBS 30 yrs. ago.

@thegibson can you come here and take over for a bit? I've been dropped into the "fix the AD setup" seat here and I'm currently spending far too much time reading up on group policy best practices!

Yeah, god I must have called my first BBS back in 87 or 88 maybe, ran one for a while back in 92-94ish. Hilariously thinking of starting one again because I just have far too much free time apparently ...


We have a bbs at

I am available to consult if you need a hand... seriously. I know AD like few others do... @jerephil can attest to that... and by the power of the internet I can be there virtually.

Not trying to sell you, but if it comes to that, let me know.


@thegibson @jerephil I really should use my account more often than never.

I'm all good on the AD front for now, but thanks. If I get into something weird I'll definitely hit you up but I'm mostly doing fine, I just hate it. 😁

I'm only about 12 years out of date on Windows admin. I can catch up!

@mike @jerephil @thegibson And here I was thinking 10 years of professional Windows and linux administration was too long.

@ajroach42 @thegibson @jerephil Well, it kinda is.

Honestly, 10 days is probably pushing it for retaining your sanity.

@ajroach42 @thegibson @mike Man, to be only 10 years in. That would be cool. You’re in an awesome spot to choose where you grow your career. :)

@ajroach42 @thegibson @mike I must live in a unique area of the world. *shrug* We're still hiring as fast as we can, but it's a job seeker's market around here.

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