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the Debian Administrator’s Handbook

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Read the Debian Administrator’s Handbook online.

Written by two Debian developers — Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas — the Debian Administrator’s Handbook started as a translation of their French best-seller known as Cahier de l’admin Debian (published by Eyrolles). It’s a fantastic resource for all users of a Debian-based distribution. Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independant Debian GNU/Linux administrator. It covers all the topics that a competent Linux administrator should master, from the installation and the update of the system, up to the creation of packages and the compilation of the kernel, but also monitoring, backup and migration, without forgetting advanced topics like SELinux setup to secure services, automated installations, or virtualization with Xen, KVM or LXC.

or: Buy a hard copy.


(and don’t forget to see who contributed! Hmmm…indeed, that Anthony Baldwin of Baldwin Linguas mentioned does look familiar…I learned a lot working on this project, and had fun, too.)

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May 11, 2012 at 6:54 am

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Loser

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February 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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Abolish Slavery

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Abolish Slavery: End Human Trafficking NOW!

Abolish Slavery

Information on modern day slavery, human trafficking, child exploitation, and
resources for abolitionists, or how to be part of the solution.

But…slavery is a thing of the past, no?

NO.

Today, it is estimated that 27 million people live enslaved.

There are more slaves today than at any prior time in human history.

Trafficking in persons is SLAVERY, invovling victims who are forced, defrauded, or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation.

The trafficking of humans it the 2nd MOST LUCRATIVE CRIME IN THE WORLD.

Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders annually.

Approximately 80% of people trafficked are female. Of these, HALF ARE GIRLS (minors).

As many as 300,000 children and women are forcefully engaged in prostitution or pornography in the U.S.A. every year.

Astonishingly, in the first 48 hours of being on the street, 1 IN 3 CHILDREN ARE FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION.

Between 15,000 and 17,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.

About half are forced to participate in commercial sexual exploitation.

TWO (2) CHILDREN ARE TRAFFICKED EVERY MINUTE.


How can I learn more, and be part of the solution?

Follow any of the links below:

Love146.org
146Task Force
AbolishSlavery Coalition
iAbolish
CASTTrafficked Women
Stopthe Traffic
iStop Traffic
Stop Human Traffic
HumanTrafficking.org
Free the Slaves
The Home Foundation
Beyond Borders
AntiSlavery
Polaris Project
Fight Slavery Now

End Modern Slavery

Please report the crimes of Human Trafficking in US
1.888.373.7888
24-hour toll-free hotline service provided by
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center

(Chinese, English, Polish, Russian and Spanish)

Abolish Slavery


Today, it is
estimated that 27 million people live enslaved. There are more slaves
today than at any prior time in human history. Trafficking in persons
is SLAVERY, invovling victims who are forced, defrauded, or coerced
into labor or sexual exploitation. The trafficking of humans it the 2nd
MOST LUCRATIVE CRIME IN THE WORLD. Approximately 800,000 people are
trafficked across international borders annually. Approximately 80% of
people trafficked are female. Of these, HALF ARE GIRLS
(minors). About As many as 300,000 children are forcefully engaged in
prostitution or pornography in the U.S.A. every year. Astonishingly, in
the first 48 hours of being on the street, 1 IN 3 CHILDREN ARE FORCED
INTO PROSTITUTION. Between 15,000 and 17,000 people are
trafficked into the U.S. each year. About half are forced to
participate in commercial sexual exploitation. 2 CHILDREN ARE
TRAFFICKED EVERY MINUTE.

How can I learn more, and be part of the solution?

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January 23, 2012 at 1:33 am

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Terrorists…where is the real enemy?

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December 14, 2011 at 3:19 am

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This is what Revolution looks like

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The historian Crane Brinton in his book &quotAnatomy of a Revolution&quot laid out the common route to revolution.

The preconditions for successful revolution, Brinton argued, are:

  • discontent that affects nearly all social classes,
  • widespread feelings of entrapment and despair,
  • unfulfilled expectations,
  • a unified solidarity in opposition to a tiny power elite,
  • a refusal by scholars and thinkers to continue to defend the actions of the ruling class,
  • an inability of government to respond to the basic needs of citizens,
  • a steady loss of will within the power elite itself and defections from the inner circle,
  • a crippling isolation that leaves the power elite without any allies or outside support and,
  • finally, a financial crisis.
  • THE TIME IS NOW!

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November 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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subject

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Angel Spit
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from last night at the Webster, in Hartford, Angel Spit.

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November 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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The Mexican Fisherman

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The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.”

The American then asked, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?”

The Mexican said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.”

The American then asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life.”

The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution.
You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you will run your ever-expanding enterprise.”

The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”

To which the American replied, “15 to 20 years.”

“But what then?” asked the Mexican.

The American laughed and said that’s the best part. “When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”

“Millions?…Then what?”

The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”

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October 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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