Thomas A. Limoncelli is the author of O'Reilly's Time Management for System Administration. He is an internationally known author and speaker on many
topics, including system administration, networking, security, and grassroots political organizing. A system
administrator since 1988, he now speaks at conferences around the world
on topics ranging from firewall security to time management. He has
worked for Cibernet, Dean For America, Lumeta, Bell Labs/Lucent, AT&T,
and Mentor Graphics. He and Christine Hogan co-authored The Practice of
System and Network Administration (Addison Wesley). He holds a B.A. in
Computer Science from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, USA. He
publishes a blog on EverythingSysadmin.com.
(I originally wrote this for system administrators, but it applies to other fields too.) The hardest part of writing documentation is getting started. It is hard to decide what to document, it is hard to tell when you've documented something... read more
One thing we've learned from the (relatively) new field of behavioral economics is that people tend to remember the pain towards the end of something, not the total pain. Thus if a painful surgery ends with a long period of... read more
I've been looking for simple things I can do make my life more convenient. By "simple" I mean they have to take less than 10 minutes to accomplish. I'll gladly trade 10 minutes to solve 1 minute of frustration (or... read more
"This book is worth your dollars and your time. Even if you are skeptical of his system, the book is worth a read for ideas and insight. It should be given to every new sysadmin when hired, and anyone who manages sysadmins. I plan on recommending it to my boss and colleagues."
--Martin Gehrke, SNAPGH