Kyle Speaks!

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 8:03 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2008

If you happen to be around San Jose tonight, Kyle is giving a talk on computer-things for the Silicon Valley Linux User’s Group. Based on Kyle’s book Knoppix Hacks, Kyle will be going over how to re-master Knoppix or something like that! The free event will be at 7 p.m. at Symantec in Mountain View.

If you can’t make it to that, Kyle is also speaking on Tuesday at the North Bay Linux Users Group, which he is also president of. I quote:

In this talk Kyle Rankin will provide an introduction to performing forensics analysis on Linux machines using the popular Sleuthkit tools with their easy-to-use Autopsy web-based front-end. The talk will cover initial installation and configuration of Sleuthkit and Autopsy, basic concepts and considerations for a forensics investigation, and at the end there will be a demo with a compromised Linux image.

That talk is Tuesday, February 12 at O’Reilly Media in Sebastopol.

Kyle is also speaking on similar topics at Penguicon this March, but unlike that conference, these speeches are free to attend. Hurrah!

UPDATE: Also, check out Kyle’s most recent article in TechTarget, Server names: A checklist for scalable schemes, about naming schemes for servers.

Knoppix Hacks Second Edition Is Out

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 4:12 pm on Friday, December 7, 2007

The sequel to Kyle’s best-selling tech book Knoppix Hacks is now in stores. The new book has many many more hacks and all the new information about the most recent distributions of Knoppix.

Book Description: If you think Knoppix is just a Linux demo disk, think again. Klaus Knopper created an entire Linux distribution on a bootable CD (and now a DVD) so he could use his favorite open source tools on any computer. This book includes a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers-not just to work and play, but also to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and disinfect your system without having to install a thing.

Knoppix Hacks is just like the distribution it covers: a veritable Swiss Army knife packed full of tools. Scores of industrial-strength hacks-many of them new to this second edition-cover both the standard Knoppix CD and the feature-rich DVD “Maxi” distribution, which is included with this book. Discover how to use Knoppix to its full potential as your desktop, rescue CD, or as a launching point for your own live CD.

Yay Kyle!

Buy Knoppix Hacks Second Edition by Kyle Rankin here.

My Famous Husband

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 8:08 am on Monday, August 13, 2007

kyle at a book signing
My handsome husband Kyle Rankin signing his books at last week’s LinuxWorld in San Francisco.

Thanks to Kat for taking this picture.

Kyle’s Newest Article

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 1:36 pm on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Kyle’s newest TechTarget article is up: How remote management saved me an emergency flight overseas. Excerpt:

They say timing is everything. This is especially true when you plan a server deployment. When crucial equipment arrives at the wrong time, it can ruin even the best plans. Even so, good planning and a good infrastructure can make up for even the worst timing. For a good example of this I only need to recall our last corporate retreat.

Like what you see? Read more here.

New Columns by Kyle

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 1:49 pm on Friday, April 6, 2007

Kyle’s newest TechTarget article is up: Data center consolidation, virtualization: Ultra-dense server deployments.

I have no idea what that means. Still, proud!

ETA: Also, this one: Lights out management: How to administer servers from the Bahamas. As far as I know, Kyle has never been to the Bahamas.

Polish Translation of Kyle’s Book

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 11:46 am on Thursday, March 8, 2007

Check it out! The Polish Translation of Kyle’s book Linux Multimedia Hacks.

In Poland, Linux makes women swoon in ecstasy.

By the way, lately I have had articles in Hispanic, North Bay Biz, Pacific Sun, and the North Bay Bohemian. And today, I sold my piano, a huge weight off my back. Lots of good news!

ETA: Hey look! Peter Orner, my thesis adviser from SFSU, has been nominated for the Los Angeles Book Prize for his novel The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo. Neato.

Kyle’s New Column

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Check out Kyle’s new column at TechTarget! If you are a computer geek or simply tech-inclined, you will enjoy this column.

Ubuntu Hacks is out!

Filed under: Kyle Rankin — joy at 6:53 am on Monday, June 19, 2006

My husband Kyle Rankin’s fourth book Ubuntu Hacks is out. He co-wrote it with several other people, including Bill Childers.

Ubuntu Hacks

Coming soon to a bookstore near you.

Update: Ubuntu Hacks got 9 out of 10 points on Slashdot!

Update: Ubuntu Hacks is now the number 1 top seller for Computer and Internet books on Amazon!

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