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My Thoughts on Systemd on RHEL7

This blog post discusses my viewpoint that systemd adds no value when used on an enterprise server such as RHEL7 and, in fact, results in a misuse of scarce corporate or governmental resources for no discernable increase in security or productivity.

YUM Package Installation Updating and Removal Forensics

In this post, I explore how to use the YUM history database to trace the timeline (installation, updates and removal) of RPM packages on modern RPM-based Linux distributions.

Exploring Cisco UCS Emulator Internals

This post looks under the hood at the internals of the Cisco UCS Platform Emulator and points out a number of interesting things about the emulator. It assumes that you are familiar with UCS.

Programmatically Retrieve RPM Package Details

This post shows you how to access various types of information in the RPM database and RPM package files using C and Python.

Installing Google Chrome on Fedora

This post shows you how to install the Google Chrome browser on Fedora 15.