[RndTbl] MWLucas & "git commit murder"
athompso at athompso.net
Wed Apr 12 10:49:45 CDT 2017
"If Agatha Christie ran Unix cons"...
Many of you already know Michael W. Lucas as the author of such
excellent tomes as PAM Mastery, Networking for Systems Administrators,
SSH Mastery, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, Absolute FreeBSD and, of
course, Absolute OpenBSD.
You may not have been aware, however, that MWL also publishes fiction,
some of which is tech-related, including his latest: "git commit
If you've ever been to a UNIX conference, the setting of the book will
feel quite familiar; on the other hand, if you've never been, the book
is actually a decent introduction to what attending BSDCan is like (just
to pick a *completely random* typical conference, sure). Well, minus
the actual murders, of course. (*fingers crossed*)
In either case, it's a funny murder mystery set in the UNIX world.
MWL's fiction is broadly available as eBook from Amazon, Kobo, Nook,
iBooks, and as dead tree from at least some of those. (See
http://mwl.io/ for the full list.)
In other news, as usual, I'll take orders for Michael's books - if you
want me to pick up a (typically signed) copy of something at BSDCan in
June, let me know and I'll bring it back for you. (If it's something
unusual, let me know well ahead of time so I can ask him to bring a
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