So if you’ve been reading my blog you’ll know that a couple months ago I quit my 9-5 job. Since then to be honest, I haven’t done much in the way of systems administration. I’ve had a couple contracts here and there but nothing really big. I tell you what, do the skills dull quickly! I sat down the other day to help a friend with a pretty simple problem. He had 10.5 OSX Server and wanted to extend his LDAP schema…. I couldn’t remember how to do it! Or just little things, mostly in bash, like how to tell processes to stfu. Don’t get me wrong I know how to do it, its just not coming to me as quickly as I would like.
To any sysadmins out there thinking about quitting, make a list of things you think are cool and don’t want to forget. Cause soon after your notice, there won’t be anything upstairs! 😉