Apr 21, 2023 3 min read

#1- April 21, 2023


Welcome to this newsletter from Prowse Tech. It's been a very busy month so far. I hope that you all are doing well.

Here's what's in store:

  • Upcoming live streams!
  • New article: Analysis with top in Linux.
  • Featured post on KVM.
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Quote of the day: “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”—Jack Ma

This one especially rings true for me today. I have several tasks that seem insurmountable. But when this happens, I try to go back to basics: Take it slow; break large projects into small nuggets; organize well; and try to infuse some fun. For those of you that are working on something in the tech world and it seems impossible, I say: "Don't quit!"

Upcoming Live Streams!

  • On April 24th & 25th, I'll be running the popular Linux Networking & Security Fundamentals webinar. 10 am - 2 pm est. I'd love to "see" you there!
Linux Networking & Security Fundamentals
Fundamental knowledge of Linux server networking and securing is vital for systems administrators, developers, and many other types of computer technicians. In some cases, these important basics are either underestimated, or are not properly incor…
Have a Linux system or two ready to go!
  • On May 30th & 31st, it's Hashicorp Terraform Associate Exam Cram. This webinar focuses on how to use Terraform, and how to study for the exam. It's a fantastic addition to your resume.
HashiCorp Terraform Associate Exam Cram
* Learn what is needed to effectively prepare for the HashiCorp Terraform Associate Exam* Acquire the skills needed to use Terraform with AWS, the Terraform Cloud, and other providers* Participate in labs so you can start gaining expertise using…

For some tips on how to prepare for these webinars, see this link.

Analysis with top in Linux

Here's an article and video that show how to analyze system performance and work with processes using the top program. top is a well-known analysis program in Linux and it has served me well over the years. Enjoy!

Analysis with TOP in Linux
top is the most famous of Linux analysis programs. Top displays Linux processes and shows CPU/RAM percentages for each. Use iT!

KVM Installation and Fundamentals

I can't tell you how important KVM is to my work. Here is an article and video that demonstrate how to install KVM and some fundamental theory about the program. If you aren't using KVM and you work in the tech field, I strongly suggest you learn about it!

KVM - Installation and Fundamentals
Do you run Linux? Are you ready to move beyond ordinary virtualization methods? KVM is one of my favorite Linux tools. It’s almost dreamy how it houses virtual machines. It’s quick and efficient, and in my humble opinion, should be included in the skill set of every systems administrator and

The theme of this newsletter is perseverance. Here's another quote, and a good mantra:

"When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."—Thomas A. Edison.

That's well-received wisdom. Got me thinking, when have I been in this situation, and what became of it? ask the same question of yourself. It can be a good learning exercise.

Well, that's it for this newsletter. Enit's worthy of a channel on my Discord server. Tell us about a difficult goal you accomplished in the tech world. Motivational stories abound! I'll start the first one.

Link here: https://discord.gg/hDqtf9TzJ4

joy your day!

Dave Prowse
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