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June 25, 2012  10:25 AM

Why I Endorse Linux Professional Institute Certifications for People Who Want to “Get Into” Linux



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, exam, Linux, Red Hat, study

Let me start by saying that there is no more rigorous or more respected set of Linux certifications than the ones backed by Red Hat. If you are an HR person or hiring manager and need someone to maintain your company's Red Hat servers, a person with a stack of Red Hat creds is a safe hire. He or...

June 18, 2012  4:18 PM

Using Linux to Boost Your IT Career



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, enterprise, knowledge, Linux, LinuxFest, mainframe, MCSE, OS, South East, sysadmin, Windows

That is the title of...


February 16, 2012  3:21 PM

Linux Skills Are In High Demand



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, college, FOSS, group, hiring, jobs, Linux, LUG, skills, study, university, users

"No one disputes that that tech jobs are fueling the economy in the U.S. and around the world. The U.S. President said in his recent State of the Union address that there are twice as many openings in the science and technology sector as there are people to fill them. But where exactly are these...


November 3, 2011  12:42 PM

Two Non-IT Groups You May Want to Join



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
charity, community, email group, group, IRC, join, Linux, public speaking, Rotary, service, Toastmasters, unix

In Florida's Tampa Bay region, the Suncoast Linux Users Group (SLUG) and the overlapping Pinellas Unix People (PUP) maintain email groups and IRC channels that are great for giving and receiving technical help....


July 21, 2011  11:26 AM

Coding for Children’s Rights Might Help You Find a Better Job



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
code, conference, FOSS, GOSCON, hackathon, hackers, hiring, Linux, LUG, managers, OSCON, programmer, SCALE, UNICEF

This weekend -- July 23rd and 24th, 2011 -- from 9am to 6pm, at WeCreate, located at 58 East 11th Street, NYC, there will be a ..."two-day hackathon where UNICEF folks, ad agency kids and your fellow hackers will try to make a...


July 7, 2011  1:04 PM

This is a Great Time to Buy a New Computer



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
buy, computer, discount, hardware, laptop, Linux, savings, school, software, student, summer, tablet, Windows Home Premium, Windows Pro

Back to School days are here again. The skies are bright and clear again. And hungry computer vendors are rolling out savings like mad. April (tax refunds) and Christmas used to be the main computer selling times. Now it seems as if selling to...


May 18, 2011  4:54 PM

Chrome Browser, I Love Thee. Let Me Count the Ways…



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
add-ons, browser, Chrome, cloud, crashing, fast, Google, Linux, love, Mac, preferences, Primus, speed, sync, tools, Weird Al, Windows

Before I start getting numerical on you, let me say that Google is not paying me to write this little article. I use their Chrome Web browser and like it. In fact, it is now the default browser on all three of my "main" computers -- for the five reasons I enumerate below:


March 29, 2011  2:53 PM

Can’t Find a Job You Like? Become a Self-Employed IT Consultant



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consultant, Florida, Ft. Myers, IT, Linux, network, self-employed, server, service, technician, Windows

Frank Sfalanga Jr. once worked at a job where, he says, he spent "18 months being ground into dust." He'd left a decent but unspectacular job at a records storage company to join a good friend who had moved to the dust-grinder company. Then the friend changed jobs again, and once again Frank...


March 22, 2011  4:10 PM

Certification Can Increase Your Perceived Value to Employers



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, CompTIA, Foote Partners, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, salary, sysadmin, test

You're a great person and a valuable worker. Your peers and your supervisors know this. But do the folks in Human Resources who set your salary know how good you are? Probably not. And what about HR people at companies where you are applying for a job? They know nothing about you other than what...


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