The Origins Project at ASU presents the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science features a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers including well-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, popular science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of exciting technologies that will change our future. They demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance helping promote a public understanding of science.

Video by Black Chalk Productions

The Unofficial Unix Administration Horror Story Summary


This is version 1.1 of “The Unofficial Unix Administration Horror Story Summary”. I put this together for two reasons:

  1. Some of these stories are damn amusing.
  2. Many people can learn many things about what *not* to do when they’re in charge of a system. As (Rick Furniss) puts it: “More systems have been wiped out by admins than any hacker could do in a lifetime.”

This is not an FAQ, but more like the questions that *should* have been asked (and answered). There are success stories, and… well… other stories. I’m certain that everyone can learn something from reading these stories.