A dandelion’s tale; an internship at sysdev

So, during this summer, I had an unique opportunity – to be a part of the team of ninjas sysadmins at the Systems Development and Support Section at the University of Oxford as part of┬áthe IT Services Internship Programme. I … Continue reading

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Debconf, and encouraging contributions

Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to go to the annual Debian developers’ conference, Debconf, which this year was held in Vaumarcus, Switzerland, in a glorious setting with views of a lake and mountains (if you look … Continue reading

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Password-change emails without the taste of phish

SSO account holders are automatically emailed when their password needs to be changed – but surely any email that says “access to your account will be restricted until you have logged in here <url>” will be counted as a phishing … Continue reading

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Project MADDOX Workshops

In September Project MADDOX invited ITSS to attend a 2-hour workshop entitled “Active Directory – Single Sign-On Integration”. The workshop content was geared towards ITSS who operate Active Directory environments and who want those environments to be integrated with the … Continue reading

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Using RT at OUCS

Request Tracker is an open source issue ticketing software which we use extensively in OUCS, and Sysdev are responsible for managing it. In recent weeks, I found myself discussing some of the ways we use RT with people from the … Continue reading

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