Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Wanted: kick-ass sysadmin

I wrote this post in 2006, more than 17 years ago. It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect. I may even no longer agree with this, or might approach things differently if I wrote this post today. I rarely edit posts after writing them, but if I have there'll be a note at the bottom about what I changed and why. If something in this post is actively harmful or dangerous please get in touch and I'll fix it.

Wanted: kick-ass sysadmin


The position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied.

A quick note: we’re currently hiring a sysadmin to join us here at World Online. The complete job details are behind that link, so I’ll just point a few of the coolest aspects of the job:

  • We’ve got of the coolest and smartest teams around. There’s an awesome group of people here: Jeff, James, Nathan, and Matt are the ones who are geeky enough to have blogs, but the rest of the team is equally cool. We have a hell of a good time every day.
  • We’re planning some awesome things in the hosted-services arena, so one of the first things you’d get to do would be to buy a whole truckload of hardware and build a new server room.
  • You get to live in Lawrence. I know, most people don’t think living in Kansas is a perk, but trust me — Lawrence is outstanding. In the next month or the North Mississippi All Stars, Calexico, Art Brut, David Sedaris, Ani Difranco, Victor Wooten, and Spearhead all are coming to town.

So, if you’ve got the skills, read the complete posting and then drop me a line. We’re super-pumped about hiring an admin, and we can’t wait to find the right person.