FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (Version canadienne)

I’ve wondered for a while what to do about Allan Jude.

Allan is my co-author on FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS and FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS. I could have written those books on my own, but they wouldn’t have been nearly as good.

We have had one major disagreement, though: is it pronounced zee-F-S or zed-F-S? This has proven an intractable problem.

I’ve come up with a solution, though.

FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZedFS – Canadian Version.


Here’s the front text.

This book exists because Allan Jude is too generous for his own good.

Alan has aided my efforts to become a professional writer in ways that can never really be paid back. They can only be paid forward.

The only real disagreement we had while writing this book was on the pronunciation of ZFS. Is it zeeFS, or zedFS? This special edition of FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZedFS exists as a physical token of my appreciation.

What makes this book different from the regular edition?

First, the special Canadian cover.

The text is modified to be more palatable for Canadian readers.

This edition contains a footnote that does not appear in the standard edition.

And last, this edition has not been proofread or copyedited.

Thanks, Alan, for everything.

Michael W Lucas
24 May 2016

The catch is: it’s only available in print.

Only five of them exist. (The electronic originals have been destroyed, so I couldn’t exactly reproduce this if I wanted to.)

I have one.

Allan has three. (There’s a YouTube video of part of the presentation.)

One, and only one, will be on sale.

The only place to get it is at the BSDCan charity auction, benefiting the Ottawa Mission.

BSDCan attendees, this is your one and only one chance to get a copy of this exotic, rare object.

Ask Alan or myself for a peek at it.

2 Replies to “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (Version canadienne)”

  1. Can I bid remotely? ‘Cause if I can, I got a bid of $173.50 US (i.e., 50 meals through the Ottawa Mission). Can pay up immediately via PayPal. No shit.

    Email me at the addr we used for our Penguicon correspondence.

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