“FreeBSD Mastery: Jails” Sponsorships, and writing schedule changes

I’ve been scurrying to finish git sync murder, the sequel to git commit murder, so I could have it at BSDCan.

This isn’t going to happen. If I’d been writing anything else it would have been done, but the numbers show that cozy mystery is not my natural form. Most of the time I top out at about 500 words per hour, as opposed to the 1000 wph I achieve writing fiction involving flamethrowers and bare-knuckled amateur dentistry.

For the record, I’m fine with the speed. Quality beats speed any day.

I’m therefore falling back to my usual writing schedule: 1.5-2 hours per day on fiction, and the rest on nonfiction.

Per my 2018 schedule, it’s time to start writing FreeBSD Mastery: Jails. I’ve been idly assembling the parts over the last couple of months.

For you folks who said you wanted to sponsor it: have your choice of ebook or print.

Depending on how this book comes out, I might do a second jails book. Print sponsors of this book will have the option to sponsor the second book at a reduced rate. Those who sponsor both will get special jail-themed recognition. It’ll completely depend on how complex the book is.

The goal is always the best book.

10 Replies to ““FreeBSD Mastery: Jails” Sponsorships, and writing schedule changes”

  1. Hi Michael,

    Is the third edition of “Absolute OpenBSD” somewhere in your schedule? Lots of things changed in this great OS from the last book.


  2. Hi Michael!

    Some time ago you already planned to write a book with an overview of third-party tools: https://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/2291. For some reason this work was canceled.
    The forthcoming book is devoted to the jail internals? I hope that as an appendix you will also devote a small chapter on popular third-party software for jail management. At least for ezjail, iocage and cbsd.
    With best wishes!

  3. Hi MWL!

    Just ordered Ed: when what do you need to ensure I can throw Ed.. in “jail”? 🙂

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