The sys admin's daily grind: Munin

THE RAVEN

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Ornithologists already know that magpies don’t really deserve their reputation. The true kleptomaniac in the world of birds is the raven. And it’s worthwhile for data dealers to make the acquaintance of Munin, a monitoring tool named after one fabled raven.

As far back as we can remember, humans have lived with domesticated animals. The Norse god Odin had a horse named Sleipnir, two wolves named Geri and Freki (“glu tonous” and “greedy”), and two ravens called Hugin and Munin. Odin sent the

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