Why politicians should never make laws about technology

January 03, 2012
As the world gets more and more technical, we can't let Luddites decide the fate of dangerous legislation like SOPA
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Secondhand networks and back-alley firmware

December 19, 2011
Sometimes, you have no other option but to get your code and gear from questionable sources
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Homegrown solutions: The good and the bad

December 12, 2011
One size fits all is a bad idea for IT -- so we have to find new ways to split the difference between build and buy
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The Carrier IQ scandal: Enough is enough

December 05, 2011
Is a smartphone that spies on its user just another fact of life in the privacy-free digital age? Or has a line finally been crossed?
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Stay connected when disaster strikes

November 28, 2011
Remote monitoring and control systems enable you to troubleshoot your data center from afar. Here's how to ensure you can connect to them in an emergency
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Troubleshoot your data center from the easy chair

November 21, 2011
Remote management is the key to maintaining your sanity when the bits hit the fan
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Why aren't you using FreeBSD?

November 07, 2011
FreeBSD is a free, fast, stable, feature-rich operating system. If you've never looked into it before, you should
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What IT should know about AC power

October 31, 2011
After all, it's just electricity, right? How hard could that be? Surprisingly hard -- if you don't know what you're doing. Here's the lowdown
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Nuking Linux servers, one script at a time

October 24, 2011
There are times when you need to nuke a Linux box securely and remotely. Here's how
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Don't touch the skeletons in the server room

October 17, 2011
When moving IT infrastructure to a new office, it's a fresh start -- unless you're forced to deal with the prior inhabitants' detritus
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