The two sides of an IT admin: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

May 21, 2012
Few professions have the propensity to go from normal to obscene as rapidly and thoroughly as IT does
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Why voting machines still suck

May 14, 2012
Significant government funds go into snooping on citizens and outrageously sophisticated weaponry. How about a little scratch for the basic instrument of democracy?
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Barbra Streisand, the Internet, and you

May 07, 2012
By trying to lock down the Internet, misguided lawmakers -- and divas -- are creating a new generation of users who evade such controls with ease
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IT in a nutshell: Duct tape and sealing wax

April 30, 2012
In the data center and beyond, you're only borrowing time with quick and dirty fixes, not saving it
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How to run your business on four rack units

April 23, 2012
With a little hardware and a lot of virtualization, you can keep 50 to 100 users happy -- and you don't even need much horsepower
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Mission impossible: A remote network cutover

April 16, 2012
Few feats are more rewarding to a network admin than pulling off the seemingly impossible -- which is not exactly a rare request
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Beyond virtualization: Envisioning true cloud computing

April 09, 2012
When operating systems break their hardware bonds and deepen their ties with hypervisors, virtual machines will seem almost quaint
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Keeping up with your network requires consistent care and feeding

April 02, 2012
As your infrastructure evolves, so should your network and system monitoring. Open source Observium provides a fine example
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Your privacy is a sci-fi fantasy

March 26, 2012
What if our personal information wasn't digital and the collectors weren't machines?
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The return of the fat app

March 12, 2012
Mobile devices are turning the app dev ship around, and everything old is new again
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