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The 24 funniest server naming conventions you’ve ever seen

Some sysadmins do like to have a bit of fun even when naming servers so we’ve put together some very cool and funny server naming conventions that we’ve come across. It’s just a server name, but why be boring when you can be witty (or weird).

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25 tricks every IT support pro should know

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with shortcuts and tricks!

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Talking tech to… My devices

I know talking to my tech gadgets is the future, so let’s look at where that technology has been, where it is today, and where it’s headed.

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10 hacks that will make your sysadmin life easier

Here’s a list of 10 hacks that will make your sysadmin life easier. Have a look at these and see how many work wonders for you.

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Troubleshooting DNS resolution

Being able to quickly troubleshoot DNS is a key skill, and one that every IT pro should have. Here are some tools and methods to get you started.

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The 21 most common misconfigurations that will come back to haunt you!

Sometimes poking at things with a sharp stick can get us into trouble, and this list describes the 21 most common misconfigurations that will come back to haunt you, because poking at things randomly means trouble if you don’t pay attention to the outcome!

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Troubleshooting networks with PSPing

You can use PSPing to perform simple “is it up” tests for services, or when ICMP is blocked by a firewall, but you can also perform much more complex network troubleshooting for problems caused by latency, or related to bandwidth. More in this post!

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What’s the user interface of the future?

For many people today, the social network itself has become the primary interface… Are we narrowing our scope of information (and maybe our minds) by spending so much time on our social site of choice?

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Does anonymity breed contempt?

With the advent of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, whose terms of service require that you use your real name, anonymity is rapidly disappearing. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Troubleshooting networks with TCPing

If you’d like to learn how to evaluate firewall connectivity, check on service restarts, and determine if servers are up even when ICMP is being blocked, read on for more on TCPing.

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