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Celebrating SysAdmin Day on Instagram

The world celebrates the 15th Annual SysAdmin Day on a social network that wasn't around at the start of this last Friday of July event.

The Internet's not broken...It's SysAdmin Day!

I'm not entirely sure I want to encourage this sort of YouTube behavior, but in honor of the 15th annual SysAdmin Day, here's the new karaoke version of Spiceworks' SysAdmin Day Song for you to sing along with.


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10 cool makerspaces to explore now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

Avoid a tech catastrophe and step away from the button

It's only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose when fiddling with switches and power cords

11 offbeat battery chargers: Portable power with a twist

There's no need for a portable phone charger to be boring -- here are 11 chargers for your smartphone (or tablet) that are both useful and creative.

MMS: Back to the Basics?

MMS; System Center, user group conference Midwest Management Summit to be held November 10-12

ISC: Cray makes Lustre palatable for storage administrators

Cray folds the ornery Lustre into its tiered storage management software

Good steps up mobile security push with Fixmo acquisition, new tools

The company is hoping to convince enterprises that are still faithful to BlackBerry to jump ship, said analyst

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Does the data center need an OS?

Some may, others don’t. But everyone can benefit from automation

Israel-based software company claims police call recording software fixed

Nice Systems of Israel said it patched remaining critical flaws in its call recording software used by law enforcement, but the consultancy that discovered the risky flaws hasn't verified the fixes.

New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot, researchers say

The Secure Boot security mechanism of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can be bypassed on around half of computers that have the feature enabled in order to install bootkits, according to a security researcher.

Outage caused by single admin mortifies cloud provider Joyent

Cloud provider Joyent suffered an outage on Tuesday after an administrator was able to simultaneously reboot all virtual servers hosted in the company's US-East-1 data center.

Microsoft will patch IE zero day but doesn't give timeline

Microsoft said Thursday it plans eventually to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that it's known about for seven months, but it didn't say when.

Safari 6.1.4 and 7.0.4 address critical flaws, iOS patches missing

Apple released new versions of Safari for Mac OS X to fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow Web attackers to execute malicious code on computers. Patches are not yet available for Apple's iOS mobile OS, which is likely...

Silly rabbit, there's no such thing as DevOps in a box

Yesterday out in Boulder, Colorado, I hosted the first Camp DevOps held in partnership with Glue Conference 2014 (Glue is today if you are in the Denver/Boulder area). It was a great conference with a whole bunch of great sessions on

Silverlight malvertising exploits on the rise

Microsoft Silverlight vulnerabilities are increasingly being exploited in drive-by download attacks to infect computers with malware, especially through malicious ads.

Amazon brings cloud monitoring tool to Europe

Amazon Web Services' monitoring tool CloudTrail is now available from the company's EU region in Ireland, allowing all data to remain in Europe.

Microsoft's .NET Framework security updates further effort to phase out RC4 encryption

Microsoft released optional security updates Tuesday for various versions of the .NET Framework that prevent the RC4 encryption algorithm from being used in TLS (Transport Layer Security) connections.

Adobe patches critical flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player and Illustrator

Adobe Systems released critical security updates for several products Tuesday in order to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take remote control of systems running the vulnerable software.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer for the second time this month

Microsoft is issuing the second critical patch this month for Internet Explorer, but this time won't stray from its dictum not to support versions that run with Windows XP.

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