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Network professionals love to blog. Here's a sampling:

  • Worried you're missing out on the funnier side of the Internet? Check out Peter Sauer's blog for links to a seemingly random but strangely thematic collection of "cool and interesting" gleanings.

  • Wayne Smallman pulls no punches as he posts his thoughts on everything from R&D to fat vendor profits. His across-the-pond perspective will be refreshing to American readers.

  • A team-maintained blog about public health, science and technology led by a network professional with the handle "Bao."

  • Not many blogs have a nice juicy steak on the grill in their banner graphic. From the story behind the name to rants about Britney Spears and a birthday wish list, grubesteak.com showcases Eric Gruber's unique take on the world.

  • Chris O'Donnell (no, not the actor) is a self-described "geek at heart," but his blog is anything but geeky . Topics range from home schooling to s'mores recipes. Be sure to check out the photo gallery of variously themed horseshoes, too.

  • A decidedly techie blog, Greg Hughes spends his working life as an IT and security director. His posts are divided into more than 20 categories and include everything from his opinions on new software to a trivia contest about the mysterious sticker on his Blackberry.

  • Graphically beautiful, greg.nokes.name is the home of the online ramblings of Greg Nokes, who offers a decidedly political bent that focuses on ending poverty around the world.

  • One of the most popular blogs in the IT toolbox system, the writer known as "SecurityMonkey" provides an inside view on various security issues with blogs.ittoolbox.com/security/investigator. His anonymity enables him to speak bluntly.

  • Waleed Hanafi, a chief technology officer for a new telecom service, dedicates www.whanafi.blogspot.com to those who value professionalism over profanity, analysis over angst, and objectivity over outrage. Topics include book reviews, technology, politics, music, and then some.

  • The Weblog of Green Trust Sustainability & Renewable Energy is run by Steve Spence, an IT engineer. He lives off-grid and posts pictures of making bio-diesel in his garage.

  • Steven Hofmeyr's background involves the crossover between biology and computers, and his blog reflects his multi-disciplinary approach to life and work. His posts cover the normal security topics, but most fascinating is the biomimicry category, where natural science and computer science meet.

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