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June 5, 2009  5:55 PM

Soon-to-be-ex-Senator Norm Coleman’s next job: Network engineer?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, IT humor

We don't spend a lot of time talking politics on The Network Hub, but I can't resist this one. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who lost his re-election bid to comedian Al Franken and who has spent the last six months litigating the election results in Minnesota's courts, was caught on tape at some...

September 17, 2008  5:51 PM

IPMan fights Jitter in latest tech-themed webcomic

Posted by: 2020viip
Broadvox, Cartoon, IT humor, VoIP

This week at ITExpo West 2008, SIP trunking providor Broadvox debuted their addition to the world of IT-themed webcomics: Adventures of IPMan.

August 20, 2008  3:04 PM

The IT Guy: Geek courtship ritual

Posted by: 2020viip
Cartoon, Geek culture, IT humor, The IT Guy

IT Guy cartoon xkcd love
> Check out the classic xkcd referred to here, "Useless," or the...

August 14, 2008  7:24 PM

The chronicles of an awful manager

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Geek culture, IT humor, Network

A new blog popped up this month that any IT pro who has ever hated his manager can relate to. "Where is Bob? Tales of an absentee manager" appears to be a clever blend of fact and fiction. I guess it's up to you to decide just how real it is. The...

August 4, 2008  8:22 PM

Recommendation: Rands in Repose

Posted by: 2020viip
Geek culture, IT humor

Last Friday, I held a conference call with a small group of network engineers to discuss some of their job challenges and interests. One topic that came up was the challenge of managing people in a technical job context. Someone recommended that we all check out a blog called

July 23, 2008  8:45 PM

The IT Guy: The TARDIS hub has only four ports

Posted by: 2020viip
Cartoon, IT humor, Science fiction, The IT Guy

"The disappointing thing is there should be more ports, considering it's so much larger on the...

May 29, 2008  4:36 PM

Is there a gap between those who are tech savvy and those who are not?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
career advice, Geek culture, IT humor

When I finished up my taxes online some months ago I laughed a little when I saw a button that said "If you do not have an email address, click here to get your tax receipt mailed to you." I found it ironic because someone tech savvy enough to complete their taxes online...

May 7, 2008  3:12 PM

How sexy is your network diagram?

Posted by: Michael Morisy
contests, design, IT humor, Network, Network Diagrams, Networking, ranking

Sample diagramWhat, you don't know a precise number? Then get over to and find out exactly...

May 2, 2008  5:20 AM

MacGyver challenges network pros at Interop

Posted by: 2020viip
Interop, IT humor, It's the network, Mazu, Network

One of the more entertaining exhibits on the Interop Las Vegas 2008 show floor this year was Mazu's "MacGyver Challenge," which pitted attendees against timed puzzles which could be solved with the help of the "Mazu Profiler." Mazu tweaked some kids' games to represent network problems. MacGyver...

April 2, 2008  3:29 PM

Lost in Translation

Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, IT humor, Networking, Terminator

So I'm not going quit my day job and run off to The Onion anytime soon, but my recent efforts at spoofing a Cisco announcement did at least fool...

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