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Paul Glen: When your boss overloads you, blame yourself
It's part of your job to let your boss know honestly what you can and can't do. (Insider; registration required)

The trouble with trolls (and how to beat them)
A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell. Mike Elgan explains what you can do about it.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet
The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.

Security Manager's Journal: Peering behind the firewall
The corporate firewall is like a dike keeping out a raging sea of malware. Where does it all come from?

Google, Facebook go beyond social, beyond identity
In order to understand the strange but spectacularly profitable world of Google and Facebook today, it's important to start in the fall of 2010.

Alex Burinskiy: OkCupid -- it's not me, it's you
So OKCupid has rushed to Facebook's defense by announcing that it, too, experiments on users' profiles. Is this any way to run a social site?

In search of a social site that doesn't lie
Mike Elgan would like to find a social network that doesn't lie to users, doesn't experiment on users without their clear knowledge, and delivers by default all the posts of the people they follow.

For Top CIOs, Success Breeds Success
Wildly successful IT projects make great stories. They spin out profitable new lines of business. They help business partners whomp the competition. They send customer satisfaction skyrocketing.
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Daily out-takes from the Theater of the Absurd, IT-style, where the nasty meets the rumor, and the kernel of truth wins out. Real life IT in action. You'll laugh...but try not to cry at your desk.