Memory

Tonight on GeekNights, tired of complaints about "wasted" RAM, we talk about memory. Fiddleheads aside, we consider whether wireless really is that important to business, and the pwning of Chrome.

SNMP

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss SNMP: the Simple Network Management Protocol, and how you can trivially use it to monitor Linux servers. In the news, Adobe moves to a subscription model and drops Soundbooth (thankfully), human brains are more malleable than one might think, and Google is liable in Italy for defamation from search results.

Logs

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider that most basic of basics: the humble log file. In the news, Geohot is fighting the good fight, and is the financial world siphoning off all of the world's talent?

Abstraction

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider abstraction using the OSI model as a simple example. In the news, the Gawker hack sheds light on the little-discussed details of database security and VGA will disappear within a century.

Don't forget, the current GeekNights book club book is Michio Kaku's Hyperspace.

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