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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

July 2014

  • Homophobe? Know, Knot me

    Archana Venkatraman - Datacentre Editor 31 Jul 2014
  • Tim Torkildson, a social media specialist, was taken by surprise when he was fired last week for blogging about homophones

  • Bull photobomb extreme

    Caroline Baldwin - Business Editor 30 Jul 2014
  • A man was photobombed trampled while trying to take a selfie of a raging bull at the Fetes de Bayonne festival. The bull was menacingly running around a few feet behind the man who was desperately ...

  • How to screw up your network

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 Jul 2014
  • Friday was probably one of the hottest days of the year in the Downtime office, so it was no surprise when the network went down (probably due to the heat). "Hello mate we've got a weird one here," ...






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  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

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