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Last Mile: First day data center jitters; SPAM--the board game; Otherworldly feedback.

Top 11 things you don't want to hear on your first day in the data center

"Our UPS is so efficient, it actually makes power. See, the load is at 107 percent."

"There's no smoking in the data center until we receive replacement fire extinguishers."

"We use plenum cable; the rats tend not to chew through it."

"Can you stop by the CEO's house

on the way home? His daughter can't get Yahoo Messenger to work."

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