• Happy SysAdmin Day

    So, it is here. We've arrived. There were some bumps in the road, there always are...     Happy SysAdmin Day 2013, my brothers and sisters.   Take a moment, get up from your desk, escape the cub...
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  • SysAdmin Day 2013

    Here we are again, brothers and sisters. The month of glory leading to our day in the sun comes... and goes much too quickly.   The last Friday of July, if you are wondering what the heck Torok is talking about,...
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  • July is the Winningest Month

    So, I’m a bit of a Charlie fan… at least when he is completely bats and off his rocker and on talk shows, but sadly winningest is a word, even if MS Word doesn’t like it.   Again… what ...
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  • Got a Favorite Link or 10? And, Don't Forget to Check the UX box

    Hi everyone, So, things have been rather exciting lately on thwack. It looks like a lot of folks find the new navigation an easy adaptation and that got us thinking. We love working with our user experience departmen...
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  • Taking a page out of the SolarWinds PM Playbook... You asked, we listened.

    Of course we listened... actually. That's what we do.   Anyway, over the past year, we've done a huge amount of growing and thinking on the community side and sometimes we got it right (ideation comes to mind......
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  • Game on!

    Hi everyone, It has been a while since I've been able to share some exciting news that didn't deal with mopping the floor with galactic foes... and, as the anniversary of our re-launch is upon us, I thought I'd give ...
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  • Hiro out already? Wintermute pwn'd by HAL? What is going on here?

    Okay, folks... I am shaken to my geek core. I guess I can see the justice in letting Ripley beat out Hiro (though I still think his swordsmanship and crazy driving skills should have been considered an equal match for...
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  • Did you just get re-welcomed to thwack?

    Hi everyone, I wanted to reach out, as we have a number of new members of the community and returning members, and re-familiarize you with your preferences screen. Earlier this morning, we were a touch over zealous i...
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  • Centralize Your Alerts with... wait for it... Alert Central (oh, and win a trip to SXSW)

    Hi everyone, I'm super excited about our Alert Central Beta offer, so I thought I'd try to remind those of you who might not have checked it out yet or those that are putting off entering for some reason.   If ...
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  • EoL Refresh -- Now if that doesn't sound oxymoronic...

    Hi all, Here at SolarWinds we are known for a number of things: We embrace change. If you are here and you don't, you are miserable. We tenaciously hold on to the things that work. We never give up (we refocus *gr...
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  • Security Survey -- We Want to Know...

    Hi everyone, We're asking you and everyone you know to come check out our security survey (SolarWinds Security Survey) and give us your opinion and tell us a bit about what keeps you up at night when it comes to your...
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  • Post Holidays SWAG Store Product Updates -- Gift Yourself

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to get the word out, in case you missed it, about our store updates. We've added a number of items, from rubik's cubes to ear buds to light-up yo-yos to mobile device wedges. tototo Havin...
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  • Always present, always on, always somewhere else

    Hi everyone, So, I'm on break, but I'm realizing that I rarely let myself be on break. I don't degrid well. I've checked email all weekend... the weekend before Christmas. Today is Christmas Eve, the day before I am...
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  • Future thwack...

    Hi everyone, I can't stand when I realize that nagging feeling that you've forgotten something isn't just a feeling. It has been way too long between my posts here on thwack. I know some of you probably were enjoying...
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  • What's going on? Hello Hello....

    Greetings MVPs, gurus, and thwack members,   While I'm not new to thwack and have been with SolarWinds for 5 years, I am new in my Community role. I have been in the dev organization and the support organization...
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  • What is an MVP?

    So, I admit it, I am not a big football fan. The Red River Rivalry comes and goes here at SolarWinds and is marked with a flurry of emailed goading, good-natured, of course. The company, for those of you who don’...
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  • Welcome Our New MVPs

    As I've written before, I'm a huge proponent of the assist and those who assist (What is an MVP?). Lately, I have had the opportunity to reach out to the many departments that interact with our members and gather sugg...
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  • Spread the Word

    Greetings all, We are bringing back something I think has been long absent from our community. We used to have a rather vibrant advocacy forum: Spread the Word. This forum is back. Please help me breathe life into it...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    “What you got to be thankful for?” …yes, I think it would be great to say in a Billy Crystal Miracle Max voice. Be it at school or at the dinner table around the great feast, it seems to be the ques...
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  • Those who can’t…

    I’ve always been a bit offended by the statement “Those who can’t, teach.” I had the opportunity to teach at the university level for a few years and found it to be incredibly difficult, mind e...
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