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This is a compilation of the best April Fools jokes created by the IETF, the group that creates the standards for how the Internet works. The best humor for the geek in your life, or a great conversation starter at a lan party. Also has commentary from Limoncelli and some other internet gods. Worth many geek points - full of lulz!!
Perhaps most hilarious of all is the fact that the authors accidentally included an RFC that wasn't meant as a joke: A protocol for using "null" type encryption on content. That means exactly what it sounds like it means, and that's also why the authors of this book thought it was actually a joke.
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Tom is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator. His best known books include Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). In 2005 he shared the SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award with Christine. While at Google he was an SRE for projects such as the web crawler, Blog Search, office IT deployments and The Ganeti project (http://code.google.com/p/ganeti).
He works in New York City at Stack Exchange, home of ServerFault.com and StackOverflow.com. Previously he's worked at small and large companies including Google, Bell Labs / Lucent, AT&T. He blogs at http://EverythingSysadmin.com
Outside of work Tom spent years doing grass-roots civil-rights activism both nationally and in his home state of New Jersey.