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Otaku Central – Closing Down the Dream

Sadly, this isn’t a clickbait title. And, it’s the longest entry I’ve ever made on this site, for fairly obvious...

“Courageous 31 Year-Old Man Builds Enterprise-Grade Server Farm in Apartment Bedroom; Transcends Humanity”

Consider this to be a LONG overdue April Fools joke article that’s littered with enough common sense to sprinkle on...

Anime & Romance – Generations of Societal Sadness

Human relationships have become a rather curious concept in the last fifty or so years of Western society, and the...

What Anime Is To Me

As I’ve said a number of times prior, anime is purely a media platform at the end of the day....

The Battle Against BOGONs (& How You Should Treat Them)

A lot of engineers aren’t familiar with the term ‘BOGON’ in terms of networking. Honestly, that’s as much of a...

Basic Multicast – A “There Are No Dumb Questions” Guide

I’ve often described network engineers and multicasting as a “group of teenagers talking about driving a manual transmission car”. “Do...

Anime – Quality Concerns & Complaints

​2019 has been another year in a sequence of several where a number of people have made the comment to...

F5 201 – TMOS Administration Exam Guide & Thoughts

Recently, I continued with my F5 network training in working towards the F5 201 exam. We use the F5 platform...

Anime & Professionalism – A Curious Crossroads

It’s no understatement that I’ve taken a tremendous degree of criticism and skepticism in more recent years for my professional...

SolarWinds Orion – Engineering Better Alert Emails

Those who’ve been around me for a while have likely heard a mild SolarWinds “Caleb” rant at some point. Usually,...

Building A Non-Profit Industrial Revolution – In A Nutshell

In the course of talking with various family, friends, work associates, and potential future employees of Otaku Central, a plethora...

F5 Networks – 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals Exam

With my Cisco certification dreams put on temporary hold until next year due to Cisco’s exam overhaul, I’ve decided to...

The Efficiency Battle in IT – And When To Fight It

Human nature, at its core, is a rather remarkable thing when it comes to adapting to change. Most people (especially...

Preferential Treatment In Anime Streaming?

Sometimes, the line between seemingly being fair and up-front about giving all your vendors an equal chance versus succumbing to...

Network Engineer – A Dying Breed, In A Devil’s Industry

I’ve often shared with work acquaintances that being a network engineer is all-too-often the most unrewarding job in IT, which...

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