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Help me stop bothering the sysadmin
I've been a web developer for years, but I tend to get hung up on the sysadmin side of things - particularly DNS. I learn pretty quickly by doing things, but we don't have new clients often enough for me to get the kind of practice that really sticks.
The things that I tend to get stuck on are things that don't have an immediately measurable effect - like I changed a client's MX records to get them started using Google Apps for email, and I had no idea how long it would realistically take for mail to start being delivered there, or why he was able to send himself an email from his old AOL account almost immediately, but mail from my work account and personal Gmail account still hadn't shown up 5-10 minutes later.
My boss has been pretty patient with me, but I'd like to be able to do more without taking up his time, and maybe more importantly I'd like to be able to tell clients things more authoritatively. Are there any books H/A can recommend?