CCIE sponsorship proposal example

CCIE Route-Switch sample budget

Departing the lovely, sterile, electronic testing center after passing the final CCNP Route/Switch exam, and I'm on the way … [Read more...]

Confessions of technical interviewer

A technical interviewer, or technically an interviewer. I was interviewed quite a few times since I set of to join the … [Read more...]

How the CCIE changed my life

Everything is so gloomy these days isn't it? SDN is going to put us out of a job so you have to learn Python or go make … [Read more...]

Halloween Career Advice from the Damned

Halloween Careers Advice

“Now, as you look through this document you’ll see that I’ve underlined all the major decisions I ever made to make them … [Read more...]

Stretching the friendship

It has been nine months now since I hung up the console cable and embarked on my PhD.  I seem to be unusual in the … [Read more...]

Traveling Light – 15 Things in an Engineer’s Bag (including the bag)

An important historical monument taken traveling in the back of a cab

My day job involves traveling around northern Europe and occasionally further afield. I often get little notice of where I'm … [Read more...]

Why logging is so important? VSS example.

Example: Why switch in VSS mode crashed? Few weeks ago there was a great podcast about logging (show 192). Recently I came … [Read more...]

The Disconnect. Good Enough Is Good Enough.


A Meeting room. Discussing the possible options for product and vendor strategy. Company urgently needs to avoid capital … [Read more...]

Planning a Project Before Your Execution

This year I have worked on a number of projects and most of them had no planning while others had very little. The planning … [Read more...]

Conferences: Go

It is slightly paradoxical that since I left networking for the student life I've actually been reading more about networking … [Read more...]

Pervasive Monitoring

In May, the IETF published RFC7258, Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack. No matter where you stand in regards to the IETF … [Read more...]

It was Inevitable…


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Why Internet Standards are Still Important

Vidya Narayana, in a piece at Gigaom, said recently: So, why did I actually stop contributing to standards definitions? The … [Read more...]

NAT saves the day!


Introduction NAT is bad, it breaks end to end connectivity. It's misused as a security tool. Using NAT kills kittens. Yes … [Read more...]

Are certifications tests still worth your resources in the day of Hybrid IT?


Let me start by laying out this disclaimer:  This is in no way intended to devalue or criticize any vendor or vendor neutral … [Read more...]