An MPLS for Every Occasion - Mixed Media Artwork

Thought for My Day: There is an MPLS for Every Occasion Artwork

I found this slide during some research. It was so “awesome” that I though it should be framed as a piece of bad art just to prove that there is an MPLS Standard or technology for every occasion. Which there should not be and this proves that most of the MPLS standards are just silly.


Thought for My Day: Why Doesn’t the Network Come Faster ?

A little bit risqué  but IRC Can Be Funny The Packet Pushers IRC channel is a wealth of knowledge, advice and humour: Click for full size  


Thought for my Day: Big Data 1966

I’m doing some work for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the Computational Science team and they have this mounted on a board near the door where I work. I kept the chair in the image to give you a sense of the size of this thing   Here is the printed sheet with the back […]


The Only Constant is Change. Fundamentals are the Exception

Lots of discussion lately about how SDN will change the future of networking and questions in my inbox from people who are early in their careers. They are facing decisions from the choices that are open to them that will impact their careers for the next few years and certifications are the best choice, will […]


Thought for My Day: Email Reduction

I’ve been consciously working to reduce my email because Email is an interruption and mostly a nuisance.I’ve been unsubscribing from pointless emails, flyers. I just never use them.

I signed up for a Google Activity report which provides stats on my usage of email and stats are looking good.


Thought for my Day: Be replaceable

Thought for my Day: Be replaceable

Thought for My Day: truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school but whether we are prepared for change

We were less interested in whether students can simply reproduce what they have learned in school, but we wanted to test whether they can extrapolate from what they know and apply their knowledge in novel situations. Now, some people have criticized us for this. They say, you know, such a way of measuring outcomes is […]

Thought of My Day: Luck or Brains ?

With luck on your side, you can do without brains. Giordano Bruno

Thought for the Day:Grace Hopper on Cloud Computing (~30 yrs ago)

In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn’t budge a log, they didn’t try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn’t be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers. Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hopper Grace Hopper

My 2013 Intentions

Thought for My Day: My Intentions for 2013

I’m not the sort of person who sets myself goals because I believe that settings goals is practicing failure. I would prefer to think of my life as a work in progress or a continuous cycle of improvement. Just because I’m doing something well today doesn’t mean I can’t do it better tomorrow, or be ready for a new opportunity.

Your thinking & attitudes should never be limited by a milestone or goals. That sets a stage for u proposition nderachievement or limited horizons. If you are focussed on a goal, you could miss a better opportunity. Total focus might achieve short term goals like a certification or an exam result but life isn’t a short term.

For example, whatever goals I might have set for Packet Pushers Podcast, I could never have imagined that we would exceed a 1 million downloads in 2012. I mean, Packet Pushers podcasts are downloaded on average 2000 times a day! Hard to imagine or plan for that.

I aim to achieve excellence every day and at everything. There isn’t a single goal I could set to achieve that.

OK, that sounds like I’m a tosspot, but hey, that’s what I do so I’ll own it.

Here is a Mind Map that I put together to consider what my “resolutions” are for the new year. These are ‘things’ that I need to work on, attitudes I need to change, rules to judge life choices by, and create a good outlook on life.

Talking about The Problem and The Reason in Technical Presentations.

One of the greater mistakes that people make in presentations is talking about “The Problem”. When your audience already knows the The Problem then all you can do is bore them and lose their attention.

Thought for My Day – Ways to Say No – 20121106

Mike Crowe left a comment on my recent article Getting Less Interruptions and More Time by Not Answering the Phone: He said: I have a manager at my new job who likes to remind our team of his favorite adage: “There are 10 different ways to tell someone no, and 9 of them start with […]

Thought for My Day: Learning is about Competing with Yourself

  One of the more complex challenges when learning, researching or studying is that there is no “race to run”. You can’t “beat someone else”, or make it to finish. For vendors and industry certifications, the exam is a challenge that comes at the end of the ‘race’ but who are you competing with ? […]

Thought for My Day – Networking Childhood

When I was a young man, it strikes me that everything seemed like it possible. I could be anything, I could do anything. As an adult, I’ve made choices and have deep commitments that prevent me me being able to do “anything”. I can only choose from the available options. What’s left in my power […]

Thought for My Day – Thursday 20121011

Frame-based load balancing is a broad term for various Ethernet multipathing technologies. Packet based load balancing is used by load balancers Application Delivery Controller is load balancing at Layer 5 of the OSI model and above.

Thought for My Day – Wed 20121003

As a consultant, I get paid to make an opinion. I don’t get paid to keep it.

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