This week is the second time I’ve seen an employer change called a “bias update”. It says, I’ve quit my current employment and moving somewhere that will also pay me to say things they want me to say. All of my opinions will now be tainted by the new company that will require me to […]
Network Dictionary: Sonic Screwdriver
I use the term “Finger Banging the Network” to describe the process of configuring network devices at the CLI. Note that “Finger Banging” is a polite conversational version of the original term “Button F**king”
The fancy name for a “who is who in the zoo” organisation chart.
Define “Four Legged Salesman”
When working in overlay & underlay networks, it’s a requirement to be able to differentiate between software VLANs in the overlay, and hard VLANs in the underlay.
I’ve started using the term “Underlay Networking” when working with network overlays. Yeah, confusing.
Defining Updegraded & Updegrading
Explain “Bio-Feedback” in networking
Define “Challenge Solving”
Define “Liquid Feedback”
Define the usage of “shoulder sagging”
Define “Squashed Sausage Effect”
Define “Tribal Knowledge”
HiPPO = Highest Paid Person’s Opinion Used to describe the decision from the opinion or point of view a senior manager instead of using data or technical knowledge. Not necessarily derogatory IF the HIPPO’s opinion is well informed and a choice between available options of equal value or capability. More commonly, a senior executive will […]
BUM = Broadcast, Unknown unicast and Multicast. Generic term to describe the three types of Ethernet modes: Broadcast Ethernet Unicast Ethernet Multicast Ethernet In all Layer 2 networking, the broadcast and multicast modes are major scaling challenges and create single failure domains. The term BUM is used extensively in L2 DCI discussions.