Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 22 Nov 10:
- Google Reader (35) –
Constantly in conversations with our various hardware engineers from all vendors, we discover reductions in headcount, experience engineers being retired early etc and territory coverage per engineer being increased. We are not buying less hardware, we are buying more and there are more systems out there to go wrong. Now arguably, systems are becoming more reliable but there are more of them.
Most of my experience is with Cisco, and they have very few sales engineers and even less sales people these days. Signs of budget cuts and resources being allocated elsewhere in the business ?
- Xiph.org: Video –
This first video from Xiph.Org presents the technical foundations of modern digital media via a half-hour firehose of information. One community member called it "a Uni lecture I never got but really wanted."
Very, very, very good introduction to digital encoding of audio and video. Compulsory viewing for everyone.
- Cisco IOS Hints and Tricks: FCoE, QCN and Frame Relay analogies –
Imagine your hosts need IP connectivity and native Frame Relay connectivity (maybe to run SNA over it, after all, we’re in a time warp). Obviously the hosts would have a Frame Relay port instead of a 10GE port and two virtual circuits (DLCIs), one for IP and another one for SNA.
Ivan continues to shine a light onto the FC / FCoE and Data Centre design.
- Career Advice From Russ White –
Anything you can convey to the readers that would benefit them in preparing for network certifications?
Try not to focus on memorizing. Instead, focus on understanding the
questions you should ask about technologies, and how to use them. It’s
tempting to get trapped in the CLI for the CCIE, for instance –but
that’s not the best place to be in the long term. Don’t try for more
depth than you really need –focus on the breadth, it’s a better
strategy, overall, in my opinion.
- Jeb-Soft: NoMenuBar – NoMenuBar is a simple application without menu bar item, so it let lots of space for the right side menu bar item (like time, airport status, and any other add-ons).
It will be very useful if you have a small screen (like on a laptop) or lots of right side items.
- Two videos on craftsmanship — The Endeavour – Inspirational videos on craftmanship.
- The Many Hats of the Network Engineer « The Network Therapy Blog –
Start looking at the blueprint for something like a Cisco CCIE Route/Switch(Insert any other track as well) or Juniper JNCIE exam and you’ll find that it only covers a portion of what you need to know in this day and age. Anyone who has been involved in that process from start to finish knows how much information you have to know to pass. For those who don’t know, it is a TON. Yikes! Still want the job?
Bang on the money. Somedays I feel I need to know more than I really should. But that could just be mee getting old.