Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 6 Mar 10:
- 10 Reasons Why JUNOS is better than IOS « technicast.net –
Dave Tucker at the Technicast blog writes about his ten reasons why JunOS is better than IOS.
While Item 2 is wrong (Cisco has configuration locking) everything else is a good points. I also think that IOS needs to start focussing on a better user experience.
- Rugged Cisco IP Phones « technicast.net – Someone has taken Cisco's IP Phones and put them into a ruggedised case. Check this: <a href="http://www.ctiusa.com/PDF/EnviroXtremePhone.pdf">http://www.ctiusa.com/PDF/EnviroXtremePhone.pdf</a>
Found via <a href="http://www.technicast.net/blog/?p=23">http://www.technicast.net/blog/</a>
- Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report –
There are two things about the Warren Buffett and the annual report of his company. First, his writing style is short, elegant and directed. Personally, I try to write my Network Designs using this document as a style guide.
Second, if every person in management has the same attitude for delivery and performance as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, then engineers like me wouldn't be so frustrated all the time.
Read it for style and clear thinking.
- Choosy – A smarter default browser for Mac OS X – Update to one of my favourite applications. Choosy detects that you are opening a web browser to open a web page and asks which web browser you want to use. Now supports expansion of shortened URLs before I open them.
- Chainring Circus » TSHOOT Book – A quality rant by Jud at Chain Ring Circus on the fact that Cisco Press uses that crappy Adobe DRM system that causes so many problems for honest customers. The Adobe DRM on PDF's is really poor quality.
In the end I just burned a bunch of tokens on SafariBooksOnline and downloaded the whole book, one chapter at a time. I am extremely disappointed in CiscoPress. I would love to tell you how I will never purchase another book from them but they have a captive audience. I will, however, keep a look out for Cisco books from CiscoPress competitors. If you have some favorite Cisco books that are not from CiscoPress please tell me as I am now extremely interested.