Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 9 Jan 11:
- Ruckus and beamforming -Interesting flash presention on how beamforming works and what value it adds to the wireless networks. If you want to understand “active antenna” concepts this might be a good place to start.
Could have been better flash encoding though – I have a lot problems in playback, and the audio goes dead when I stop and start it.
- Engineering Management – Technical Leaders –
All external management hires must be able to write code and show a high level of technical proficiency, up to and including the head of the technical department. If the company is a technology company, this should also include the CEO.
There is an odd misconception that this is not a necessary requirement for an executive or manager, as though programming were just a fancy form of typing. No other specialized industry seems to feel this way: banking executives are expected to be able to read a balance sheet; an automotive executive would never be hired if they didn’t know what a catalytic converter did.
That’s written better than I could. Driving a car doesn’t make you a mechanic, being a manager of technical people doesn’t make you a technical leader.
- So Far Away From Me: Managing Network Gear Thatís Over The Horizon ´ PACKETattack –
So what ARE the strategies for making sure you donít lose access to that device an ocean away while youíre working on it?
Good stuff. Go read it.
- PandaeatsBamboo – Some casual sharing on what I’ve learnt in my work and CCIE study: VPN Phone for Cisco UC – Add this site to your RSS reader. Awesome technical content on a lot of different technical topics.
- nostringsonme – One of the best “About Me” sections for a blogger I’ve read in a long time.
Iíve been at the face of an underground coal mine, in the bowls of a pharmaceutical lab, behind the scenes of large sporting events, and even out at sea on a state of the art ship. Iíve also worn my share of jumpsuits, bunny suits, and breathing apparatus. All because of wireless!
- Comic Season 01 ñ Edition 01 –
I decided to create a few comics together with an old collegue of mine and this is the result of the first episode!
CCIE Study jokes are right here!! Corny but relevant.
- Wireless CCIE, here I come!: One of these days I’m gonna get organiz-ized! – Jennifer Huber (co-host of the Packet Pushers Unplugged) has post on mkaing her own cases to carry cables and knick knack. While I’m using Muji travel pouches she is using custom fabric and commissioning Etsy seamstresses to do the work. Impressed, I am.
- Should I use optical fiber or twinax cable? – Erik Smith points out the differences between optical and twinax plus some of the weird physical variants. For example, neither EMC or Brocade will let you use a cable until the protection money is paid (ahem, they call it a “qualified product” that apparently conforms to a published standard but you can’t use anyones else standard product unless they’ve paid us to validate it).The storage industry is weird – how do they manage to get things done ?