From the blog.

Managing Digital Racket
The more I tune out, the less I miss it. But that has presented me with some complex choices for a nuanced approach to curb
Complexity – My Friend, My Enemy
Over my years of network engineering, I've learned that the fewer features you can implement while still achieving a business goal, the better. Why? Fewer

Tips On Getting Things Done For The Person Already Stretched

I am a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional stories about Middle-Earth. There are times where Tolkien paints a picture with words by putting down a phrase that leaves you with more of an impression than outright explicit description. Thus it is when Bilbo describes how his considerable years are wearing on him.

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter, scraped over too much bread.”
Bilbo Baggins on the occasion of his 111st Birthday – 

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Cisco Systems Logo As ASCII Art

And, for absolutely no reason, the Cisco Systems logo as ASCII art! No, I didn’t create this myself. It was captured from an appliance I was upgrading at work today.

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A Fun Response To Recruiter Spam

2011 was the Year of the Recruiter, at least in my world. They contact me all the time. A ping via LinkedIn is fair enough; I don’t mind that, and I even network with recruiters frequently. Unsolicited e-mail showing up in my inbox gets tiring, but I understand. Directly calling my office phone by requesting the front desk to route to me is simply unprofessional, but has happened often enough that I have had to leave a voicemail message that tells recruiters I will not call them back.

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