Month: July 2017

Counter Article/slashdot.org “Should The Government Fix Slow Internet Access?” NO!

There is an article currently posted on slashdot.org asking if the government should step in to fix slow internet access. … Ahem. Really? The government (via the FCC) is already subsidizing ILECs (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, AT&T, CenturyLink, etc) and cell providers (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, ACS, etc.), and has been for decades. They, in effect, have

Vendors: No API? Go away.

It’s halfway through 2017. Cloud infrastructure is all the rage. We’re running code without provisioning servers that is billed in 100ms increments. We are spinning up docker swarms, automating infrastructure, and building our own systems to meet the needs of the businesses we represent. Our whoozwits are talking to our dinglehoppers, and our widgets exchange

Whitebox to create new era of open protocols

CDP, CEF, DMVPN, DTP, EIGRP, GLBP, HNAP, HSRP, IGRP, IPSLA, ISL, L2FP, LEAP, LRE, PAgP, SSCP, SRP, UDLD, VTP This alphabet soup of (Cisco) proprietary network protocols is just an example of several of the protocols that, for one reason or another, could lock your organization into their products for many, many years. Just about

A brave new world…

RIP Wix. I still need to get a CDN involved, but overall things seem stable, secure, and easy to use. Thanks to wix for being a quick and easy to use platform that got me motivated into doing this… but as an IT professional, I just couldn’t handle the lack of certain customizations and the

SDN is dead, long live SDN

SDN, or Software Defined Networking, was supposed to be the Next Big Thing(tm) in how networks were built and designed.  In reality it often creates more problems than it solves, and never really addresses the Business Needs of what it was conceived to accomplish.  SDN FROM POST-CONCEPTION BECAME ALL ABOUT VENDOR LOCK-IN  One of the problems,

Is this thing on?

“Blogs are so stupid.  Nobody reads them.”, I thought.  Then I caught myself reading blogs, and checking out articles from recruiters, company executives, and IT folks who explained how important they had become when it came to finding quality talent for their organizations. As much as I want to resist, this is something I should have done