Author: Aaron Conaway

I shake my head around sometimes and see what falls out. That's what lands on these pages.

Cisco Clock Issue – This Is Really Bad

Check out this advisory from Cisco that came out a couple days ago. I’ll summarize for you : Thanks to a faulty clock signal component, certain Cisco devices will stop functioning after about 18 months and become really expensive bricks! If you read through it, you see phrases like “we expect product failures” and “is not recoverable.”

QoS? Really?

Yes, really. QoS has actually gotten some attention this year. After how many years of living in the dark and being feared by junior and senior engineers alike, we’re seeing some really cool technologies coming out for it.

Cisco Live – The Complaints

I love going to Cisco Live every year. Without question, it’s my favorite event of the year. It’s a great event with great people and great things to do. With that said, let’s look at what could have been a bit better this year.

FEMA and Your Business Continuity Plan

I passed the ROUTE exam a few days/weeks/months/something ago and decided to pursue certifications of another sort for a while. The wife and I are trying our best to help the community through our ham radio training, so I decided to go down that path a bit further. One thing I was interested in doing is to do EmComm during declared emergencies. That meant I had to take two FEMA courses online to be allowed in the EOC. I thought they would be terribly boring, but I found them to be quite familiar.