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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.

An Interesting Interview Story

We’ve been looking for a new Network Engineer for quite a while but are having no luck at all. There is plenty of talent out there, but finding a high-end Juniper guy is almost impossible around here. We’ve loosened up our requirement for Juniper experience just to get someone in for interviews. This led us to one propsect and an interesting story.

Bigger and Better Things

I like to take a month or so off from blogging during the summer, but my CCIE R&S written studies pushed that back a bit. I’ve finally got my lazy self back on track, but it may just be for a few days since I’ve accepted a new job in another city and am in the process of moving.

A Little OSPF Story

Here’s a story from last week with little of no teaching value. I got a call from one of our business units looking for some routing help. We don’t usually care about their production networks, but they were seeing some funky traceroutes, so I agreed to try and help them out.

The Four Stages of Expertise (In Your Mind)

If you’ve worked in any particular area for some significant amount of time, you have probably noticed that how much you think you know about a subject has changed over time. This is nothing earth-shattering, and we’ve all had this realization over the course of our lives; it’s come up a lot lately in the course of my career, so I thought I’d share.