Author: jac

Aaron does lots of stuff and, therefore, does nothing well. He's trying, though. https://masto.ai/@aconaway

Cisco Live 2018 – Yes, I Went Too

It’s been a very busy month or so. June is always like that, it seems. There’s ARRL Field Day, which is always the last rainy weekend in June. This year, Cisco Live was in June, and that typically includes Tech…

An Update for my Adoring Fans

I feel like a teenage girl with a fashion blog who hasn’t posted in 6 months and comes back with “I know I haven’t posted in a while…”  Sigh.  It’s been right at a year since I actually published a…

Cisco Live US 2017 – Saturday Adventure

For the last couple years, on the Saturday before Cisco Live US kicks off, we like to go and do something in the host city.  Nothing big.  Nothing fancy.  Just something we aren’t going to be able to do once…

Cisco Live US 2017 – The Plan So Far

Put it on your calendar.  Cisco Live US is June 25 – 29, 2017, in Las Vegas.  This is the largest conference I go to every year, and it’s the highlight of my professional year.  I’ve been going for a…

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.

Cisco Live 2015 – Helping Others

This year’s event had the usual stuff that everyone talks about – breakout session, keynotes, exams, Meet the Expert sessions. Cisco stepped outside of technology this year, though, with the theme of helping others.