For many years, I have wanted to write a book on helping people with technical subjects. I still have handwritten pages across multiple notebooks containing the beginnings of would-be chapters. These papers date back more than 10 years ago.
Back before podcasts were a big thing, I had one called the Network Engineering Podcast. I took current tech news stories and discussed how they impacted the real world, examining how they related to daily challenges in the workplace. By the way, I consider the marker for when podcasts first turned into a real ‘thing’ when Apple started making them available via iTunes (2005).
I also had a semi-successful website, which I will not name here, due to the fact I no longer own the domain. The website had various how-to articles, mainly related to Network Engineering and Systems Administration. I prided myself in producing well-thought-out articles that started with zero assumptions and ended with practical solutions. Many of these articles were a one-stop-shop for solutions that you would have to otherwise piece together, by putting all the information gathered from multiple sources.
After a few years, I lost interest and stopped contributing to the site. Once the interest was lost, I let the domain renewal slip from my radar and someone quickly snatched it up. I presume the motivation was to capitalize on all the good Google rankings it had built up. The new owner quickly put up a site to spew advertising on and it quickly flopped. The domain is now parked and says it can be purchased for the low price of $20k.
The site you are reading now is a firm commitment on my part, to document and help others, as I continue to learn and improve. I would, however, like to give a couple of disclaimers:
- You should not assume I know what I’m talking about, in any of these articles, as I’m just passing on my experiences, thoughts about each one, and what I’ve learned.
- None of what you read here is endorsed by any company that I work for, past or present.
Maybe some of this site will make it into a self-published ebook one day, who knows? In the meantime, I hope we can share some time together and allow me to be of service in your daily challenges.