Effectiveness – Network Truths, Principles and Fallacies

I gave a 13-minute talk to the Irish Network Operators Group (INOG) recently. In this 13-minute video I argue that you can become more effective, and happier, by standing back and reflecting on how you work, leveraging existing truths, fallacies and principles.

I introduce The twelve networking truths and the 8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing. I then describe a handful of my own learnings and fancy terms like Chestertons Fence and the Gordian Knot.

Check out the video folks, I’d love your feedback.

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Video – Solving power connector confusion

Why talk about network power connectors?

Here at Network Sherpa base camp, we’re all about removing confusion and saving time.   I’ve always had a bit of difficulty differentiating between the connector types,  PDU’s,  inlets outlets and country specific power cords. In this post I share my learnings.

In the video below I focus on the commonly used low power IEC 320 series C13/14 connectors.  If you want further detail or more info about other connectors, then check out NetworkingNerds’s great post on this topic.

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Video – 10G Fiber Transceivers – Network Sherpa

I’ve just recorded a quick video about 10Gbps fiber transceivers, There’s a first for everything I guess.  It’s a cheat sheet which describes the different transceivers, where they’re commonly found and the connectors you use.

I’d love to hear your take on the video.  Too long… too short, music too cheesy (yeah I know!), etc.   All constructive feedback is welcomed.