Category: Word from the author

Best Analysis Finalist – Cisco IT Blog Awards for 2019

Cisco IT Blog Awards 2019 - Best AnalysisThis blog was selected as a finalist in Cisco BLOG Awards in the Best Analysis category, the category for resources that provide insightful discussions and help for networking architects around the world.

Fancy right? Do you agree? Go and vote, hit the big green button it’s the second one on the list 😉

https://www.ciscofeedback.vovici.com/se/705E3ECD18791A68

Cisco Champion for 2019

Again I made it to the list of Cisco Champions, making this the second year in a row!

Cisco Champion 2019

I am so glad that my effort to give back to the community and to all my networking fellows out there paid off again in the shape of this recognition from Cisco. This badge is only a small thing, relating to all the community connections and sharing that my involvement with networking community via social media and this blog, made possible. It only pushes me to get even more done in the future.

In 2018 I was involved in a few very challenging new projects, working with Cisco ACI and VMware NSX, and basically studying and researching continuously in order to get to know the products as much as it was possible, it resulted in not being so active on my blog or twitter this year.

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I Became Cisco Champion for 2018

UPDATE on 12 Mar 2019:
Yep, It happened again this year so there is a newer article about getting to the 2019 Cisco Champion list <:

I just received an e-mail from Cisco with the notice that I was elected Cisco Champion for 2018.

As Cisco says:

Cisco Champions are a group of highly influential technical experts who generously enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts on the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champion program encompasses a diverse set of areas such as Data Center, Internet of Things, Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, and Security. Cisco Champions are located all over the world.”

I must say that last 7 years of writing this blog was the primary reason why one should pick me for this flattering badge.

I’m following some of the most active Cisco Champions on Twitter for years.

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Celebrating 6 Years

Last month I celebrated 6 years of writing my blog.

This project reached yesterday his most visited day in history with more than 1500 visitors and more than 31K all together in November. Nice to finally see someone actually reading my rumblings.

It was and still is hard work of editing old posts making them better and finding new interesting stuff to write about.

Blog is about computer network technologies, you know, the stuff that makes thing get to you and appear on your device’s screens so you can stare at it all the time 🙂

Some other interesting trivia:

  • I have 221 posts published currently.
  • I have also more than 300 drafts that may get published. Some things get old before I get to write them so I just skip those.
  • It takes me approximately 10 to 16 hours to write a post, not counting research and draft creation before starting the final edit.
  • I still use paper and coloured pencils to draw all the schemes used on the blog, same as when making first drafts of my future network designs.
  • My blog is using few banners to be able to pay for itself, so it is earning more or less the money I need to run it.
  • From a technical side, it is a small but optimised Linux VPS build by myself from scratch using some commercially available (and paid) solutions to run fast, load pages flash fast and never go down.

Thanks to all the readers and supporters 😉
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Books that I like

I was planning for some time now to make a list of books I read recently, here’s the list

It should be something like a book reading suggestion list in order to maybe help you pick the right materials in your networking technology learning journey.

On the top are the books I used most while studying for my certs but also some of them are the books that I usually carry with me on my Kindle or PDF wherever I go. It is always a good idea to have those books on you so you can have a look at some details when you need them.

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