Have you ever spent hours researching a technical issue, only to forget it all six-months later when you really needed it? This has happened to me a few times, so I thought ‘how can I improve my memory, so I remember all the details I spent so much time on?’, and embarked on many hours of reading about memory improvement techniques.
Shortly later, I forgot most of what I read, and decided what I really needed was to write it all down. I once had a physics teacher in high school who would say ‘try to teach someone else what you’re learning, it will make you better at learning it yourself’. The only problem that I have with this, is that no one really wants to listen to me jabber on about one’s and zeroes, and therefore I have no one to teach.
The middle-ground of course, is to write it all down online, where I can ‘teach’ imaginary people all the technical wonders of why the printer just doesn’t work sometimes. Just kidding, no one really knows why the printer stopped working.
To this end, in mid-2010, networkdirection.net was born. Well, technically it wasn’t just ‘born’, there were a lot of other things that had to happen first, but I’ll spare you the messy details. I’m kind of dreading the awkward day when my son asks me ‘Daddy, where do websites come from?’.
I didn’t spend a lot of time updating the website, which is a bit sad really, as I kept paying the hosting charges year after year. So, I have decided to give it another go. I have a fresh Tiki Wiki install, a fresh logo that I downloaded for free at publicdomainvectors.org, and some time on the Cisco VIRL kit, that the boss kindly lets me use to do the occasional lab.
I hope that this will be of some use to you and that you somehow managed to survive my twisted un-understandable sense of humour.
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