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A New Year, A New Job and New Challenges

January 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Well by the time I get around to clicking “Publish” on this post it will no longer be a secret, and you don’t know how hard its been for me not to talk about this...

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On Python, Networks and the py-junos-eznc library

November 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

One of my recent forays into Increasing the Awesome has involved learning about NETCONF and the Python programming language. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Jeremy Schulman during my trip to Sunnyvale for the...

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MrsJanitor’s Aus-Some Tour of SFO / SJC

September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments

Well I just got my itinerary for my trip to Sunnyvale for the Juniper Ambassador’s Summit in October and my wife and I have decided to spend an extra couple of days either side to...

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As some of you may know, I have spent a fair amount of my time in the last few years designing and improving multi-tennant hosting environments. Each revision attempts to learn from the mistakes of...

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I dont doubt that vendors have a tight line to walk when it comes maintaining their brand integrity. To build up a skill set in the market the certification teams put in many weeks developing...

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The Smartest Guy in the Room

July 8, 2013 | 6 Comments

There is one thing that anybody who has been in a room with me longer than 5 minutes can tell you – I am not a smart guy! I have lots of smart friends. I...

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I may not be the most “travelled” person in the world, but over the past couple of years I have managed to find myself in several places across Asia, the Pacific Islands and also the...

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Increase the Awesome

June 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

I’m sitting at my desk right now (9pm Sydney time), waiting for my 3am change window that I need to be onsite at the data centre for. Now I am supposed to be working on...

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Eventually – My JNCIE-ENT Success!

May 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

Finally… it was bound to happen. My three year journey is complete. It was about this time last year that I posted about my second JNCIE-ENT lab attempt, and sadly it didn’t go the way...

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The VAR-y good upsides to being a consultant!

February 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

Earlier today Ethan Banks wrote a really good blog posts about “Thoughts on Working as a Consultant for a VAR“. I found his point of view quite interesting and I will say I can understand...

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