Is Social Media Bad?

Posted on February 21


Most of us have tossed around the idea of restricting our social media consumption, or even giving it up altogether. It’s not that we don’t like it. We love it, sometimes too much. But inherently, something about social media just seems wrong. But what is it? Social is Not a Neutral Tool People often say […]

Video: How to Subnet in Your Head

Posted on February 9


Learn to subnet in your head in just seconds! This clip is from my Pluralsight course Basic Networking for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE.

Get a Free Hardcopy of “Learn Cisco Network Administration”

Posted on January 24


For the rest of this month, I’m giving away 10 free hardcopies of my book [amazon_textlink asin=’1617293636′ text=’Learn Cisco Network Administration in a Month of Lunches’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’benpiperbloginline-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b0d4e42f-0130-11e8-a1b0-bd02baf6fa09′]. Even if you already own the book, you can pick up a free extra copy to give to a friend, coworker, or just to leave […]

Understanding the Meltdown Attack

Posted on January 5


This month, security researchers released a whitepaper describing the Meltdown attack, which allows anyone to read the full physical memory of a system by exploiting a vulnerability in Intel processors. If that sounds bad, that’s because it is. It means that if you’re running workloads on a public cloud provider, and you don’t have a […]

3 Ways to Increase Your IT Earnings in 2018

Posted on December 31


As 2018 draws near, companies go into hiring mode, and people come and go, which often leaves a lot of open positions. If you qualify to fill one of the more in-demand positions, you can often negotiate a higher salary. My biggest salary jumps have always come in the first quarter of the year. To […]