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What can you learn in 5 minutes a day !

I  believe in minimalism and what small focused actions can make for a person and small steps is what Juniper learning bytes is all about. Learning bytes is an online learning resource launched last year by Juniper education services organization as a free service. The nice thing about the learning bytes is that they are focused, short and concise videos that give you a a quick idea about a certain technology, feature or configuration in about 10 minutes  or less and they are created by Juniper’s educational services team right to you. Here is a good byte, not just because my …

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Few ways scripting can keep you sane

C’est la vie, it has been almost a year since I posted on the blog, a year full of change,  but here I am kicking up again with this simple short post about how scripting could save you time and effort on daily basis. I know most of you might be using those free or commercially available applications to manage your daily work and they are all great; and I don’t want to convince you of reinventing the wheel but I am  talking here about higher level of control over your very own, tailored to your specific needs tools. OK, …

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The Forgotten skill of technical writing

It’s a beautiful sunny day that puts a big smile on my face and I want to share it with you, so please put a big smile on your face now and before you continue. Your smile will make my day even brighter. OK, back to our post but keep smiling 🙂 If you are reading my blog then you are related to networking one way or another, and if you are related to networking then most probably you write technical documents and this means this is for you. In our daily lives as network engineers we involve in technical …

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Life Follows a Plan, but the Plan is not Yours !

70 days passed since I wrote my last post about IPv6 Addressing. Long time, however I didn’t feel it. Maybe I even forgot what I was doing here or planning to do, those 70 days actually carried a lot of unplanned events. My last post was on 24th of January and on 25th of Januaray it all started with protesters in Tahrir square asking for justice and equality for all the Egyptians, that was the begining and it ended by me now writing this post from Amsterdam, Netherlands where I currently work. Those revolutionary days had a lot of lessons, …

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Measuring your SUCCESS

Try to ask five different persons about what success means to each of them and you will get at least five different answers. Try yourself Now: What is your definition of SUCCESS and do you consider yourself successful?. For me, success is a feeling about one’s status compared to some reference or metric; the metric can be a self imposed or an external one set by others or the environment. This can be a quantity of something, schedule, internal/external state, role model or anything else.

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It is time to make a CHANGE

One thing in life is not changing and that is that it is changing. We are networking guys; we know this better than anyone else, everyday we see a new technology coming or an old one diminishing. Somethings go and others come back. Bear with me a little; take a moment to think of your daily life from the time you get up in the morning to the time you go back to your bed; think of your routine, actions, thoughts, people you meet, transportation, etc. When was the last time you made a change? Even a simple one? Life …

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