I'm not sure what it is about this one that makes my sides split... he just seems so... furious!
It's always fun to check into these sites now and then, to see the metrics they've allegedly collected about my site. Most of it is contradictory, inaccurate and/or wildly outdated nonsense!
I couldn't even stand to link to them with rel="nofollow", feel free to visit them via copy and paste. But you really shouldn't.
It started like any other day in my CCNA course. We sat down, were presented with some Cisco slides, and our lecturer started discussing the concepts we'd be exploring in the following lab. I'm a fan of this format; for IT courses there's really no point having us sit in a two hour lecture, then have us go home without actually doing anything with it. But I digress.
When we got to the slide introducing EIGRP, it mentioned the proprietary nature of the protocol. With enthusiasm though, our lecturer overlayed a bubble over the slide, proudly announcing this was no longer true!
Sure enough, on the Cisco website, EIGRP has been submitted as a draft informational RFC:
Cisco is opening up its EIGRP routing protocol as an open standard in order to help companies operate in a multi-vendor environment. Customers should be able to pick the best protocol that works for them, based on technical merits. Any networking vendor can now freely implement EIGRP on their equipment, and interoperate with thousands of networks running EIGRP today.
"Based on technical merits" are strong words. Clearly Cisco believes other protocols were being adopted because EIGRP wasn't open, not because of any technical superiority. A shot across the bow at the likes of OSPF!
For some reason though, I couldn't shake the feeling there must be a catch. It didn't seem right to suddnly compare EIGRP to open, standard protocols like OSPF, based on a draft proposal.
Sure enough, in the second paragraph:
Cisco is releasing the basic EIGRP to the IETF as an Informational RFC. This includes all the information needed to implement EIGRP, and its associated features, including High Availability (HA).
The key word being "basic". I'm not a networking engineer, but this reads to me like if you want more of the advanced features of EIGRP, you'll still need Cisco gear.
And then we have this:
EIGRP is being released as an "Informational RFC", and that allows Cisco to retain control of the EIGRP protocol in order to preserve the customer experience and deployment investments. The EIGRP protocol will not be changed.
If I were a third party network hardware manufacturer looking to implement EIGRP, some key phrases there would give me pause.
So, not to go against my CCNA teacher, Cisco should be applauded for making steps in the right direction, but at best EIGRP could be considered a "partly-open" at this stage.
Art of Tsugumi modifying what could be a routing table, by okitakung on Pixiv.
Doing group work for our Routing and Internetworks class yesterday, all these terrible network memes started appearing in my head. Initially, I included them in our group report, but for the sake of our marks I'll be putting them here instead.
This is the first one, generated here. You're welcome.
If you have Perl warnings enabled (like a good developer), chances are you've seen something like this when executing your script:
Wide character in print at ./[file].pl line [x].
As with everything in Perl, there are Many Ways™ to deal with this.
The first is to include the following line along with your regular Perl boilerplate. I always write my scripts and text files in UTF8, so this merely enforces UTF8 output.
This will deal with those warnings, and let you get on with your work.
An alternative is to enforce UTF8 for STDIN and STDERR, as well as STDOUT with this line.
use open qw/:std :utf8/;
And of course, there's always a trusty environment variable.
Sending huge congratulatory electronic hugs to Clara and a brohug to Robbie for graduating yesterday. There are so many clichés about all their hard work, the exciting opportunities that face them and so on, but they've no doubt heard that from everyone by now. Still ^_^.
Clara will be hanging around to do her masters, and I hope Robbie will drop in from time to time as well :).
Pictured above in all their finery, I can tell those colours will suit them much better than they will on me! About the only thing lacking was my cameratic skills. Is cameratic a word?
Updating to the latest version of Jekyll, I got the following error when attempting to migrate a WXR file:
You must install the 'jekyll-import' gem before continuing. * Do this by running `gem install jekyll-import`. * Or if you need root privileges, run `sudo gem install jekyll-import`.
ready % gem install jekyll-import ERROR: Could not find a valid gem 'jekyll-import' (>= 0) in any repository ERROR: Possible alternatives: jekyll-ebook, jekyll-epub, jekyll-reposter, module-import
It turns out that jekyll-import is still technically in beta, so needs to be installed thusly:
ready % gem install jekyll-import --pre
At the time of writing, this works in my bog standard RubyGems environment on Mac OS X 10.8.3, with the following dependencies and docs installed:
Fetching: fastercsv-1.5.5.gem (100%) Fetching: nokogiri-1.5.9.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while... Fetching: jekyll-import-0.1.0.beta1.gem (100%) Successfully installed fastercsv-1.5.5 Successfully installed nokogiri-1.5.9 Successfully installed jekyll-import-0.1.0.beta1 3 gems installed Installing ri documentation for fastercsv-1.5.5... Installing ri documentation for nokogiri-1.5.9... Installing ri documentation for jekyll-import-0.1.0.beta1... Installing RDoc documentation for fastercsv-1.5.5... Installing RDoc documentation for nokogiri-1.5.9... Installing RDoc documentation for jekyll-import-0.1.0.beta1...
While searching for information on an End of Life Cisco router series, I unwittingly stumbled upon this.
Today ASSA ABLOY Australia is pleased to announce yet another improvement to this range. A new turn mechanism has been developed for use on 1800 and 2800 Series Brass Plate Furniture to improve the ease of installation of these products.
Sharing for your convenience.
Earlier today, the best university anime clubs in Australia (ahem) gathered at the Japan Foundation gallery for a sneak peak into some of the original art behind Neon Genesis Evangelion. Seeing the level of detail that goes into each frame, how all the different layers of colours and effects were added, it was an amazing experience.
We weren't permitted to take photos of the exhibits themselves unfortunately, but the few photos I got from the event are on my Anime@UTS Flickr gallery. I have some handsome club members, let me just say that!
There was merchandise (of course!), and I was lucky enough to snag a shitajiki (aka: pencil board) to frame on my wall, along with one for Clara.