If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
The truest test to determine whether you know something or not is to try to explain it to someone else. Often, it’s in the process of explaining it to another that you finally master it yourself. I’ve found this to be true throughout my networking career. It has caused me to embrace new technologies and concepts with a mindset of learning them to teach them to someone else.
That is what I want to do with this blog. I’ve learned a lot in my networking career, and in an effort to truly master what I’ve learned, I would like to share it with the world.
However, I want to do more than simply paraphrase the countless other resources on the Internet. I want to teach networking in a way that is practical and applicable. In a way that is easy to understand, and (more importantly), easy to pass on.
The internet is full of entry level articles meant to provide 30,000 foot views of concepts or technologies.
The internet is also full of engineering level documents that were written by engineers and for engineers, which sometimes require engineering degrees to comprehend.
The intent of this blog is to bridge that gap.