Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Another name change?

I'm changing the name of this blog to make it more accurately reflect its technical nature and to tie it in more closely with my series of tech books called The Accidental Administrator. From now on, this blog will be known as The Accidental Administrator and I've shifted the name The Compassionate Geek to my new blog on customer service and communication for technical staff. I don't think it's that big a deal, but if you notice and wonder, now you know.

Thanks for reading and following my blogs.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Network Troubleshooting Tools

Can you have too many network troubleshooting tools? I think not. Here's a blog post by Jack Wallen, one of my favorite tech bloggers, over at Tech Republic listing five network troubleshooting tools. The only one I already knew about is DNS Stuff, which is great. I'll be trying the others out shortly. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-web-based-network-troubleshooting-tools/1881

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cisco IOS CLI Shortcuts

If you spend a lot of time working in the Cisco command line, a solid knowledge of CLI shortcuts can save you a ton of time. I was going to write a blog post showing you the various shortcuts, but then I found a blog by Greg Ferro with a comprehensive list of shortcuts, nicely formatted. Here's the link:  http://etherealmind.com/cisco-ios-cli-shortcuts/
Do yourself a favor and print out the list and tape it to your monitor! (Thanks, Greg.)