Monday, May 22, 2006

we interrupt this program for an important announcement!

we'll get back to the device emulator information...

but your friendly neighborhood happyfuboy has something crucial for all of you.

today, mothership made available, for free, a guide titled tcp/ip fundamentals for microsoft windows.

i don't care who you are...

nab a copy of it, right now.

there is no good excuse for anyone working in the it sector to lack a basic knowledge of tcp/ip.

it's kinda like...

a surgeon who doesn't know how to take someone's temperature

or

a master mechanic who doesn't know how to check the oil level in a car

i'm not saying they should necessarily be doing that day in and day out...

but never learning that stuff means they prolly have some serious gaps in their knowledge and understanding that could spell superbighuge trouble down the line.

same goes for it folks not knowing tcp/ip.

a decent grasp of tcp/ip basics is so fundamental to keeping networked systems solid...

it's not something any of us working in this sector can afford to dismiss.

in fact...

i'd take it one step further...

and say that both tcp/ip and the osi model should be required knowledge for all it folks.

i just know that...

when i started my career...

tcp/ip was considered an elective in most certification programs, if it was even available.

the internet at that time?

say hello to ncsa's mosaic browser...

which still receives credit in internet explorer to this very day...

and a couple of sites here and there, mostly academic institutions.

been an amazing 12 years since then.

too bad i know a ton of it folks from back then who missed out, because they refused to take the time to expand their skillset.

so go get your learn on.

don't be left in the dust for the next 10 or 15.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tim Barrett said...

Hey, it's only 545 pages long too! The table of contents it 21 pages long. SWEET!!

12:05 PM  

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