Starting To Write On PacketPushers.net

Packetpushers 776x330Because clearly I don't have enough places to write, I've decided to start writing over on PacketPushers.net. You can find my first post on my profile page there.

I've long been a fan and listener to the excellent PacketPushers podcasts. If you are into networking of any type their shows are quite educational and enjoyable. (See the most recent shows in the right sidebar of packetpushers.net.)

Last year Russ White encouraged me to consider writing on Packet Pushers and connected me to the folks there to be set up as an author. They gave me an account... but then I've simply been way too busy with all the other writing I've been doing.

While at IETF 96 in Berlin last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the two main hosts, Greg Ferro, and have a very wide-ranging conversation that I published as an episode in my The Dan York Report podcast. As part of that, I said to Greg that I'd see about starting to write there.

Greg also said they are perfectly fine with RE-publishing content that originates elsewhere... and this intrigued me. I'm already doing that with posting some of my articles to CircleID (although I'm also writing new articles there). I'm also experimenting with cross-posting to Medium now and then.

Packet Pushers has a strong community of people involved with networking. For a good number of the topics I write about it would be a logical place to also post my articles to encourage further discussion and get more engagement.

We'll see how that all goes. I greatly appreciate the Packet Pushers team for giving me the space to write there... and I would again encourage you to not only read the site, but also listen to the podcasts.

Turning The Microphone Around: An Interview with Greg Ferro

Usually Greg Ferro is the one interviewing people. But at the recent Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 96 meeting in Berlin, Germany, I had the chance to turn the microphone around and ask Greg some questions of my own, including: What did he think of an IETF meeting now that he was at one? What […]

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Deadline of August 14 for Call for Presentations at DNS-OARC 25

DNS-OARC logoDo you have an idea about how to improve DNS that you would like to present to a community of people active with DNS?  Have you done research into new ways to better secure DNS or increase the privacy?  Have you done something with DNSSEC or DANE that you’d like to share with others?

If so, the team over at the DNS Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC) has issued their Call for Presentations for DNS-OARC 25.  The DNS-OARC 25 meeting takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, 2016, right before the NANOG 68 meeting.

The deadline to submit proposals is AUGUST 14, 2016.

To get a sense of the topics discussed in a DNS-OARC meeting, I would suggest viewing the list of contributions to DNS-OARC 24 in Montreal last October.

If you have an idea, please do submit a proposal – read the DNS-OARC CFP for all the details.

 

TDYR 309 – Trying A New Rule – No Social Media Usage Until I Have Created Something Online

TDYR 309 - Trying A New Rule - No Social Media Usage Until I Have Created Something Online by Dan York

Trying a New Rule – No Social Media Usage Until I Have Created Something New

Being a writer not being distractedI'm trying something new as part of my day:
No social network usage until I have created something online.

No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram... Ello... Google+... or anything else.

Nothing on any of those each day until I have done something such as:

The issue is that I've noticed lately that I've been doing more consuming of content versus creating content.

And as I looked at why, I've noticed that I've been spending a longer time inside of social networks. Before I start my work day I'll fire up Facebook... and 30 or 40 minutes later I emerge. Or on a break I'll scan Twitter or Instagram... and... again time goes by.

Which isn't to say that Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / etc. aren't useful... they definitely are.

But I find I am letting them distract me into consumption of news, updates, etc., instead of creating my own.

So my little experiment is NOT to check any of those until after I've created some content in some form.

Now, I've given myself permission to "cheat" a little in that I might schedule several posts to go out in advance... but the point is to be publishing more than I am doing now.

We'll see how this goes...


Image credit: A few years ago Donna Papacosta posted a photo of this button on her Facebook page. I liked it so much that I printed it out and taped it up on the cross-bar of my office window so that every time I look up from my computer I see that image! The photo is of that image between the blinds that I have covering the window on sunny days.


UPDATE #1 - So on the second day I already failed... I was just getting going and had my phone open checking something else... and bam... I fired up Facebook and started surfing through my Newsfeed. Almost an unconscious action at this point! Will take some re-training to break this habit.


An audio version of this post is now available:

Jul 29

Starting To Write On PacketPushers.net

Because clearly I don’t have enough places to write, I’ve decided to start writing over on PacketPushers.net. You can find my first post on my profile page there. I’ve long been a fan and listener to the excellent PacketPushers podcasts. If you are into networking of any type their shows are quite educational and enjoyable. (See the most recent shows in the right sidebar of packetpushers.net.) Last year Russ White encouraged me to consider writing on Packet Pushers and connected me to the folks there to be set up as an author. They gave me an account… but then I’ve…

Jul 27

Turning The Microphone Around: An Interview with Greg Ferro

Usually Greg Ferro is the one interviewing people. But at the recent Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 96 meeting in Berlin, Germany, I had the chance to turn the microphone around and ask Greg some questions of my own, including: What did he think of an IETF meeting now that he was at one? What […]

The post Turning The Microphone Around: An Interview with Greg Ferro appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Jul 26

Deadline of August 14 for Call for Presentations at DNS-OARC 25

Do you have an idea about how to improve DNS that you would like to present to a community of people active with DNS?  Have you done research into new ways to better secure DNS or increase the privacy?  Have you done something with DNSSEC or DANE that you’d like to share with others? If Read more…

Jul 25

TDYR 309 – Trying A New Rule – No Social Media Usage Until I Have Created Something Online

TDYR 309 – Trying A New Rule – No Social Media Usage Until I Have Created Something Online by Dan York

Jul 24

Trying a New Rule – No Social Media Usage Until I Have Created Something New

I’m trying something new as part of my day: No social network usage until I have created something online. No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram… Ello… Google+… or anything else. Nothing on any of those each day until I have…

Jul 23

TDYR 308 – An Interview with Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers Podcast

What is the future of networking? And what did Greg Ferro think of the IETF 96 meeting in Berlin? In this episode I sat down with Greg Ferro of the Packet Pushers Podcast to get his views on the state of networking, what he thinks about attending his …

Jul 22

TDYR 307 – Reflections on Judging the IETF96 Hackathon

Some thoughts on the experience of judging the Hackathon at IETF 96 in Berlin.

Jul 16

TDYR 306 – A Great Day of Hacking At The IETF96 Hackathon

Today was a great day of coding here in Berlin, Germany, at the IETF 96 Hackathon. In this episode I talk about why that was so great…

Jul 13

Rough Guide to IETF 96: DNSSEC, DANE and DNS Security

Once again, it looks like the most vigorous area of DNS security discussion at next week’s IETF 96 meeting in Berlin may be in the Using TLS in Applications (UTA) working group. As was the case earlier this year at IETF 95 in Buenos Aires, the UTA work…

Jul 13

Join the DNS Security team at the IETF 96 Hackathon this weekend…

If you will be in Berlin, Germany, this weekend and are interested in putting your coding or documentation skills to good use in helping make DNS more secure, please plan to join a group of about 20 of us at the IETF 96 Hackathon who will be working on DNS-related projects. The Hackathon is at the Read more…

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