About

The Rule 11 Reader started off as a blog primarily focused on metacognitive skills—thinking about how to think and learn as a network engineer. Over time, I have added more technical content, worth reading to help you keep up with important topics and ideas, and adding short videos on various topics. The breadth of material here is wide, but it does not include configurations or vendor products. Why? Because the flag is entertaining, but the flagpole is what is going to keep you sane in the constantly shifting world of networking technology.

Why rule 11? Rule 11 is explained here. I also write an occasional (I try to make it weekly, but it doesn’t always work out) email to my readers with even more thoughts on network engineering; you can find the form to subscribe here.

While I don’t pretend to have all the answers, I have been around long enough to at least help you ask the right questions. If you have questions, feel free to contact me here or on LinkedIn.