Is it normal to leave work brain dead everyday when in IT?

Is it normal to leave work brain dead everyday when in IT? Network Admin here. Kind of a silly post, kinda not. Ive been working in IT, mostly Networking, for 4 years now. It’s not hard to notice that it’s a very mentally taxing field. As of probably the last year maybe year and a half, I feel like I leave work everyday just completely mentally drained. I can’t focus on much after work, and by the time I get relaxed on the weekend, it’s Monday again. I don’t feel…

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Python for Network Engineers free course starts Tuesday Feb 26

Python for Network Engineers free course starts Tuesday Feb 26 Periodically, I run a free course on Python for Network Engineers. The next course starts this Tuesday. This course is aimed at Network Engineers that want to learn Python. It covers Python fundamentals, but using exercises and examples that are more relevant to network engineers. That being said the course is definitely oriented towards beginners (from a Python programming perspective).The week-by-week schedule for the course is as follows: Week1 – Why Python, the Python Interpreter Shell, and Strings Week2 –…

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[UPDATE] I shut down my company over thanksgiving to do a network migration and somehow it all worked.

[UPDATE] I shut down my company over thanksgiving to do a network migration and somehow it all worked. I’m baffled as to the how and why, but it’s all back up. Interestingly, when I got to the office at ~8am on Thanksgiving day my first couple hours were spent dealing with a problem of actual tubes instead of metaphorical tubes. Our fizzy water machine had decided to start leaking sometime in the middle of the night. If I hadn’t been doing this work today, no one would have see this…

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China Telecom leaking routes again

China Telecom leaking routes again I’ve been having issues with my home internet connection all day (I work from home), and upon discovering that I couldn’t reach my company’s marketing site, it would appear that China Telecom is leaking routes again. We host the site in GCP and my traffic from North Carolina on Spectrum routes through Europe to a China Telecom host before the traceroute dies. Anyone else seen this? We’ve also had customers on Verizon write in saying they’re seeing similar issues. ​ Edit: ThousandEyes verifying — https://twitter.com/thousandeyes/status/1062102171506765825…

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For those who if they keep hearing “DevOps”, “Python “, “Automation” are gonna kill somebody… read on.

For those who if they keep hearing “DevOps”, “Python “, “Automation” are gonna kill somebody… read on. Career-centric posts seem to be liked here judging by the average level of comments/upvotes VS other types of posts, probably due to the fact that career = $$$. Anyway, I’ve recently changed jobs and I wanted to give my two cents when it comes to “up-skilling” oneself and what one should focus on, especially in today’s environment. Some of you seem to believe that a network engineer + automation (whatever that translates to…

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Why does the Cisco.com website suck so bad?

Why does the Cisco.com website suck so bad? Loged in with the ID I had for the last 5 years. Doesn’t work. Ok, maybe I forgot my password. Click forgot password, blank screen. Ok, maybe I forgot both, Contact support, have you tried clicking the forgot password button. Case closed. Now I am furious, ok maybe I will just create a new account, and go from there. Select your company. My company isn’t listed neither is any other company even remotely close. Can’t select the register button. Now they have…

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Python for Network Engineers free course starts Nov 6

Python for Network Engineers free course starts Nov 6 I run a free course on Python for Network Engineers about once a quarter. This course is aimed at Network Engineers that want to learn Python. It covers Python fundamentals, but using exercises and examples that are more relevant to network engineers. That being said it is definitely a course oriented towards beginners (from a Python programming perspective). The course consists of eight lessons. The lessons are delivered via email and consist of videos, exercises, and additional content. The course schedule…

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