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Cisco Capture The Flag - Meraki Version

Capture the Flag is a networking game that will allow you to gain hands-on experience with designing and operating cloud-based solutions with the Cisco Meraki platform. #CiscoCTF Find it HERE (Until July 17th 2020) - An Online treasure hunt! Where the treasure is "things to put onto your resume."

Business Bonus: "Tenet" Tenet-ively Delayed Indefinitely

After weeks of pushing it back, Warner Bros. has finally accepted that Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" would not see the light of theatrical day anytime soon in America. “We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for ‘Tenet,’ Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature,” said Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. “We are not treating ‘Tenet’ like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that,” Emmerich said. Will "Tenet" open overseas before America?

Networking Seminar - STEM Fellowship SFU ft. Tara Furiani

I want to write about things my (human) network is doing more often, so here we are. Ramneet Brar (President of the STEM Fellowship SFU) hosted Tara Furiani (Not The HR Lady), one of many HR people I'm connected with on LinkedIn who are very outspoken about current HR practices that put the employee at a disadvantage because of bigotry. In short - She makes the suit wearers of LinkedIn clutch their ties because she says more than "Network is networth." Gotta love it. "But the cool thing is; We're doing it. We're adapting. We're utilizing technology like we've never done before." Tara says that the authenticity of being in quarantine has counted so much more than in normal times. I agree.

Wiretap Nation; The Amazon Echo

You think I bought this? Absolutely not. I won it at Cisco Live.* *"At" being online. Did I feel like a sellout accepting it? Absolutely. But it's free technology. Do I like it? It doesn't like the 5 GHz Band on channel 36 either @alexa99 Imagine not being tech savvy and trying to set this up! But they just throw it on their main network and call it a day. Want a bit of security and this is how we're penalized 🙃 — Morgan Lucas, technical writer (@runtcpip) June 27, 2020 If you haven't been able to tell so far, I'm not fond of it. Just because it was free doesn't mean I'm not going to be honest.

Inside Disney’s Internet Of Things by Christian Sylt [@ Forbes]

I first learned about the article (here ) from the latest edition of The DISUnplugged Podcast , of which I am a weekly listener. While I constantly hear park proprietors complain that a bit of infrastructure has failed to account for the demand when it comes to dining reservations (or recently, park passes due to the reopening of Magic and Animal Kingdom on July 11th ), I've always been interested in how they use technology to encourage guests to give up autonomy, interact with the 'on-stage' setting, and get the most out of their Disney World trip. The last time I was at Walt Disney World (WDW) was in April or May of 2013. While MagicBands were announced in January of 2013 , I'm not sure when they started being given to guests to use with MyMagic+. I never got one.

CCNA 7.0 Bridging, Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials Course on NetAcad

The new CCNA was released in mid Feb of 2020. With the advent of COVID, all of our active certs were pushed back 6 months. Mine won't expire until the end of next year, which is rapidly approaching. So why not go through the free course on Cisco NetAcad? It looks way different than the first course. The navigation on the left starts at... 10. It takes until 11.1.10 to get to a Packet Tracer about Port Security. It's an old one, I recognize it. There are no small activities scattered throughout the (much shorter) lessons. There used to be matching games. Short quizzes are at the end of each section. (Unrelated note: It also showed that the Rogue Laptop thwarted by port security and sticky MACs, while in the same subnet as the legitimate machines, couldn't ping. Because port security!) The Syntax Checker displays the appropriate instruction at the appropriate time. No more continuous scrolling back and forth (Unless you want to go upward and check on a command in the lesson)

CiscoLive! 2020

Like many events, CiscoLive 2020 was pushed to an all digital format. What is everyone talking about? I'm at #CiscoLive with a crowd right now! 🎉 — Morgan Lucas @ Cisco Live! ※ o( ̄▽ ̄)d (@runtcpip) June 17, 2020 So, I have to repeat this again; Online events should have always been an option at this point . I understand the energy of real people. It's fun to talk to random, like minded people! However, these events take place in a world of growing inequality, especially in America, where people who want to learn, network , and improve, might not have the money for this.