Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by Dictionary.com as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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by Jim on Tue 7th Dec 2004 08:38 UTC

"If you wanna explore more than grab a book.

part of the problem with that is that writers and engineers are a very different breed of people. I own tons of technical books, most of them spend a lot of words to say very little or nothing. They are also filled with technical errors. The information they choose to include on any given subject is often rarely of any use.

I could take almost any 10 books I own and make one 200 page book from thaem that says all the same things and is alot more useful as a technical refrence.

An example of this, last I checked Network+ was entirely focused on classful subnetting. Like, where do these people work that they are still not using CIDR? CIDR is not even in the table of contents of a Network+ book I have published in 2002.

The CIDR RFC was published in 1993, 11 1/2 years ago!