Author Archives: Kam Agahian
Author Archives: Kam Agahian
It’s been almost 25 long years since I started my bachelor’s degree, some 17 years since I began my master’s degree, and around 15 years since I decided to leave a Ph.D. scholarship behind and go back to full-time professional work. Many things have changed, yet one thing has remained the same: the race among […]
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While I am not the most active user on Reddit, I still enjoy the community for the most part, even as a passive reader. Last week, Curiousguy1993 asked the IT Career Community some questions. As much as I wanted to jump in and type away my response, I eventually decided to structure my thoughts better […]
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This post is overdue. Perhaps by a few years. Finally, earlier this week, I saw a few posts on Reddit that made me thumb through stacks of papers to find my initial draft. What comes here, at its finest, is merely personal experience. I would call the lesson “established rules” if I had enough scientific […]
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This is a blog post that could’ve and perhaps should’ve been written many years ago. Knowing what happened in 2008 might only help very few with their CCIE journeys today. But on that summer afternoon, I made up my mind when the plane made a noisy landing in Tokyo, where many passengers had masks on, […]
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Sometime in July 2021: It was a quiet Friday afternoon when Tim finally got a chance to sit down and evaluate his first week as a team manager. Mostly grim. It was such an eye-opener and bitter more than sweet week. Not that he didn’t know the group of ten people he was asked to […]
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Stream 1 October 2013: CCIE#1346 didn’t like it. In fact, he despised it so much that even after the edits he never posted the recommendation on his LinkedIn profile. The endorsement passage was strong and to the point; after having had his book, Developing IP Multicast Networks, for years and using it constantly, I […]
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So, “How do you check the MAC address of the NIC in your favorite Linux distro?” was the question, which my mentee had failed to answer, and the interviewer had ended the conversation much earlier. Not a good sign. In fact, his problem wasn’t just the fact that he didn’t know the command, but he […]
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Incident 1: October, 2006 Sydney Australia – Simply put, someone hit me with a tough question. Totally out of the box and very much to the point, so to the point that it took me years to swallow the impact. The question was an innocent one asked by one of the sharpest software engineers I […]
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