No media component has so dramatically increased the progress of information technology more than the fibre optic cable.
So i decided to gather some information about the manufacturing process and other interesting facts.
Video: Corning Glass Fiber Optic Cable – Historical Footage
Video:Manufaturing a fiber optic cable [english]
Video:Manufaturing a fiber optic cable [german]
Video: Short Film about Undersea cabling
Howstuffworks.com – How Fiber Optics Work
Eavesdropping on fiber optic cable
If you have any more interesting footage, let me know by email and i will be glad to update.
Freifunk is a german initiative of private people operating a wireless netwerk througout cities and communities. The basic goals are interconnecting neighborhoods and communities to data networks but also getting together and modifying Wi-Fi hardware, basically a bunch of geeks that create large wireless networks for fun and information exchange.
The Wiki from the Leipzig Project Group features a compact guide on ourdoor mounting and usage of indoor Wi-Fi devices.
If you speak german and plan on setting up an antennae a router or maybe even joining an open network community you will find some quick and effective setup guides on mounting your devices without them being exterminated by the forces of nature (pictures included 😉 ) Its best to have a helpful and nifty community member handy to pimp your Wi-Fi
Find a freifunk near you http://start.freifunk.net/
Nagios, which was voted 2007 Monitoring Application of the Year by LinuxQuestions.org has been released as 3.0 Stable.
I have currently found the IBM Redbook archive und stumbled upon the TCP/IP tutorial and technical Overview. The book features more than 1000 Pages with practically anything you need to know about the basics of TCP/IP.
This is a lot of material but i highly reccomend it for anyone interestetd in network communication technology.
TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview
All you need to do is print it in a desired format and you can impress your co-workers 😉
Had this one on quite a while ago, but since it got lost with my old s9y stuff ill repost it 😉
cbt4free.org features some very good video tutorials for various network administration tasks such as DNS and Webservers in both Linux and Windows environments. These videos will only supply you with very basic knoledge but are a good start.
You will also get an impression on the differences of administrating a Linux and a Windows Server (in case you havent noticed yet 😉 )
Today i stumbled across something odd. A search engine query was censored by the german google search notifying that an entry was removed due to the DMCA (Digital Milennium Copyright Act) which was translated as Datenschutzgesetz. This term actually states a data privacy law not a a copyright law
Note to self: If you censor data queries, make sure you give correctly translated errors otherwise disinformation ensues…
I still prefer the translation errors in which hilarity ensues (All your base are belong…)