Outdoor Wireless Access Point

Julien Goodwin nanog at studio442.com.au
Sat Mar 31 23:53:51 CDT 2012


On 01/04/12 09:49, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:48:37 -0700, Network IP Dog said:
>> I'm utterly amazed how many people give away free consultant work.
> 
> A lot of us are quite busy with $DAYJOB and not in a position to take on a
> consulting engagement - and there's no good micropayment infrastructure to deal
> with 20-minute consulting gigs anyway.  So we give away 5 minute chunks of our
> time for the benefit of the networking community.  It's a large chunk of what
> makes 'best common practices' evolve. (Hint - that consultant you hired?  How
> much of *their* knowledge did they aquire from other people's free advice?)

Also if it's something that makes you go "huh, good question" the time
spent to research it can often pay off later (several times now I've
spent hours thinking over a list question, and had something similar
asked of me in my day job only a few days or weeks later).



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