Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

September, 2010


September 30, 2010  8:39 AM

Impromptu Collaboration

Posted by: Dave Bateman
logmein, WebEx

Have you ever been on the phone with a colleague and wish you could quickly show them something on your PC? This happens to me on a weekly basis. You can start a WebEx session if you have an account, but many times it just isn't worth the effort. All I want to do is click a button or two and share...

September 29, 2010  8:18 AM

Free CCNA Workbook

Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, Cisco

I stumbled upon a site today that might be of interest to anyone studying to pass the CCNA exam. It is called The stated mission of the site is to "provide quality CCNA lab training materials to assist...

September 28, 2010  8:19 PM

How to Retrieve Hidden Passwords

Posted by: Dave Bateman

A few weeks back I ran into a problem with one of my passwords -  I couldn't remember it! It was a password for an FTP site. The FTP client I use allows me to save my passwords like most of them do.  This means I was able to access the FTP site since the password was stored in the client, but I...

September 25, 2010  5:35 PM

Reading This Blog Will Make You Happy!

Posted by: Dave Bateman

I just started reading a report today that basically say IT makes people happy. I figure that since this blog focuses on many IT topics that reading this blog must make people happy. OK, so that is a bit of a stretch, but the report does make for interesting reading. The name of the report is

September 23, 2010  7:55 PM

Your Next Computer Might be a Commodore 64(bit)

Posted by: Dave Bateman
Commodore, Portable PC, Slim PC

I found a super cool computer today, and I want one. It's called a Commodore 64. Don't bother checking the calendar -  it isn't 1982 nor have I fallen into a time wrap and blogging from the past. I stumbled across this

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September 21, 2010  9:17 PM

VPNs and Dynamic IP Address (Cable or DSL)

Posted by: Dave Bateman
DNS, Dynamic IP, DYNDNS, Home Rotuer

I was talking with a colleague today when he asked me how often cable companies change the IP address for customers that do not have a static IP address. Two things came to mind. The first, why is he really asking this? The second, I have no idea. Since I figured there was more to the question, I...

September 17, 2010  7:35 PM

Cisco Learning Store

Posted by: Dave Bateman
ccie, CCNA, Cisco, E-learning

I have been teaching Cisco courses for the past 10 years, and I feel that I am pretty familiar with most of the learning offerings Cisco has. That's why I was a little surprised when someone mentioned the

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September 15, 2010  3:55 PM

Don’t Let a Hardware Failure Ruin Your Trip

Posted by: Dave Bateman

I got a call from a co-worker late Sunday night. He was in somewhat of a panic. He was out of town and was scheduled to give a presentation the next morning, but the power supply for his laptop had just died and it had very little battery power left. Of course, my first suggestion was for him to go...


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