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Wi-Fi Masterminds

I am starting a new series here called “Wi-Fi Masterminds” (TM).

I will ask questions to a series of panelists and they will answer in round-robin fashion, where they can answer the question as well as respond to others.

If you have ever seen the show “Around the Horn” on ESPN, that is the type of interaction I am looking for.

I am planning on a pool of 6-8 masterminds, bit will limit each question to a panel of three members. I will try to minimize my own involvement in the questions to only provide structure where needed or correct any factual errors.

I am drawing the masterminds from several different wireless vendors & VARs as all as individual consultancies. I would like to keep the discussion as vendor neutral as possible. I understand that it may be necessary to refer to vendor specifics from time to time, but have asked all panelists to be respectful of other vendor viewpoints.

My first question is about wireless IDS/IPS systems and is meant to piggyback off of recent content I published here as well as on my Computerworld blog.

Feel free to suggest future topics and/or volunteer as a panelist. When the first post is published (hopefully in the next day or two), let our panel know what you think by submitting a comment of your own.

Educating Today’s Youth

I have a daughter who is almost three. Something interesting happened when I dropped her off at school this morning.

When I walked into her pre-school classroom (all 2 and 3 year olds), one of the kids pointed at me and said “ten!”. I hadn’t just stuck the landing in a gymnastics competition and I know I wasn’t getting a 10 for my rugged, yet handsome looks. Which made me wonder why this kid would yell “ten” at me?

At that point, I realized I was wearing the following t-shirt:

Sadly, I didn’t have the heart to tell him he should be shouting “two” at me.

Then I remembered that it’s the parent’s job to educate their children anyway…

* Twitter *

I have created an accompanying Twitter page to my blog (for those of you who are craving wireless updates more than every day or two… :))

My Twitter username is “wifijedi” if you would like to “follow me”.

Or you see my updates at http://twitter.com/wifijedi

Guess what I had for lunch today?  😉

New Look

I hope that you enjoy the facelift that I have given my blog.  I am new to Word Press and blogging, so bear with me as I learn.

My recent updates include a new theme, sidebar widgets (including links to some of my favorite websites), a few pictures, and hyperlinks in lieu of URLs.

Introduction

OK, if you are wondering where I came up with “WiFi Jedi”, here is the short of it – I wanted to come up with something catchy and easy to remember regarding my specialty, wireless networking and security.

I was originally thinking of “The L2 Guru” as much of 802.11 wireless operates at the MAC Layer, but then I thought that Mike Meyers might want to do a sequel to “The Love Guru”.

I live in a house that seems to be semi-obsessed with Star Wars.  We have two cats who are litter mates – one of each sex.   Naturally, we named them “Luke Skywalker” and “Princess Leia”.   Therefore, I just thought “WiFi Jedi” fit the bill.

I chose to start my blog on WordPress because it was free, widely used, and even had a free iPhone app so that I can update my blog while on the go!  I also believe I can tie my blog posts into my LinkedIn page (http://www.linkedin.com/in/douglashaider)

More details about me can be seen at:https://wifijedi.wordpress.com/about/

More details about Xirrus can be seen at:https://wifijedi.wordpress.com/xirrus/