it’s been awhile….

so it’s been a bit since I posted and as I sit here in a Toronto airport, traveling home from 2 weeks in Beijing, I finally have a bit of time to sit down and write.

The last couple of months has brought change and new experiences.

The News:

I have accepted a new role in HP Networking working for the global business unit as a technical marketing engineer. I’m sure this won’t come as much of a surprise, but I will be joining the team responsible for the HPN Network Management product, IMC.

As most people who know me are aware, and I’m sure is obvious to anyone who’s spent some time on my blog, I’ve been a huge advocate of Network Management for awhile, and specifically HPNs product IMC. In the words of one of my former peers;

” This is one of the most of obvious moves in the history of HP Networking. ”

I’ve been doing a lot of TME activities for the last few years, and I am joining an amazing team, many of whom I’ve known for years.
It’s going to be a big change moving from a sales role to a BU role, but I’m excited to learn another side of this wonderful business we all are crazy enough to love.

I’m hoping to keep up the blog and the videos, but it might be a challenge considering my former passion has now become my full time job.

Not a bad gig if you can get it. 🙂

This blog will, of course, still remain my own words, my own opinions, and not represent those of my employer in any way.

@netmanchris

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Existential Tiggers and Zen Yogi Camels

As some of you who follow my tweets know, I’ve recently been sent a few boxes of things from my parents house. From tijuanna big birds ( a four foot big bird missing an eye who looks like someone jacked him in an alley in Tijuanna. ) to a 1978 15′ Chewbacca doll, complete with his ammo belt, satchel and bowcaster.

I stumbled upon a set of poems that my friend A. Robert Howerton Esq. put together and this one just needed to go in writting. It’s not tech, but to me, it’s worth immortalizing on the internet. 🙂

 

Existential Tiggers and Zen Yogi Camels   

by A. Robert Howerton Esq.

 

Here I stand, the existential tigger.

Bouncing through life

never wanting for the more.

I yearn for pleasure

I find it in your smile.

Here stands the zen yogi camel

Always docile, always serene

Free in the spirit and the mind.

He watches life and absorbs it, but,

he never joins in.

You see, the camel can’t bounce, he is too heavy.

And you’ll never see a tigger watch because his eyes shake when he bounces.

 

 

20 years later, I still find wisdom in those words.