I got back from SharkFest 2009 last night.  The people and training were awesome.  I learned about TCP windows, Nagel, Stevens graphs, and more … wow.  I definitely learned more about how WireShark can Go Deeper.

Check this out, I got to have lunch and discuss some stuff with Gerald Combs, the founder of WireShark.  I can prove it; here I am having my picture taken with him!

geraldandmike Heh heh.  He is a nice guy and I enjoyed discussing a few Cisco NetFlow & sFlow ideas with him. Anyway, it was a great event.  I’ll blog about one of the keynote speakers soon: Dr. Lawrence Roberts (One of the founders of the Internet). Can you believe it, Al Gore had some help. 😉

The last class I attended was taught by Laura Chappell.   She was awesome.

Make sure you take a class with her some time. Very technical, thorough and entertaining.

Well sorry today’s post is so short, I have to get back to work. We are all working Saturdays to try and get v7 out the door.


Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.


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