Not all those who wander are lost.

I forgot to bring my ethernet port today...

Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

1984 was not meant as an operations manual

Andreas Rüdel

network engineer, bit-plumber...

if you arrived here it is probably because you are interested in who I am. Feel free to browse and explore this totally meaningless interesting website that I put up because I wanted to learn about bootstrap and dynamic html. 

I love networks and all the stuff surrounding them.
Becuse too much networking would never be enough! 

I have several years of hands-on experience running, monitoring and maintaining Cisco and Juniper networks and their supporting server and storage systems. I use Ubuntu and CentOS to overcome most challenges.
I believe that anything we create should be treated with love and respect.

Virtualization is magic and software defined networks will probably give birth to skynet but I would love to run a network that is only whiteboxes.

There is a special place in Hell reserved for people who don't document their networks.

My CV can be downloaded here.

Andreas Rüdel

father, lover, cook, hoopy, geek...

I love my family and life in general. I think it is wonderful to watch my children grow up and learn about life.  It is also awesome to be the one they look up to and show them how to make a fire, set up a tent, cook tasty food, ride a mountain bike or a snowboard and have adventures in general. (virtual or real)
I like many kinds of electronic music and enjoy reading speculative fiction and fantasy. I also read to my children.
I admire hackers and hackerspaces and the culture surrounding them. 3 people can have 5 opinions!
Video games are a part of my life and if you like games like Wing Commander, Half-Life, Elite, or any Zelda-like game you know how I tick. 
Also anime deserves more love in Europe, Pirates are cooler than Ninja and cats are the superior species!
I have a special place in my heart for the furries and all the other deviant lifeforms out there that make this planet so colorful.
Most importantly I love my wife who keeps me in balance... Every day again since 2001/2004. Thank you for that.