It is well-known in certain circles that I possess all the artistic talent of a comatose baboon who’d had his fingers trapped in a coffee grinder whilst an elephant danced a lengthy fandango on his toes. Not much, in other words.
Which does, I think, go some way to explain why, whenever I’ve tried to produce network topology diagrams in the past, no matter whether I’m using Visio (on a Windows PC at work) or Dia (on a Linux PC at home), they’ve always come out looking like a deranged two year-old had given it a whirl and then thought that ice cream sounded a better idea 48 seconds later.
I tender in evidence my latest effort:
The network itself is a thing of majesty. My feeble attempts to represent it during my hours of unemployment… not so much.
I will shortly have two new (physical) servers to accommodate in that mess somewhere, too -one of them a nice dual Xeon, 24GB affair. Time to read some more physics books (and the Dia manual, I guess).