Welcome to RedNectar’s blog. My name is Chris Welsh and I am a professional computer networking instructor – Cisco, TCP/IP, Data Centre – ie general networking technologies.
The RedNectar tag has some history. Some Australians who went to school between 1983 and 1988 might remember the Aussie MicroBee computer. Or “the Bee” as we affectionately called it.
I wrote some software for the Bee – and marketed it through my company name “Nectar Software” (Nectar for the Bee of course).
I don’t do software any more, but my company has kept the Nectar in the form of “Nectar Network Knowledge”. http://www.nnk.com.au
When looking for a username one day, I tried “nectar”. The response I got was that “nectar was too short. Why not try blue_nectar or nectar_123?” I thought about that, and decided that Red_Nectar had a much better ring to it than blue_nectar, so now I use the RedNectar tag (or a variation thereof) wherever I can – including this site. You can follow me on twitter @rednectarchris and blame me for any wikipedia edits by Rednectar.chris. You can also find me on Google+.