What happens when you enter www.facebook.com into your web browser and hit enter?
A Sneak Peek at The Internet will take you on a deep dive through the network stack, from HTTP, SSL, TCP and IP, all the way down through the data link layer, back up to Facebook's data centres, and the return journey back to the browser.
There's more fun, excitement and peril than a Disneyland rollercoaster!
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The content is still very much a work in progress, but here are some of the topics I'm aiming to include:
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I've been taking the ideas around this topic out and about a bit, doing talks at conferences and local user groups. If you'd like me to come along to your event, please do get in touch! I'm always more than happy to get out the house and talk about the inner workings of the Interwebs.
Feel free to drop me an email, to email@example.com, if you've any questions or comments, or just want to say "hello". You can also find me on Twitter as @mathie. Or you can tap on the icon at the bottom right (which probably has a photo of me, and maybe even a wee speech bubble, encouraging you to chat!) to send me a message.