I have damaged my brain :)
So there isn't really a sub section of the forum where I can post about psychological trauma the CCIE causes so here will have to do! I wonder is this a common symptom of studying hardcore?
A couple of weeks ago I fell asleep, in to that part of sleep when you have just nodded off, and if you are woken in this state you are very confused. I had a dream and woke up during this twilight time. The dream was I was unable to peer with port 179 on a router, not me configuring a router to do it, that would make some sense. This was actually my brain trying to peer with a BGP speaker. While I was awake I couldn't comprehend how I would go about doing this, I was aware I had dreamt and was now aware that this was impossible but couldn't think about anything but doing it or I wouldnt be able to sleep. It was certainly disconcerting.
Ye know, dreams are dreams, you have a bad or weird one you brush it off and move on. I thought this was like that. Today I woke up having had another dream. I don't recall the details but I was an ASBR, inter AS ASBR no less,none of your pauper OSPF ASBR nonsense. I didn't know if I should send packets to the direct router or send them through my own AS to the other ASBR. How weird is that!?
Anyone has similar experiences or am I a lost cause?
The dude in the Matrix who says to Neo 'It just sounds to me like you need to unplug man' resonates loudly. Here's hoping I dream about the matrix tonight and not poison reverse!!!