In my world acronyms fill my day from beginning to end. Acronyms are so abundant, there is even an acronym to make fun of acronyms. The TLA: Three Letter Acronym.
Today, it is about CDP: Cisco Discovery Protocol.
In short, Cisco Discovery Protocol is a proprietary protocol from Cisco to find other Cisco devices and obtain/exchange vital technical statistics in real time. There are hundreds of sources online to get a much more in depth explanation of CDP. Here is one source: CDP. If you ever get involved with Cisco devices and get on the path of obtaining Cisco certifications, then it is something you need know.
So, why do I have a photo of the best lasagna I have ever had in my life at the top? It is extremely timely for this post because my wife made it recently and was partially the inspiration to complete this post. Yes, I am a subjective eater. Yes, it is still the best lasagna I have ever had!!!
Now here is another explanation for CDP: Conservation of Dishes Principle.
My wife and I have a semi-spoken house rule. When she cooks dinner, I wash the dishes. It's a common spousal exchange. And I think it is an extremely fair exchange of services. But sometimes I wonder...
When I was single, I would cook and I would clean. So from my perspective, I had a natural incentive to conserve the use of utensils and dishes/pots/pans when cooking because I knew I would be cleaning it all up a little later. But if one doesn't have to face the consequence of cleaning up later, then does the food preparer still conserve the use of kitchenware? For me, it'a habit. I can't help but conserve dishes and utensils when I prepare food. It comes from a long life of singlehood.
Now you have two very useful definitions of CDP.
One definition to keep in mind if you have a lot of Cisco gear in your network.
One definition to keep in mind as you wash the dishes after dinner.
My name is Dae Yu.