another day at the grindstone

Having started at 7:40 this morning and finally getting out of the office at 17:15 I have spent nearly 10 hours at work, trying to catch up with yesterdays massive work that piled up, because monday was bank holiday and so everyone logged cases yesterday.

Ah well at least I have managed to get my queues down to a manageable level. Anyways: I have also done some more work on my Redhat Course that I have signed up for, and my goal is to try and finish it by end July, beginning of August, even though my expected date of completion is more around the end of September.

The one thing I am struggling with at the moment is the decision, what direction to go next in my training. There is really two obvious choices here, a) keep in the linux track and try to certify myself as a Redhat technician, or b) go down the Microsoft route and try to attain a minimum of MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) working my way up to the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) even though that is not really where I see myself in 5-10 years.

I’d rather actually concentrate on development, the likes of PHP/Python/Ruby because I strongly believe, that the future of computing is happening in the cloud and that obviously requires a good solid base for backends based on webservers, that are generating content for the average user to interact with. I have had quite some experience in developing for PHP which I really enjoyed, even though I am admittedly not a designer, meaning my graphic designs SUCK! No, really!

This shall be last of my rant for today, and I will publish some more thoughts during the next few days.

Peace out


Hi folks

I have recently begun to do additional training for my job (specifically Redhat Basics) which effectively a stepping stone on my way towards a qualification for Redhat Linux.

Having used both debian based and rhel based linux distros for a number of years now, I was surprised how much one can still learn.

As a prime example, I have filled a good 2 Pages worth of VIM documenation, since for me nano has always done the job, but I found out the hardway, that sometime vi is all you get on a baremetal server install, more sore, if you don’t instantly have the internet available.

Fair enough I know how to save and quit any vi session (ah good old trusty :wq!) but I found it very interesting, to learn more stuff beyond that. eg: /keyword for simple searches etc

Anyways, I might start soon, to outline a couple of things, that I have learned so far during my course-work, more for my benefit than anything, but if any of this helps other folks on their first tentative steps into the linux world, than all the better.

After all, that’s what the internet is really for, sharing and developing knowledge.

Kudos and peace out