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