Just getting a quick start on the holiday today. I am at work right now but hopefully the festivities will be starting later this evening. Stay safe everyone!

I should have known between the holidays and Disney World I wouldn’t get much in until after Christmas. Which I don’t mind since this time of the year is always crazy with parties both for work or just family. So not much to report in the lab front for this week or next week.

I have to develop a plan going forward from the 1st of next year. With a baby on the way there will be a lot of work needed to be completed around the house as well. So that is going to factor in. My lab has been scheduled for July 14th of next year so that should give me plenty of time to get some projects done around the house as well.

I am hoping to get moving and finish up Lab Workbook I shortly as well. I also picked up the Cisco IOS Cookbook from O’Reilly and have to say the book is impressive. Although I use the DOC DVD as much as possible the book also helps break things down and explain them as well.

Ivan Pepelnjak has a great post on this topic over at “Cisco IOS hints and tricks” You can read more of the article on his site. Here is the direct link to the article.



Well this week I don’t plan on getting much done. The wife and I leave for Disney World this Thursday night until Monday night. I won’t get much studying in over the weekend. Although I am sure I could use the five day break at this point. I will get in some QOS and more Multicast though before we leave.

The wife also confirmed that she is pregnant yesterday so this is making this journey very interesting now. The due date should be around August 12th. Anyone that has children knows how almost impossible it will be to study after they arrive home. Plus who would want to study anyways? I have so much to corrupt, err I mean teach him or her when they arrive right ? I re-scheduled my lab exam for July 14th, 2008. It seemed like the best week to take the eight hour trip down to NC.

After I return home from Disney I will be finishing up any QOS and some Advanced IP Routing and then off to finish my lab workbook I. Hopefully by then I will be ready to get into workbook II. I also need to replace our core switch at work with a gigabit 3560 when I get back so that will draw time away on me next week.