LOL a what you say? Yea I know! I have been slowly chugging away at my Soup to Nuts labs and reading material. I was going to go just take my written again soon, but decided against it. I will just take it when I feel I am ninety days out from taking the lab. No sense in taking it again now and have the clock start once more. Plus it hasn’t even expired yet.

I am trying to figure out my dates for the bootcamps as well. I am still trying for the March Chicago camp Narbik has scheduled. The class is still not close to full though. It is getting too close to crunch time for having to put in for vacation. These might become a summer thing since the wife will be off for the summer. I should of been a teacher. Why am I going through all of this when I could have summers off? I still have yet to figure out when to head off to Internetwork Expert’s 5 day camp as well. I really need to get this in and take my lab by the end of Fall this year. My wife is starting to get that look in her eyes with Jake on the verge of starting to crawl. it won’t be long until she starts crying he isn’t a baby anymore :).

Looking back I am wondering if I should have grabbed material/camp from IP Expert since they have their camps in Columbus OH which is only a 4 – 5 hour drive or so from Buffalo. As this flying will not make me happy…

I did redo my dynamips server on my mac mini a few weeks ago. Since I had a test rack at work setup for Internetwork Expert’s topology I bought more usb nics and rewired my server at home for Narbik’s topology. It is alot easier doing his labs when you don’t have to wait for hardware reloads! It runs like a champ as well. Once I redid all the usb nics to the real switches reworking the .net file was easy and off I went.

I will try to get back to these posts every week again. The site was always great motivation for me, and I could use as much as I can right now. It is either crank this stuff out or the wife will make me put siding up on the house…