Study update: Well, I'm getting ready to start into Chapter 12 tonight. Yeah, I might be studying on a Friday night, but I am determined to take a break to watch Dark Angel... My studying is plodding along at a reasonable pace. I'm getting most of the practice questions for each chapter, so it's moving along. Only 20 more chapters to go! Wheeeeee... Then I can really make that final push to pump myself up for this test.
This one book has over 1500 pages in it. Even the practice quiz book has over 500 pages... I can't wait to be done with it and walk out of the testing center with a "Pass" printout. Then I can take the other three tests (since the Accelerated Exam only covers the 4 core exams). I'm not so worried about those tests. It's similar material - kind of expanding on the knowlege base gained while studying the Core 4 material. It's just that it's a lot of work.
And that's just to keep up with the Microsoft Certification. I also have to keep up with my Cisco Certification and take the 4 CCNP exams or I'll have to retake the CCNA exam. But the alternative is unthinkable. I refuse to end up like those old DOS guys. You know...the ones with the thinning hair and pot bellies that don't understand why you can't just copy and paste Windows 2000 from one computer to another. The ones that believe licensing is silly and if you have the physical software (or a good copy), you can put it on as many computers as you want. [Well, you can physically do this, you can't legally do this.] The ones who still try to do everything from THE COMMAND LINE because of gui suspicions. Hey, I've had to do things on Exchange in raw mode, so I do know there are things that are better that way. But I don't try to do everything that way out of not wanting to learn the menus in some interface. I don't want to end up a dinosaur.
And I'm really looking forward to pouring through the cgi scripts and getting greymatter up and running. I've made a stab at it, but I couldn't really focus on the task. The major malfunction (besides my lack of cgi scripting experience) is that I'm trying to run 3 instances of greymatter. I've poured through some of the discussions, and found that in order to run multiple blogs, you have to have multiple instances of the software. Well, I tried that and when I went to configure the second blog, it kind of "melded" with the first blog and was just a mess. It apparently won't stay put in its directory ... naughty script. I'm sure there's some line somewhere that needs to be altered to make it behave properly. I'll find it and I'll get it rolling. Eventually. Right now I'm torn between _wanting_ to do this and _needing_ to study the 2K material.
Okay...so you're reading this and I see you're eyeballing the geek test results on the left and smirking. [FYI - the pic is not me, it's from the site with the test...] I dunno. I had to take it. I've heard too much about it. I think I scored high because of the "con" thing. Well- I don't make it a regular thing. So what? I went to EveCon a few years back. I enjoyed it. I learned how to draw Celtic knots and got some interesting souvenirs. Well...perhaps I am a geek. So what? It was an honor to be called a geek when I was at George Mason taking Chemistry classes. Okay - I will admit that I have no fear of Differential Equations, Calculus tests, or balancing chemical equations. And yes, I have numerous computers here running different operating systems. And yes, I have them all running at once and connected by a device where I can toggle back and forth using the keyboard. It's work-related. I'm allowed.
Just because I know the reasons behind the newsgroup name alt.2600 does not mean that I'm not cool. Just wait until your computer breaks. Just wait until you're trying to get your cool person homepage looking the way you want - and you look and the picture you thought would be centered is clinging to the left margin. I'll fix it for you. And then you'll have to admit... I'm cool.
Posted by BlueWolf on October 26, 2001 02:06 PM