Merry Christmas to everyone.
Kids are wonderful and certainly change your life, not to mention priorities. However I can’t imagine how it feels to have one taken from you at birth, so I must say my heart goes out to Andrew Pollock, wife and family for your loss 4 years ago.
Some days my son can be a pain, but that is soon forget when he does something cheeky. But it certainly pushes your buttons in those bad times, although I don’t think I would change it for the world, as I am sure he is going to bring us a lot more smiles, not to mention his young brother who is only a few months old.
Been a while since I posted, been very busy with work. Not to mention been spending time playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 as often as I can. Really enjoying it so far, looking forward to Battlefield 3 coming out in Oct.
I recently picked up an EVGA GTX570HD card for the Intel i5 system and this card performs nicely. Makes playing the game so much more enjoyable.
My pop passed away back in July. He will certainly be missed by all. It was published in the Daily Telegraph (as per below);
FOX, Norman Stanley 24th July 2011 Late of Panania Beloved husband to Lena. Loving father to Michelle and Henry. Cherished Pop to Michael, Peter, Melissa, Sarah and Emma. Aged 80 Years Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend NORMAN’S Funeral Service to be held Thursday 28th July 2011 in the West Chapel of Rookwood Crematorium. Service at 11:00am.
Purchased new bits to build an Intel i5 2400, as I wanted to get a reasonable good machine put together that will allow me to purchase and play battlefield3 when available in October.
Not only that it will allow me a bit more grunt for some of the virtual machines I been building to demonstrate CommVault Simpana features etc.
I am using an old Video card at the moment, but plan on spending the last $330 or so dollars on a ATI 6970 as they start to drop in price, probably in a months time (or two).
Got a few pictures of the bits and the case showing the cable routing I did to try and make things tidy. That way the only cables over the place will be the sata ones etc.
Seem’s I just keep on finding these documentation errors for Simpana 9.0. I keep reporting them, so I hope they keep getting fixed, in any case I’ll also blog about them so if they don’t get fixed I got something to reference back to, so I can check them later for correction.
The following page here, contains the following faults, as per screen captures;
Our 2nd child was born yesterday (June 20th at 15:11). 4.13Kg, 55cm length. 36cm head circumference.
Named Nate Adam …insert my surname.
Attempted the CommVault Specialist exams available in the last 2 days and unfortunately failed to pass by 1-2 questions between the two of them. Oh well guess I need to do some serious review.
I ended up doing one of them without having done the course and/or seen the material. So based it purely on my experience of the product for the last 2+ months, which I thought was not bad considering I failed to pass by only 2 questions.
Anyways, I will hit them again soon, once I have done some more revision.
Have come to realise that you need to always be looking forward, even if it’s just 2-3 steps. If you do this and set goals you can do anything.
Looking back it’s hard to believe some of the goals I set back in early 2010 happened. It still seems a bit unreal, however here I am over a year later with those goals achieved. It all started with the completion of the Microsoft Vista exam and finished with the last exam for the MCITP: Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2.
Having just completed the certification exams for work, I have a sudden interest to attempt a few more things. I still wish to do the RHCE, and might have to wait until I can get work to commit too it. I’ll review this again later in the year, and may go at it on my own if you can do the exam still without the training course attendance. In the meantime will be booking and attempting some LPI1 certification track. Will book the first of the 2 exams to complete it shortly.