Post CiscoLive Update

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It has now been a couple of weeks since the wrap of CiscoLive, just a short update.  I am still working on developing my plans regarding how I am going to be tackling regaining my expired certifications and the training process around that.  The Packet Pushers have published Show 153 which I had the privilege of participating in along with many other prominent technologists from the Social Media and Blogging realms, have a listen if you haven't already.

I have a few new blog posts in draft at the moment that I am hoping to get out later this week.  Also I am working on some updates to my ...

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Revitalizing Passions

Friday, June 28, 2013

So today marked the end of Cisco Live 2013.  It was great to again be in person for this event which provides so much for those in the computer networking industry.  I attended last year as well and had the privilege to be able to meet and speak with many great people I interact with on Twitter.  I was also greatly privileged to participate in a Packet Pushers Podcast.  It was a great experience just as attending Cisco Networkers was in 2004.  This year was great again, with even more invigorating conversations with many that I interact with on Twitter, and even some new people that I was able to meet at the event for ...

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Our Newest Arrival (A year later)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Our second child, Levi Alexander, made his grand entry into the world on the morning of September 16th, 2009. His arrival was quite the experience. This post is dedicated to the telling of Levi's birth story. I apologize for this being a year later then I had originally planned.

It was Tuesday the 15th of September and we were still about a month out from the expected due date for our second son. We were pretty sure that Levi was breach and Rachel had been visiting a chiropractor for a short period of time to attempt to realign her pelvis so Levi could rectify his position. Rachel had a last minute appointment at the Greenhouse Birth Center to see if any progress had been made as well as to discuss our options. Levi appeared to ...

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If More People Would Realize...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So I read this article when it was first published but didn't get a chance to blog about, been really busy, just read it again to refresh my memory. The article highlights management of Geeks, err, IT Staff, nope Geeks, definitely Geeks. No matter how you look at it, nor how much you don't believe yourself to be, there is a fairly high likelihood that if you are in IT you are a Geek, and just because you are not in IT does not mean that you are not a Geek.

Managing a Geek can be complicated, because they don't see, nor do they exactly interact with, the world in the same way that non-Geeks do. ...

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Long time between posts...again

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sorry to everyone, has been well over a year since I made my last post.  Having kids, and traveling for work as I did in my last job, makes it difficult to keep up with writing something worthy of a blog post.  So what's happened?

In my personal life, our second son was born on September 16th 2009, at home delivered by yours truly.  His birth was quite a story, and one of the many draft posts which I've started in the past year.  He was confirmed to have Downs Syndrome within a week of being born.  He was healthy through February, at which time he was hospitalized for around a week with RSV.  Everything seemed to go fairly well for us through the end of August, when one of the window air conditioners caught on fire.  Everyone is ...

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