Championship continued

Happy! Excited! Grateful! Some of the words that describe how I felt mid-March, when I got an email welcoming me back to the Cisco Champions for the year 2024. So what is it?Using some of the highlights from the 2024 application as a reference, members: In order for everyone to feel included and create the […]

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Book goals 2023

One of my goals for 2023 was to read (or listen to) more books, not just whatever I’m studying for. Thinking back, I wasn’t sure if I reached my goal, but then I read over my listening stats email from Audible. 3,017 minutes… or ~50 hours of listening!This is in addition to reading The Phoenix

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Studying & workouts

I just realized that my motivation for working out (I never liked going to the gym) is a lot similar to how I approach studying. I mean, “getting into shape” as a goal is similar to “gaining knowledge” as a goal. And “be better at networking/python/whatever” is a lot like “be more healthy/eat better.”Either way,

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OoCZ 2022 – Cisco Live

One of my favorite “moments” in 2022 spanned over a few days, or Cisco Live (Vegas) 2022I was planning for a big writeup, but I get lost in between being to detailed to trying to get rid of walls-of-texts and summarize more. Either way, I went way out of my comfort zone, and got introduced

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Ubuntu and AD

TL;DR: Setting Ubuntu up to authenticate SSH to AD and using AD groups to control access Historically, I’ve never been in the position where I’d have to set up a linux machine to authenticate to Active Directory, or wanted to.Decided to test this in my LAB today though. Basic idea/constraint: Be able to authenticate to

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And back to Cen….. nope.

So, there was this new article…https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/new-year-new-red-hat-enterprise-linux-programs-easier-ways-access-rhel Some people are desperately looking at this article in a way where this somehow “saves the day.”Like… as if the Red Hat teams had, within a single month, just abandoned a year worth of work and changed their minds. Aside from the fact that little to nothing actually changed

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From CentOS to Ubuntu

Recently, CentOS announced some big changes to the future of CentOS.CentOS has been my OS of choice for all linux related projects, both personally and in business environments.Along with the initial announcements, there was somewhat a clear statement that CentOS would not be suited to run “production” environments. What followed was a heated debate if

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Yet Another Start

So, YAS. I haven’t “blogged” in a *really* long time.Though there have been a few unsuccessful attempts to begin again. I’m not saying this will be any different, but avoiding failures only keeps you back.Plus, this is a relatively insignificant, and privileged, obstacle anyway.This is, however, a part of a bigger picture on a personal

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