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LAN Events!

by Simon

lan_bigFor those of you that know me fairly well, you would know that over the last 5-6 years i have attended a number of LAN events hosted by Whilst I decided to take a break from the event last year we have jumped back on the band wagon again and are here for this years Spring event, i42.

To be truthful the group of us that agreed to attend this year decided this would be a meet up primarily aimed at coding DMDirc and as yet that coding remains to be seen. For the time being we have succumbed to the usual shenanigans that befalls a LAN event – Lots of junk food, lots of video games, lots of random shouting, “Hax!” or “ROFL!” (Pronounced roffle) as a brief example and general other tom foolery.

I must admit all things aside i do enjoy the atmosphere shared at a LAN especially when you are surrounded by friends

Me, myself and I

by Simon

As you have have discovered, I’m not especially big on blogging. I lead quite a mundane (or at least I think so) life compared to some other people I know. That said I feel I should share at least something new!

I had some advise from a few of my closest peers to which the “jist” was the need to not sit on my arse and at least try to better myself. As of a few days ago I made the decision to look into the possibility of gaining some professional certifications. I am looking to start a career in the IT industry and, partly because of where I live (and my unwillingness to just get up and move) and my lack of industrial experience … its not going very well.

I feel pursuing these certifications will not only aid me in the career department (eventually) but the knowledge and mindset of “I did that” would boost my view of my own self worth and improve me as a person.

Admittedly this is all talk currently. As some of you know, most of the time my “bark” has no “bite” to put it bluntly.

I am hoping to achieve the following certifications:

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (70-642)
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration (70-640)

CompTIA Linux+ (Exams LX0-101 and LX0-102) – with the aim of furthering this to LPIC-1