What I'm working on at the moment
The inspiration for this page comes from Derek Sivers' /now page movement.
- (September) I ran and completed my first marathon! Took me 5 hours and 17 minutes. Very happy to have finished!
- Working on Algorithms for Dummies right now, great easy book, intro to Python and Algorithms (both).
- Training for my Marathon next month
- Working more on scripting and automation: bash and perl primarily
- Sketching out a rough idea for a self-hosted 'crypto-assets' portfolio (more details forthcoming...)
- Still studying for Network+
- Studying for Network+ test (likely next month)
- Training for Marathon (September)
- Networking with Seattle-area Bitcoin/Blockchain enthusiasts
- Studying macro-economics and commodities markets (gold and oil)
- Finished Network+ textbook; studying for test, likely June.
- Learning about InfiniBand capabilities: e.g. RDMA, NFS, FLEXBOOT (like PXE).
- Training for 'Beat the Blerch' Marathon in September, averaging 10-12mi/wk currently. Next milestone: Run for 2hr 20min straight.
- Reading 'Foundation' again (Asimov)
- Engaging in technical review and support-planning for RFPs; volunteering to assist in on-site support/engineering visits to customer sites as much as possible.
- Up to chapter 17 in Network+
- Continuing to learn about Linux, e.g. ASPM power-save kernel parameter causing RAID cards and drives to idle (and crash)
- Began training for marathon in September of this year. Next step: run for 1hr 40min straight in training.
- Learning about Vagrant and virtual machine deployment with VMware and Virtual Machine Manager.
- Recovering from my half-marathon - completed! No serious injuries.
- Reading A Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Burton G. Malkiel.
- Slowly reading the Network+ book. Up to Ch. 8 now.
- Learning hardware, working as Support Engineer at Silicon Mechanics.
- Training for half-marathon next month.
- Studying for Network+ certification using Mike Meyers' CompTIA Network+ All-in-One Exam Guide.
- Studying for LFCE certification at Linux Academy.
In my personal life I am:
- Continuing what I call my "Gradual Exponential Running Training Program" [i.e. 'Couch to Half-Marathon'):
- Stage 1: Jog two minutes per day for two days.
- Stage 2: Jog four minutes per day for four days.
- Stage 3: Jog eight minutes per day for eight days.
- Stage 4: 16 minutes/day for 16 days.
- Stage 5: 32 minutes/day for 32 days.
- Stage 6: 64 minutes/day for 64 days.
- Judging as I am currently averaging 0.8 mi on my 8-minute days (Stage 3), I should reach 1.6 mi on my 16-minute runs, 3.2 mi on my 32 minute runs, and at least 6.4 mi on my 64-minute runs.
- When I can sustain running 6.4+ miles multiple times per week I will consider myself ready for my Beat the Blerch Half-Marathon... (see below)
- Training for a half-marathon this summer called "Beat the Blerch".
- Tending my budding orchard of walnut and pecan trees.
- Studying for my Linux+ exam.
- Doing various long-overdue remodeling and landscaping projects at home.
- Attending meetups in the Seattle area for DevOps, Linux, Development/Programming, PostgreSQL, etc.
In my efforts to master Linux and DevOps I am:
- Completing coursework for my CompTIA Linux+/LPIC Level 1/SUSE CLA certification through Linuxacademy.com and ITpro.TV.
- Administering this Ghost/Node/Ubuntu blog.
- Studying bash with the O'Reilly bash Cookbook.
- Exploring Python with the Learn Python the Hard Way website and book.
- Learning Perl through the Learning Perl book and various other sources, namely: Coding 101 on YouTube and the Mojolicious tutorial.
- Reading the CompTIA Linux+ Exam Study Guide.
- Reading Practical DevOps.