Monday, November 1, 2010

Quarter In Review

So totally not copying Henry's layout of the review which I must say is quite pitiful here is my superior post. Any similarities observed between the two posts are in no way related... except for the fact we worked together most of the time.


What did I accomplish during 1st quarter?
First quarter Henry and I (and with the help of Matt, wouldn't have figured out bullcrap config without him) set up the LTSP server. That's the major accomplishment. After that we both set up static leases, ingenious hostnames and are now studying for the LPIC.

Did my accomplishments meet my expectations? Why or why not?
Yes/no. When I walked into the lab day one my first thought was to get that LTSP server working completely and hadn't really thought of anything else. I do have the LPIC which is ongoing so I can't say I have accomplished that. So yes I did meet my expectations but that was my only expectation.

What did I learn during 1st quarter?
I learned the linux from the LPIC somewhat. Still ongoing. I could probably set up another LTSP server no problems next time. I can't say I learned one exact topic like I learned networking (which I did last year) but I have learned a bunch of different linux things. I also did some slight documentation. Yay google docs.

In what ways will this knowledge be useful to me in the future?
Pretty much everything I have been doing can and probably will be useful to a sysadmin. Even if I don't become a sysadmin everything is still relevant to someone who likes linux which I don't plan on abandoning. Hopefully they'll get some vidya games.

What new skills did I aquire? What can I do now that I couldn't do when the 1st quarter began?
As I said I learned some linux stuff like tcpdump and other commands. I have a better grasp on commands I already knew. Like kill for example.

What will be the focus of my learning during 2nd quarter?
My focus of learning for second quarter is studying for the LPIC. Maybe the schooltool server depending on what is going on with that.

What new skills do I plan to aquire during 2nd quarter?
More linux. As in skills to more efficiently run a lab/network.

What do I plan to accomplish during 2nd quarter?
Finish with the LPIC? LPIC LPIC LPIC LPIC. That's my main goal. Finish studying for it and get it over with.


  1. This post seems somewhat...familiar

  2. Information is great. Please strive for a more professional tone. Humor is fine, but "I learned some linux stuff", and "other commands" (which ones?) convey no information. Ask yourself, "does this word or phrase add any new information to my post?" If the answer is "no", or even "not much", don't waste your time writing that word or phrase so that others don't waste their time reading it.