Category Archives: rant

CCNA Certification Changes 2013 Summary

On 26 March 2013, Cisco announced new CCNA certifications.. Here is my interpretation of the changes. In a nutshell ICND1 is now considerably harder, absorbing much of the ICND2 content (IPv6, ACLs, VLANs and OSPF) while ICND2 seems to be … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Install – What a ridiculous product key

Not Happy. Since I have a Mac, I had to buy the System Builder version of Windows 8 to legally run it in a Virtual Machine. I don’t have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with … Continue reading

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Vodafone? no – Vodafail!

I know the Vodafail tag is an old joke, but for me it is a joke no longer. Twelve months ago I signed up for another two years with Vodafone, sucked in by promises of “our network will get better, … Continue reading

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Clearly too much frenzy at click frenzy

It was advertised as The Sale that stops a nation JOIN THE FRENZY AT 7PM EDST, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 IN… Click Frenzy is Australia’s first national online-only mega-sale! I heard about this mega-sale when at the vMware forum (Sydney) last … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud, Cloud computing, opinion, rant, VMware

Is GNS3 going commercial? Surely Not!

I was firstly delighted, then dismayed by an email that appeared in my inbox this morning. It read: Hey GNS3, We are completely rebuilding GNS3 and want your help! In 2013, we are going to be building a brand new … Continue reading

Posted in CCNA, Cisco, GNS3, Labs, opinion, rant, Wireshark | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Time for better International Awareness from companies providing International Service

In the early days of the Internet it was common for many websites to assume the audience was a) English speaking and b) North American. Given the importance of and target audience for the business conducted on the Internet in … Continue reading

Posted in Microsoft, opinion, rant

Ramblings on a not-so-smooth migration to Mountain Lion

I skipped Lion. Went straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, and some things have been worth it, others not so good. First the good. The killer feature that convinced me that I wanted to upgrade was the fact that … Continue reading

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