For some unknown reason, Chris is interested in what books I read.[Read more →]
Recently, I was talking with a Distinguished Colleage on the subject of Wikis. After having had to deal with the six single quotes rule, he complained that complicated markup syntax was a limitation of Wiki technology (or current implementations maybe) and that an ideal solution would allow WYSIWYG editing of content. He wanted all the advantages of Wikis but with a Microsoft Word interface. I disagree with this, and here is an attempt to explain why.[Read more →]
Yesterday I passed my CCNA exam. As such I am now officially qualified to administer your network. Yes, yours! (If it's run on Cisco kit of course) So now you know why girtby.net has been quiet of late.
Here are some observations from the experience of preparing for, and taking, this exam.[Read more →]
Those of you who were drooling uncontrollably at the description of my new PowerBook may console themselves with the knowledge that it has not been all beer and skittles. Not when you consider the agony of the Worlds Worst eBayer F-------- Will Not Deal With Again. But I'm getting ahead of myself. This is a long and hopefully amusing story, please bear with me.[Read more →]