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Archive of posts filed under the Personal category.

New hosting

After being plagued with downtime issues with arkf.net, I’ve moved the blog off of my home cable connection onto a dedicated hosting provider. Originally, I was hosting the website on an Ubuntu 10.04 based virtual machine in my home VMware lab.  The problem with this setup is, well, it’s a lab.  Accordingly, I break it […]

Merry Christmas all!

Merry Christmas everyone, see you in the new year! And now for some Techie Xmas humor: And as a side note, arkf.net is now 1 year old!

Lack of posts

G’day All. Apologies for the lack of poting recently.  I started a new job recently and have been very busy getting up to speed there.  I’m still working in a Systems Engineering/Architecting role, however I have moved away from an AD/Exchange/Citrix focus and into a storage and virtualization focus; right up my alley! I’m working […]

It’s been a while…

Well, it certainly has!  I have been insanely busy at work and home with the baby and I keep starting articles and leaving them half finished.  Unfortunately my Cisco studies have been stagnating while I get some other industry/vendor certs complete.  My employer is keen on me getting my Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization (CCEE) […]

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)

So Olga and I have been in the process of moving to our new apartment which made studying for my Cisco CCNA somewhat problematic.  Instead I decided to focus on the Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) certification, consisting of just one exam (1Y0-A05).  I sat the exam yesterday and passed with 90% (yay!). This certification should […]

Microsoft Certification: MCITP!!

Well, my plan to get Microsoft before 2010 paid off.  I completed all of the exams required to get the Microsoft Certified IT Processional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator certification, with the final one being on the 31st of December 2009. Back in mid November I set a personal goal to get the certification completed by years […]