30 before 30 – a look back

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So. That’s it. I’ve hit 30. My life is over! Only kidding. It does mean that my “30-before-30” is over. So this is a quick recap of what I’ve managed to get done…and what I didn’t quite manage.   1. Get healthy – STARTED! I’d like to say I’ve done this, but I think this is an ongoing “stay healthy”. My… Read more »

Getting certified – my experience getting my MCSA

I lurk on Reddit. A lot. I mainly sit in the /r/sysadmin subreddit, because there are quite a number of interesting articles and discussions that come out of it. One discussion that appears to come up far more often than most is certifications. What are the good ones to get, how to get them, good study materials, how to ensure… Read more »

Windows Updates in an Enterprise environment

I’m finding that a lot of my posts are based on things that I repeatedly have to rehash over and over again in other places – Reddit, tech forums, Twitter. This is no exception. I keep seeing people ask about managing updates in an enterprise environment. With that in mind, I decided that writing some high-level “This is how we… Read more »

“For a woman, you’re very opinionated…”

Very *very* short blog post, but seeing the response I received from Twitter (and for me, 10+ retweets/favourites is a lot, I don’t post things that are that interesting!), I figured I would share this. My mum tagged me in a photo on Facebook this morning. She said it was fitting for me and I most definitely agree: I honestly think… Read more »

A couple of IT things *everyone* should know

So, as usual, lurking on Reddit and a topic comes up about things that non-sysadmins (read: normal every day people) should know in relation to being a sysadmin. I thought this was interesting and a bit silly until I thought about it for a while – I’m somewhat amazed by the number of people who are working who have little… Read more »

Working from home – it can be done…if you’re not a jerk!

I’ve seen a lot of talk lately, as we’re coming up to the holidays, about working from home. This post is going to focus on IT workers because we can commute quite easily, no matter where we are. I’m personally all for it – I have a study of my own, with my computer and extra desk space for my… Read more »

Regular AD Maintenance & Checks

I was inspired to write this post based on a question posted on Reddit a little bit ago. While I was happy with my response (and that so many people agreed with me!) I figured it would benefit those who read my blog or go searching for this information and aren’t Reddit readers. I’ve also added in a few links,… Read more »

Scandinavian Awesomeness – the final chapter

Chilled in the room for a while, even managed a nap, as well as a spa bath & shower before heading out to get some food – ended up at a local pizza joint (we do love out pizza here!) and had some food there. Didn’t really feel like partying hard, so back to the hotel for a quiet night… Read more »

Scandinavian Awesomeness – Part 10

Wow. Part 10. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but we’ve hit 3 weeks today – 3 weeks ago, we left Brisbane. Anyway, back to the timeline 😛 Did a bit of wandering in Malmo, saw some of their amazing buildings (that’s one thing that every country we’ve visited has over Australia – preservation of a very long… Read more »