Maintaining Order: Tools and Tips

I’ve had a couple of questions come up about how I organise my life around work/study. I can’t promise all the answers, but I can relate what I’ve done over...

HP0-Y32 Study Guide - Review and Errata

As part of my preparation for the “HP0-Y32: Designing and Troubleshooting Open Standard Networks” exam, I used the official study guide from HP Press: “HP ASE Network Infrastructure Official Certification...

HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure

What is the “HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure” certification?

IMC - Backups not working via Telnet?

Recently I was involved in a discussion on HP’s IMC Forum, where MohammadH needed help with IMC. One of the problems he had was switch backups not working properly. It...

HP Learner ID

For HP exams, you need a “Learner ID.” Apparently your HP Passport account is not enough, and they like to maintain separate databases. Just to confuse things. You will need...

CCIE: Success!

This is from my post on northlandboy.com, shortly after passing the CCIE R&S lab on my second attempt:

CCIE Study: Narbik Bootcamp

From an earlier post on northlandboy.com, this was my review of the boot camp I attended as part of my CCIE study.

CCIE - First Lab Attempt Experience

This is from a post on northlandboy.com, shortly after my failed first CCIE lab attempt:

Squid with Dynamic SSL Cert and Kerberos Authentication

If you implement a proxy server for security reasons, you must implement SSL Intercept, or anyone can waltz on past your anti-virus, filtering, and content restrictions. For a previous employer,...

HP IMC 5.1 Review

I wrote a review of HP’s Intelligent Management Center (IMC), at Packetpushers.net. I like the product, but it was not all glowing:

ITIL 2011 Foundation Certification

I recently passed the ITIL 2011 Foundation Certification. After all the stress and time-suckage that was CCIE study, this was remarkably pain-free. Ridiculously easy really - most of the study...

Technical Writing Home

Some of you may know me from my writings at northlandboyandhisgirl.com. That site works well for my travel writing, but right now I want to do a lot more technical...