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class, day two

Day Two of the RHCE certification class. I’ve had a couple more “oh!” lightbulb-coming-on moments, and learned things. So far, I’ve been drinking the Red Hat Linux kool-aid, and its not that bad. I still prefer Solaris, but Red Hat isn’t as bad as I thought.

Needed: PC133 memory

Anybody have 256M or 512M sticks of PC133 RAM they don’t need anymore? I need to upgrade two of my mini-ITX machines that do remote backups of the SunHELP stuff, and can’t find anything affordable around here..

Red Hat Goodies Bag

Had the first day of my RHCE cram-and-exam course today. The instructor is nice, and the class is sixteen people. I’ve had no trouble so far and I think I’ll do well; I’ve had a couple of “Oh!” moments that clarified how things work, so I’m learning things.

As part of the course, everyone got a bag with the following goodies:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES Media Kit (with 30-day update license)
  • Red Hat-logo notebook
  • Red Hat “calendar strip” for the top of a monitor or whatever
  • Wind-up “Red Hat with feet” walking toy
  • A red 3.5″ floppy diskette, to be used later in the course for an emergency boot floppy
  • and last of all, a COFFEE MUG (its a really nice coffee mug)

You’d think that for $2495 they could give us more than a 30-day trial subscription to RHN…

Dam it!

We went out for a nice night drive at 1am, and ended up going all the way out to Mansfield Dam. I’ve lived in Austin for eight years now, and had never seen it before. Quite impressive at night.