Selamat Hari Raya Haji

..and for the non-Muslims, Happy Holidays! (a bit too late, but whatever)

It’s now 3:00AM, when I should be asleep. The day has gone by and I’ve got a bike Road Revision later at 8:20pm. I’ll write another update later on, maybe when I unwind during lunch. I’ve been helping out my friend setup his site with WordPress, using my host. It’s up but there’s a bit of stuff that needs to be ironed out before letting it get “revealed to the world”, I guess.

Work is going great, learning more and getting to know more of the people and my function within the whole shebang.

Installed this dark theme as you could see, its abit cleaner and looks more polished then the older one. I’m liking this alot as its easier on the eyes for long form periods of reading. Most bloggers will want to follow a set format, but I prefer it to have a more personal feel to it.

Anyway, I should be sleeping, and go into Snorlax mode. Goodnite / early morning!

New Job, New Start.

I left my previous role with a small SI (Systems Integrator – a catch all term for an IT services outsourcing firm) and am now working at Singtel (not directly, but I’m based at their location). Found the job after 3 weeks of hardcore job searching. I didn’t want to leave my previous role (I liked the job, the knowledge + skillset gained and my colleagues) but circumstances beyond my control has pushed me to make the decision that I made, plus after 10 months of working there with no real progression, it’s time for a change, and change I did.

The thing that interest me about my new role is that I will be dealing with higher end server hardware from multiple vendors. Servers aren’t new to me but I’ll be learning about blade servers and taking charge of over a thousand physical machines over various locations which could  be a challenge for me. Understanding the technical terminology and working under a somewhat uncompromising management framework could prove tedious, but I guess that is what I am here for – being the bridge between Singtel and the Vendor and their vendors. I guess this is where I can really study for my IT certifications. Its a two years contract, which means I don’t really have to worry about looking for a job within the next two years (hopefully).

Oh, I am also staying in SG. We are slowly moving stuff back to SG and doing minor renovation of the flat. At the very least internet has been installed. I choose Fibre 1gbps on MyRepublic for fast internet connection plus the “No Bittorent throttling” promise (but mainly because I have “problems” with the other telcos). We even installed LAN lines so that we could connect directly to the network via gigabit Ethernet. I’ve converted the old home PC to a Kodi-box/Media Server, but too bad my mom don’t really know how to use it.. maybe it’s just a hassle to use a wired keyboard and mouse. I could grab my wireless keyboard and mouse from JB, its in one of the boxes at the M Floor.

As for my technical knowledge, I am slowly but surely trying to get my solo lab up and running. Maybe just buy an old Lenovo X220 laptop and upgrade to 16gb of RAM, buy a new 1TB hard drive and install Windows 7 and VMware workstation. Using that I’ll play around with it to create multiple virtual servers and try out the practical exercises on both wintel servers and Linux as well. Maybe I could create 4 or more VMs, 2 Servers and 2 Desktops, just to play around and learn. Space is going to be a bit of an issue, so I’m going to keep my Lab footprint to a laptop with multiple VMs.

Yeah, so I guess that’s it for now. Maybe I’ll write more on a later date.

bleh – part 1

Longer posts comming soon. I have not typed in a long time and I’ll admit my fingers get kinda rusty after a while. Busy with nothing important or interesting (as usual). Oh yeah, last week both Ramadan 2016 and Euro 2016 kicked off, sleepless nights and hazy daytimes, here I come.

New year, New beginnings.

….. not yet the new year, but it’s good to prepare early.

Oh Hi everybody (Tommy Wiseau voice), welcome to my new (old) webpage/blog/clearing house for my online based stuff. Normally I won’t do all these sort of things but I guess today would be a good time as any to setup this page.. I have been wanting to do something with my domain for almost forever. The reason behind this sudden change is abit funny:

I have accidentally screwed up my configurations for my sisters WordPress blog, which I am also setting up, forgetting that I have a blog at blog.adiamri.com but i set up her website with blog.fubar.com (names changed to protect the fragile ego of the one setting this thing up). I guess I have forgotten about the whole configuring of the subdomains thingy to the proper folder thingy so that it won’t accidentally overwrite everything. Awesome.

I have checked with my webhost on data recovery and it seems like they can’t do all that much about the overwritten blogposts, so I will need to go through the cache of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Thankfully they have most of my more noteworthy posts saved there, and also some posts which I might be abit hesitant in wanting to recover. Some posts are better off lost in the Net, but as we all know, that is not how the internet is set up, am I right NSA?

So whats my plans for this page? Well, content takes time to generate and I am kinda short on time (I mean, between the working and sleeping). Working at a Dilbert style workplace can really eat into your wanting to engage other projects as well.

I am most probably wanting to get my Class 2B over and done with, it’s been on a ten month long hold as I have to atone for my qestionalble financial actions. I also plan to get my class 3 as well, its the more usefull of licences as I will be able to drive a car. Car “ownership” in SG is kinda important in the field I am working on so I’ll need it done ASAP, along with a whole lot of stuff I have in mind. Certifications also are on my mind, but the finances better be there or else it’s just such a waste of mental energy.

Its the rainy month of December, maybe I wanna skip the Class 2B and do it in the dryer months. Just maybe.

Ok, better get back to setting up my sister’s eCommerce site. Who knows, I could get paid selling webspace?