Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Free Online Lab Training

Vlab-Training.com offers free online lab training for the budding network engineer. The site offers training under Cisco CCNA CCNP and CCIE. Sign up for the site is free, but you must sign up soon to get your schedule date, Dates are booking fast. So if you are wanting to train for a career in networking or just wanting to brush up on some skills or learn some new ones Vlab-Training.com is the site for you.

"Our goal is to provide each of our members with the resources necessary to help prepare them for their career networking certifications. Members have access to a single rack of Cisco router equipment, ideal for any novice or experienced Network Engineer. We can provide lab scenarios or provide an environment where each of our members can experiment with the equipment using labs scenarios from the latest publications.

Get the experience you need to pass the exam the first time! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, you will be able to apply or enhance your skills in a safe non-production router environment. This is the best way to get the networking training you need to advance your career!"


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ok I am going to join my Friend Lee over at Quit your day job, in his fight to help save the environment. He makes a good suggestion, not to use Plastic bags. You know the ones I am talking about! The ones that the bagger loads up with your grocery's and the bag breaks carrying them into your house leaving you with can food all over your sidewalk or lawn, or even a big loaf of squashed bread.

So here is your challenge:
  • work at using less plastic grocery store bags
  • Just carry a reusable bag to the store with you
  • Get your friends in on the game
  • Offer them a challenge to get them interested in the cause.
Just for your information (and remember this is 10 years old so it is probably much higher numbers by today's standards)

  • Reusing a bag meant for just one use has a big impact. A sturdy, reusable bag needs only be used 11 times to have a lower environmental impact than using 11 disposable plastic bags.
  • In New York City alone, one less grocery bag per person per year would reduce waste by 5 million lbs. and save $250,000 in disposal costs.
  • Plastic bags carry 80% of the nation's groceries, up from 5% in 1982.
  • When 1 ton of paper bags is reused or recycled, 3 cubic meters of landfill space is saved and 13 - 17 trees are spared! In 1997, 955,000 tons of paper bags were used in the United States.
  • When 1 ton of plastic bags is reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil are saved.
Check out Lee's Blog

Monday, January 01, 2007

Apple to release new iPod Pea

Well looks like apple is at it again. Seriously people are these things ever going to get to the point where they are to small? Really with todays technology in headphones, they should just do a blue tooth only version that could sync up with your pc and itunes wirelessly over blue tooth then you would not have any cords hanging from your ears. It looks pretty cool though, I would have to say i would just lose this thing in heart beat. See for your self check out the story below with some pictures showing the New Pea.

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