Changes

With coming home from VMworld, I got inspired to finally do what I have meant to do for awhile — separate my eclectic blog.  I have seen the problem for awhile that while my URL for this blog features network administration and virtualization the actual blog does not.  It used to until my Youtube career or . . . → Read More: Changes

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Another Atkins success story in the making…

I have written previously about my success stories with the Atkins Way of Eating, but I have another burgeoning success story in my family. My wife, Laura, has lost over 100 pounds herself on this journey to reachieving her own high school weight. Here is the link to her success story photo’s:

http://www.network-admin.net/gallery1/sombersusie

The miracle of this method . . . → Read More: Another Atkins success story in the making…

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Done with Training – on with Server tasks

Today marked the third full week that I made it back from training. A lot has happened in that three weeks, such as a pipe letting go ruining the hardwood floors in my kitchen and dining room and my old computer finally giving up the ghost. I have since replaced the computer with a new one . . . → Read More: Done with Training – on with Server tasks

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Back from vacation

We just got back from vacation to St Louis. The purpose of the trip was to go to Six Flags since the kids missed out on the trip to Orlando and Unviersal Studios earlier this year. Well you know what they say about the best plans of mice and men, the kids were . . . → Read More: Back from vacation

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Family and Atkins

Reposted from my ADBB forum post about how your family can react and perceive you under Atkins:

We drove home late last night after a busy day at the aquatic center, visiting relatives, and rousing game of Monopoly. With it being so late, my wife was sure she had to stay awake and keep me company for . . . → Read More: Family and Atkins

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Search is over – Counter-offer accepted

First, my apologies for a supposedly tech-blog focussing on such mundane issues as new house buying. I could be elaborating on the DNS poisoning and the newly-expired production evaluation SQL version problems I have had the last two nights, but who wants to hear about the mysteries of Windows 2000 DNS servers suddenly asking their . . . → Read More: Search is over – Counter-offer accepted

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Made an offer

In our continuing housing saga, which has pretty much dominated my thinking lately, we made an offer on what just might be our next house. Talk about trepidation, making an offer or commitment that large is not something I’d want to do often — at least with my own money. We offered asking price . . . → Read More: Made an offer

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Speed Real-Estating

Speed Dating (the process of consecutive 3 minute dates in a party setting) has nothing on my activities today. As I said previously we only have 3 weeks to find a house to avoid extending our lease, with that in mind we spent the day speed real-estating. (self-coined term) Our goal was to see . . . → Read More: Speed Real-Estating

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More buying home fun

We were able to secure pretty good rates (80%/20% loan at 4.75/5.25 respectively) on the new home purchase. The landlord, however, put us through three days of baited breath whether he was willing to extend our lease three months. Either way would have been fine, but the allure of building our house was strong. . . . → Read More: More buying home fun

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Going to Vegas

Laura and I are going to Vegas baby! We decided to finally take a trip the two of us (actually four of us — my brother Tiny and his wife are going with us) around Laura’s 32nd birthday in April. In the almost 14 years of being married, we haven’t taken very many vacations . . . → Read More: Going to Vegas

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