As I have done every summer since 2004, I’m getting ready this week to pack up and head out for Apple’s WWDC conference in beautiful San Francisco. Anybody wants to look me up, I’ll be one of the people with the red MacBook Pro.
I unexpectedly passed Apple’s Directory Services Integration and Administration v10.4 Exam this past weekend. That exam, combined with the Security Best Practices v10.4 Exam that I had passed earlier, gave me seven credits or enough credits to get my Apple Certified Systems Administrator certification.
I say “unexpected” because I hadn’t really expected to pass. I hadn’t studied for it, and I was using a voucher for a free exam that I’d received from the Apple Certification Alliance in exchange for filling out a long survey. Essentially, I was going to use this voucher for a cost-free practice exam, where I could figure out what was going to be on the exam and study accordingly. Then, after studying, I’d retake the test and pass it. Instead, surprise! Passed it on the first go.
It was a pleasant surprise, to say the least. I’ve been working towards this certification for the past couple of years, and now I’ve achieved it. I’ll be one of 14 listed ACSAs in Maryland and one of only 28 in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Before a recent soccer match between Argentina and Brazil (an archrivalry), an Argentinean condom company posted an ad to let the Brazilians know what will presumably happen to them at the upcoming bout. The ad’s mildly NSFW, so I’m posting it below the jump.
It looks like the DC area’s getting its first snow of the winter season. I’m glad, it was weird to go so far into winter without any snow at all.
Josie likes to nest when she sleeps. I don’t know if all cats do this, but she definitely likes to find something soft and warm that she can curl up in. La and I have taken to arranging blankets on the couches just for her.
She also likes to be near one or both of us, if she can, while she sleeps. Tonight’s a good example. She’s curled up in a bedsheet that came out of the laundry, about two feet away from where I’m sitting and composing this entry. I’m sure that when I finally pack it in for the night and turn off the lights, she’ll wake up and eventually follow me up to bed. She may not sleep on our bed (she’s unpredictable like that) but if I get up in the middle of the night I know I’ll find her either on our bed or curled up somewhere on our bedroom floor.
I never had a cat before. I don’t know how I got along before without her.
It’s the Friday before Christmas, so in the spirit of the holidays, here’s me as Santa (courtesy of SantaSnaps.)
God bless us, everyone.
We just got a call from the electrical provider for one of our locations. They want to turn the power off for the whole building tomorrow evening as part of a test. Folks, there’s a thing called the weekend where people aren’t working. That’s when you test, idjits.
I guess it could be worse, they could have said they wanted to test next Monday and told us about it on Sunday.