Windows 2000 Pro MCSE Test

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I passed my Win2K MCSE test today. First MS test I’ve taken in a year. Happy as hell. One test down, six more to go.

How to REALLY use the LI element

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Submitted by Jeremy Surma

The best thing about doing a resume in HTML is the li element. I finally figured out what it means. But there is one question….. why don’t they just let you spell the word lie out all the way?

For Example:

<ul>

<li>I can understand all that shit on the screen when an NT Server Blue Screens and can fix it so it never happens again.</li>

<li>I can make your network run perfectly… forever… in five minutes…. with my eyes closed….</li>

<li>I build IBM Mainframes by hand with just a soldering iron and a bunch of wire in my spare time.</li>

<li/>I have been running Cat5 & Fiber cables for 150 years, people just started listening to me yesterday. That’s why you’ve never heard of me.</li>

<li>I would prefer not to get paid.</li>

<li>I made the Internet.</li>

<li>I know how to write HTML code.</li>

</ul>

Face For Radio

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Unfortunately, my friend Jaz knew what he was talking about when he said that radio personalities who sound hot usually are not. I made the mistake of going to the website of the local rock station to see what someone looked like. Ten minutes later, after I came out the bathroom, still very pale and retching, I realized that I should not have done that. Yuck! That was horrible. Oh well. Why can’t people ever look like they sound? I want to click on a radio personality and suddenly see someone like this…

Move Complete

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Well, the move is complete. For the people that I haven’t sent my address to, send me a reminder e-mail and I’ll get it out to you. DSL is supposedly coming in 2 - 3 weeks. I’ll believe that when I see it. I remember the problems that I had with TDS the first time I tried to get DSL. Oh well, hopefully DataWave has their $h1t in one bag.

On another note, if you’ve been able to get the dual - monitor support to work properly under Windows 98, please let me know. I’ve had it working at a previous job, but I have been unable to get it to work in my home. I have two monitors, one 17” and one 19”. A Trident 9750 AGP and a Trident 9440 PCI card, and both show that they cannot be used in dual-monitor configuration. If I use the Windows 98 drivers, nothing works. If I use the drivers from Trident, I get the initialization text-based screen from Windows 98, but the screen will never kick into desktop mode. Oh well, guess I’ll have to find another card that’s on this list.

Ballad of Moving

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Down goes the developmental web server. Down goes the Internet connection. Items are sold to the highest bidder. The phone line gets disconnected next. At some point, electricity will be cut.

Sound like a sob story from insert-your-favorite.com here? Could be. But I was referring to my upcoming move. That’s right, 2 hours away from one godforsaken place in Wisconsin to some other godforsaken place in Wisconsin. At least it’s worth more money to me. But that’s small consolation, considering that I’m almost 2 hours away from Madison, which is the closest major city.

But at least now I will get more freedom. Since I’m moving up from “Network Technician” to “Network Administrator”, I should have a bit more say in what happens on the network. Of course, like any other position, I still have a boss to answer to.

The move happens in one week. Things in my life are changing even faster than that.