Moving On Up

I’ve gone and done it.  I’ve moved my blog from its formerly cozy home at to some fabulous new digs over at  You’ll find, though, that this house looks the same as the old one in pretty much every way so far.  I just shortened the address a little.  Being one of those people cursed with a long last name and working for a company with a long domain name, I get really tired of typing things out and even worse trying to tell people where my blog is.  So, I’ve just decided to make a new name for it.  I’m still hosted through WordPress, so none of that changes.  In fact, the whole process was extraordinarily painless.  I even went to the trouble of setting up Google Apps with my new domain, which took all of half an hour to populate and start running.  That means that I’ve now got a complete presence in the cloud! It also means that I’ve got an e-mail address just waiting for questions and comments that you may not want to leave in public.  Just don’t go to all the trouble of signing me up for strange mailing lists.  I’ve got enough trouble with the ones I’m on now.  You can email me here:


Note that it’s a picture, so CTRL+X and CTRL+V isn’t going to cut it (ha!).  The old domain will still redirect here, so don’t fret about updating RSS feeds or subscriptions or anything like that right away.  You’ll still be able to get here whether you use the long way or the new short way.  Thanks for tuning in and staying with me as I figure out this blogging thing.  I hope my posts have been informative, useful, and above all else funny and snarky.  If there’s anything I can do to make your viewing and reading experience better, you now have a place to let me know.

The End is the Beginning is the End

If you’re seeing this post, it means that I’ve finally gotten started on a blog.  Or, months from now, it means that you’ve reached the end of my posting in reverse chronological order.  Either way, I hope will be (has been ) a fun read.

This is a place for me to condense thoughts and post things I might need to find later that would end up getting lost in the dark recesses of my mind.  Be warned that there are LOTS of things that pass through there on a regular basis, so you never know what’s going to end up here.

For the most part, this is going to be a technical place.  I’m a Cisco partner engineer, and I’m a CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CCVP, CCSP, and a whole host of partner specializations.  I’m also a CISSP, MCSE: Messaging, MCSE: Security, Novell Master CNE, VMWare VCP, and a litany of other things.  I say this not to toot my own horn, but to show that I’m pretty much all over the map when it comes to technical nerdage.  I work on a lot of things in my job, and if they call that ‘wearing many hats’ I should open a haberdashery.

I’m also on Twitter, so feel free to follow me.  I’m @networkingnerd.  This place will probably end up being a repository for my thoughts that run longer than 140 characters, but rest assured that the same snark that accompanies my tweets will probably leak over here.

So, look for more content to come.  Unless you’ve already waded through the content and found this last (first) entry.  In which case, start over again and make sure I’m keeping up with things.