The month so far

It has been a very busy, exciting month.  It started out with the arrival of a Microsoft Surface.  For those who aren’t in the know, it’s basically a table sized iPad on steroids.  Heres the unboxing video if you care to look upon the splendor that is the Surface…

Microsoft Surface Unboxing from RGU:Computing on Vimeo.

A link to the original video.

This was closely followed by a week long Red Hat Enterprise Linux training course in Glasgow.  I had a great time and learnt so much.  The week sped by as I was talking notes down and running through practical assessments.  Our trainer was very good and as we were such a small group, we were able to get a lot of valuable information out of it.  Hopefully looking at the second course within the next 12 months or so.  I continue to endeavor in Linux, and today will be updating one of our Linux servers.  At the end of the week we will be assembling a brand new server, but more on that in another post.

The month tailed off with some programming for the Microsoft Kinect.  Most of you will be familiar with the Kinect with regard to gaming, but there is so much potential in other applications.  The programming was done in an IDE called Processing, using Java.  It was great fun and as all of the binaries and software is free, I highly recommend any tech savvy Kinect owner to have a go.

Inbetween all of this, I have been working on my Windows 7 Configuration certificate and look to be sitting the exam within the next few weeks.  With any luck, next time I sit down to write an update here, I’ll be an MCTS!

That’s all for now, more at a later date!

Doug

A new year & a new start

Apologies for the length between posts, consider it as a Winter hibernation…

DigIT will be launching a new advertising campaign in the Spring which will focus on the Hillside area of Aberdeen, Culter, Cults, Milltimber and Bieldside.  Expect flyers through your doors telling of the wonders offered by digIT, so much more than Computer repairs.

So with that out of the way, what have I been doing these past months?  Well, I have recently finished a short course on Windows 7 Administration and am about to start a final video training course before undertaking a Microsoft Certification exam, hopefully by the end of Spring this year.  I have also been familiarising  myself with Linux as I will be attending a week long Red Hat Enterprise Linux course in Glasgow next week.  Looking forward to the possibilities that will open up!

Aside from training, I have been getting quite attached to my DSLR.  I have, yet another training class, coming up on how to best utilise my camera in a couple of weeks.  Looking forward to getting the most out of my new found hobby.  I find myself having to restrain from taking cliched closeups of water droplets and what not, but am enjoying the ability of taking awesome looking photos!

That’s all for now folks, I’ll do my best to keep this blog up-to-date, but like most Geeky types, I am easily distracted!

 

Doug