Looking For Quacks In The Pavement

If you can pass the test, you can beat the rest.

Yesterday, I learned a few Linux tricks I didn’t already know followed by everything about ZFS and the nitty-gritty of how Dattos work that I didn’t know, not one bit. Today, I learned about bare-metal restores and some troubleshooting tips, then I took a test.

I feel sorry for the guy who has to grade mine, because many of the questions required written answers. Have you seen my handwriting? It’s abominable. For some reason my motor control goes completely out the window when I’m holding a writing implement. The longer I write, the jitterier my hand gets. I was hoping for some kind of web-based testing interface, I truly was. Ah, well. If they can interpret my test sheets correctly then I’ve probably passed… which is good considering the ridiculous amounts of my employers’ money and trouble involved in getting me here for that purpose.

Tomorrow I get up at 3:30am… Eastern time. That’s half past midnight on what is still my internal clock’s time, mind you.

This weekend I’ll see about doing something with all the pictures on my phone, but don’t expect a post from me tomorrow… 10 hours of travel await me. Yee and/or haw.


  1. Cheryl

    Whew! You’ve had a rough week. I hope you have an uneventful trip home and a quiet, restful weekend — you’ve earned ’em!

  2. Cheryl

    Okay, wait. That title is quoted from the Pet Shop Boys, isn’t it? Left to My Own Devices? (I’m getting slow in my old age…)

    • GreyDuck

      Thank you, and well spotted, you! 🙂

  3. Wonderduck

    Did a duck make the trip with you?

    • GreyDuck

      Yessir! I’ll be putting together a picture post once I’m safely settled at home. Though if you search Twitter or G+ for the #JetLagDuck hashtag you’ll see what the duck and I have been up to.

  4. sis

    Nice touch with the duck 😉

    • GreyDuck

      Thank you!

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