Tag: Sysadmin

Migrating All My Scripts to Gist @ Github

I actually noticed today that the formatting is totally screwed on any of the scripts, or snippets of code I’ve posted.

So what I’ll be doing from now on is uploading all code snippets to Github’s Gist so in the future if any lost Sysadmin stumbles across this page then you’ll have an easier time modifying and reading the code thanks to the inbuilt syntax highlighting 😀

You’ll be able to view all these code snippets over at https://github.com/fenneh


Trello – Organise Work and Life

I guess I’ve lacked a little bit of content up and over on here. The goal of this Blog? was to really give me a reference to look back on and see how much I’ve improved.

It was only 18 months ago that I was doing lots of data entry, I wasn’t even working in IT and now I’m here with my CCNA, scripting away, destroying group policies, designing fully fault tolerant virtualized systems for our production environments and generally improving every day.

I only wish I started this Tumblr when I started out on my SysAdmin adventures.

But alas, better late than never.

Now, this brings me onto something else, organization of work.

How do you do it? 

I’ve tried multiple things from using a calendar, pen & paper and even such things as Evernote and yet none of them seemed to fit me.

All I was looking for was a place to store ideas, requests, reminders and attach some files and that’s where Trello really has triumphed for me.

The best way to think of Trello is a collection of cork boards, and to each item you place on it you can pin others. These boards can be made public or kept private and are all fully searchable.

For me personally, I’ve found myself having two primary boards, work, and home. Each has a subsection, for work it follows a very Agile/Kanban approach but more tuned to my personal workflow.

For home use, it tracks personal goals, reminders, events etc.

I’m not going to give too much of an in-depth review of it, just an idea for any of those people out there looking to try something new, it’s not much to commit to… just a simple web page, no extra apps, just one page.

But, yep that’s about it. I urge you to try it out, if you’re fighting procrastination or are generally all over the place then try and get everything locked down. Sure, I’m not perfect, but I’m trying.. at the end of the day, it all helps go towards your overall focus.