January 2007 – Time Log


01/01/2007 – 1.5 hours. Read OECG, chapter 1.

01/02/2007 – 1.0 hours. Read OECG, chapter 2.

01/03/2007 – 1.5 hours. Start OECG, chapter 3.

01/04/2007 – 1.0 hours. Finish OECG, chapter 3.

01/05/2007 – 2.0 hours. Install WordPress, create “CCIE Candidate” blog, write some preliminary content.

01/06/2007 – 4.0 hours. Tweak CCIE Candidate look and feel, OECG chapter 1 write-up.

01/07/2007 – 0.0 hours. Sunday, day of rest.

01/08/2007 – 3.0 hours. OECG chapter 2 write-up. Spend time on Cisco NetPro forums, trying to answer questions.

01/09/2007 – 3.0 hours. OECG chapter 3 write-up begins. Time on NetPro.

01/10/2007 – 1.5 hours. Watch Cisco presentation on the CCIE Assessor Lab (looks very cool, they won me over when I’m ready). Add the “Time” & “Money” categories to CCIE Candidate.

01/11/2007 – 3.0 hours. Finally finish the write-up on spanning-tree, OECG Chapter 3. Spent about an hour reading posts on the NetPro forums, trying to answer questions. Heck, trying to UNDERSTAND the questions. People want help, but sometimes they don’t go out of their way to articulate the problem.

01/12/2007 – 0.0 hours. Trapped at work for an extra hour, slow ride home, plus attended a social event.

01/13/2007 – 1.25 hours. Read first 20 pages of OECG chapter 4.

01/14/2007 – 0.0 hours. Day of rest. That, and the Patriots were busy beating San Diego.

01/15/2007 – 3.0 hours. Read the rest of OECG chapter 4 and all of chapter 5. Download OECG errata sheets from ciscopress.com. Spend an hour researching questions on NetPro and GroupStudy mailing list.

01/16/2007 – 1.0 hours. Weak performance from the CCIE candidate tonight. Read chapter 6 from the OECG, and that’s about it. Spent an extra 1.5 hours at work because of some production issues, threw me off schedule, can’t get the brain to think much about what I’m reading. Tomorrow night starts chapters 4-6 write-ups.

01/17/2007 – 1.0 hours. Begin OECG Ch.4 write-up.

01/18/2007 – 2.0 hours. I thought I’d completed my Chapter 4 write-up, only to realize that I have to summarize all the IP header fields…but that can wait until tomorrow. I’m toast right now.

01/19/2007 – 2.0 hours, surprisingly. It was the IP header descriptions. And some other odds and ends to polish off OECG Ch.4, including the definitions.

01/20/2007 – 3.0 hours. OECG chapter 5 write-up. I did some cisco.com reading on NTP in this, plus cross referenced other things. It slowed me up a bit.

01/21/2007 – 0.0 hours.

01/22/2007 – 2.5 hours. OECG chapter 6 write-up.

01/23/2007 – 2.0 hours. OECG Chapters 1-6 test question review using companion CD-ROM.

01/24/2007 – 1.5 hours. Read OECG chapter 7.

01/25/2007 – 0.0 hours. I wussed out today. Brain fried from an early morning network maintenance window at work. Just not enough sleep. I couldn’t face reading about RIPv2, so I watched BSG on the DVR and let my brain turn to tapioca.

01/26/2007 – 1.5 hours. Read OECG chapter 8 (RIPv2).

01/27/2007 – 0.0 hours. Finishing kitchen project. Homeownership and all that.

01/28/2007 – 0.0 hours. STILL finishing kitchen project, but it’s really done now. Really.

01/29/2007 – 0.0 hours. Major work project, had to sleep early to be back for a midnight maintenance that went to the wee hours of the morning.

01/30/2007 – 1.5 hours.  Read OEGC chapter 9 (EIGRP).

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Ethan Banks

Most people know me because I write & podcast about IT on the Packet Pushers network. I also co-authored "Computer Networks Problems & Solutions" with Russ White.

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Most people know me because I write & podcast about IT on the Packet Pushers network. I also co-authored "Computer Networks Problems & Solutions" with Russ White.

Find out more on my about page.

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