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Beckawk commented on a post in r/ccna
Beckawk 2 points

In the Odom book, chapter 6 begins discussing more practical topics. The point of the first few is to lay a foundation so that you know what you're actually looking at. I remember being impatient to get hands on with it too, but stick out the fundamentals and make sure you understand them because everything else is built on top of that.

I'm currently studying for my CCNA, I'm around 2 months in and up to chapter 20 in the official guide.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/ccna
Beckawk 7 points

The OSI model is horrendously out of date and doesn't apply to anything we use now. We use the TCP model now which mushes Presentation, Session and Application into a single Application layer. I wouldn't worry too much about it, it's in the course material for historical purposes these days and is thankfully a lot more cut down than the OSI model topic I studied in 2007.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/Adelaide
Beckawk 1 point

I go to Estetica on Prospect Road. My hair is not tightly curled, but a mix of wavy and curly. I see Michelangelo (I have no idea if that's his real name) and he always does an amazing job of my hair. He tends to do cuts/styles that accentuate the curls rather than ruin them with straightening. :)

Beckawk commented on a post in r/Volkswagen
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IndecisionRobot 6 points

Purely anecdotal but my SO used to work at a dealership for another company. Those 1-10 surveys are viewed as 10=good 1-9=bad. People were missing out on bonuses and such over customers not committing to a 10 score. Not saying that what's happening only that this could be the case.

Beckawk 2 points

That would explain why the guy at the dealership was pressuring me to give him 10s. I gave him a 10/10 the first time I bought a car but when I got it replaced through them under insurance, I was somewhat cranky about them trying to drop my accessories off, the 2 month wait, and the kind of sloppy detailing job. Gave him a 9.

Interestingly, the survey included a question that asked if I'd been pressured to give 10s. I think I said "I'd rather not say" which can probably be assumed to mean yes.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/ccna
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Beckawk 2 points

I'm self studying and handwriting notes as well because I find it helps with my recall. I'm 2 years removed from university but was in a degree with not much note taking.

I've found it helpful to take down definitions including the meanings of acronyms or commands, which I highlight in one colour. If there's an important piece of information that I think I'll forget, I'll highlight it another colour. I also like to highlight the dot point markers to make them stand out more.

For example I've got "switchport trunk encapsulation [dot1q/isl/negotiation] = Set trunking encapsulation method. Negotiate will use ISL if both switches support it, otherwise dot1q. Best to set dot1q so Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) does not negotiate ISL."

So bold will be one colour, italics will be another. Having gone over my notes for the part reviews in the official book, I've found this helps to pick out information that was important. The official book also tends to denote the important points with "key topic" icons in the margin.

I also find it useful to copy out some of the network diagrams if I'm struggling with a concept. I'm quite visually inclined so that could just be me. Here's a typical page from my notebook. I struggled to grasp this one, so I probably noted down things that I didn't strictly need to know.

Smilin_Chris 1 point

Thank you for that! My notes look very similar to yours, so I guess I don't have too much out there. :/ Soooo much to commit to memory. :/

There's definitely no breezing through this information.

Beckawk 1 point

You'll probably find that as you go on, some of the earlier stuff will become less useful because the later concepts build on it so it's lodged in memory. The acronyms and OSI/TCP/IP models I wrote down in the first few pages of my book are now lodged in my brain so I can skim those when I'm revising. I've also got a few diagrams I've printed off the internet and stuck in there that were too detailed for me to write down, like the composition of Ethernet, IP, and TCP headers and a diagram of the TCP three-way handshake.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/ccna
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Beckawk 2 points

The lite network sim that comes with the book is nowhere near enough. I breezed through the sims while reading part 2. I managed to break its MAC address tables by experimenting outside the configuration drills. I've got no other experience with simulators since I went the physical route.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/DesignPorn
Artology 24 points

It’s very clever, it makes the parents spend more. That “bite” means custom tooling and could end up adding an extra 50% to the price of the book.

Beckawk 1 point

They were only like $5-$10 books in the late 90s, if that (looking online they're now around $13). I'm pretty sure they were made by Scholastic who made more money off some of the other weird stuff they sold through the book order catalogues they used to send round to school kids in the 90s.

The schools used to buy them all for the library as well, so that would've kept prices down too. If nothing else, that bite out of the top right did actually stop people dog-earing library books to mark their page.

duskpede 9 points

A bunch of short stories for kids in Australia had that effect, they were called like Aussie bites or something like that

Beckawk 7 points

Exactly what I thought of when I saw this. They also had "Aussie Nibbles" too which had a smaller bite taken out and were for younger kids. Here's an example for the non-Aussies.

jonathan-munro 1 point

I'm planning on getting an ipad today and can only hope my work comes out as fantastic as this. I think the eye could use a little bit of a stronger highlight but otherwise it's great.

Beckawk 1 point

Yeah. Having looked back at the reference, I tend to agree that the eye is a little bit dark.

You're gonna love the iPad. There's virtually no lag or parallax, it's fantastic. I've got the first generation and of course, they brought out the second not long after I got it. It's still an amazing bit of kit, so I don't really mind. :)

ToySkyline 1 point

Thank you for providing reference, I want to apologize for my assumptions. Honestly the bird was much more vivid than I had expected, I've never seen anything like it. I don't think you goofed up on the branch at all, in fact I think you really nailed it. Anyway, I'm sorry if I offended you it did turn out quite well and I was intending to help, all the same it's my bad if it was hurtful.

Beckawk 1 point

All good. I asked an artist friend and he said he'd have made the same assumption about saturation without the ref, so maybe I should've provided that off the bat. I just don't like providing refs coz it highlights where I messed up more clearly.

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Beckawk commented on a post in r/DigitalPainting
Beckawk 3 points

Did you use the official prompts or make up your owns as you went? I considered doing Inktober but I just couldn't get enthused by the themes.

noxiw 1 point

These were all my own ideas as I went- I couldn't find a prompt list I was overly inspired by.

Beckawk 1 point

I may have to try that next year. These look great, by the way. :)

Beckawk commented on a post in r/childfree
wiggySaurus 49 points

I just recently had this happen at my job. I made the "mistake" of casually saying I was pretty tired at the end of the day and couldn't wait to get home (after my hour-long commute). Coworker says I "don't know" what tired is because I have no kids. Wtf? I didn't realize being a parent is the only thing that causes fatigue.

Beckawk 13 points

I work with a guy that has three kids (and wishes he'd stopped at one) that I've previously made the mistake of saying "I'm tired" to. Next time he does it, I'm going to tell him he's welcome to have the anxiety disorder that keeps me awake at night.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/Adelaide
Fartmatic 4 points

I can usually listen to eastern pronunciations without being jarred by the differences (obviously exposed to it all the time) but some really stand out, like hearing 'castle' rhyming with hassle. And often them saying 'pool' sounds almost like a Kath and Kim resembling 'puell'.

Beckawk 0 points

"Cassle" is Victorian pronunciation. Newcastle in NSW is pronounced exactly how you'd expect by locals. Or shortened to Newie, coz Straya.

Beckawk 1 point

I've lived here about 5 years, from NSW originally. I've had people give me funny looks, correct me, or make fun of me for not elongating my "a" sounds.

I got some funny looks when we had a person at work named "Grant" because it's pronounced with a short a in the eastern states. I ended up having to assimilate because people took too long to figure out who I was referring to.

I also picked up on a fellow NSW person in my office (been here longer than me) from the way he pronounced the word "tool". He was surprised that I was able to pick it when I brought it up.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/Adelaide
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Stratahoo 9 points

Just got a good 5 minutes of hail, but it wasn't spherical, it was all jagged and sharp. Weird.

Beckawk 4 points

We got hail here too. It sounded small but my car is outside and I only got it a month ago. :/

Stratahoo 2 points

My car is outside too, and it's parked under a very twisted old tree - I'll know in the morning if my car survived.

Beckawk 2 points

Well, hopefully you haven't heard any loud bangs. Good to know I'm not the only one that can't sleep with that raging on outside.

Beckawk commented on a post in r/Adelaide
InquisitorVawn 1 point

Any particular flavour you'd suggest?

Beckawk 2 points

Start with original and experiment from there. Chicken is, oddly, pretty tasty.

InquisitorVawn 2 points

Speaking of chicken being oddly tasty, I discovered a long time ago that a vegemite sandwich on white bread with lots of butter is improved immeasurably with the addition of chicken twisties.

Beckawk 2 points

Forgot to mention, crinkle cut works best. As for chicken Twisties on Vegemite sandwich, I can definitely see that being good.

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Beckawk commented on a post in r/Adelaide
Beckawk 1 point

I spent 10 months unemployed fresh out of uni (had no experience though). I only found work because I was offered temp work which turned permanent after 6 months, and that was applying for everything that sounded even vaguely suitable.

I applied for a junior position in a tech company last year and they told me they'd had over 1,000 applicants. Later found out they gave 30 of those a technical test and only 4 of those got interviews. Competition is unfortunately pretty high down here.

Pioneerpie26 0 points

Dang. Even by London standards those numbers are scary.

Beckawk 1 point

To be fair, it was advertised as a junior sysadmin position in February (so more graduates out of work).

I'm currently working as an admin assistant in the insurance industry, the insurance companies are usually looking for claims officers but tend to prefer experience. They've also recently made changes to the 457 visa which may make it even harder for you. Sorry, our government sucks. :(

Beckawk commented on a post in r/Adelaide
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Beckawk 1 point

They used to sell the 2L bottles at IGA/Foodland but about a year ago they stopped stocking them despite the fact they sold a good amount of them. Diet Vanilla Coke is my absolute favourite, so I was super sad about it. If you do manage to find the 2L bottles again, please let me know. :(

Beckawk commented on a post in r/TumblrInAction
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PM_ME_MEADOW_RAINES 1 point

I don't agree that it will be a lot harder to lose weight if you can't exercise, though. Maybe harder, but not significantly - though exercise is important to being healthy, it's only a part of losing weight.*

doesn't need to be good, healthy food either, just not an excess of bad food - tho an adequate amount of good, healthy food is obviously ideal.

sorry about your neck! I have a leg issue that when I'm in a lot of pain sometimes it's super frustrating to do much of anything but be annoyed by everything. I hope you heal ok <3

*maybe I'm being dismissive of the importance of exercise actually since I managed to lose my weight with very minimal exercise, like walks and some other misc little things over the course of like a year and a half. not SUPER FAST, but I got down to (and remain) a healthy weight.

Beckawk 1 point

As I think I mentioned in the original comment you replied to, I have complex emotional issues surrounding food which also makes it harder to make sensible choices around food. I am the sort of person that can either get absorbed in something and not eat all day or binge like crazy. Obviously there are in between days as well (which are ideal).

Thank you. I have gotten over the emotional crap from it which saw me on the food binge again at least.

PM_ME_MEADOW_RAINES 1 point

it's understandable. I don't mean to be a shit - I just know for me, it got much, much easier once I stopped blaming things out of my control, and just did what I actually could do, like I'll probably never be able to run a sick marathon or whatever no matter how hard I try or fit I get, or a half marathon or whatever else.

Beckawk 1 point

I lost 5kg earlier this year. It may sound like an excuse, but at the moment, I'm just maintaining till my neck stops making me feel like shit so often. Getting physio and doing other things to help with that.

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