I've recently been studying for my CCENT exam, coming from 0 experience and following along on CBTNuggets. I'm really starting to enjoy and understand networking.
While I have been using Packet Tracer to follow along with the labs provided by CBTNuggets, the other day I was offered by some of the IT guys at work some old equipment - which I'd prefer because I'm more of a hands-on learner.
All up I was given
3 x Cisco 1841 Routers - Running IOS 15
2 x Cisco WS-C2950-24 Layer 2 Switches - Running IOS 12
1 x Cisco WS-C3550-24 Layer 3 Switch - Running IOS 12
A bunch of Ethernet cables, plugs, serial ports, a rack and rack mounts for dirt cheap - I'd be stupid to say no to, so I took it all.
My question is, would learning on the IOS 12 equipment affect my studying/chances on passing the exam?
I've changed my squat stance to a wider stance roughly 8 weeks ago, having long legs this has really helped me feel more comfortable hitting depth but one thing I've noticed is my squat speed has slowed.
No matter the weight my rep speed is slow compared to when I squat with a narrower stance. I hope with more time it'll start getting better but so far only very minimal improvement.
Is there anything inherently wrong with a slower squat speed? I know I won't be able to build up my explosiveness but other than that am I missing anything else?
As a friend I want to see you achieve your weight loss goals. I managed to achieved mine and while it wasn't easy, I in no way regret the struggle as I am now living a much happier life.
But this is the last time you are going to be wasting my time.
This is the second time in the space of 2 months that we have sat down together for a couple of hours and I outline everything I did in order to lose weight and for you to ignore it in the space of 24 hours because of various reasons.
The first time I explained everything from me counting my macros to my exercise program. I calculated your macros and showed you how to use MyFitnessPal only for you to text me later that night saying "Apparently counting macros doesn't work, so I'm going to try X diet instead."
If it doesn't work, how did I lose the 40kg?
The second time, being this past Saturday. I ran through the same stuff but thought I'd make it less overwhelming for you, instead of macros just count your calories. I don't care what you eat, as long as you eat as close to the number I gave you. I decided I'd give you a follow up text this morning, to see how the weekend has gone only for you to reply saying "I've brought these diet pills so I'm just going to try them"
Don't waste my time anymore, I've give you all the advice I can give. If you don't want to act on it because you've heard from someone who was never fat that it doesn't work or some pop up is selling fake diet pills then don't come to me.
I just don't want to hear you complaining when we as a group are all out for dinner, about how fat you are getting when I've given you all the help you need to get started.
Just a simple question as I'm starting to learn a bit more and really focus on my finances.
Would buying VGS be the same as registering for a international broker (CommSec International) and buying an index fund for that market?
If not which is the better method?
Without giving to much away, I've been with the company for 4 years, started basically as cleaner and have worked my way up into my current role (office based/behind a computer).
During some downtime I was cleaning up/filing away some very old documents and came across the advertisement that was going to be used to advertise for my current job (if no one internal stepped up).
It outlines all my duties (which since have expanded - been in this current role for 2 years now). One thing I did notice is that it mention the salary, which is currently +15k more than I earn. Obviously a noticeable increase and would help me out financially!
I just need advice on asking about/for a pay rise, do I mention I found the advertisement?
I've compiled a list of my current duties including all of those on the advertisement + more, so I am prepared to tell them what I do on a day to day basis and also all the recent things I've accomplished.
All advice appreciated!
EDIT - Thought I should add, I am already getting paid the 'industry-standard'
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I've been a long time lurker and thanks to all of you I have finally gotten my finances in a stable place.
Moving forward I plan on investing any "left over" cash I have. Although I have seemed to confuse myself. I've read you should have X% in a domestic index fund, X% in an international index fund and X% in bonds.
With such a small amount ($5K) would it be smart to split it or begin in one index fund and as I get more cash begin to balance my portfolio?