Reflecting on 2016

So before I go posting anything about what I want to accomplish during 2017 I should probably stop and look at what I set out to do in 2016. So last year
I posted my resolutions/goals for 2016. So for a quick recap the goals are the first bullets and the secondary bullets are how I felt I did.

New ISP Provider

So last year about this time we were able to switch our ISP from Time Warner Cable to a local company called Greenlight Networks . To me it wasn't about just getting rid of Time Warner Cable, but rather knowing that the Technology that I was buying was more robust than the Coax service that Time Warner would be providing.

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2016 Goals

So I saw a few other people posting their resolutions/goals for 2016, so I thought maybe I should. If it is public at least then someone can call me out on not finishing them.

Garden 2015

So one of the things that we tried last year and did okay with was a garden, so this Spring we gave it another go. This Spring unfortunately was a bit cooler and wetter than it was last year, but I think all and all we are doing okay. Overall I like the little bit of a challenge as well as knowing that I grew something I am eating.

This year we planted a few different things, so here here is our list and what seems to be going well at this point. The first set are our new attempts;

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Wedding Planning

We are working on planning our wedding, and I have decided to try to keep up the details at the following site.

http://kathryn.tadgeobrien.com/

Monitoring Thoughts

So for the last few years we have been working on developing the monitoring of our network. When I was first hired I was asked to look into what we might use. We were using What's Up Gold, but it had aged and wasn't being kept up. We were also using MRTG, but not on all of our links. Of course all the usually suspects showed up in all of my Google searches:

  • Nagios
  • Zenoss
  • Cacti
  • Zabbix

Then there were two that I hadn't seen before.

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