This year my cycling miles are not what they were last year. I am making good use of my time when I am not riding my bike. I am drawing more and I am finally making some headway into developing my computer skills. I have two VmWare EXSi 6.0 host and I have set up a Domain Controller, IIS server and MS SQL database. I have also set up a separate VLAN and wireless network for all of these servers. My goal is to get a SharePoint server up and running as well.
I am a self taught learner and I like to dive in and figure out stuff by doing it. As the information on the Internet increases is is almost impossible to find a limit to what you want to learn by watching a YouTube video or reading a Blog posting. The way my brain works may seem strange to most, but while some folks find peace in meditation or reading a book, I find relaxation when I listen to music while drawing or while I configure servers and develop web applications.
I am also using a CentOs 7 desktop to access and manage all of these servers. I have decided to once again migrate my primary desktop back to Linux. I recently had to rebuild a failed Windows 10 desktop laptop that had a failed solid state drive. That experience forced me to set up a new Windows desktop for my wife and start backing it up using Windows backup on an external drive. I decided to move my desktop to a Linux environment. All of my files are on Google Drive, but I still clung to the Adobe Creative Suite products. I may finally give them up, but for now I am going to stay with CentOs 7 for my primary desktop.
My current web development environment is on my private network, but I am planning on making the SharePoint site public soon. I will publish Windows and Linux based websites.