Lately…

I’ve had quite a few things going on. Somehow, things all happen at once.

Today I did a little work on my new dedicated server, but I still need to wait for a few domains to transfer over to 1&1, where I’ve decided to keep all the domain registrations. I now own 8 domains, which are

  • momrik.com
  • mtdewvirus.com
  • mtdewvirus.net
  • mtdewvirus.org
  • nickmomrik.com
  • pokerchiptricks.com
  • pokerchiptricks.net
  • pokerchiptricks.org

I hope to have the pokerchiptricks.com site up in the next few weeks, but there really is a lot of work to do. I need to come up with a design, shoot a lot of videos, compress all of those videos, write tutorials, and many other things I have planned.

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Pass, Fail

I was cramming all night. Finally decided to get a little sleep at 6:30 AM and woke up again at 8 to study some more and get ready for the tests. 1.5 hours of sleep…not bad! I managed to get through all 193 pages of Microsoft ASP.NET Setup and Configuration Pocket Reference. A great little book for the price. The next step was to tackle the 1527 page monster, Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (Core Reference), which is another great book. I made it through all but 2 chapters.

Exam 70-305 was the first test of the day and the one I feared the most because I failed to pass it almost 3 months ago. Not this time though. I needed a 700 to pass and achieved a 775. It seemed a lot easier this time around. Exam 70-306 came next and I didn’t know what to expect. Again I needed a 700, but barely missed it with a 675, which must be only one or two questions! While studying, I had focused on 70-305 because I didn’t want to fail again, so I missed a few things that were on 70-306. I plan to retake it in the next week or two though and pass with flying colors.

Once I pass it, I’ll only need to pass Exam 70-310 and then I’ll be a MCAD. After that I could take two more tests (70-300 & 70-229) to become a MCSD. According to recent reports, salaries are on the rise for Microsoft Certified Professionals. Sounds like a plan to me.

4:15

It’s 4:15 AM, do you know where your children are? I’m on page 785 of a 1527 page book with less than 6 hours until my first test. There is a bunch of Domino’s pizza in the fridge from dinner…it feels like college all over again!