Bachelor’s Degree

I’ve never been very regular on posting on my blog, however I’ve been trying to do better, especially regarding my monthly dividends from the stocks I invest in. You may have noticed I’ve been extremely quite these last couple of months. I decided in mid May that I wanted to finally finish my 4-year Bachelor’s degree. I have worked on this off and on for years. When my sister Michelle passed away about 6 1/2 years ago, I dropped out again and had never returned. At that time I was working on Bachelors of Science – Information Technology with a Security emphasis through Western Governors University. Since that time I have left the corporate job I had in Las Vegas, moved to Southern Utah, and have been doing a bunch of different things. It didn’t feel like an IT degree was as important to me as it once had. So, much like when I finally got my Associates degree from College of Southern Nevada, I decided to focus on business management instead of IT. I started at WGU on July 1, 2019. I had 15-classes left. Under the standard class schedule I would complete 4-classes during the 6-month semester, taking me much longer to complete than I wanted to. Due to being able to “Accelerate“, I was able to complete these 15-classes in under 2-months. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I now have my 4-year college degree, Bachelors of Science – Business Management.

I graduated with a High School Degree in 1999.
It took me 10-years to graduated with a 2-year Associates in Business in 2009.
It took me another 10-years to graduate with a 2-year Bachelors of Science – Business Management in 2019.

Just in time for my 20-year high school reunion… I have a 4-year college degree.

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The Personal Protection and Home Safety Affordability Act

In light of today’s SCOTUS decision, I think “The Personal Protection and Home Safety Affordability Act” should be introduced. Using the newly expanded taxation powers, all Americans should be required to purchase guns and ammo to protect their families. This is a form of taxation. Anyone who doesn’t purchase guns and ammo for their personal protection will have a penalty that they aren’t required to pay. As has been repeatedly demonstrated, states with higher percentages of gun ownership as lower per capital crime, states who opt out of the Personal Protection and Home Safety Affordability Act will lose funding for their local police departments. To ensure that the poor and poorest of Americans can afford firearms, the Federal government will setup “exchanges” where they can receive free and low cost firearms and ammo.

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Frame-Relay Notes

This is part of the Cisco Notes series on Mike’s World News.

Frame Relay is a Common WAN protocol which exists at layer 2 only, therefore frames are transmitted. The frames are a variable sized.

can transmit upto 1.54 mb.

Your router is the DTE. They receive the clocking speed from the DCE, inside the frame-relay cloud.
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Subnet Cheat Sheet

This is part of the Cisco Notes series on Mike’s World News.

I think one of the most important things to write down once you get into the testing center during the Cisco tutorial is your CIDR notation, with the # of hosts, and the full Subnet Mask.  I would go from /22 – /30, although that is my personal preference. 
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When you become a little kid again…

Mikey and I were talking this morning. He asked me “When you become a little child again, will you” do something or another (I forget now what it was). I asked him if he thought I’d become a little child again. “Yes Daddy, when you get to the end of the numbers.”. I asked him what the end of the numbers are. “When you reach 100, that is the end of the numbers and you become a little child again.”

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Lie Clocks

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

He asked, “What are those clocks?”

St. Peter answered, “Those are Lie Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie Clock. Every time you tell a lie, the hands on your clock will move.”

“Oh,” said the man, “whose clock is that?”

“That’s Mother Teresa’s. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie.”

“Incredible,” said the man, “and whose clock is that?”

St. Peter responded, “That’s Abraham Lincoln’s clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his life.”

“Where’s President Obama’s clock?” asked the man.

“Obama’s clock is in Jesus’ office,” said St. Peter, “he’s using it as a ceiling fan.”

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A Snow Day in Vegas?

“Due to weather conditions and for the safety of students, all Clark County School District schools will be closed today. Students should not report to campus. All administrators, 12-month employees, and office staff should report to work as usual. Teachers, other classroom employees and bus drivers are not expected to report to work since a makeup day may be scheduled later in the year. All school-based Food Service personnel, Food Service truck drivers and warehouse employees are not to report for work. However, all other Food Service personnel shall report for work or contact their supervisor.”
18 December 2008

I grew up going to school in the Clark County School District.  I don’t ever remember a snow day ever canceling school.  So much for global warming.  Oh, speaking of school canceling, my CERT class from last night was also canceled.

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