2013 Wrap up

2013 has been a stellar year on a number of levels for me. In January I sat my CCIE R&S for the second time and passed at last. November this year I took and passed the JNCIE-SP in my first attempt.

I travelled to more places this year than I’ve ever done. I’ve managed to see Greece, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, and Denmark – Some of these places I’ve already been to, but there were a few new on the list.

Blog-wise I’m a few hundred short of 180 000 views this year. I’ve almost totalled half a million in total since I started. Not bad for what is essentially my own notes.

Post-wise my old simple posts are still pulling major numbers in. My top three posts are :

  1. HSRP Object Tracking
  2. Access-lists vs prefix-lists
  3. MPLS L3VPN – Route Distinguisher vs Route Target vs VPN label


In the last 3 months the following three posts have already been increasing rapidly:

  1. L2VPN on Junos using CCC/Martini/Kompella
  2. So how does the JNCIE-SP compare to the CCIE R&S?
  3. Moving routes between a VRF and the global (default) RIB – Part 1 – Cisco IOS


In total I have published 267 posts and I still have 85 drafts! In fact I created 5 drafts alone in the last two weeks. If only I had the time to finish them…

Work-wise has been just as busy. I can’t go too much into in but rest assured I’m very busy on a day to day basis.

I plan a number of things for 2014. I plan to sit my CCIE SP lab and possibly go for the JNCIE-SEC too. I plan to work more on my python skills and who knows what else.

Hope your 2013 has been as good as mine and I wish all my readers the best for 2014!

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