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Funny story about… routers?; New JSF web site preview pictures!

Thursday, December 23, 2010 by  
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Yesterday I decided to skip my workout because I knew I was going to be moving lots of heavy network equipment all day long. I’m glad that I did because some of those routers were pretty heavy. Actually, I have kind of a funny story about one those routers. Long, long ago (like 1999), I was moving one of the routers that was finally decommissioned yesterday. This particular router is a Cisco 7513; it’s about the size of a mini-refrigerator and pretty heavy. Well, back in 1999 me and a co-worker (remember this, Adam?) were trying to position the router in the rack and the router slipped. I remember the both of us trying to lift the router and we were having a devil of a time. We wound up smashing the front bezel all to hell because we were using force to compensate for our lack of strength (this was several years before my transformation). So yesterday we were unloading a batch of 7513s from the van. I grabbed one (still fully loaded with cards and dual power supplies), picked it up and carried it into the storage room solo. The look on my boss’ face was pretty awesome.

I slept great last night, and woke up at 5:11 AM! I started working on the re-design of JSF almost immediately and I’ve accomplished a pretty decent amount of work this morning. While there is still much to do, I’d like to share a few screenshots with everyone this morning. Keep in mind that the design is still being worked on (especially the main page), so things will change by the time the new site launches. Still, these screens should give you an idea of where things are headed. The images can be found in this thread on the forum. Let me know what you think!

Registration for the January 2011 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 9:00 AM (EDT) on January 1, 2011 if you plan to participate–NO EXCEPTIONS! To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the January 2011 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

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