Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Still working on SWITCH, but I am also concurrently taking an online course on Programming fundamentals, on the www.coursera.org online course catalog. If you haven't checked it out, there are amazing courses available, and it's one of the reasons I want to press to finish the CCNP, so that I can enroll in more.

I am taking:

The Hardware/Software Interface 
by Luis Ceze, Gaetano Borriello

These professors are from the University of Washington Computer engineering school, and should be a good re-introduction into machine code, assembly language and compilers, to get a more basic grasp on coding and scripting and communicating to micro-controllers which, if you have checked out my robotics blog, is something that I am gaining interest in, if for nothing else, but to pass on to my kids.

It is also a refresher into utilizing VMware with linux, in this case, Red Hat Fedora over VMware.

I used VMware once before to make GNS3 run on a Win8 machine when Win8 was still in the TechNet beta, and the installer would not recognize it as a valid OS.

Anyway, this is what our instance looks like:

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