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Update

It’s been almost 6 months since I last wrote a post here. A lot has happened in that time which has kept me busy and unable to post here is a quick update for you all.

I started a new job at the end of March as a Linux Systems Administrator for a small business 4 times the distance away from where I was working. Given that I was working 2 miles away from my home and running / cycling in everyday 8 miles isn’t much more, half an hour by car or 35mins bike the move wasn’t so much of a big deal.

I completely changed roles to take this new job, entailing learning an entirely different skill set with an immense learning curve. I held back talking about my career change as I was on probation and didn’t want to tempt fate but I was offered the job on a permanent basis in June.

Over the past 6 months I have been introduced to a lot of interesting technologies. I’ve also implemented a lot of code as this is a DevOps role which is something I haven’t done before. Given that my degree was in Software Engineering it is nice to finally start harnessing that skill set.

This change in role brought with it a steep learning curve, so much so that a lot of things really had to take a back seat, this blog was one of them. Recently I’ve started getting on top of things and feeling more confident in what I am doing meaning I have more time to devote to other things, therefore I intend to start posting to this blog again.

In the future this blog will focus more on Linux Systems Administration and DevOps related topics as this is what I am doing day in day out. I have lots to share and I will start writing new posts going forward. Watch this space!

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Jason Edwards