2020

As always, I’m keeping this short.

2020 is here and I have focal point for the year. My optics are tuned and set on the follow list:

  • Clarity. In my mind and of others. All too often, I’m immediately responding assuming that I understand. Sometimes I don’t. It often comes off as rude or aggressive and it needs to change. This is a joint effort, but at least I will be the one to start the shift among my colleagues.
  • Project management. I enjoy organizing projects, drafting reports on progress and achieving varying levels of progress.
  • CCNP, Python, Ansible. The new CCNP is around the corner. It’s going to involve Networking, DevOps, and Automation. I’m getting it.
  • Action. There’s no waiting. Just acting. I’ll assess all opportunities that come my way, see if they fit with my 5 year and 10 year roadmap and execute on all opportunities that align.
  • Intentionally . Doing the best with full intentions of performing the best I can.

That’s it. I’m really just focusing on key skills, growing professionally as a manager and leader, and chiseling away at progress.

Ansible (Red Hat) – 5.18.2019

Today, I’m installing Ansible on my Mac…

For Mac, you need to install pip, which is done by following the instructions provided by Ansible, which didn’t work for me, so I found an easier command:

$ sudo easy_install pip

With that command, I was able to make it to the next phase… which didn’t work. At this point, I was very frustrated! After deciding to read all of the instructions on Ansible, I found a paragraph regarding MacOS 10.9 . Well, I was running 10.14. It obviously inherited its bitchiness from 10.9. So, I ran the command:

$ CFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments CPPFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments pip install --user ansible

All problems were solved. At this point, I’m considering a degree in Linux based systems so that I can actually understand this shit. But no, I’m going to continue my path toward the #CCIE and #CCAr!


Credit: Ansible for making an amazing product that’s openSource, Apple for making amazing hardware with very low specs, and Cisco for being amazing.