Over the past week or two, I’ve been thinking about my career and what certifications I’d like to get in my field so that I can be a better employee to anyone that will have me. I’ve determined that I am going to get my Cisco certification, as a CCNA to start out (that’s sort of the entry level certification) and then go on from there in an operating system.

I had been thinking about becoming Microsoft certified.

My workplace is becoming all Microsoft centric, slowly losing all connections to its original Unix and Linux roots, and since I’m a good little worker bee (when I’m not rebelling), I’ve been trying to keep my computer within corporate limits and play the Microsoft way.

It’s a lot of work.

While I definitely can see why Microsoft does the things it does, I just find myself enjoying my computer much more when I come home and play with our Macs.

Thank the Universe for Mac OS X.

Last night Earl and I, along with our friends Tim and Steve, stopped at the Apple store here in Rochester (it’s a new one!) to take a look at the new Intel Macs and such. I was REALLY tempted to by something, especially during tax return season, but we did not. And that’s o.k.

I didn’t really need to buy anything for me to know deep down in my heart that once I went Mac, I’d never go back.

So bye bye to any thoughts of Microsoft certification after I do my Cisco stuff, I’m moving on to something else.