Yet another HR friendly document

As I start to delve into the world of Microsoft’s Azure cloud, and being what it seems to be an IT certification hoarder, I’ve decided to take the beginner level AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam to start my Azure certification journey. The exam is equivalent to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and the cloud neutral […]

Guts, The Black Swordsman – Prime 1 Studios Statue

Guts, The Black Swordsman Berserk has surpassed the Sauron Sideshow Premium Format as my favorite statue in my entire collection. Being my first 1/3 scale statue, can I see why people love this scale over any other. The majority of my collection consists of 1/6 and 1/4 scale statues, and this one completely towers over […]

Book Review – ¡Santiago y cierra, España!

¡Santiago y cierra, España! (St. James, Close, and Spain) is the third and final volume by José Javier Esparza on the Reconquista. This book starts after the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. This particular era of the Reconquista (1212-1492) is really well documented, so I was surprised to see that this book was not […]

Yet Another HR Friendly Document

Over a year late, but I finally managed to complete my AWS Associate level trifecta certifications by passing the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam this past Friday. I obtained the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification on November 2019 and the AWS Certified Developer – Associate certification on September 2020. The Solutions Architect certification […]

Templar’s Reign Statue

Given that Sideshow’s new policy of their rewards points expiring, last year I found myself with about $80 worth of credit available to use before it completely expired. At first, I thought about using my available credit by purchasing an art print. However somehow within the Sideshow website, I happened to stumbled across The Templar’s […]

Reconquista Timeline and GitHub Pages

Website URL: https://alpha01.github.io/reconquista-timeline/ GitHub Repository: https://github.com/alpha01/reconquista-timeline I’m somewhat of a Hispanic history nerd, particularly the Reconquista Era. I’ve read about 20+ books on this subject, have three regular journal notebooks scattered with lots of different notes. I love book journaling, however this form of research and study does have it’s drawbacks. The main one, my […]

Book Review – First Templar Nation

First Templar Nation: How Eleven Knights Created a New Country and Refuge for the Grail by Freddy Silva is a fascinating book. I consider my knowledge of the history of The Kingdom of Portugal to be fairly strong. Including the first county of Portugal (which is not mentioned in this book). However, I learned a […]

Yet Another HR Friendly Document

I’ve been naming these posts as “Yet another friendly HR document”, but now that I think of it, these really should be called “Yet another manager friendly document” instead. But I digress. This time around, I successfully passed and obtained the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification. The majority of the exam overlaps the Certified Kubernetes […]

I don’t watch any movies

People seem to get shocked whenever I tell them that I don’t watch any movies, this also includes regular (live acting) TV shows. Over the last 20 years, I’ve gone to a movie theatre no more than 5 times (at least that I remember), and I had some fairly good excuses to do so. All […]

Sylvanas World of Warcraft – Statue

I only know World of Warcraft by name, so obviously I have no idea of the lore of this iconic video game franchise. Thus said, I do appreciate beautiful art. I first learned about the Sylvanas World of Warcraft statue by watching a YouTube review. This was back in late 2017, now fast forward four […]