Hello and welcome to my blog, Shangrihalla!

The primary purpose of this blog is to provide a learning experience for me and will contain my forays into the multiple areas of system administration. My challenge to myself for 2017 is to update this site with articles at least twice a month. If you’re still with me, you can see that at the top I have several topics that I want to log my experiences in. As time goes on I’m sure I’ll add more, but for now I want to start small.

The writing in the posts are mostly raw. The information will always be reliable and accurate. If there is a detail I’m not 100% sure I understand, I will not write about it. My intention is not to make claims or write posts that I am not 100% confident in. That is not to say that I won’t make mistakes, but I am forever a student of the IT industry and do not claim mastery of anything. Many of my posts will most likely contain me blundering through a “thing” I’m trying to accomplish and then hopefully accomplishing it and detailing what I learned from “thing.”

Hopefully because of how my content is presented I can assist a lone admin or tech travelling through the wild looking for a simple, understandable solution to their problem. It’s certainly where I often find myself.

Why Shangrihalla?

To be honest, it popped in my head when I was thinking of starting this. When I paid for the domain and saw it on paper it didn’t look as good, but here we are. I’ll put an interesting spin on it and you can roll your eyes or go with it or whatever you want to do. I’m not in charge of how you run your life.

Shangrihalla is the combination of two places, very (very) loosely defined:

Shangri-La – An earthly paradise or utopia from the novel Lost Horizon
Valhalla – Norse mythology dead warriors taken here by valkyries

Shangrihalla, to me, is the combination of paradise through battle. The brief feeling you experience after you’ve corrected an especially difficult issue or problem. That feeling is how I’m able to validate all the frustration being in the IT industry can cause.

Dramatic enough for you? 🙂