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Darby Weaver Loses His Everlovin’ Mind

Darby’s tweets from this morning.  All of this was tweeted in just under 50 minutes.  He has now deleted his Twitter account.

These are in order from the first to last tweet:

6:00am and thinking… It’s a sad state when the world is so full of dumpers who passed the CCIE on a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.. etc.

And even TAC, and others usually have to go at least 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or yes more…

And yes, they do go more.

And when when real people who actually try cannot tell the difference.

Now a lot of people seem to blow the 1st or even 2nd attempts “to see the lab” if they have the means.

Cisco employees may have at least 3 shots for free and may use them or not. Good to be king.

I guess it comes down to perceived value?

Not of the CCIE or of any certification… not really.

It comes down to the value of integrity.

Do we care more for the pass or the skill we acquire along the way?

After working with over 60 CCIE Candidates these past 2 months… over 10 passed the lab…

Every single one used the availabe aids. Even the Cisco TAC guys.

Kinda weird logging into a rack and fixing problems for people that you’ve seen before…

And the other part is people openly admit it when asked.

Well never publicly.

They thank the varios vendors and reference books, some even reference Cisco.

None thank cciecert, reallabs, passearly, cathay, or any of the others they really used to get over the curb…

And even if they did not buy direct, they do buy or beg from somewhere and that is the secret of the CCIE.

Now you don’t have to take my word for it, take groupstudy for example. Go see for yourself.

I find it more comical when the clueless dolts mock me for taking my time and enjoying the mockery of the CCIE.

I guess they find it entertaining? Well it never fails to entertain me either.

Maybe I am the devil and maybe its better they don’t know my real name…

One thing is rare in CCIE’s, and that would be integrity.

After all this time… it’s time for me tell my story… get ready to be entertained.

Now I never said that CCIE’s did not work furiously to pass at 18-22 or pass in 3 months?

I never said they did not work hard to do it in 3+ attempts at 40 after having tried honestly and coming up short either.

Age had nothing to with it really.

People point at the Chinese or even Indians…. well I don’t blame nationality… cause I know westerners…

Now here’s the part that’s interesting… If you didn’t think you had an unfair advantage… did you still cheat?

Example? If you bought a workbook made by a vendor… and the vendor had employees who used the “Evil Material”…

Did you cheat or not?

If you were taught by a quad who took the short trip to the supermarket? Or a triple or even a double…

Hmmm… Well? You might think not…

If you used a listserver, where the NDA is a mockery? Did you cheat? Or not?

So studying from a list where the NDA is regularly and routinely violated for years…

Might not seem like a cop out to western civilization….

And maybe it is not.

Is the problem the lab itself? the material? the frequency of change?

Maybe?

Maybe it is?

Maybe there is no such thing as cheating a hands-on lab?

Well until Cisco finally admitted there was I’d have thought myself wrong…

Ethics are so sorely misunderstood in this age and time.

Now there’s another possibility…

If you sought to cheat as a strategy in the first place… well then at least your morals are in the right place and intact

Machivellianism has its place in Hell too, and as the Devil, I can attest to that…. :)

Now someone told me long ago…. before I ever heard of certifications…

And he was sincere and a very sharp guy too…

“If you ain’t cheating, then you ain’t trying…”

Well that’s how I have to sum the CCIE up….

And no one can tell better than the Devil…

Cause I’ve been beside more candiates in that lab than anyone short of a proctor…

Hey don’t cry, dry your eye… the CCIE is still the crown jewel…

Every diamond has its imperfections…

No one said the CCIE was flawless….

Here’s his description of his last lab attempt.

These tweets are in reverse order, so you will want to start at the bottom and work you way up.

  1. HankYeomans Dude I am laughing because @Darby_weaver blocked me too. (via @ccie4736) Hahahahhaha we’re all blocked but previous tweets still seachable 3 minutes ago from Tweetie
  2. HankYeomans @IPv6Freely do a search for darby_weaver previous tweets still see all of them 11 minutes ago from Tweetie
  3. HankYeomans @IPv6Freely yeah me too so everyone RT’d me including my other account if you go via WWW and don’t login but put /Darby_Weaver you’ll see 16 minutes ago from Tweetie
  4. robroutt74 @Darby_Weaver slim shady??? about 2 hours ago from TinyTwitter
  5. Stealx @Darby_Weaver We thank you for your hard work :) about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck
  6. cciepursuit @Darby_Weaver Rumpelstiltskin? about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck
  7. paland @Darby_Weaver So basically – “Got to lab late, finished lab almost on time, not checking my results” – gotta work on the verbal diarrhea man about 2 hours ago from Tweetie
  8. Darby_Weaver To know if I actually passed guys you’d have to first know my name. about 2 hours ago from web
  9. nemesisgy @Darby_Weaver lol why all of them on your case tho? about 2 hours ago from web
  10. Darby_Weaver @routeleaker Yep. Seriously. So I gotta have some patience. about 2 hours ago from web
  11. routeleaker @Darby_Weaver vested interest outweighs knowing if finally you have passed the thing? about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck
  12. Darby_Weaver @nemesisgy I get it all the time. Jedi Tweeter…. about 2 hours ago from web
  13. Darby_Weaver Besides I nearly went home without even taking thse thing. I’m lucky to have had the chance. Grateful I might add. about 2 hours ago from web
  14. nemesisgy hahahah @ these ppl all attacking @Darby_Weaver, this shit too funny, tweet fight!!! about 2 hours ago from web
  15. Darby_Weaver My vested interest outweighs my curiosity. about 2 hours ago from web
  16. Darby_Weaver @ccietalk Sorry you feel that way. I’ve got a vested interest in waitinga bit. about 2 hours ago from web
  17. Darby_Weaver End of story. about 2 hours ago from web
  18. Darby_Weaver So I guess as long as I can avoid checking things… I can rest in the confidence that I had a good lab on Monday. about 2 hours ago from web
  19. Darby_Weaver But I said before I went: Neither Confirm nor Deny, Pas or Fail. about 2 hours ago from web
  20. Darby_Weaver But I said beofre I went: Neither Confirm nor Deny, Pas or Fail. about 2 hours ago from web
  21. Darby_Weaver Got results early. about 2 hours ago from web
  22. Darby_Weaver And I was pacing myself. about 2 hours ago from web
  23. Darby_Weaver Moved on finished all but three tasks or 7 points. I somehow thought I had till at least 4:30pm. about 2 hours ago from web
  24. Darby_Weaver 2 Secs. about 2 hours ago from web
  25. Darby_Weaver So I fixed it. about 3 hours ago from web
  26. Darby_Weaver But it was in my show run and it definately resulted in “DELETED” for my DLCI. about 3 hours ago from web
  27. Darby_Weaver I never actually saw the command get entered in my SecureCRT. Never. about 3 hours ago from web
  28. Darby_Weaver I found the issue quickly after I returned to my seat. Whew! By the way – tune your scroll in SecureCRT, it might help. about 3 hours ago from web
  29. Darby_Weaver Mostly no access to docs, luckily I did not need them that much. about 3 hours ago from web
  30. Darby_Weaver Mostly I had no access to docs. Lucily I did not need them that much. about 3 hours ago from web
  31. Darby_Weaver The Documentation was unreachable very intermittently . The pod was S-L-U-G-G-I-S-H… about 3 hours ago from web
  32. Darby_Weaver So I stopped for an RR break collected myself and ask Howard if by chance something had changed? about 3 hours ago from web
  33. Darby_Weaver Certainly now kewl. about 3 hours ago from web
  34. Darby_Weaver My frame worked earlier and not that long ago… several tasks were configured and verified over that link. Now it was dead… about 3 hours ago from web
  35. Darby_Weaver Remember, this is maybe 2:00pm and I’m dealing with my routing tables and verification steps… and metrics. about 3 hours ago from web
  36. Darby_Weaver I took a few looks like all the usualy places and did not see it. about 3 hours ago from web
  37. Darby_Weaver Not something you want during the lab. about 3 hours ago from web
  38. Darby_Weaver My sh fram pvc | <DLCI> was showing deleted… not kewl I was Up/Down and was not sure why… about 3 hours ago from web
  39. Darby_Weaver And the lights went out. It suddenly got cold. about 3 hours ago from web
  40. Darby_Weaver At some point while doing some debugs and verification – I managed to squeek something under a frame interface… about 3 hours ago from web
  41. Darby_Weaver I made good time lots of verification and even some very skilled and tight debugging… about 3 hours ago from web
  42. fryguy_pa RT @Darby_Weaver: I don’t think I typed a thing for lunch. <- u r making up for it now tho about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  43. Darby_Weaver So.. I take the rest of my lab. about 3 hours ago from web
  44. Darby_Weaver Funny, no nerves, kinda surreal actually. about 3 hours ago from web
  45. Darby_Weaver Did a re-read and evaluated where I was. Normally I’d have done this over lunch. about 3 hours ago from web
  46. fryguy_pa @Darby_Weaver coffe free. I am there. Need to do my 2nd ie just for that. about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  47. Darby_Weaver I don’t think I typed a thing for lunch. about 3 hours ago from web
  48. cciejourney @Darby_Weaver Howard has us pops for lunch :D about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  49. Darby_Weaver Drinks were definately available for lunch. Thankfully, I was parched. about 3 hours ago from web
  50. cciejourney @Darby_Weaver Yea logging out and logging back in wasn’t as straight forward lol, 8 step guide next to the monitor… about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  51. Darby_Weaver Well coffee and tea are. – Be warned. about 3 hours ago from web
  52. Darby_Weaver Drinks are no longer freebies… at RTP at least not in the common area. about 3 hours ago from web
  53. Darby_Weaver I got to work through lunch for about 20 minutes but I got some chow. about 3 hours ago from web
  54. Darby_Weaver And proceeded to do my thing. about 3 hours ago from web
  55. Darby_Weaver So I looked at the workbook, looked straight-forward. Plenty of EXCELLENT diagrams. about 3 hours ago from web
  56. Darby_Weaver Whew! I think if you can figure that out, you passed. about 3 hours ago from web
  57. Darby_Weaver Ok I took my 4 OEQ’s that looked very straight forward and one worded. And tried to figure out how to close the screen. about 3 hours ago from web
  58. Darby_Weaver Sorry @paland… got distracted. about 3 hours ago from web
  59. Darby_Weaver @cciejourney Well that was a different story and a totally different scenario. about 3 hours ago from web
  60. Darby_Weaver More to follow. about 3 hours ago from web
  61. Darby_Weaver Over 2000+ are labeled for decertification right now that have been positively identified. about 3 hours ago from web
  62. nemesisgy @Darby_Weaver what you talking about? something happened to pass4sure? about 3 hours ago from web
  63. Darby_Weaver See there is a small war going on and most people don’t even know yet. about 3 hours ago from web
  64. Darby_Weaver One day the concept of P4S may be gone and guys like @certguard will be the reason. about 3 hours ago from web
  65. Darby_Weaver After the blood and they followed the money. about 3 hours ago from web
  66. cciejourney @Darby_Weaver Didn’t you jump on them for how they attacked Ethan Banks? about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  67. Darby_Weaver Blood hounds. about 3 hours ago from web
  68. Darby_Weaver Actually Robert, Taylor and the rest of the team at @certguard had a mission and followed it wherever it went. about 3 hours ago from web
  69. paland FFS @Darby_Weaver – if you did pass you’ll need to re-cert by the time you finish this f*cking story. about 3 hours ago from Tweetie
  70. Darby_Weaver Seems we all had @certguard wrong. Funny how that works out. about 3 hours ago from web
  71. Darby_Weaver Nope! It did not work out that way. about 3 hours ago from web
  72. Darby_Weaver Most of us and myself included thought they were after the money. about 3 hours ago from web
  73. Darby_Weaver @certguard made it clear where they stood on the matter. about 3 hours ago from web
  74. Darby_Weaver No need to answer, but just think about it, if you say you care… about 3 hours ago from web
  75. Darby_Weaver Ummm… which are you? about 3 hours ago from web
  76. Darby_Weaver And then some people did something about it. about 3 hours ago from web
  77. Darby_Weaver Some people use it. about 3 hours ago from web
  78. Darby_Weaver Some people complained about it. about 3 hours ago from web
  79. Darby_Weaver Let me ask those people… who think they know a bit: What did you do when you found out it was happening? about 3 hours ago from web
  80. Darby_Weaver See some folks don’t know the whole story that took over 3+ months or so to break a camel’s back. about 3 hours ago from web
  81. cciejourney @Darby_Weaver Back to the lab… Stay on topic damnit :P I only have 1.20 hours before I need to board for home about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  82. Darby_Weaver @certguard and @trainsignal were instrumental in helping out and there were others too. about 3 hours ago from web
  83. Darby_Weaver But if no one can tell me the braindump industry has not been adversely affected… because as far as I can tell that is the case. about 3 hours ago from web
  84. Darby_Weaver To be fair, I had a little help from a few people from a few countries. about 3 hours ago from web
  85. Darby_Weaver Don’t you think? about 3 hours ago from web
  86. Darby_Weaver If one person can dent the industry, then companies with a vested interest should be able to do better that I did by doing what I did. about 3 hours ago from web
  87. Darby_Weaver It’s history now. about 3 hours ago from web
  88. Darby_Weaver It happened this year. And it was not easy. But it is what it is. about 3 hours ago from web
  89. Darby_Weaver Or if they did, they didn’t do it. Did they? about 3 hours ago from web
  90. Darby_Weaver No one else knew how to effectively cut the vein… about 3 hours ago from web
  91. Darby_Weaver Ya’ll know why P4S no longer has the updates… Ah! If I told ya, I’d have to kill ya… about 3 hours ago from web
  92. jlgaddis RT @HankYeomans: @Darby_Weaver dude I know, sucks when pass4sure no longer works from cisco’s exam changes <– heh heh about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  93. Darby_Weaver I know, not my M.O. about 3 hours ago from web
  94. Darby_Weaver Believe it or not I was brief and extremely quick with the OEQ. about 3 hours ago from web
  95. Darby_Weaver So anyway… back to the Lemonade Story. about 3 hours ago from web
  96. fryguy_pa RT @HankYeomans: @Darby_Weaver dude I know, sucks when pass4sure no longer works from cisco’s exam changes about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  97. fryguy_pa RT @steve: @Darby_Weaver I think a real challenge for u would b gttng 2 the pnt in 140 characters! Just messing with u, ur entertaining me. about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck
  98. Darby_Weaver I got my rack assignment and went to sit down…. about 3 hours ago from web
  99. Darby_Weaver Hmm… Where was I… about 3 hours ago from web
  100. Darby_Weaver Hold on still putting away my things. Again I have to personally thank Howard for being cordial and professional. about 3 hours ago from web
  101. Darby_Weaver Hold on still putting away my things. Again I have to personally thank Howard for being cordial and preofessional. about 3 hours ago from web
  102. KhalsaLabs @Darby_Weaver well congratulations for the hard work :) about 3 hours ago from web
  103. Darby_Weaver I don’t recommend it. Nope! Scared me to death. about 3 hours ago from web
  104. Darby_Weaver In a funny kind of way losing my wallet was not a bad thing really. Kind of simmered off my nerves. about 3 hours ago from web
  105. Darby_Weaver I had my number before I left to RTP. about 3 hours ago from web
  106. Darby_Weaver Number? As far as we know so far, I have not even started the lab yet. Let me put my things away please… :) about 3 hours ago from web
  107. Darby_Weaver I never realized how much time they spend documenting what happens during a lab, everything gets noted. about 3 hours ago from web
  108. Darby_Weaver To this day, I feel sorry for people who have that kind of mentality. about 3 hours ago from web
  109. Darby_Weaver I’ve heard people say some rough stuff about the proctors. I have. about 3 hours ago from web
  110. KhalsaLabs @Darby_Weaver so what is your number? about 3 hours ago from web
  111. Darby_Weaver Howard said he would back me if I had to cancel or anything. Super nice of Howard. about 3 hours ago from web
  112. Darby_Weaver It was close to 9:00am or a little past, no sure which I had turned off my Blackberry… about 3 hours ago from web
  113. Darby_Weaver So… I made it back to RTP Bldg. 3 and Howard came to the door to let me in… about 3 hours ago from web
  114. Darby_Weaver @KhalsaLabs I truly hope not. That was not my intent. He was an honest man and I was trying to be grateful. about 3 hours ago from web
  115. Darby_Weaver I bet that keeps some people up… I mean isn’t that a paradox? I mean if I’m the devil and all? about 3 hours ago from web
  116. Darby_Weaver I mean why is that? Strange huh? about 3 hours ago from web
  117. Darby_Weaver I guess people must wonder why Cisco Proctors, Content Developers, and CCIE Lab Exam Writers invite me to stuff? about 3 hours ago from web
  118. KhalsaLabs @Darby_Weaver you insulted him by offering a reward … he was a good samritan about 4 hours ago from web
  119. Darby_Weaver I was very grateful but had already cancelled my credit cards and thought it wise to keep it that way. about 4 hours ago from web
  120. Darby_Weaver Seriously over $200.00 was there in cash and all. about 4 hours ago from web
  121. Darby_Weaver So.. cancelled the cops call and checked my belongings – offered the gentleman a reward for returning my wallet. he declined my offer. about 4 hours ago from web
  122. Darby_Weaver @KhalsaLabs Not sure. Need to check. about 4 hours ago from web
  123. Darby_Weaver The clock was ticking… about 4 hours ago from web
  124. Darby_Weaver Time was about 8:40 or 8:45 am. Cisco was just about 6-10 minutes away…. about 4 hours ago from web
  125. Darby_Weaver It even had my cash in it. Everything tight and intact. about 4 hours ago from web
  126. Darby_Weaver He said it was in the hallway on the 5th floor where he had found it. about 4 hours ago from web
  127. Darby_Weaver I stayed on the 3rd Floor, Lost it in the breakfast area on the first floor. about 4 hours ago from web
  128. Darby_Weaver Stranger still… He had my wallet in his hand. about 4 hours ago from web
  129. Darby_Weaver This guys steps off the elevator ans asks if the lady out the counter had seen me by my name. about 4 hours ago from web
  130. Darby_Weaver However, after I figured out the surveillance thing… a miracle? about 4 hours ago from web
  131. marvinalford @Darby_Weaver, I recommend http://digg.com/d3ymZX, where you can compare top 10 web hosting services. All offer unlimited MySQL DBs. [ about 4 hours ago from API
  132. Darby_Weaver It was stolen. about 4 hours ago from web
  133. Darby_Weaver Well I was trying to be polite. about 4 hours ago from web
  134. Darby_Weaver Some idiots can’t keep up with who’s who, I suppose… about 4 hours ago from web
  135. Darby_Weaver Hmm… Funny ever since I nearly took out P4S and severly crippled their food chain of QA, I get more flack about it. Ironic? about 4 hours ago from web
  136. KhalsaLabs @Darby_Weaver so how much time one has after getting the voucher? about 4 hours ago from web
  137. KhalsaLabs @Darby_Weaver so you lost your wallet or someone stole it from you? about 4 hours ago from web
  138. Darby_Weaver So I hope the airport problems are over by the time I head over to Ohio. about 4 hours ago from web
  139. Darby_Weaver I’ve got a week of Mock Labs with IPExpert next week. about 4 hours ago from web
  140. hankito RT @Darby_Weaver dude I know, sucks when pass4sure no longer works from cisco’s exam changes (via @HankYeomans) about 4 hours ago from Tweetie
  141. Darby_Weaver My understanding is get the voucher by Friday and then take the cert later. about 4 hours ago from web
  142. hankito RT @Darby_Weaver wait what? Lost id? Seriously how long did you take to come up with that one?? Just take the damn exam (via @HankYeomans) about 4 hours ago from Tweetie
  143. Darby_Weaver Actually, not checked yet. I qualified the voucher twice already but did not have time to take the cert. about 4 hours ago from web
  144. steve @Darby_Weaver since you just checked do you have to take the Juniper exam by Friday or just get the voucher by then? about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck
  145. Darby_Weaver Anyway, I’ve got to catch up on some Redhat Linux and get my new Rancid Box operational. about 4 hours ago from web
  146. Darby_Weaver So I’m debating what to call my new domain name? I already own cciegroupstudy.com about 4 hours ago from web
  147. infosecsamurai @Darby_Weaver there have been more than that just most of them were already CCIE’s about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck
  148. Darby_Weaver Sometimes things happen in three’s? about 4 hours ago from web
  149. Darby_Weaver Well to say yesterday was thrilling in more than one way would be an understatement. about 4 hours ago from web
  150. HankYeomans @Darby_Weaver dude I know, sucks when pass4sure no longer works from cisco’s exam changes about 4 hours ago from Tweetie
  151. steve @Darby_Weaver I think a real challenge for you would be getting to the point in 140 characters! Just messing with you, your entertaining me. about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck
  152. HankYeomans @Darby_Weaver wait what? Lost id? Seriously how long did you take to come up with that one?? Just take the damn exam or admit defeat! about 4 hours ago from web
  153. Darby_Weaver I’ve had a few decent Wireless experiences this year that would contribute nicely. about 4 hours ago from web
  154. Darby_Weaver Of course there is always Wireless and it has a few lead-ins to some aspects of Security. about 4 hours ago from web
  155. Darby_Weaver 1 New CCIE Security in 4 months. Does sound like a challenge… about 4 hours ago from web
  156. Darby_Weaver Seems like people are having trouble with the CCIE Security lately. about 4 hours ago from web
  157. Darby_Weaver I’m pretty handy with the ASA and VPNs and I’m familiar with the ACS but 5.0 just came out too so, something old… and something new? about 4 hours ago from web
  158. Darby_Weaver Actually debating… CCIE Security looks good and it meshes with my Datacenter DMZ Re-Design and VPN Migration Projects. about 4 hours ago from web
  159. Darby_Weaver Well… Not totally sold on Juniper myself either. about 4 hours ago from web
  160. Darby_Weaver @ccietalk My last about 4 hours ago from web
  161. packetu @Darby_Weaver For a second I thought I lost my wallet last week, then I remembered the European version of the TSA put it in my laptop bag. about 4 hours ago from web
  162. Darby_Weaver Anyways… I’m starting my study to try to get a JNCIA Voucher and try to take the test before the FastTrack expires on Friday. about 4 hours ago from web
  163. Darby_Weaver No worries. about 4 hours ago from web
  164. Darby_Weaver However, the clock was still ticking and I was still… clicking… well it rhymes… about 4 hours ago from web
  165. usedciscoguy @Darby_Weaver police reviewed the tape and found Old Man Withers from the Haunted Amusement Park stole your wallet, then you passed ur test? about 4 hours ago from web
  166. Darby_Weaver No the proctor did not take my wallet. Nope! And no dogs ate it either. about 4 hours ago from web
  167. Darby_Weaver No the proctor did not steal my wallet. And their were not any pets around either… about 4 hours ago from web
  168. Darby_Weaver @robroutt74 Nope! about 4 hours ago from web
  169. robroutt74 @Darby_Weaver the proctor stole your wallet so you couldn’t take the test? about 5 hours ago from TwitterGadget
  170. Darby_Weaver What do you think happened next? about 5 hours ago from web
  171. Darby_Weaver And you know I already had the police in route to the hotel… about 5 hours ago from web
  172. Darby_Weaver And did I ever tell you that my best skills have nothing to do with Propellers? about 5 hours ago from web
  173. fryguy_pa @Darby_Weaver so you are saying that you did not pass the lab, you did not take the lab, correct? about 5 hours ago from TweetDeck
  174. Darby_Weaver The only thing I did not have was time.. and incidently my wallet. about 5 hours ago from web
  175. Darby_Weaver Interesting combination, don’t you think? about 5 hours ago from web
  176. Darby_Weaver The hotel had wireless and surveillance. about 5 hours ago from web
  177. Darby_Weaver I had a laptop and I know how to use it. about 5 hours ago from web
  178. Darby_Weaver No ID, No credit Cards, No cash, and no way to even prove who I was… Grim reminder that we are living in the Digital Age. about 5 hours ago from web
  179. Darby_Weaver Truthfully, I was more concerned about how I was going to get past TSA and hitch my plane back home. about 5 hours ago from web
  180. Darby_Weaver Howard said if I could make it back by 9:00am he could still let me start the lab. about 5 hours ago from web
  181. Darby_Weaver By this time, I’m not worried about the lab, a little over 2 hours has passed since my wallet went for a walk on the wild side… about 5 hours ago from web
  182. Darby_Weaver Anyway… something weird and amazing happened a few short minutes later… about 5 hours ago from web
  183. Darby_Weaver And then I noticed the camera… They have a surveillance system!!! Too kewl! about 5 hours ago from web
  184. Darby_Weaver Anyway, I went to get find my ID and ended up canceling my credit cards with my laptop and setting up “Fraud Alert”, calling the Police… about 5 hours ago from web
  185. Darby_Weaver Howard said: “I know who you are” and I said… That’s not what I want to hear my proctor say. :) about 5 hours ago from web
  186. skybaba @Darby_Weaver maybe the question should be: Did @Darby_Weaver take the lab????? about 5 hours ago from UberTwitter
  187. fryguy_pa @Darby_Weaver that stinks! did you take the test or where you not admitted due to no ID? about 5 hours ago from TweetDeck
  188. Darby_Weaver BTW – I went to take the lab on Monday… and… my wallet was lost/stolen by the time I got to RTP about 6-10 minutes later. about 5 hours ago from web
  189. Darby_Weaver Um… don’t even ask what “raskitas” are all about. But she loves them. about 5 hours ago from web
  190. Darby_Weaver Going to watch a movie with wife. about 5 hours ago from web
  191. Darby_Weaver Just got off the with Eman Conde. about 5 hours ago from web
  192. cciepursuit @Darby_Weaver True to character you are one cryptic mofo. :-) Hopefully this translates to you passing the lab. about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck
  193. rickmur @Darby_Weaver new hobby? Meaning that you…..?? about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck
  194. Darby_Weaver Going to the gym. Time to enjoy my new hobby. about 7 hours ago from web
  195. rickmur I’m amazed that everybody is desperately waiting for @Darby_Weaver :-) Usually it’s the other way around. about 10 hours ago from TweetDeck
  196. iwan_ccie @Darby_Weaver soooo what’s the news in the lab? Did you or did you not make it? about 22 hours ago from Tweetie
  197. fryguy_pa @Darby_Weaver How do you feel? 1 day ago from TweetDeck
  198. ippaku @Darby_Weaver Dude give me a call when you can so we can catch up! 1 day ago from web
  199. tyooyen @Darby_Weaver I wish you good luck. 1 day ago from Echofon
  200. fryguy_pa @Darby_Weaver Good luck today!! 1 day ago from TweetDeck

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  1. Kinda funny, since I was distinctly getting the impression people did not like my tweets.

    Look, I clarified my take on the CCIE and the Cheating thing…

    It is kind of hard to cheat an open-book hands-on lab that is more subject to interpretation one’s own ability to inject unaccountable “self-inflicted” pain… through typos and and weariness or whatever else.

    Nevertheless, I do admit to having too much fun a the expense of the issue or concern.

    http://www.sadikhov.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=173660

    Anyway, I’ve had my fun with the game, time to get back to work, and deal with my own projects.

    I still want to get to 100% with each vendor’s lab that kicked my teeth in.

    Just me…

    Umm.. the wallet/id story is true by the way. Strange I got it back intact, but I’m not ungrateful.

    I think I have gotten more publicity than I bargained for the tweet fest, but hey, people kept asking…

    Comment by Darby Weaver — October 7, 2009 @ 9:32 am | Reply

  2. On the NDA violations:

    Yes people have violated the NDA over the years. None of us can or want to say for certain… well I’m not going to anyway.

    But the guys who make “real labs” and sell them probably can’t tell you what a router looks like. If they can even spell it.

    So someone let the fox in the hen-house.

    But it’s probably not enough to seal the deal due to the nature of the lab itself.

    Except that the Cisco guys actually said it was for some people, so I might be mistaken.

    I’m still aiming for a more perfect command on the IOS, to each his own.

    And yes, I do believe and know many people and indeed most CCIE’s do study hard to pass the exams.

    I know I chide some for their pass… and they know who they are.

    But mostly CCIE’s actually are la creme de la creme and you don’t have to take my word for it.

    Comment by Darby Weaver — October 7, 2009 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  3. Just in case people confuse my analogies:

    I do not believe that any Proctor or anyone associated with the CCIE Program has ever had anything that remotely resembles an integrity violation.

    By fox (I mean the dump guys) by henhouse (I mean the guys who sold or divulged any information).

    Just want to make sure my “cryptic analogies” are not overly taken out of context. Sometimes they are.

    Comment by Darby Weaver — October 8, 2009 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  4. He is like a rash, the only thing is you can not get rid of it. He posts drivel all over the net about how he knows everyone, everything and more.

    I just think that he should shut the F$%k up and get on with passing his lab, with a little luck he may be quiet after that.

    Comment by Mark — November 22, 2009 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  5. Mark still loves me.

    There are some who said they even blame me a bit for the labs changing and getting even more interesting for the last few iterations.

    Can’t buy that kind of love.

    Comment by Darby Weaver — November 22, 2009 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  6. FYI –

    http://www.darbyslogs.blogspot.com

    Comment by Darby Weaver — February 28, 2010 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  7. Lab Change January 17th 2011

    https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-10859

    I love coincidence. This is coincidental by the way.
    :)

    Comment by Darby Weaver — January 15, 2011 @ 5:39 pm | Reply


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