Christmas gifts

veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Posts: 5,727Registered Members
Anyone get anything cool for Christmas? I got a few nice IT/INFOSEC related that I had on my Christmas list:


  • DNS and Bind by Liu and Albitz
  • We are Anonymous by Parmy Olson
  • Kingpin by Kevin Poulsen
Currently working on: Linux and Python

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  • FloOzFloOz Posts: 1,614Registered Members
    As far as IT related goes I got Routing TCP/IP I and II. Best Christmas present ever :)
  • inscom.brigadeinscom.brigade Posts: 400Registered Members
    I got to study and do lab work on gns3, just like I do everyday and all day. My gift will come when I pass my ccie lab exam!
  • paul78paul78 Posts: 2,750Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    I got an exercise ball which I'm sitting on right now. I love it! icon_thumright.gif
  • IristheangelIristheangel ABL - Always Be Labbin' Pasadena, CAPosts: 4,097Moderators, Registered Members mod
    My lovely spouse got me the TCP/IP Illustrated Vol I & II guides and Internetworking with TCP/IP Volume One by Comer. I probably won't dig into them until late 2014 but I'm amassing quite the little book collection! Can't wait to dig in!
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  • FloOzFloOz Posts: 1,614Registered Members
    My lovely spouse got me the TCP/IP Illustrated Vol I & II guides and Internetworking with TCP/IP Volume One by Comer. I probably won't dig into them until late 2014 but I'm amassing quite the little book collection! Can't wait to dig in!

    We both must have very like minded spouses since mine got me Vol I and II as well. :)
  • Dieg0MDieg0M Posts: 861Registered Members
    I took a day off.
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  • gregorio323gregorio323 Posts: 200Registered Members
    I got to unwrap a few Beef Tamales again this Christmas :)!
  • GAngelGAngel Posts: 708Registered Members
    Peace and quiet and an xbox to play in my peace and quiet.
  • slotzeroslotzero Posts: 68Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    I got quite the variety - new Nexus 7, a Devil Ducky, a Los Pollos Hermanos Lanyard, and a ceramic coated frying pan. w00t! :)
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  • jvrlopezjvrlopez Posts: 910Registered Members
    A Nalgene water bottle to take to work. My last one got lost (it turned up under my car's seat).

    Nothing IT related or too exciting. I usually buy my own IT studying materials/toys since my wife is lost when it comes to that stuff. Just got what I asked for (work clothes, CD for the car, a new jacket).

    And my wife and I got a new sofa that just came in yesterday. The best part was being off from work and being able to spend time with the family.
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  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    12 free cups of coffee to Dunkin Donuts. I buy a lot more gifts than I receive. :) I did treat myself to a Pluralsight membership.
  • lrcasey17lrcasey17 Posts: 10Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    I got a nice down jacket!
  • PurpleITPurpleIT Posts: 327Registered Members
    Nothing IT related here, which was nice; it allowed me to escape from work for a few days. I did however get spend time with my family (immediate and extended) including the chance to introduce my 3 month old son to many cousins and one of his great-grandmas, so I didn't really need anything else.
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  • BokehBokeh Posts: 1,635Registered Members ■■■■■■■□□□
    Got to see the grandkids for the first time in 8 months and surprise them on Christmas. Best present ever.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Posts: 3,983Registered Members ■■■■■■■□□□
    Nothing IT related but I got some new games for my collection on Sega 32X and GameCube!! :)
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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,481Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    Well, I had to work Christmas Eve/Christmas morning in our NOC, but I did get to spend the bulk of the day with family. I also got the next day off, so I spent that with family, again.

    As for gifts, season 6 of Big Bang Theory, seven of Psych, Red Dawn, some socks (A Nightmare Before Christmas), and a travel mug (also A Nightmare Before Christmas).

    Overall, not a bad Christmas.

    Cheers
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  • olaHaloolaHalo Posts: 748Registered Members
    I got to setup all my family members new devices.
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu Posts: 556Registered Members
    INE CCIE SP advanced technology series BOGO with CCIE R&S AT series
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  • msteinhilbermsteinhilber Posts: 1,479Registered Members
    Nothing IT related for me. We stopped exchanging gifts for anyone other than the kids in 08 when the economy turned down and we've all enjoyed saving the money so we've kept things going that way since. So with the money saved this year, I bought myself a new popup shelter to provide for a bit more comfort when getting in my fix of stress relief away from the office. My boy loves ice fishing even more now, he gets to fish and be in a "fort" both at the same time!

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  • tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Registered Members
    Christmas was awesome!

    I spent all day at home. I did not leave the house once. It was grand.
    Got a little acoustic guitar to toy around on, a little sound bar to replace the 1995 stereo that was provided with my 'furnished' apartment, and a sweet pair of pajama pants.
    I also ate like 4 pillsbury cinnamon rolls and ordered pizza.
    The best was just getting to play with my daughter and wife all day.

    Idk if there are any Clash of Clans fans on here but I farmed a boat load of gold as well.
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  • kohr-ahkohr-ah Posts: 1,277Registered Members
    Nothing IT related but I got some new games for my collection on Sega 32X and GameCube!! :)
    loved super monkey ball 2 and tales of symphonia on the game cube.

    I got a little remote control Mario kart, a power drill and stud finder so I can start working on our new home, and new slippers.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Registered Members
    Apart from books and stuff I got the watch I kept looking at for months now, but couldn't justify that price, from my wife.

    She's awesome - she wins present-wise this year :P
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Posts: 3,983Registered Members ■■■■■■■□□□
    kohr-ah wrote: »
    loved super monkey ball 2 and tales of symphonia on the game cube.

    I got a little remote control Mario kart, a power drill and stud finder so I can start working on our new home, and new slippers.

    Great games!! :)
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  • EngRobEngRob Posts: 247Registered Members
    Xbox One and some socks
  • BloodSweatPingsBloodSweatPings Posts: 27Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    i bought my self all these books as a late present,




  • swildswild Posts: 828Registered Members
    The only thing I bought for myself this year was a bunch of books during Cisco Press's Thanksgiving sale.

    Route FLG
    Routing TCP/IP, Vol 1
    CVoice
    CIPT1
    CIPT2

    Goals for this year: CCNP R&S then CCNP Voice. Next year: CCIE Voice.
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