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IT Confession

Bah!

Just had the opportunity to apologize to a user for inadvertently forcing their network speed to be 1/10th of their capacity. Ugh.

You’ve heard that woodworker’s pro tip: “Measure twice; cut once.”

I’ll now “cable-trace twice; configure once.”

New job & New skills

I started my new job last Monday and I’m really excited about the things I’m going to learn while here. It’s strange to ‘grow up’ in my IT skills at one location for 9 years and then end up in a place where things are pretty different. There’s much less reliance on Windows servers, little to no Outlook use (yes!), and I actually get to work on web development projects. It’s bizarre to walk through the hallways and see so many Macs amongst the Windows machines. It’ll be interesting to get my feet wet supporting the Mac side of the force.

There’s a lot of *nix server management that’s being done w/ vi. I need to get much more comfortable w/ this editor. It’s pretty awkward to use right now. Though, I do admire it’s power. I need to make myself a command ref. I can stick to the side of my monitor…

Dream job?

Ran across my dream job (I think) at the U of A’s College of Pharmacy last week.

ssuajobIt sounds like many of the IT responsibilities I had in the past – w/ the added focus of web development. I’ve been wanting to get into the development side of things for a long time now. It’s exciting to think that this could be my ‘in’.

If you’re the praying type. Please pray for 1) an interview opportunity, and 2) that I’d accurately represent what I bring to the table in that interview.

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