Saturday, November 03, 2007

Overdue update...

Well, for the last 6 months, I've had my dream job. I'm now an official computer geek.

I was hired by the Fresno County Library as an IT Support Tech. That means I get to field the help desk calls, go out to branches and work on their computers and fix the broken ones, among other things. The library is implementing a self-checkout system, which includes RFID tagging of as many books as possible in the system, and I'm the lead person on installing the branch hardware and software.

The best thing is that I get lots of time to sit in front of the computer, surf the net and keep up on everything going on. I work Tuesday through Saturday, and Saturdays are usually dead enough that I can get a lot of stuff done in the office. This morning, I'm building an image as a skills test, so that they know that I know what I'm doing. The problem comes in that it takes so long for each thing to install, even on these screamingly fast computers. Sometimes I have to grab something off one of the network servers, copy it to the local machine or the external drive, and then run it, and that can take forever, depending on the rest of the network traffic.

Maybe now I can post some of the things that happen to me with all the in-duh-viduals running around.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Truthers, 1945 style

Once in a while, I find something interesting laying about on someone's desk as I'm working on their computer. This time I found a treatise called "The Myth of Hiroshima". From what was on the top page, it looks like the typical anti-American crap that comes from the Red Diaper Doper Babies. Delving deeper into it, though, it takes a sharp turn to the left and starts an anti-Bush, pro-Osama binLaden tack that started my head spinning. I saw so many lies and logic flaws that I didn't know where to begin refuting the garbage. When I get a chance to actually sit down and read it and perform the due diligence, then I might take it point by point and tear it to shreds... is the URL if you want to set your own head spinning.