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.

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