• Re: Systems Admin

    From bbsing.bbs@VERT/FATCATS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Mar 28 18:37:00 2022
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    8. Team mates who lack technical ability. I don't have time to train
    1st and 2nd level members who have no clue how to even keep their work station online let alone show them how to manage a large HA VE and CLUSTERS, ..etc.

    We implemented tech coaches at each school this year and that has
    helped ease the burden of the day to day, but yeah on the deeper stuff
    you get that deer in the headlights look quite often. :-)
    I was lucky to get lots of training, but usually after work.

    I have other things to keep me busy - BBS, games, etc. <jk>
    I have that perpetual feeling of falling behind.

    I am a singer/songwriter and I love board games and the like. My wife
    and I are also recently into HAM. I think I've found a good balance between computers for work and computers for fun and/or to help pursue
    my other interests.
    Same here, but I'm mostly the HAM lately. Its still fun she listens with me at times. She is always game to go on a walk or drive to find a place to test transmits.

    Good luck! Jimmy

    Thank you.

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  • From bbsing.bbs@VERT/FATCATS to Tim Wray on Mon Mar 28 18:38:00 2022
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    Re: Systems Admin
    By: Bbsing.Bbs to ALL on Sat Aug 20 2016 06:16 am

    with with my significant other, and all my good friends basically don't know, understand, or care about the level of technical computing I'm involved in. Computing to them gets at best power user, but more often, email, playing video streams, and all the social networking norms.

    I get this. I'm a developer presently, but I have held positions such
    as IT manager for a small group of companies (I'd still be there if
    they'd been willing to go up in salary), which is a bit of a misnomer,
    as I did not have any other IT staff besides myself...so it was all on
    me to get it all done, top to bottom of IT. It was nuts to have few
    good friends who "got" what I did and what it entailed stress-wise. It
    was a 99% uptime environment, supporting data collection systems intertwined with the production automation. Basically, if the IT side didn't respond, the production cell (robots, etc) would wait on it.
    Three shifts, 24 hours, 7 days a week. My life was a wreck, on call all the time. I eventually left for a more specialized position doing PHP/Javascript and .NET dev for another company due to the pay being
    low and the stress being high.

    Is anyone else here having similar experience?
    I think I have had them in the past. I had to move on (which has it's
    pros and cons) in order to break free of the wild situation of working
    in a company that seemed to think it owned me, but was also unwilling
    to hire more help for me. They were huge on doing custom development,
    but I was to do ALL the IT work. It was a 500 PC environment, including the PCs wired into the automation. They sure had no issue hiring more engineers all the time.
    What happened to them when you left?
    Did they hire multiple people to replace you?

    The only drawback to my moving on is that I don't get much say in what technologies and platforms we use where I'm at today, and the security requirements are very high, which takes some of the development fun out
    of things. I was *GOD* at that IT Mgr position. I picked how we did everything IT wise.

    On the plus side, 8 hours, 5 days a week, all the federal holidays off...it's a good trade.
    lovely trade off. That helps after awhile.
    I nearly lost my sanity after 7 years of having sold my soul to my employer previously.
    Its those proverbial handcuffs, benefits, seniority, sometimes hard to get at the
    next place.

    Thank you for the reply.

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  • From bbsing.bbs@VERT/FATCATS to Mro on Mon Mar 28 18:38:00 2022
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    Re: Systems Admin
    By: Bbsing.Bbs to ALL on Sat Aug 20 2016 06:16 am

    Lately I think what the hell am I don't. I must be addicted to computers, and computing. Now I love computing and that sounds strange after the prior sentence but, where is the good going?


    computer admins arent people who like computers. they are people with
    the papers to get them that job in most cases.
    Yeah after enough time probably the case, I like computers, but maybe not the work all the time takes the fun out of it.

    I don't even know what I would even do if I wasn't computing. Anyone else

    go out to some bars or strip clubs.
    I did get some beer and that is aways nice.
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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to BBSING.BBS on Tue Mar 29 21:45:00 2022
    BBSING.BBS wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I am a singer/songwriter and I love board games and the like. My wife
    and I are also recently into HAM. I think I've found a good balance between computers for work and computers for fun and/or to help pursue
    my other interests.
    Same here, but I'm mostly the HAM lately. Its still fun she listens
    with me at times. She is always game to go on a walk or drive to find a place to test transmits.

    That's great! We used to geocache and did a lot of 'day trips' - but the
    older we get the less she's comfortable doing that...

    As for HAM, she enjoys it when there's weather related stuff. I was
    THIS close to tossing the idea of a 'base station' after the house
    repairs are finished, but she wants me to go ahead for when there's
    bad weather and such...




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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Mar 30 06:33:00 2022
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to BBSING.BBS <=-

    As for HAM, she enjoys it when there's weather related stuff. I was
    THIS close to tossing the idea of a 'base station' after the house
    repairs are finished, but she wants me to go ahead for when there's
    bad weather and such...

    Isn't that where the man shack/garage workshop comes into play?


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Fri Apr 1 21:52:00 2022
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    As for HAM, she enjoys it when there's weather related stuff. I was
    THIS close to tossing the idea of a 'base station' after the house
    repairs are finished, but she wants me to go ahead for when there's
    bad weather and such...

    Isn't that where the man shack/garage workshop comes into play?

    For most guys, yeah, but we agreed to share a hobby space... She has
    a 'she shed,' but wants me to use one corner of it for my gunsmithing
    and miniature painting and such. :-) Would be a perfect place to have
    a radio, if it were a man cave instead. LOL



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  • From HusTler@VERT/PHARCYDE to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Apr 4 22:02:41 2022
    Re: Re: Systems Admin
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to BBSING.BBS on Tue Mar 29 2022 09:45 pm

    I am a singer/songwriter and I love board games and the like. My wife
    and I are also recently into HAM. I think I've found a good balance between computers for work and computers for fun and/or to help pursue
    my other interests.
    Same here, but I'm mostly the HAM lately. Its still fun she listens
    with me at times. She is always game to go on a walk or drive to find a place to test transmits.

    Looking for a guitar man?

    |07 HusTler

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