Its taken several days to be able to process and get to a point where I am capable of writing…
It stings, but my time as an IT Specialist has come to an end. It lasted exactly a month, and it ended in the same conference room it began in – irony at its best. Though it isn’t fair, and I didn’t deserve to get let go, I’ve learned a few lessons here: Continue reading →
I’m super excited about this and I’ve kept quiet as long as possible just in case something didn’t work out, but I’ve just been hired by Booster as an IT Specialist. I’m number 2 in the IT department, so there’s a lot to be done! It’s super exciting! I love getting to plan things and then execute them at speeds that make heads spin.
Booster seems like an awesome company to work for. I’ve been in their Atlanta office twice at this point and the culture is awesome. It’s full of energy which I think will make getting things done relatively easy and a lot of fun.
Another cool part is who I get to work for. His name is John, but most people know him as @Tentblogger. I’ve followed him online for several years, so actually meeting and working with him still feels somewhat surreal…but definitely exciting.
In the past I’ve worked for Kroger, Chick-Fil-A, Kroger (again) and I’ve interned every summer since 2007 at the National Christian Foundation (NCF). I’ve never had a full-time job like this before, so I’m super excited about it!
On a more sentimental note, I need to thank everyone at NCF for the past 4 years. Being able to learn the ins and outs of IT and everything that goes a long with it has been awesome and I wouldn’t be where I am now without them. It’s been fun, and I’ll definitely miss everyone…but I’m only 7 minutes away. ;)
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
We lost a great one.
Every generation has someone they look up to, they admire.
I looked up to Steve, I admired Steve. I loved his character, his influence, his ideas, his attention to details. The list could go on.
One of my personal goals was to meet Steve. I wish that could’ve happened.
Though he is gone, his legacy will live on.
Apple will live on.
I installed OS X Lion this afternoon. The last OS X release he got to see; I’m sure he already had influence on 10.8. I’m sure we’ll see it when Apple releases it.
Imagine this: A ginormous cluster of computers on an optical network running an OS similar to VMWare ESXi with some of the fattest connections to the Internet in the world. That’s basically what EC2 is. Every time you create a new “instance”, you’re launching a virtual server on top of that platform. It’s incredibly powerful, and you’re here because you want in! Let’s get started. Continue reading →