Maybe it is just a sign of the times, but I loathe wires. While in college I collected a number of super long Ethernet cables (typically from scouring the central computing building’s surplus bins) so that could “wire” one apartment or house and then the next during my long career as a student. I didn’t care if a cable ran around a room, out a door, taped to the wall of a stairwell, down the hall and finally connecting to our community switch – it was all about functionality – and besides, I wasn’t overly concerned about the aesthetics of a rental property. Now, however, I own a house and have pride in these silly things – I want stuff to look good – and this usually means having less wires, flashing lights and god knows what else laying all over the place. I love a nice clean habitat.
Archive for January, 2009
With the new year, I have resolved to take this entity slightly more seriously. While my core consulting business in northern Colorado and throughout the world will remain largely the same – I have decided to begin.. participating.. a little more in the world that makes my life manageable and successful. With this I mean, the Internet, and primarily the end user with whom I assist.
Like many IT professionals, I rely heavily on the rest of the world to find, solve, and document solutions to any and all queries I may receive, and I have not been disappointed. For years you all have delivered to me countless solutions to problems I have never encountered and pray never to encounter again. However, should that happen, I know that I can always whip up a relevant Google search string and cash in on all of your hard work. So, I have decided to start giving back. This will come in the form of Tips & Tricks I am fortunate enough to pioneer or enhance, as well as product and service reviews for pretty much anything. I will retain my “Jack of all trades” mentality with the scope, and therefore won’t limit entries within the realm of “Computers and Electronics”. Hopefully these will be useful to a few souls out there in the ether. Happy New Year!