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Old 08-31-2013, 03:09 PM
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AWS sounds familiar...what is it?
Amazon web services. Cloud ****.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:26 AM
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I am the entire IT department for a small local hospital. Keeps me busy.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:01 PM
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I am the entire IT department for a small local hospital. Keeps me busy.
That can get interesting. I worked at Eisenhower medical center for a short while, had to go into operating rooms during surgery a few times, and the morgue during an autopsy.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:21 PM
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When I was doing my internship, I had to go to the renal dialysis department a lot. They had these terrible old tablets that were attached to rolling carts and they broke all the time. That was a pretty depressing department. Also one time I had to fix a PC in the baby delivery area, and all of a sudden I hear this kid scream bloody murder. I look in the little window in the door beside me and see a doctor circumcising this newborn. Poor kid!
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This, and 7U is a whole load of rackspace. lol! Salad, how come I haven't seen you in my IT BS thread?
Because I don't troll Off Topic that often lol

I got my start when I was 7 years old and thought that a motherboard from our old 286 looked cool. My first great success was adding "win.exe" to autoexec.bat
I picked up Linux for Dummies with Red Hat 5.2, downloaded Slackware from SUNet over dialup, chatted with Patrick Volkerding, and read a lot of 2600 and Phrack. Primary school I commandeered the whole computer system and the librarian was rather confused. By the time I was 14 I had a small LAN with dedicated NAT firewall (IBM PC330 486 DX BOOYAH) and file server (DEC Venturis FX P133). In high school I pissed off the IT guys a few times and ended up volunteering for them, been friends with the tech there for 13 years now. Extracurricular involved some social engineering and other fun in a few labs at the local university, playing in telephone boxes at night, and dumpster diving for some goodies (couldn't get the MicroVAX out but managed to rescue some of the cards, an SGI Indy, an Apple Workgroup Server, and a few other toys).

Currently I'm the Network Administrator at a regional independent telco/ISP/cableco. My responsibilities and creations include the core MPLS network, core and edge IP, our large wireless deployments, servers, VMware, SAN, Active Directory, and all the supporting tools. I get to do everything from wiring up new routers to designing new deployments to getting woken up in the middle of the night when some remote site has a power outage to changing the damn toilet paper (lol).

It's funny that I spend most of my time with Cisco and Debian GNU/Linux but my certs are Compellent, Redline Wireless, and VMware (I'm a VCP in vSphere 4.1... I can't remember my number lol)

I pushed for the creation of another department to pawn the printer **** onto I feel your pain though... ****ing things
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Wow guys. I didn't even think of that for Hospital IT lol. For some reason I thought those dudes just showed up when nobody was looking
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Wow guys. I didn't even think of that for Hospital IT lol. For some reason I thought those dudes just showed up when nobody was looking
**** breaks whenever it wants to. Sometimes in the middle of heart surgery, labor, or an autopsy... I'm glad I no longer have to deal with support level ****. I'm the director of IT for the current start up I'm working for.
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**** breaks whenever it wants to. Sometimes in the middle of heart surgery, labor, or an autopsy... I'm glad I no longer have to deal with support level ****. I'm the director of IT for the current start up I'm working for.

If I move to Cali, will you hire me?

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I do Linux, VMware, Netapp... and my pet peeve "cloud" which of course is just visualization but naming it "cloud" makes it sound magical run by level 20 wizards on the astral/ethereal plane.

I just went to VMworld for my first time. I didn't learn too much but it was kind of fun on a snobery level.

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If I move to Cali, will you hire me?

Company is based out of AZ, I work from home.
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Ill work from home


haha..

Just looking for a change.

My current job is OK..but I need to find something supplemental.
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I do Linux, VMware, Netapp... and my pet peeve "cloud" which of course is just visualization but naming it "cloud" makes it sound magical run by level 20 wizards on the astral/ethereal plane.

I just went to VMworld for my first time. I didn't learn too much but it was kind of fun on a snobery level.
Cool. I've done a good bit of Netapp and VMware myself. Right now all the infrastructure I manage is cloud based, and all managed with Chef. Bit of change not doing any actual systems administration work and instead scripting everything.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:57 PM
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Ill work from home


haha..

Just looking for a change.

My current job is OK..but I need to find something supplemental.
Shoot me a resume, I always know of people looking for part time or full time contractors. I'll PM you my email.
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Even if it is something working remotely...that would be cool.

I have a family..and relocating would be near impossible.

I do have a good bit of freetime that I wouldnt mind turning into work time in order to help someone out remotely.



On another note.

Dropped my damn phone in the creek while wheeling this weekend :/
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I'd like to work from home too but not for the reason most people would think. I actually prefer to work in the office but I grew up in the SF bay area and kind of sick of it. I'd like to move to a rural area but that would almost eliminate my chances of staying in this line of IT. Sure there are some people that have made the jump with employers that allow 100% remote work but there are thousands of jobs here.
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