Back for 2012..

I remembered that I had a blog here on Word Press, so I decided to add to it again. I am still in IT and I am in the same job position. I was offered another job with less stress, but little pay increase that I am currently at. So I am weighing the options. Taking this other job, would be like starting “over” again in some respects. That in itself is not bad (I think). I am very tired and worn out.. this feeling keeps on appearing daily now.

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Ok, I’m getting to the end of my rope..

I love it when some people that I work with complain about this or that to management, and then management applies a policy that affects everyone. And the funny thing is, the people who originally complain about the problem,  are the ones that should be “pointing the finger” to themselves in the first place. Getting really tired… but glad that the weekend is almost here.

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Two New jobs?

There are two new job opportunities that have been presented to me. One is a software support job, the other is a Administrator job covering servers, networking and IT security, which is a better opportunity on many levels. The main thing is that I may have to live away from my family for a while, while I save up money to relocate… this is one of those hard life decisions. My current job is good, and I am very fortunate, but this other opportunity would provide a better life for my family.. I guess if it comes down to it, that is what matters..

My head is spinning on this one folks….

G’

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Time.. It’s all about time..

I’ve been thinking a lot about my job and whether I should move or not. And I realized the major element that controls everything is “time”. When should I do “this” or what should I study next.. ECT. Time is the one factor that is always against us.  I could go on, but I do not want to digress…

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Auslogics Duplicate File Finder – Great free software!

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a free program that finds duplicate files on your hard drives. I have many files backed up, and sometimes I have way too many redundant files. I just recovered 20 GB of hard drive space by deleting duplicate files that this program found. The main thing to remember, is to check “all files” and “match contents (slower)” to really run the best search possible. This application runs in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Download: http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/

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Rethinking about the future

I thinking again, that it might be a good idea for me to focus again on an single IT field. Still thinking about IT Security, but I am also thinking still about a workstation hardware / software tech job, as long as the pay is high enough. Being a Networking Tech is OK, but am I going to be able to do that type of work for the long haul? Opening up a workstation is one thing when your older, but crawling here and there and running long lines of cable, that seems like it would be rough going in my later years, doing that sort of work.

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Let me wave my magic wand..

It gets to be a scary thing, when reportedly “skilled” people in IT call up, and want the “impossible” to happen.. I’m not kidding.. For example, a person calls me and wants me to actually change a function that is hard coded into a piece of hardware! Kind of like waving my magic wand and say “ok.. hocus pocus, I reprogrammed it, and not it’s not showing this and that..” I had 5 calls like this today.. I can not wait for the weekend.

On a side note.. even though I went to bed, I had a bad dream that woke me up early this morning. I know I ‘m dragging because of that. Also, I have been tired all this week.. more so then usual. I think maybe the reason is because I am cutting back on the coffee. I have about 3 cups in the day, and none at night now.

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People in IT

I always find it funny how people got their jobs in IT. I find an increasing amount of people that have a “ton” of high level IT certifications, but either no real world experience, or lacks the basic skills to do “everything” that some jobs call for. Not to mention a total lack of “social skills” will helping out users, and other IT staff members.

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More Studying..

I already have a few “vendor neutral” It certifications, but I am trying to get motivated to get a few more, including some project manager certs’.

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