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From Tin Foil Hat to Friday The 13th

Published on Thursday, 05 September 2013

Y'know, I talk about work on Twitter/Facebook/whatever quite a bit. I mean, mostly it's complaining about the users doing dumb things. But altogether, I really DO enjoy what I do. However, I decided to make a change. And after teasing you people for days about it, I've finally gotten around to putting together exactly WHAT it's all about. I've been an IT pro for almost 13 years professionally, and over 20 years as a hobby. I REALLY love to do it. But the place where I am has kind of gotten me into a rut. For nearly 5 years, I've been working for a mid-size construction company here in Florida. The company itself isn't bad. It's been a great place to grow. Since I've been there, I've completed one Associate degree and I'm nearly done with another, I finally got certified (5 times, actually, not counting changes in cert programs that grandfathered me into new certs), and I've really advanced my IT career to a fairly satisfying level. Plus, being one of the best IT pros I've ever seen (hey, I get to toot my own horn once in a while) is pretty damn cool, I think. I'm farther along in my career as an IT pro as I ever have been, and I've done a pretty good job.

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