My Life As An IT Manager

Hello again, online world!

My eyes are squinting, if you can’t tell. I feel as if I’m coming out of a dark cave into bright sunlight.

I’ve been working in the IT industry for over 15 years. I’ve seen a lot, experienced a lot. There are times of busyness and times of calm in my line of work, and most of the time I’m able to plan on when those times will come.

Not recently, however.

Two weeks ago one of our primary servers had two hard drives fail at the same time in a RAID 5 array, which is a no-no for a server. What that means is that everything in our server was gone, poof! Just like that.

server

Not my server, but close

As you can imagine, that means a rapid perspective shift in terms of what my priorities are. My early mornings, days, late nights and weekends have all been spent trying to recover data, repair servers, and catch up with the never-ceasing workload of an IT manager.

The rest of my life was put on hold, at least temporarily.

As the smoke clears and the dust settles I’m looking forward to answering your wonderful comments, and ::gasp:: writing real content again! But not today.

There are other priorities in life that need to be caught up on first.

I hope you all have a great super-bowl weekend, and are using your God-given talents and abilities the best you know how.

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