The Car Fire

The image above is a stock photograph and not my actual car fire, read more below!

Sometimes the best stories happen with near death experiences…

When I was in college, I had went to my in-law’s for Thanksgiving weekend without my wife.  She was on internship in Alaska and so I got to enjoy the weekend with her family and friends.  At the time, her friends and I were building a world in Minecraft.  This was well before the game became popular.

My friend had our world hosted on his computer and we were enjoying a night, it was the list evening there.  Time flew by and before I knew it, it was 4am.  I scrambled, packed up my computer and hit the road.  Bad idea.

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Hate to break it to you…

I’m drafting this post for Sunday today, which is Saturday.  Mainly because I don’t like to do much work on Sunday, except for the honey-do list that comes with brand new home ownership.  Today’s story is about IT Support on call.

When I worked for a company who distributes auto parts, I was in an on call rotation with five other help desk colleagues.  It was a decent gig.  We had to come in each evening of our week at 10:00 PM to swap out the tape backups before the mainframe ran the backup sequence.  Thankfully, the system didn’t run backups on Sundays.

On call support

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Resurrected Blog


I have always had a passion for writing.  From my middle school LiveJournal, to my early high school Geocities website, now onto a blog capturing my adventures in IT.

This blog will be all about the things I’ve learned in my career in IT, the joys I’ve had, and the sorrows I’ve faced.  My goal is to make it educational as well as entertaining.

I’ll start off this journey with a mishap.

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