Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas Break was Blessedly Divine

Still floating after having a week and a half off from work with PAID HOLIDAY TIME home with the peeps.  If that isn't the best reason ever for taking the new job, then I really don't know what is!  Well, besides the personal office with a window and excellent pay and Starbucks coffee in the lounge area... pinch. me. now.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Since I love my new job, TGIF takes on a whole new meaning for me now.  On the one hand, I look forward to heading to my office on campus each day where there's always a new adventure waiting. But on the other hand, sleeping in is another one of my favorite things to do in life and I would sleep until 8:00 a.m. every single day given the opportunity.  (Unfortunately, weekends and holidays are the only times I get to sleep in these days.)  So for me Friday is just the big "heads up" that sleeping in is just around the corner - but that also involves missing my campus office.  *cue the sappy violins*

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Life of an IT'er

Today I've been blessed to "man" a student lounge and a college art gallery so that students will have tech support while accessing wireless internet hot spots.  (That really should be "woman" or "person" the places, but somewhere/somehow "man" became the term for doing what I'm doing.)  And it's all good.  Not only am I helping these college women by answering their questions ("Is the lab open for printing?" and "Can I sit here?"), but I'm getting all kinds of emails answered from my multitude of mailboxes and catching up on Words with Friends.  Oh and facebook, let's not forget that one.  All of this while eating my favorite Vic's popcorn and Cheese-It Party Mix salty snack.  This IT'er is really feeling all spoiled-like.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Being All Thankful

This week is the week of Thanksgiving, and I have so much to be thankful for this year - including actual holiday pay!  As a self-employed person, holiday pay did not exist unless I worked during that time.  But this year, I will have 2 days of lounging in the comfort of my home and getting paid while doing so.  Now if that isn't a good reason for being employed than I really don't know what is.

Meanwhile, I've been fighting an online "fire" so to speak and getting pretty annoyed by it, as a solution is not forthcoming and I feel like I'm beating my head against a wall.  The worst part is that it seems to keep growing and becoming a worse headache for me as time goes by.  What is it?  Well, our merchant account on disabled SSLv3 support and now when a user attempts to make an online payment, they receive the error, "The client and server cannot communicate, because they do not possess a common algorithm."  I'm googling and working with the server dude to try to come up with a fix for this problem, but it's not coming easily.

Did I mention that I love my job?