To be posted later: am starting my first week in IT. Let the good times roll. Day 4 and I’m learning a lot and getting a lot of practice.
I don’t think I’ve had this much fun in years. This is definitely the right move to make. Tomorrow I am going for my Network+ certification. Then it’s onward and upward to ring in the new year.
Question is: do I stay to take the CCENT and have it paid for or do I become more aggressive in my hunt?
Got my new iPhone 5. What a beautiful screen. It runs so smoothly and fast.
These next 2 weeks will be chaotic. Finishing Network + and switching into IT for 2 weeks. I’m excited and have been working hard for this opportunity. Looking forward to working and asking a lot of questions.
People that have no idea about computers require a lot of patience to help them get their stuff fixed. Very challenging indeed. Ugh. I could use some time off the phones and time to study for my class.
I’m getting close to finishing my network+ class. I need to finish unit 4 by next week so I’ve got the weekend to finish. Lots of stuff going on. Truthfully I hate studying while working full time. It’s not easy or enjoyable. I had it so easy in college. You go to school and things are so easy.
I am back to not sleeping well. I think this has to do with the fact that I’m trying to get off of my antidepressants. And I think I need to go visit the doctor in the next week or so just to make sure that this is going to be a permanent come down type of thing. I’m really tired and I can’t sleep.
I was told that I did not need to take a step down program. So I’m trying to wean my way off of this cold turkey and I’m not sure that this is the best way to do it. I’ve got questions that need to be answered I guess the next couple of days will tell me what I need to do. What I’m really hoping is that this doesn’t affect my performance at work I do need the job even if I hate what I do and I can’t stand having to take customer service calls the job is required so that I can actually move forward.
I’m pretty driven to finish this network plus class I think that it’s actually going to be the one thing that is going to save me in the end. Once I get finished with that then I need to consider other certifications that need to be completed. Perhaps the Microsoft training or the CCN a training I’m not sure exactly what’s going to work out for the best. I’ll keep jobhunting in the meantime and see what kind of qualifications are required for information technology.
Meanwhile, I really enjoy blocking theater just leaving a message on my phone. Siri has gotten much better about dictation. I think it’s a lot better than what used to be, and I’m really excited about the progress that this technology is making. I have decided to look into passbook. And all of the applications that I can find forward are pretty cool. However I think that there’s room for it to grow.
More tomorrow on the coming drama with the medication problem. We’ll see what happens in terms of everything else that goes on for the next few days… Meanwhile I have insomnia and I can’t sleep.
I found the monster.com application for Apple iPhone this evening. I decided to give it a shot and see what I can find for job related activities that I can use in the near future. Long and short of it is that there are a lot of great opportunities out there in the path that I’m taking right now for education is going to get me my foot in the door and several of these great opportunities starting at $50,000 per year and I’m excited to see where this goes from here.
I need to keep pushing forward I know that it’s very hard but at the same time I think that this will be finally worth it in the end.
I love that they have done with the new iOS six I think of the voice recognition has become so much better than what it used to be. I have found that even Siri is able to open up the new applications as promised, and she can even post to your Facebook and post to your twitter accounts! I think it’s going to be a useful feature to have to dictate what you want to say instead of having to type it all the time. What a useful feature! Even for WordPress users you can find the great information that you need to post simply were the one touch.
Have you been a follower of Macintosh too long? It occured to me this morning that when major updates on my favorite programs are released, I automatically assume there might be a Macintosh-related error in the making.
Here’s a prime example: I think it’s no major secret that I play World of Warcraft. I don’t play any other MMORPG’s, not even the legendary Final Fantasy series, of which I am a devout fan and follower of the 7th installation. This morning in anticipation of a major update to World of Warcraft, I started downloading the patch on both of my Macintosh computers, a MacBook Pro and a 2012 iMac with an obscenely large screen (my gaming rig of choice sans ultra-geek upgrades). The updater started to make game configuration changes and appeared for all intents and purposes to be stalling out on both computers. So naturally, I booted the only Windows computer I have and began the update on that one to compare speed of download and update speeds. I’m happy to say that the Macbook Pro that began the update first was also the first to complete the update.
To me, it’s a solid reminder of how far behind many software developers are to the world of Macintosh users. The Cult of Mac is growing and software companies that leave this growing consumer base out are going to find themselves out of the loop before much longer. Except perhaps the gaming software companies. Most of them still have a devil-may-care attitude toward Mac users with the majority of the newest up and coming games being designed for Windows only. I don’t understand this philosophy, particularly where the Intel-based line of Macintosh computers are going.
I may understand that there is a whole new ball of wax involved in making something Macintosh compatible, but doesn’t it make more sense to bite the bullet and invest in a good Macintosh software development team that can knock out your product for this rising group of consumers that are turning to Macintosh for its relative ease of use? All in all, I find that Macintosh software tends to be more toward my personal leanings. Just like OmmWriter, there are several products now developed in the Macintosh App Store that have no equal for Windows. I like that Apple has thought to incorporate the App Store open development for their desktop computers.
Soon enough, I think that software companies are going to realize the customer base they are missing out on by not developing consumer products that are Mac-friendly. Windows is still tragically behind in offering the user-friendly interface that includes easy-access to downloadable programs that can be used in Windows just like it would be used on a mobile device. With the world spinning and turning more toward the on-demand and on-the-go, I would think that someone at Microsoft would have thought to plug in the gaps between mobile computing and desktop/ laptop environments. And don’t even bother telling me that the solution is the up and coming Windows 8.
If you’ve even so much as looked at Windows 8, you know that it’s an Apple desktop wannabe that has major (and I mean cataclysmic) holes and complications buried in the coding of the operating system. It’s seriously time for the world to grow up and look at the demands of current consumers. Being conscious of what the late-technology adapters want is going to carry a company far or will end its life prematurely…