Calibrating the Matrix...
Reticulating Splines...
T minus Anytime Now...

Trying to figure out what I am best at...

If highschool was good for one thing though, it was to give me my first taste into the IT world. As president of the computer's club, I was tasked with leading the rest of my team into designing and building our school's network. In hindsight, it was cheap, nay - free, labor for the school. With Sophomore and Junior years as a timeline to get it done, it seemed like a great idea. We learned and worked through any class that would let us out (everyone wanted internet in their classroom so skipping class was easy and approved!). In reality, we only networked 8 classrooms out of about 50. 

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Why stop at 8? Well in those days, the multiplayer limitation of games like Quake was 8. So we really only needed 8 rooms. Once those 8 rooms were complete, the rest of highschool really became either computer club meetings to determine strategies for fragging. Or actual play time in which our status' were determined by our place on the leaderboard. After highschool though, they determined it was time to #1 - finish the school networking and #2 - network the whole district. So they hired an actual Systems Admin and hired me as an apprentice :-)

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