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

And it was fun! And before long I got a promotion...

After some much needed face lifts of the site, integration into paypal for both the app we were developing and the site, revamping their in-app store front and building out a more robust search engine using SPHINX, they gave me a promotion. Dev/Ops was pretty new (to me at least). The company wasn't large enough to have a systems team and a dev team, so the two became synonymous.  I began not only keeping the site running, and continuing to update it, but also deploying and managing the various hardware and software systems necessary to keep both the app and the site functional. 

data center^^^^Actual Photo of the Data Center^^^^

That was all fine with me. I actually enjoy sitting in data centers. There is something about the loud hum of all that machinery that calms me and brings me back to those IBM 5150 days of my youth. Plus it was summer time, so being in the air conditioning was nice!

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