Since I have not yet decided on anything specific on this blog other than, it’s me, I will probably occasionally post interesting challenges I ran into in my work as an IT Professional. When I post something, there will be some reason behind it, this one being, I wanted a way to document a victory outside of a paragraph in a closed ticket. Since this is my first post of this type I feel as though i should start with a little bit of background.
In my current role, I am a jack of all trades. I do a lot of different things in a lot of different areas, and while I have tried to push my knowledge to grow in certain areas, there are just things that I am going to encounter that I either don’t know anything about or don’t encounter frequently enough to easily fix. Of course much of the problem solving process involves googling for what others have done, reading, tossing out what is not applicable, and trying what might work. I spent a lot more time on this than I probably should have but it was a challenge that I could not let go.
I’m willing to consider changing my writing style to accommodate people. I know my sentences can go on forever and that my paragraphs do to. I know that not everyone appreciates a diverse vocabulary. However, I will not be writing anything on a 3rd grade reading level so long as I can help it. If anything this just challenges me to up my writing because it looks like I am writing at a 9th grade reading level.
At first this this looked pretty but also kind of like standard super hero stuff. I was enjoying it but the reveal at the end catapulted this into my upper echelon of trailers. One day I will do a write up on my thoughts about movie trailers.
In my last post (first post) I talked about putting this site up and had not really done anything. Since then I took a little bit of time to start customizing but it’s not finished. Don’t judge me. Yes I need a logo. Yes the header image is a poor cropping (the theme cropped it not me) of a creative commons Horse Head Nebula image. Time is not something I have a lot of but I am moving stuff around and getting a little better look. Additionally, I snagged a few WordPress plugins to try to improve the functionality. SEO. Security. You know the type.
I have owned this domain for a couple of years and I have gone through some changes here and there. It started as a WordPress installation on a crummy host (who I will not name) using scripts and cPanel to get rolling. I have moved the domain to point at Tumblr but felt the need to undo that sometime ago. When I tried to start fresh with WordPress with that same host (after all the account is still active), I ran into issues with the scripts. Couple the problems with the script, the lack of good documentation, and the fact that my hosting costs have more than doubled since I opened my account (it has been several years but come on, if anything my traffic is lower than it once was and I don’t think bandwidth and storage costs have gone up for this company) I decided I needed to make a change.