January 8th, 2003

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Obi-wan has taught you well, but you are not a techie yet...

My home PC seems to be functioning again. Thanks go out to both Alexes (Alexi?) for your offer/advice. For some reason, it forgot that it was supposed to run startup off the internal hard drive, and I've managed to fix that. I still occasionally freeze at startup at the Windows 98 blue screen, and more often while I’m working online. I’m hoping that these aren’t indicative of some deeper problem, but for all I know, I'm doing the 'puter equivalent of ignoring a brightly glowing "OIL" light on my dash.

I managed to miss registration for the PC management/networking classes that begin next week. I got approval for them in October, but because I've been so distracted and depressed, I dragged my feet on the submission end until the eleventh hour. I'm taking this as a sign that there’s some residual ambivalence over this possibility too. I got excited when these courses came up through Training and Development because I figured that getting an MCSE would make me at least marginally more employable. I think there's still a part of me that isn't entirely sure that making the jump from administrator to techie will put me closer to what I want to be doing. I have registered for the March offering so if I decide that this is something I dp actually want, and my unit has not ceased to exist under the promised "Romnerific" reforms, the option will be there for me.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, and surely adulthood is upon me.

UPDATE: I nearly forgot to mention - today marks the first day of my paid accountage. No, I've no "Mr. Anonymous" patron. I've just decided that LJ is important enough to me to offer the project some modicum of support. It has also afforded me the opportunity to provide Pablo with a user code. I'll be exploring the new features soon.

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