Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Going Loud

I've been in a Metal concert last saturday. I really enjoyed the last part of it.

On my way back home, I was thinking about my past as a Lead Guitar. I was thinking about those sweet moments I lived. I used to play damn good on my red guitar. I remember those people that used to come watch us playing "Sad But True", "And Justice for All", " Fade to Black", "Trust", "Night Rain",... We didn't participate in any concert, and yet we began to attract people.

My journey with the guitar began when I was in high school. I used to hang out with some friends on Wednesday afternoons in school. We played guitar, we laughed, we exchanged guitar tips and tricks. We were boys and girls enjoying music, despite the hard studies.

I need a fulfilling passtime. I need to enjoy every single second of my spare time. I'm a relatively busy engineer, I admit it. But I can afford enough free time for myself.
I need to get away of routers and switches sometimes and do something completely different, get away from clients requests, get away, fly away into another world and balance my life. I want to drown myself into the moment.

Now that I'm employed (thank God), I think of getting back into the foreground. I'm thinking of regaining my guitar skills and forming a Heavy Metal band once again. But this time, it's going to be loud. And people will remember me.

I'd like to be a network engineer by day and a guitarist by night.

Crazy PC

Today I discovered the craziest PC on earth. Its keyboard is very fast: one word per 30 sec! But I had to use it because it belongs to one of our clients.
I even took a video of the keyboard. The Caps Lock, the Numerical Lock and the Scroll Lock, all of them were blinking like hell. You need to press the right key before it blinks again.
In the middle of the job, I was laughing. At the end, I felt a headache.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Behind the scene

Here's me, trying to follow the cabling of a rack. It belongs to a large bank. I won't tell its name here until I'm done with it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Big deal

Some time ago, I began to think about getting back to my company's HQ. I am grateful to God that I've been accepted to work as a "détaché" in a large bank in my country. However, that wouldn't mean a lot in reality anymore.

I now know almost 95% of the whole client internetwork. But there are no new technologies. There's a VOIP project coming in the way. I rather prefer improve my skills on Juniper products immediately than to wait for VOIP. I feel I'm getting rusty. I need new challenges, big ones, larger projects, more practice, more team work,...

Some co-workers told me that I've been recruited especially for that bank. I felt a little abused when I heard that. I'm not a backup tire. I value my career more than any company's needs. But I am sniper-like patient.

Friday, August 8, 2008

1 photo, 100 Memories

It took only one-second glance at it to trigger a one-minute sequence of memories.
I built hopes around it in the past. I am building other ones in the present. I still have that vivid picture. It helps sometimes in my lonely moments.
May God help me.