We missed out. We should have bought you a baby mop as a gag gift.
I help manage thousands of computers specifically 85k computers. I learned when working with smaller numbers of devices that experimentation is necessary to test hypothesis. Very often (more often than shared) computers drift off of their normal configuration this is called configuration drift. This can be done innocently by a technician or maliciously by malware and sometimes just poorly written software.
If you don't validate your environment before making a configuration change you will cause more problems than you solve. That often means creating a hypothesis, creating a test and comparing the data. Like in science, you don't get 100% validation. Instead you look at 92% and make a judgement call as to what is true. Once you know what is true you can start changing the environment and retest to see if your change helped.
Here is to discovering some new knowledge this week through experimentation.
I had some issues because you need to turn off a recovery option in Developer mode before overwriting the recovery image. Then I had to allow Oxygen OS to install without checking the hash value.
- Gustavus Adolphus CollegeBusiness and Communications Double Major, 1995 - 1997
- Calvin CollegeBusiness Communications Major, 1993 - 1995
I have worked in IT for a small eye doctor where I cut my teeth on supporting 70 workstations and 4 servers. I then worked for a small provider group supporting 600 workstations and 30 servers which was finally merged with a downtown county hospital with 5000 workstations and 1 configuration server. Finally, I moved on to a consulting group which supports a national nonprofit organization with 20k workstations and 250 configuration servers.
Now I'm working as a contractor for a Fortune 500 company working on the Desktop Security Team for 85k workstations.
- UnisysDesktop and Lifecycle Management Architect, 2012 - present
- Hennepin County Medical CenterDesktop Architect, 2012 - 2012
- Hennepin Faculty AssciatesNetwork Administrator, 2002 - 2012
- Center for SightIT Administrator, 2000 - 2002
- Concordia UniversityAV Services Coordinator, 1999 - 2000
- DSISales, 1997 - 1999
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