of the Week
They say in latin Carpe Diem, or Seize
the day. Thatís exactly what I did when I decided to take up computers.
After my second year, at University doing a B.A in Anthropology,
I had taught myself enough about the Internet, and computers to
apply for a job at an ISP for a Technical Support Position. I knew
then that I found my home in the computer world--The Internet. I
got the job, at Better.Net and blossomed from there. I quickly became
the senior techie after my training mentor left the company. I wrote
support handbooks for all the tech support representatives, and
the company still uses the same handbook today.
Before leaving Better.Net, to return to school,
I was offered an amazing tech job at UUNET Canada, where I would
be making amazing money and getting phenomenal work experience.
Imagine this, a self taught, not formally educated in computers,
only 22 year old girl, getting such an amazing offer. You may think
I was crazy, but I value the asset of an education, so I turned
the offer down to finish school, and moved to Nova Scotia. I finally
left Better.Net, and jumped on a plane to Nova Scotia. This time
I started my degree in Computer Information Systems and Information
Tech. (We just got back our midterms. Guess who got the highest
mark in the class on the Information Systems midterm? *wink*) Besides,
with the schooling Iím getting, an opportunity like UUNET or better
will resurface. So, here is where I stand today. Fiddling with my
webpage, playing with IRC bots, learning more commands on my Unix
shells, doing schoolwork, and endlessly learning more and more about
When did you first
discover your love and/or obsession with computers and technology?
My University at the time gave all its students
access to the Internet. Since then, my computer has been part of
my biological processes.
How do you earn a
I'm a starving Computer Information Systems and
Information Technology student at the moment. I earn my money through
marks. Well.... maybe. I do have a part time job. I help my friend's
father out at his place of work.
Do you consider
yourself a Geek?
I know some of my friends think I must be Bill
Gates' trainee, but I have so much more to learn. I don't think
I will consider myself fully a geek until I know more then my very
successful geeky friends, who have helped me get this far.
What is your favorite
Hmmmm, this is a tough one. I don't have a favorite
site really, I just have sites I like visiting. If I was strapped
to choose, download.com
would be up there, surfy.com,
because thatís where all my websearches start, and aprilfools.com
cuz that place cracks me right up.
What do you do when
you are not working?
I like to watch tv and unwind, read magazines
like Discover, cuddle with my better half, and go out and party.
If the phone is free though, (which is rare where I live now) you
can be sure Iím surfing, chatting with friends from home, or playing
with something on the net. If not, Iím usually doing offline things
like writing HTML or editing someone elseís scripts for my own gain
when Iím on my 'puter'.