Hello everyone, my name is shadowsbane - or at least as far as you're concerned it is - and I am a geek by trade. Specifically, I work for an IT company which provides managed networking, virtual servers, anti-virus and pretty much anything else related to computers and networks for community banks. Primarily I'm helpdesk, assisting users with problems with software and hardware on a workstation and server level, basic routing and networking. I've been a professional geek for about 6 years now and love what I do.
When I'm not working, I still enjoy playing with computers, and have recently finished a server build at home which I'm going to use to play around with virtualization and other such things. I also enjoy photography, paintball and krav maga, and occasionally I write. A few things you should know:
Captain America is the best superhero, followed closely by Thor. This isn't really about me, it's just a fact.
Soccer is the best sport in the world, followed closely by paintball. Also a fact.
Jeeps are awesome, Hummers are pretenders. This is an opinion. However if you disagree you are wrong.
1911s are the prettiest handguns. I carry one; you should too. If you disagree, I don't care. Take it up with Captain America.
Most awkward moment in IT: Cleaning off a customer's PC of malware for the third time in as many months, this time taking screenshots of his browsing history to pass to my management so they knew I wasn't just screwing it up repeatedly. Little did I know he had a screenprint utility installed and as I hit print screen while I was remoted in, it was literally printing the screen. That illicited a call from the bank president. It should go without saying, but obviously he had some questions.
Most baffling moment in IT: Getting a call from a customer indicating her PC was emitting thick, black, acrid smoke. Drove on-site and confirmed, diagnostic indicated a RAM failure. Got new RAM from Dell, drove back out and installed and the PC failed to boot. Tried several configurations and eventually gave up. Replaced the old RAm back in the system and it booted fine. Works to this day.