I randomly decided to take pictures of whatever I decided to do today. I did more than “just going to work” so it’s something worth making a post about. So get ready for a picture-heavy post~
Note: Don’t mind the quality.
Work was pretty good this week. We completed the biggest part of the inventory project so I returned to my IT work. I finally got the chance to go to Target to stock up in snacks since the vending machine can be quite expensive in the long run. I got myself some fruit by the foot, lucky charms, and rice krispies treats ☺.
After bringing an iMac and MacBook Pro back to life a few weeks ago, there were other problems that followed. I had to put the project aside and work on other higher priority tasks… Until this week. The MacBook Pro had a hard drive problem. Luckily the previous IT person left behind a bootable Snow Leopard OS X USB so I downloaded Mavericks on to the flash drive as well and installed the operating system on the main hard drive (after wiping it out). As for the iMac, there was an iCloud pin lock that no one knew the code to. A different hard drive, additional memory, PRAM reset, and verbose mode later the whole operating system was able to boot up.
This week, I continued to work with my work’s inventory report. On Friday, we finally began inputting the data into our management software. After that, I should be returning to my IT work. It was tedious having to correct some counting or input mistakes but someone has to do the job..
One of our VP’s brought his adorable three-year-old son to work on Wednesday and Friday. The kid somehow became attached to me and was jumpy behind the glass door whenever I passed by his dad’s office. He thinks my name is “Fancy” and says I’m pretty with long hair X’D.
With this being my 5th week of working, I suppose I’m finally accustomed to this whole work schedule. Being on an 8-5 schedule has its perks and disadvantages but I’m in favor of it so that’s a good thing ☺.
I was extremely busy this week with the culmination of the inventory count from last Friday. With the data received from the counts, I had a team of interns input them in excel so I can make a report for the auditors to see. Except there were too many discrepancies between the count from Friday and the count from our management software system. I had to push aside any “IT work” this week so I can get the report done. Safe to say, I completed the work in process portion for the auditors. As for the overall count, hopefully I will be done with everything next week.
Sprinkles Cupcakes is finally opening on Wednesday so I’m planning on dropping by after work to join in on the cupcake madness ☺. I have been anticipating this moment for months even though I’m moving 30 miles away to live at school this coming fall. Even then, at least Sprinkles will be a lot closer to home in LA without having to drive to downtown.
As far as cyber camp goes, it turns out that I did receive a full ride to go but there were too much complications with personal arrangements so I think I have to pass up the offer. I’m a bit bummed out but I went to camp twice and learned the basics of pentesting. I’m sure other opportunities that will expand my knowledge and resources for cyber security will be available when the time comes.