So, this is my first blog post. Hi, and welcome to Nitemice’s Blog. Over the course of this year, I plan on blogging once a week, meaning by the end of the year I should have at least 52 of these. But before I go into all that, I should tell you a bit more about myself.
I just graduated from high school last year and, instead of going straight onto Uni, I was offered the opportunity to take on a traineeship. I’m planning on studying Computer Science/Software Engineering at Uni, and the traineeship is a tech support position so I thought it would give me a good practical grounding in what I would be learning about, before being thrust into the highly theoretical environment of university.
So, I’ll be working as a junior IT support assistant, at the front line, the first to try and solve any problems or queries from the employees and clients of my employer. I can’t really tell you too much about my employer (who I will refer to, from now on, as “the House”), or me (just call me Nitemice), or anything else identifiable. That’s the problem with working in an area that contained so much delicate information, where I will be exposed to so many sensitive details. It’s something I’m not that comfortable with, however I realise that security is an important part of the whole IT industry so it’s something I’ll just have to get used to. I’ve already been told that some people just give you their password, thrust it upon you, and tell you to fix it or whatever and just disappear. I’m somehow supposed to just erase them from my brain after that. I don’t know how I’m going to do that. Despite all these worries and fears, I live in the hope and belief that this might actually be fun, that I’ll learn from it, and that it will make me better at IT.
Now I need to explain to you, why I’m starting this blog. I decided that seeing as I would have a lot more time on my hands this year, I may as well use it and produce something to document my experience as a trainee. I chose to do a blog rather than just a diary, because not only could I look back on it, but others could possibly even share in my experience, as it happens or later on, if they could be bothered… I’ve also been feeling a growing want to contribute to the internet community in my own way, having seen the Nerdfighter community and the like doing so many creative and great things. I thought I might be able to be part of that. This means I’ll be discussing topics not just related to my work but also my interests, such as photography and art, music (I play the tenor saxophone), books and writing, and general pop culture or anything else that comes to mind.
Thanks for reading all that, I didn’t think it would get that long, but now you know a bit about me, and why I’m doing this. If you’re liking what you’re seeing or reading, feel free to share it with your friends, or drop me a line in the comments of each post or in the “Contact Me!” section of this site.
Post again soon,