My New Year’s Resolutions? Overwhelmed!Posted: January 5, 2010
Over the last week, I have completed my share of maintenance at SATV. While everyone else was helping to paint the hallways, I was installing our new $300 powerstrip. Now, in many ways, the real work of 2010 begins.
These projects are looming:
- Completing migration from three-ring reservation binders to our computer-based reservation DB
- Planning our migration from Vista (which will be oh-so-brief at SATV) to Seven, to be done by President’s Day
- Comply with new Massachusetts regulations on personal information by March 1st.
- New firewall/NAT appliance to supersede our cranky cable modem.
- New network switch to replace one in Cablecast which is totally full (8 ports used out of 8).
- Implement an image-based backup scheme for our workstations.
- Figure out how to provide city news and announcements to blind and visually-impaired users.
- Automate and report everything that is not already automatable and reportable.
Amazon.com has a new BFF in me, as seen above!
Except for Windows Internals, I haven’t opened any of those books.
While I have loved IT for 30 years, I am mentally exhausted. I have ADD and have had it my whole life. Even though I have and use all the organizational coping strategies available (Outlook, Word, my PDA and Spiceworks), I can do 4 hours of mental work on a computer—and feel like I’ve done 20!
The past six months of database migration have killed me. I’m almost not sure I want to open the books and get going for 2010.