Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2004.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

I got the job!

Posted 9 June 2004

Just last Sunday, Pastor Jason defined the word theophany for the congregation. "A theophany is basically when God shows up." After the service he asked me if I was going to be sticking around for the summer. I responded that it would take a theophany, since my parents would be coming to get me in four days.

Well guess what.

Some ladies at the Health Services recommended I talk with the network administrator there, as a position had apparently abruptly opened. I of course did, and early this week I got an email that he wanted to meet with me. I jumped on the opportunity. On Monday (the 7th) I heard back from him. Tuesday (the 8th) I met with him for the first time. Today (the 9th) I landed the job. Tomorrow (the 10th) is when my parents would have started driving to come pick me up. Friday (the 11th) I start my first day of work.

It gets better.

The lady who the network administrator had to talk with about getting funding to actually give me a wage wants a piece of me, too. There's apparently something going on that she has some control over that she wants me to get involved with, and it involves Linux. That's a Good Thing(TM). Not only that, but she was kind enough to get me a super discount on living arrangements at Foster-Walker Complex, so I have a place to stay over the summer. Hooray!

So you see that God arranged everything; who else could put something together this fast?