People often ask me what I do for a living and my answer is usually that I get paid to play with computers and manage people who play with computers. But if I were to drill down, I really do a lot of different things (as you can probably tell if you’ve seen a lot of my posts). But one of my favorite things to do is unwrap tons of shiny new computers and put them into the hands of students. The potential, the excitement, the smiles make much of the other stuff worthwhile. You actually get to feel like you made the world slightly better. We usually refer to this as imaging. The process usually starts by installing a master or capturing a thin image and then automating all of the software that goes into making the system useable by end users. Then, test, test, test. After a day or 10 of this process we can then get those shiny new computers on desks and start up our automations. This last part can be pretty fun. And Ben Pirozzolo captured that fun in this little video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and total hat tip to Ben for capturing a sliver of my life in such a fun way!
krypted January 15th, 2013