chirkware
Systems Administrator
  • United States
Member Since: 2002/12/18
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Tennessee Technological University
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Secondary Education
Got a degree to teach math.  Did that for a couple of years, but then got a summer job working in IT, and I ended up staying at that job five years.  Never went back to teaching.  
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I am an east-Tennessee geek.  I've been tinkering (fixing, destroying, etc) with IBM compatible PC's since about 1994.  For the last 19 years, I've actually been getting paid to work with PCs full time.  I've worked at a DoE site, two banks, and in local government.

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