Is actually about me, I suspect I like gaming mainly because I absolutely love planning out computer builds,
building computers, installing the software, running updates and configuring it. I disguise all that under the
guise of being a gamer geek rather than a hardware geek.
I got my hardware start because ages ago I got tired of asking my uber geek bro how to fix my computer. I
started deliberately "breaking" it then fixing it myself. In a rather twisted way, I discovered how much fun
troubleshooting computers really is.
In the workplace I discovered quite a bit of troubleshooting involves the end user. Frequently, it can be a
matter of enticing the end user into telling you what really happened to break their computer. For some reason I
get a kick out of that. I've discovered very few people are forthcoming with what really happened. It's
interesting, in spite of the stereotypes of geeks having poor people skills, a lot of end user troubleshooting
starts with using people skills. It's always interesting when the troubleshooting doesn't match up with
the problem given to start the process. Anyway I get a kick out of solving troubleshooting puzzles.