Mario Villalobos

Could've Done More

It’s becoming more difficult to write something new every day while trying my best to not repeat myself. There will be days like this, where nothing eventful happened or where I was too busy to even stop and breathe. Today was one of those days.

It was the first day of a five day weekend for the students at the school, so I had the chance to do some maintenance on the servers. During this, I discovered how long it’s been since any maintenance was done (mainly because the last guy was useless), so this process took me a lot longer than I thought it’d take me. While I dealt with that, I tried breaking into the NAS (network attached storage) that the last guy (again, useless) password protected with a password no one else knew. During that process, I thought I had screwed up and somehow lost everything in those hard drives. I quickly panicked. Every file from every student and teacher was on there, and I thought I lost it all. Luckily, I didn’t lose anything, and I was able to recover quite quickly and get access to the NAS. Now I know what not to do. While all this was going on, I tuned into the Apple keynote and was utterly disappointed at the announcements. I have the iPad Air from last year, and besides the TouchID, the new ones don’t excite me at all. OS X Yosemite is a great update (one I installed at the end of my shift, and thanks to the great battery on my mid-2013 MacBook Air, I was able to install it in my car while I drove home). And the new iMac is way out of my price range for me to even want to want it.

And that’s kinda it. That was my day. It’ll be more of the same tomorrow, except this time I’m going to learn how to quickly deploy about a dozen iPad’s, and see how my servers are doing after the hours of tender, love, and care I gave them today. I worked out1 , read some more from my book, meditated for 15 minutes, and wrote another 300+ words in my novel.

If I’m being honest with myself, I could’ve been better today. I could’ve read a little more. I could’ve written a little more. I could’ve definitely watched less TV and maybe talked to people. I could’ve done more, and I feel like that all the time.

  1. I completed day 16 of the Asylum’s 30 day program. It was Vertical Plyo, which is my favorite workout of the program, except today I was sore for some reason, so I wasn’t able to perform as highly as I would have liked. I do feel good and definitely stronger. ↩︎