How smart are you?
Good question Garv. The more people I meet professionally that are in IT, the more I realize how much smarter and well rounded I am then them. It is a breathe of fresh air when I meet someone who is skilled. It is simply amazing how many people are in IT that collect nice checks and know nothing. It all came clear to me this week, these people (people who should know) would want to pick my brain all the time. I would naturally resist thinking "you figure it out". The answer is the fact that I build myself from the ground up. I first installed memory then an OS then setup a computer then setup a Server, Active Directory, Email, switch, router, firewall, LAN, MAN and then a WAN. These people have not had that experience, even picking my brain they could never fully understand what I am talking about without the simple building blocks I have achieved over the years which is going from point A to B to C. it irritates me when people should know this stuff and don't.