Post Your Throwback IT Pics



  • Just thought I would post some throwback pics of my first big IT position, Level 3 Network Admin at Mead Paper Company circa 2001

    30,000 global computers accessing an in-house data center in downtown Dayton, OH. On the Omega Screen cycled the status of our entire network. On 9/11 we turn the whole screen to the new minutes before the second plane hit.

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  • Literally everything on the 16th floor of the Mead HQ (before many mergers and acquisitions)

    A company would come in with 9 cases full of tape backups, from Backup Exec software. Backup tapes were changed by a team of 4 across the hallway around the clock, 7 days a week and moved off site, then back onsite for re-use.

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  • Buzz here (cant remember his actual name) had been on the tape team for some 35 years, since the days live data ran from actual tape.

    He didnt trust anyone on the NOC, and this day I remember him asking me if I was a "corporate spy" because I was taking some snaps of the server rooms with my 1 mega pixel digital camera.

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  • You know @scottalanmiller with all the VPN skirmish it never occurred to me that my first IT/Voice business I had for just a couple years was called... "Virtual Public Networking" or VPN...

    This was the day we put up our sign by the highway where our office was...

    It was a while before I could afford to get the clock turned on. A lightening strike had taken it out...

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  • The year is 2004, one of my friends just got the new Motorola Razr phone, and it had a camera!!! I was in high school and able to dual enroll in the new fangled Wireless Netwoking Technology Program. I had just received my A+ certification, and was getting ready to take Network +.

    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

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  • @irj said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

    The year is 2004, one of my friends just got the new Motorola Razr phone, and it had a camera!!! I was in high school and able to dual enroll in the new fangled Wireless Netwoking Technology Program. I had just received my A+ certification, and was getting ready to take Network +.

    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

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    I remember my first camera phone. I was in high school.

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  • @stacksofplates said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

    @irj said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

    The year is 2004, one of my friends just got the new Motorola Razr phone, and it had a camera!!! I was in high school and able to dual enroll in the new fangled Wireless Netwoking Technology Program. I had just received my A+ certification, and was getting ready to take Network +.

    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

    0_1512130032013_1935949_1206512239443_3563286_n.jpg

    I remember my first camera phone. I was in high school.

    http://www.cellularcountry.com/images/lg_vx7000-black.png

    What model is that?



  • 0_1512130032013_1935949_1206512239443_3563286_n.jpg

    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

    Disagree, pose it legit!



  • @bigbear said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

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    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

    Disagree, pose it legit!

    Agree. That pose is on point.



  • @bigbear said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

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    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

    Disagree, pose it legit!

    Yup. Original Gangsta.



  • @irj said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

    @stacksofplates said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

    @irj said in Post Your Throwback IT Pics:

    The year is 2004, one of my friends just got the new Motorola Razr phone, and it had a camera!!! I was in high school and able to dual enroll in the new fangled Wireless Netwoking Technology Program. I had just received my A+ certification, and was getting ready to take Network +.

    I know the pose is lame, but I was 16 years old so give me a break! I am the one with the fro standing up.

    0_1512130032013_1935949_1206512239443_3563286_n.jpg

    I remember my first camera phone. I was in high school.

    http://www.cellularcountry.com/images/lg_vx7000-black.png

    What model is that?

    LG vx7000. It had a rotating camera.



  • My first smartphone was a Palm Treo 650 I picked up around 2005, and I even had a GPS bluetooth adapter and SD card filled up with a map of the US and Canada during my truck driving days. You can put the geek in a truck, but you can't make him any less geeky!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treo_650

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