It’s been ages since I played at a LAN gaming cafe.
The guys were training for an upcoming CS:GO competition so I booked a com for myself too.
Wanted to play D3 but since it kept d/c-ing me, I switched to L4D2 instead.
Been months since I touched that game.
I got addicted to it again.. until it d/c-ed me as the time was up.
Argh.. I want a job in the gaming industry!
I want to be a full-time e-sports manager~ *sigh*
One can only dream.
By the way, the server that I rented @ gameservers.com had a very high ping for CSGO beta.
So, I cancelled the sub but it was free anyway.
No payment until CSGO goes live.
lol.. my ex-boss just emailed me that I’m still up and answering emails at this time.. 1am to be precise.
Not really “ex”.
Just that I’m not directly under him anymore.
He’s been “transferred” to be under the global highest IT director while I’m now under another department in the regional office.
Anyway, he was asking whether I had resolved an outlook issue for one of the managers.
Tell you a not-so-secret secret… Google is my BFF.
It’s a matter of whether you can find the right solution in less than 5 minutes on the toughest issue.
It’s an art in itself… roflmao.
Nah… it’s all about typing the right keywords… no sentences.. no questions..
Summarizing an issue into less than 5 or lesser different keywords that can capture the whole situation.
Then, learn the art of scanning really fast.
Same concept applies here.
Scan for keywords… if you can catch a couple of main points.. it’s enough to form a quick summary in your head.
Then again.. I learned that while in school during my teenage years.
I love stories but I hate reading paragraphs of stuff that will not stick to my memory.
So I loved using mind-maps for pretty much a lot of my subjects.. except like maths and art, of course.
I can easily make up a big essay based on a couple of main points… so.. yeah.
continuation to the main point: AND whether you’re brave enough to try out a coupe of solutions knowing that there are consequences/side effects.
But I think that if you’ve been in the troubleshooting field for some time, you’ll learn the technique of asking straight to the point questions to rectify an issue naturally.
Kind of the same to me.
Get to the point.
Summarize in a couple of keywords.
It works for everyday life problems too.
After all, it’s troubleshooting for anything.
A great skill to learn.
You know.. I do want to talk some more but my brain is starting to shut down.
I’ll continue on another day.