It’s already three weeks. Time flies by so fast when you have so much to learn. Mad kudos to my predecessor for being so patience with me. He already took on his new job, yet he is still very responsive to my questions. He has been teaching me so much in the past few weeks. I wish he had documented all of these tasks so I don’t have to bother him, but I am getting more comfortable using command line and finding my way into the servers.
I have been reading vigorously on Linux and Apache and trying to learn as much as I possibly could. The experience has been daunting and rewarding. In addition to server administration, I have redesigned a new layout for the main site and it has already been approved. I am now in the process of turning into HTML pages. I am also rewriting the front-end codes from scratch using HTML5, CSS3 as well as making the layout responsive. ModX looks very straightforward to switch out the templates. I hope that’ll be the case, but will find out when I get to that point.
I am very happy so far with the new gig. I started out being fearful to gaining confidence, thanks to my new awesome supervisor for her support and encouragement. I feel very lucky to be in such a great environment learning new stuff as well as doing what I like.
These past few weeks, I have been watching with Dao one favorite movies, The Little Engine That Could, and the lines that stuck to me was, “If you think you can, you will. If you think you can’t, you won’t. Either way you’re right.” That’s my inspiration. I think I can.