Like Some Kind of Geek God

Written by Dan Carlson@minutiaeman

Published October 3, 2007

It’s a wonderful feeling when you can do something that no one else around you can do. And when you can combine that feeling with the ability to control dozens of computers at once, the sense of power is darn near addicting.

So there I was, running between tables this evening, cackling like a mad scientist. Because several weeks of research and experimentation with Apple Remote Desktop had paid off, and I was conducting thirty-some computers from a single screen and keyboard.

Sometimes initiative and enthusiasm don’t pay off in dollars (not that I don’t deserve more compensation, of course... Who doesn’t?). Sometimes it’s just the knowledge that you’ve taught yourself a complex new task, and you’re saving yourself lots of time with your accomplishments.