The path to becoming a Geek in Information Technology isn’t the same for all people. Admittedly, I was not born a G in IT. This quest became a rather serious one albeit around 4 years ago shortly after the release of my first official, full-length studio debut album “I’m High”. This was when I’d decided the road to Hip-Hop riches was not one that I was equipped to travel upon any longer. (Not to mention the obvious- that gangsta/reality/hardcore rap was dead.)
Having spent a significant amount of time working on or with a computer while putting that album together, it only seemed right to stay with the computer even though the microphone stand got put away and the digital audio workstation got uninstalled. (With this new found quest I was certainly going to need the free space on my hard drive.) So I jumped in. I jumped into the field of Information Technology head first without a parachute. Salta!
The thing is, I jumped head first into an area where most seasoned professionals even would have considered a no-no. The average individual shall began this quest with Intro to IT. While I unabashedly did have to retract and regroup after hitting the ground and splitting my head open, I didn’t start with Intro to IT. I, Mr. Smarty pants here deemed it a good idea to jump into the area of IT known as Ethical Hacking. Mind you, it seemed like a good idea at the time. From rapping to hacking!! Yeah, I can do that. NOT! (Note: Noooo rapper can do that. Granted, it is conceivably possible to reverse this process successfully. One can make a fairly decent transition from hacker to rapper. Think YTCracker. Hey, Bryce, it’s cool. I’m not trying to get any points off of you, dude. Truce? :) )
Truth of the matter is that becoming a Geek in IT is a process.
A process that after so long of enduring, one starts to get a different interpretation of movies like The Matrix. At this point in the process I’m not so sure whether I’ve taken the red pill or the blue pill. But one thing is for certain. I’m so geeked out that I’d like to think of myself as a redpill .