IT observers reflections.
2007-10-15 21:02:22.000 – Steve Welsh, IT Observer
It’s Monday evening and my first week, living at the top of Mount Washington, is drawing too a close. It’s been a great change for me having spent the last 15 plus years working in the printed circuit board manufacturing industry. Quite a culture shock moving from an eight foot cubicle to standing on top of the observation tower de-icing in sixty mile an hour winds!
All in all the week has been great, the views from my new office are truly out of this world. The weather has been interesting too, always changing, never constant. We’ve had rain, fog, freezing fog, snow, blowing snow and even some sun! The highlight of the past week, for me anyway, was the sunrise on Saturday. It was quite a sight as it lit up the surrounding peaks and valley clouds below us.
When not looking at the views and taking in the weather I’ve been working on programming, a stand alone, Linux based, controller, which will be used in future data logging equipment. I’ve also been trailing Brian and Ryan as I try to learn some of the routine meteorological tasks performed at the observatory. All in all it’s been quite a busy week.
Anyway I’d like to thank everyone up here for making my first week so enjoyable and special thanks to the volunteers, Paul and Steve, for providing us with some excellent meals.
Steve Welsh, IT Observer