Getting all computer smart with Chuck

chuck season 5Ok, so this is the LAST post, I promise. 🙂
One of the things that makes me adore the character of Chuck is his geekiness. He’s one of those super cute nerds that just kind of makes you want to tickle his keyboard, if ya know what I mean.

During the season 5 episode titled ‘Chuck Versus the Hack Off’, we get to see some of Chuck’s computer hacking skills. The extra cool thing is this episode was directed by Zackary Levi. SWOON! Ok, so Chuck, aka The Piranha, must bypass the security systems allowing the team to infiltrate and grab the computer super virus, the Omen virus. I admit it’s pretty cool to watch him work his magic.

I am by no means a computer genius, but I can’t help but think of the time that I applied for a job as a training coordinator for a state agency. Part of the application process was practical exam in which I was placed in an office and had people coming in asking questions just like I was actually working in the job. It was actually really cool but I had to call upon skills that I hadn’t used in a long time. For instance, someone came in and asked me to create a document in order to keep track of training shirts. Shortly after he left I pulled up a Word document and started creating a table. After about 5 minutes it dawned on me that this was not the way to go. An Excel spreadsheet would be much better since it could keep track of the math for the user. I knocked it out really quick and when the person came back to see what I had come up with I showed him how to use it, saved it to a disk and sent him on his way.

I ended up second on the list for that position, but considering it was the first job in close to 10 years that I had applied for, I was pretty happy with the outcome.

I told you, nothing like the genius of Chuck but some of us aren’t that lucky.

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Disclosure: I have been hired by Warner Bros WBWord division to raise awareness for ‘Chuck.’ My words, my opinions, my life.

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