Week 4: Technical Difficulties (again)

Apr 04, 2021

Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title of the blog, this was a slow week.

On Monday, I went to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to get my computer fixed. After an hour or so I had access to the government website and I was able to use different applications on the computer, but this was only the first part. Opening up my newly fixed computer, I realized I did not have access to the research server, which is pretty important for my internship. I had to contact many different people in order for it to finally get it fixed which was pretty hectic, but I am glad I had this experience. In the future, when I have technological problems at work (hopefully I won’t have them) I would know what to do. Hopefully, this should finally conclude my technology problems.

I am still working with STATA and it is pretty difficult for me who has no computer science background. I am having fun with it though. It is something I don’t get to work with and I am glad I have the opportunity now.

That’s it for this week! Nothing super exciting so far, but hopefully next week can run a lot smoother with cool discoveries I can tell everyone about!

4 Replies to “Week 4: Technical Difficulties (again)”

  1. Eric M. says:

    Oh no! Mimi I think you’ve had tech issues for a few weeks now… I’m praying for you!

  2. Sean P. says:

    Oh noooo Mimi! Technical difficulties can be so frustrating! At the same time, I think it is a real reflection of issues that can occur in workplaces. Perhaps it’s a good lesson after all. Anyways, good luck working with STATA … while it is difficult, I am glad to hear that you are enjoying working with it. Keep up the good work!

  3. EPittman says:

    Sending you lots of good thoughts for this week, Mimi! Good luck learning the new software program! I think Sean is right, these are valuable experiences even if frustrating. Maybe next week you can tell us about about how your independent research is evolving. I find your persistance and flexibility admirable.

  4. Jacob J. says:

    Yikes. Tech issues are always the worst. On the bright side though, the more you use these kinds of programs the more experience you’ll have. Thus, you’ll be able to solve these problems quickly in the future.

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