Hello, I’m Daryn Cash. I’m the Senior IT Support Specialist at Pantheon. I’ve never used WordPress or Drupal. My web development background is limited to the large collection of Geocities websites I made for fun as a teen in the late ‘90s. Internet innovation left my basic HTML skills in the dust long ago.
After a childhood filled with computers (my mom is a diehard Apple fan), I accidentally got placed in a computer programming class in high school which led to more computer classes and two support jobs that saw me through college while I studied film and theater. I spent six years as a Genius in an Apple Store and another six years doing tech support at Pixar where I got to do voice acting for movies & shorts in development (you can hear me in a deleted scene from Toy Story 4). I spent significantly less years at an ad agency and I came to Pantheon from Intercom. I also worked at a Blockbuster Video for three months and ran the tiltawhirl at a small amusement park for a summer. I was an extra in two live action feature films.
I have three cats - Toby, Diggsby & Hamm. I like watching all kinds of movies but my favorite movie is the 1984 theatrical release of David Lynch’s Dune (I taught a class on it in college). I like playing very specific kinds of video games and have played through my favorite, Earthbound, about 8 times. I listen to a lot of audio books, my favorites are biographies & memoirs read by the author. I like making explosion & action figure videos with my niece & nephew.
The answer to your IT question is probably ‘try turning it off an on again’