Work from home. Run a business for my brother [he does animal trapping]. Before that, I was a systems analyst for a pharmaceutical company for a few years. But really, I never had jobs define who I was. I’m like a forever student.
If I’d finished college, I *probably* would’ve been in theoretical physics as that was my interest in high school.. I’m kind of glad though because I’d have been stuck doing string theory in the 90s which would’ve paid well but crappy work.
You got one up on me. Went a few times but once you leave the 1st time (we ran out of $$$) getting back’s almost impossible. Had I finished I’d probably be one of those professors teaching some random subject, living on campus and such.
I went to a college with too much freedom. [hippie school – Hampshire College] No grades, not many rules and stuff. Had a good time but most of my learning was outside of the classes anyway. Only there for 1.5 yrs.
internet’s best thing if you have the right mindset. I’m glad the world became nerds like me and got on. Once upon a time, being a guy who spent hours at night in front of his computer online was seen as a trouble-maker/anarchist at worst, a pathetic loser at best. Then, the world joined in.
it’s true. I blame object oriented programming, especially JAVA. Everything’s encapsulated into everything else, abstracted far away from the hardware it runs on. It’s got a lot of positives of course but understanding the machinery gets lost.
I always envied people who could work at the system levels. I was always afraid to because I couldn’t replace my computers if I broke them. I should *probably* get one of those maker boards like Arduino but then nobody would see me online again ’cause that’s all I’d do
You have my major respect man. That’s a level of things I never did but I enjoy looking at circuit logic (and programming logic) to try and figure out what it does.
New Jersey – and yeah, I think part of it is that school goes on for to long. 12 years straight from the age of 5 and THEN more. Been in Florida for 15 years now.