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Evilbunny
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Icon 1 posted December 08, 2001 13:51      Profile for Evilbunny   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I Eat, otherwise, I do particle physics!
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Dr Cyclops
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Make shareware. read Macaddict. play with funtion generators. and dreaming in code.
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theJacob
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I sit at the computer, visit this forum, play Star Wars RPG, do homework and play phone tag with distant motel 6s trying to locate lost possssions. Oh...and sometimes I think about getting a job again.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted December 08, 2001 18:51      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I wash dishes for a lab. Kinda mindless, but at this point in the semester I find it soothing. I also TA organic chemistry.

I'm also a full time student and volunteer medic for the firts response team on campus and a local ambulance corps. I post here to waste my precious time.

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platypus
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Icon 1 posted December 08, 2001 19:37      Profile for platypus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I major in Comparative Literature and spend my time ... oh wait, I don't have any of that. I'm the editor of a science fiction fantasy magazine, the father of two, and the game/web master of an online RPG. I apply to law and grad schools, counting on my test scores (very good) to off set my GPA (not bad, but not free ride worthy). I also pray that I get the grant to write a paper about comic books that I applied for 2 months ago.

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quantumfluff
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I write sofware. All sorts. I've architected and lead the development of a few software development tools. I've built large internal systems for some consulting clients. I currently am working on something that has a client part running on windows which plugs into IE and AOL which talks to back end servers written in java. I have to switch frequently between C++, Java, JavaScript HTML, XML and Tcl. It keeps me from growing obsolete.
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I'm a lab instructor at an audio tech school. Unlike the profs, us lab instructors don't have to lecture. We show the students how to use the equipment, give them an assignment, and kick back and browse the Internet for the rest of the class. It's a sweet job.
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MrJ
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I'm a full time Computer Science undergraduate student with a part time job programming and sysadmining for a small web hosting company. My free time sounds much the same: programming, maintaining my computers, visiting a list of daily web sites, occasional games. I work from home so it's all mixed together too.
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I go to work and write computer games, then come home and write more computer games, and read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy-fi.
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ZorroTheFox
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I repair the hydraulic systems on jet airliners..........Z
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Evilbunny
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Geordie

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I teach people how to do things that they have done every day for years and that I have often never done before. In less they don't want to learn in which case I just do it for them.
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Demosthenes
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i try to get through the day without getting hit by a delivery truck, shot by a stray bullet, contracting food poisoning from undercooked fast-food, eaten alive by rottweilers, struck by lightning, or otherwise killed suddenly.

as if that's not enough of a challenge, i'm also a high-school student.


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Officially I am a programmer-anylyst at UNAIDS. I have to work with Access DBs and also the Intranet applications (much more fun).
Use of HTML, XML, JavaScript, VBScript and VBA/VB is common.

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Wyatt
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my business card says that i am a web developer. asp, sql, javascript, java.

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Tau Zero
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I am a maker of systems, using only the finest hand-crafted precision bits (and no, that is not an exaggeration - I often am working literally at the bit level).
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miliani
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Most of the time-- okay, more than full-time (because I go overboard on the overtime), my job deals with engineering communications architecture (on a broad scale, unfortunately) and getting yelled at.... heh... When I'm not working, though, I'm trying really hard to stay out of trouble. Believe me-- that takes A LOT of effort.

Otherwise, when I can squeeze it into my schedule, it also includes smiling and posing for the camera.


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geekdivachica
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I babysit. Yes I know I should have a real job by now but I babysit. Durning the summer I have a job at a local church as a day camp counselor. As you can most likely tell I LOVE kids! I want to be a teacher when I grow up! Take care!

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2001 20:43      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Short answer:
glorified technical support

Long answer:
I install, repair and support vibration analysis equipment used to monitor industrial machinery in order to predict failures. I work both over the phone and on site in industrial plants around the country and sometimes internationally.


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SupportGoddess

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Whatever they tell me to.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2001 20:31      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
Whatever they tell me to.

The voices in your head or your corporate masters?


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Icon 12 posted December 12, 2001 02:36      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
Whatever they tell me to.


The Computer is your Friend. Believe only in The Computer.


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Evilbunny
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Icon 1 posted December 12, 2001 20:19      Profile for Evilbunny   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Uhhh...I am a Lexigrophicer! (Which I cannot even SPELL right!)
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LifetimeTrekker
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Help desk for a large ISP for three years running.

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Dahak
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Macintosh network administration for a mid-sized marketing company near Philadelphia.

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