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Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on December 08, 2001, 13:51:
 
I Eat, otherwise, I do particle physics!
 
Posted by Dr Cyclops (Member # 986) on December 08, 2001, 17:48:
 
Make shareware. read Macaddict. play with funtion generators. and dreaming in code.
 
Posted by theJacob (Member # 980) on December 08, 2001, 17:58:
 
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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Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on December 08, 2001, 18:51:
 
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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Posted by platypus (Member # 991) on December 08, 2001, 19:37:
 
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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Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on December 08, 2001, 19:37:
 
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.
 
Posted by Raptorgirl on December 09, 2001, 00:34:
 
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.
 
Posted by MrJ (Member # 730) on December 09, 2001, 01:27:
 
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.
 
Posted by Zwilnik (Member # 615) on December 09, 2001, 07:40:
 
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.
 
Posted by ZorroTheFox (Member # 917) on December 09, 2001, 11:40:
 
I repair the hydraulic systems on jet airliners..........Z
 
Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on December 09, 2001, 13:07:
 
WOW>>>>
 
Posted by Geordie (Member # 996) on December 09, 2001, 13:25:
 
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.
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on December 09, 2001, 13:45:
 
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.
 


Posted by Swiss Mercenary (Member # 330) on December 10, 2001, 03:14:
 
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.
 
Posted by Wyatt (Member # 493) on December 10, 2001, 11:20:
 
my business card says that i am a web developer. asp, sql, javascript, java.

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Posted by Tau Zero (Member # 195) on December 10, 2001, 12:36:
 
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).
 
Posted by miliani (Member # 999) on December 10, 2001, 13:27:
 
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.
 


Posted by geekdivachica (Member # 939) on December 10, 2001, 17:53:
 
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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Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on December 10, 2001, 20:43:
 
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.
 


Posted by SupportGoddess (Member # 822) on December 11, 2001, 20:17:
 
Whatever they tell me to.

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Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on December 11, 2001, 20:31:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
Whatever they tell me to.

The voices in your head or your corporate masters?
 


Posted by Swiss Mercenary (Member # 330) on December 12, 2001, 02:36:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
Whatever they tell me to.


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


 


Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on December 12, 2001, 20:19:
 
Uhhh...I am a Lexigrophicer! (Which I cannot even SPELL right!)
 
Posted by LifetimeTrekker (Member # 913) on December 12, 2001, 21:14:
 
Help desk for a large ISP for three years running.

 
Posted by Dahak (Member # 957) on December 13, 2001, 07:22:
 
Macintosh network administration for a mid-sized marketing company near Philadelphia.

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Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on December 13, 2001, 11:15:
 
SupportGoddess wrote:
Whatever they tell me to.

That just begs for us to contact her boss and get him to start asking for really bizarre things like balloon animals and hula dancing....
 


Posted by EngrBohn (Member # 476) on December 14, 2001, 09:36:
 
As some here already know, I'm an officer with the United States Air Force. My current assignment is as a PhD student at The Ohio State University as part of the Air Force Institute of Technology's faculty preparation program -- after three years at OSU, I'll teach software engineering at AFIT for 4-7 years.

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Posted by trowelblister (Member # 897) on December 14, 2001, 10:31:
 
Archaeologist. I play in the dirt, get sunburned, and avoid poison ivy.
 
Posted by homesalad (Member # 938) on December 14, 2001, 19:20:
 
I build wooden boats.

Then paddle them when I can, or play in the woods, climbing stuff. I eat every now and then too.
 


Posted by SupportGoddess (Member # 822) on December 14, 2001, 20:25:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
SupportGoddess wrote:
Whatever they tell me to.

That just begs for us to contact her boss and get him to start asking for really bizarre things like balloon animals and hula dancing....


Well... I do know a guy that does clown work and knows how to make balloon animals, and i did study hula dancing for a whole week once (sorry, all i remember is the palm tree thing) but I do have a grass skirt so i could probably fake it.

I would, of course, bitch the entire time that if i could ever lay hands on my job description, I would bet it does not cover balloon animal and hula dancing.

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Posted by Akira (Member # 954) on December 19, 2001, 18:43:
 
I whore my skills to a struggling dotcom that doesn't appreciate me.

(sorry, it's been a particularly bad day)

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Posted by smallerdemon (Member # 635) on December 31, 2001, 13:01:
 
IT support for doctors and researchers and administrative folks. Specifically, I an the "computing resource manager" which means they pay me $20K more than they did when I was "computing resource specialist".
We do Macs and PCs. Fun fun.

When I'm not suffering through scary ignorance, I am an avid filmgoer, chat online a lot, play a few PS2 games, and struggle through Taekwondo classes.
 


Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 31, 2001, 13:42:
 
Undergrad computer science major, and student worker in the IT department at school. This boils down to getting in at 9, working, going to class, and leaving at 6 or 7.
 
Posted by iballoondesign (Member # 1037) on January 01, 2002, 14:23:
 
I am just a senior college student who work at grocey store. Second job, I design on the websites for some community in statewide.
 
Posted by Aiyana (Member # 1067) on January 14, 2002, 14:45:
 
Just finished undergrad with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in chemistry. Now a first-year student at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After all, *real* doctors treat more than one species. ;-)

What I want to know is, why do they call us "professional students" when we're *paying* to learn, not *being* paid? ;-)

What little pocket change I get, I make through milking cows in the large animal ward and taking on the occasional pet-sitting job. Come summer break, hope to find some form of decent-paying veterinary or research assistant work.
 


Posted by EddieKatz (Member # 1004) on January 14, 2002, 23:18:
 
i work for a non-profit organization (www.globallinks.org) which is quite cool, all in all. i also have a radio show on a local public radio station on tuesday mornings from 12am to 4am est. if you've got real audio, you can listen at www.wyep.org. then you can all hear my sexy voice . i'm also trying to be a graduate student, convincing cmu that i'm just the candidate they need for the phd in history.

my connection to geekdom? umm... i make afghans? does that count? my boyfriend is getting a phd in computer science, so i guess i'm geek by association?
 


Posted by EngrBohn (Member # 476) on January 16, 2002, 08:33:
 
- Aiyana -
After all, *real* doctors treat more than one species. ;-)

Which kinda makes you wonder. Xenomedicine -- the necessary practice for "Star Trek" physicians -- would it have evolved out of medical doctor programs or veterinary doctor programs?

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Posted by Roceal (Member # 878) on January 16, 2002, 11:05:
 
I am a Webmonkey and First Class Time Waster. Hear me hoot!

Eee! Eee! Oooh!

(I have not had coffee yet and am starting to hallucinate.)


 


Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on January 16, 2002, 14:50:
 
Ahh. I bet I waste more time than you!!!
 
Posted by tridass (Member # 1071) on January 16, 2002, 17:08:
 
i'm a full-time college student and i work for a pr firm for tech companies. and when im not doing all that, im, obviously, sitting at my beautiful computer.

oh how i love my computer.

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Posted by iballoondesign (Member # 1037) on January 23, 2002, 23:45:
 
I love my computer, too! (kissing my iBook)
 
Posted by macadddikt18 (Member # 1082) on January 25, 2002, 05:32:
 
I am a full time college student and i make am a Kitchen supervisor at a pizza place. Talk about dream Job right there.
Nayt

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Posted by Bregalad (Member # 1054) on January 25, 2002, 16:17:
 
I do software quality assurance.

Paraphrasing those BASF commercials on TV...

QA doesn't make many of the products you buy, QA makes them better.
 


Posted by donnab (Member # 1092) on February 01, 2002, 19:36:
 
To earn a living:
Title: Exec. Admin. Assistant for a civil, structural, marine & wastewater engineering company.
Duties: On a computer all day using Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Netscape, etc. MS Word expert for the company which runs NT on a Linux server. Only use Macs at home.
The rest of the time:
Artist, web designer, mother, wife, auto mechanic (to keep the old cars running till I pay off the money I owe on the computers). Hey, computers come first - the 83 Chevy and the 89 Olds will just have to keep running!

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Posted by CyberGoddess (Member # 147) on February 03, 2002, 22:21:
 
For a living? I'm an SMS Help Desk Support Agent for AutoZone's corporate office.

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Posted by Alien Investor (Member # 242) on February 10, 2002, 02:13:
 
I write C++ code for money and C code for open source projects.

I also play the stock market. Some months I make more from the market than I do from my day job, but the stress costs are high.

I'm looking forward to the day when I can answer this question "I live on my savings and raise my kids" but there's some things that one cannot make happen alone. :-/
 


Posted by DUCT TAPE (Member # 887) on February 10, 2002, 21:25:
 
I'm a college student majoring in televion studies, which translates to telivison production. Durring the sumers I'm a camp couselor; it may not be the best job but it payed for my quick silver (okay so my parents helped a little bit).
 
Posted by Nemo (Member # 1122) on February 13, 2002, 01:01:
 
I'm a student, and work between classes as the studentassistant in the IT department at my school. It's kinda fun, I learn some new things, and I get to surf alot.

Once my boss met me in the door handing me a screwdriver and a DVD ROM. That was a fun day!

So when I'm not working, I guess I study librarian and information technology, which is not too bad either.
 


Posted by I know Kung-Fu (Member # 1128) on February 15, 2002, 03:24:
 
I bring up my little girl,make television programs and fool around with Macintosh computers. All at the same time.
 
Posted by Super Flippy (Member # 1101) on February 15, 2002, 09:38:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Geordie:
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.

Don't leave us in suspense! Are you a physical therapist? An "idea guy"? A slave-caste alien from a nearby planet?

 


Posted by Ascot (Member # 1108) on February 15, 2002, 20:15:
 
full time high school student with a bad case of senioritis.


oh yeah, and I do mechanical drawings for a karting exhaust pipe company on AutoCAD as a part time job.
 


Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on February 18, 2002, 09:09:
 
Ohh, AutoCAD. LOVE that program!
 
Posted by Fesh (Member # 1137) on February 18, 2002, 18:30:
 
Metoometoo! *grin*

Software developer (or at least I think that's what "Systems Analyst" means) for large telecom corporation. Hope to parlay that into something better at some point...

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Posted by Geordie (Member # 996) on February 18, 2002, 18:33:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Super Flippy:
Don't leave us in suspense! Are you a physical therapist? An "idea guy"? A slave-caste alien from a nearby planet?

My old card just said Geordie, Useful Guy, and then listed my phone numbers and e-mail addresses. My current employer is too formal for that. Basically I am a consultant and trainer. Mostly Mac. I have taught some MacWorld sessions and stuff like that, but mostly people just call me in when they are stuck and I show them the answer that was right in front of everyone's face yet nobody saw. I just wish I was allowed to use my super powers in my personal life, but apparently the gods have forbidden that.


 


Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on February 20, 2002, 15:52:
 
Or you're just that guy off of Star Trek
 
Posted by chives (Member # 982) on February 24, 2002, 09:20:
 
I go to college.
 
Posted by Wired_Apple_Geek (Member # 1158) on February 26, 2002, 11:04:
 
I work for Apple I even have one of those cool badge thing a jigs

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Posted by Super Flippy (Member # 1101) on February 26, 2002, 13:41:
 
My official title is "Webmaster & Graphic Designer" and that pretty well describes what I do. I also do some multimedia stuff when I get the opportunity.
 
Posted by MBoprey (Member # 1205) on March 22, 2002, 06:28:
 
I do nothing too much now, since I'm only 15. I do however, manage a home network and spend my life online. That's the fun of it.

When I go to college, I hope to study to be a "Computer Security Specialist."

:-D

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Posted by targetdrone (Member # 1175) on March 27, 2002, 11:30:
 
i presently hold the position on " Supreme Overlord of the Universe" the pay sux but the perks are first rate
i also work for teleview racing patrol as a techinical director ( i watch allot of tv) and i work at a local community college's brodcast department as a general fix-it guy
 
Posted by Twinkle Toes (Member # 1208) on March 27, 2002, 23:58:
 
What does anyone think about Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering as an occupation? I haven't decided on which on I want to do yet (I'm only in 8th grade).

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Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on March 28, 2002, 04:56:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
What does anyone think about Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering as an occupation? I haven't decided on which on I want to do yet (I'm only in 8th grade).


Well, if you are by nature a scientist, I would highly recommend the fields you mentioned above as careers. When I was in high school everyone told me physics was the science to study - well, then the cold war ended and physics funding dried up like a wading pool in the Kalahari - by this time I was doing my graduate stuff. Nearly everyone where I work at present (a sodding big lab) were trained as physicists and are now more or less practicing the life sciences to some extent. There's a pile of cash in Genetics and Bio-informatics - and it's just going to get bigger. And cash means jobs.

But all this must be weighed against what you feel. It's no good trying to persuade yourself that you should find a subject interesting. I suggest you go with what you like - don't force yourself down a path that isn't exactly you. If sixteenth century Polish literature is your thing, for example, just do it.

Feel the force, Luke.

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Posted by EddieKatz (Member # 1004) on March 28, 2002, 07:20:
 
news flash! i am no longer only "trying" to be a grad student. this fall i will actually BE a grad student. i guess i managed to convince cmu that i was the girl they can't live without.

now all i have to do is learn russian...
 


Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 28, 2002, 15:10:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
What does anyone think about Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering as an occupation?

I think it rocks, but I'm a biochem major so what would you expect me to say?

Here's something to consider: it's a long road. You don;t get to do really creative work unless you're a PhD (me someday!!) and that's about 5-6 years of grad school. Then you've got a couple years of post-docing to look forward to before you can get a real job. Engineering is faster.

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Posted by SMasuch (Member # 1235) on March 28, 2002, 16:22:
 
I works 2 hours a week for a grand total of $16.32 at the local library. It's okay, 'cause I use the rest of my time for school. The rest of my money I mooch off my parents.
 
Posted by TheAnnoyedCockroach (Member # 1115) on March 28, 2002, 22:49:
 
I, too, work at a pizza place. I hate it. I'm looking into Catalogue Network Services as a numbing alternative.

Sit on me arse and answer phones... sounds a whole lot better than slingin' dough.

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Posted by macadddikt18 (Member # 1082) on March 31, 2002, 08:19:
 
roach, you just need to find the fun making those pizza's and washing those dishes. the fun part is trying not to mess up so you manager does not have to go running through the kitchen cursing at the cooks because they mess something up. as far as fun with dishes, two words for you. SOAP SUDS.
Nayt

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Posted by fearofmediocrity (Member # 1248) on April 01, 2002, 13:19:
 
I am a Biochemistry & Cell-Molecular Biology and Genetics major. I'm just finishing the tip of the long road and I'm pretty excited about the rest of the road-- and the scenic routes along the way.

Twinkle-- it's hard. It's REALLY hard. But here are some pros about it:

-|- Our major is high in demand (always) by government (NIH, NCI, FBI etc..) and industry (pharmaceuticals esp.).
-|- People are always in awe of our major. (I don't understand it myself, but...)
-|- It's FASCINATING if you're really passionate about it. You learn a lot in college and even more in your research experiences.
-|- White lab coats are really sexy. (It's true. )

And as for what I do: I live. I read, write, blog, dance, kiss the days, and savor the nights. I am a labslave. I study a LOT. I dream. I wish and linger and fancy and long. I take bubble baths, inspire, and contemplate. I breathe, eat, and metabolize. Sometimes, all of these things I do I do within 24 hours if I'm industrious enough.

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Posted by iMat (Member # 1246) on April 02, 2002, 15:42:
 
I make animations with Flash, and I rarely ever make a completed movie!

--iMat
 


Posted by crazyarlo (Member # 1226) on April 04, 2002, 10:56:
 
I am a SPROCKET ROCKET (mechanical engineer)in the wallcovering industry, which is NOT WALLPAPER!!! I install new equipment, help maintain equipment, improve our processes, etc. I work with tension control, heating systems, material handling (pneumatic, overhead cranes, etc), cooling systems (mostly cooling drums), web guiding systems, windups, printers, laminator, calendars and compounding equipment. We use AutoCad for drafting, and Filemaker Pro for our databases. We used to use Macs in Engineering, but got downgraded against our wills to PC's about 2 1/2 years ago.
 
Posted by Canajun, eh? (Member # 1063) on April 07, 2002, 08:15:
 
I teach Gifted kids in an elementary school. Somehow all curriculum leads to IT but they don't seem to mind. We love our Macs, especially our new set of wireless iBooks.
 
Posted by MacGenius (Member # 1333) on April 22, 2002, 20:31:
 
Me? I'm forever making Websites.

Compared to washin dishes in a lab, I have a pretty nice job. i get enough to buy jolt cola & pizza and, yes, out of the 25 dollars per week, i put 2 dollars aside for a NEW laptop G4. Right now i'm @ $300...sigh. I guess it's a long way to go for a G4, but i'd be just as happy with a G3, and those go for around $600.

MacGenius
 


Posted by MightyJoeSakic (Member # 1332) on April 23, 2002, 07:57:
 
I'm an Electronics Technician with the US Navy, and I get to keep communications equipment up... a gamer in my spare time... learning to code when I have EVEN MORE spare time.... and WHY is there no Bawl's in Guam??????

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Posted by macjac (Member # 1402) on May 21, 2002, 17:21:
 

Master Gardener
I do a Garden HelpLine

...and an EXCELLANT Imitation of a Garden Gnome

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Posted by younghart (Member # 1377) on May 23, 2002, 09:19:
 
Biology grad, once T.A., then R.A., then studying java.
When it comes to studying any kind biology, I can only recommend being really enthusiastic - for it´s wearing off.
 
Posted by Passenger (Member # 1411) on May 27, 2002, 20:10:
 
Gee, I get to be the Old Man... I'm a retired Toolmaker. I worked for Uncle Sugar and when they downsized I got an Early Out. I'm trying to get it together to do ornamental iron work, which is what a Blacksmith does. So now in me twilight years I get to be sort of a artist person. .

I'm a Mac person, I prefer pickup trucks to cars and am waiting for the Segue Scooter to be outfitted with a gunrack and off road tires. .

 


Posted by JGall (Member # 1348) on May 30, 2002, 18:52:
 
I am a sophomore in college and I am majoring in mathematics and computer science. It's really fun because I enjoy math and programming is interesting thus far. I know some C, some C++, and Java. As of lately at school I work in a school cafeteria because that unfortunantly is one of the most high-paying jobs on campus, more than working with computers. I am off from school already for this summer and I will just relax with my all-loving person who knows be best: my computer. I am a linux geek, 100% windows-free. I am very fluent in three categories: bad english, inappropriate language, and programming languages. Anything else you want to know, just ask! = )

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Yahoo: jgall_17
 


Posted by Twinkle Toes (Member # 1208) on May 31, 2002, 20:25:
 
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
as far as fun with dishes, two words for you. SOAP SUDS.
Nayt


Yay! I like washing dishes! I agree,...soap yourself up 'n have some fun! I always blast some rock from me radio and dance around doin' a jig in the kitchen. It's so much fun, Paul...YOU SHOULD TRY IT! Do it in your socks! Whappens in my case is that I enjoy it so much, I end up cleaning the whole house . It's great joy...

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Posted by Twinkle Toes (Member # 1208) on June 02, 2002, 22:43:
 
quote:
Originally posted by I know Kung-Fu:
I bring up my little girl,make television programs and fool around with Macintosh computers. All at the same time.

Oh my Lord! Fooling around with Macs? Dear God, how could you!

YOU SICK BASTARD!

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Posted by Oz, the Wizard of (Member # 1454) on June 13, 2002, 11:50:
 
I'm a GAT (Geek of All Trades), so I do some web design, some computer design/upgrading/repairing, and I'm getting my CCNA certification.
And I'm only a Junior! Huzzah! 8^)
And in my spare time, I frighten non-geek classmates with my foldable keyboard (I keep it in my pocket at all times...)
-Oz

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Posted by buh (Member # 487) on June 13, 2002, 14:00:
 
I'm a UNIX sysadmin. Not linux. UNIX. As in Solaris, and FreeBSD, and HP-UX. The only linux I run is debian woody on an old HP B180L Workstation (PA-RISC).

Use the fork() Luke!

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Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on June 13, 2002, 17:27:
 
webmaster/web designer
html/css/php/ a tad of perl/flash/graphics when i must

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Posted by neotatsu (Member # 1429) on June 15, 2002, 15:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
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.


stick with the short answer...that way you can bitch that people just don't know what the hell they're doing and get away with it, I mean after all your GLORIFIED tech support..not just regular tech support...plus it's quicker to type
 


Posted by neotatsu (Member # 1429) on June 15, 2002, 16:01:
 
ME?...I used to work washing dishes at the Old Country Buffet...I told em to take the job and shove it, for various reasons. Right now I'm looking for another job....I just finished junior year in high school, I'm in running start which means I go to college instead of high school but the high school pays for it...I've only got a couple of required courses left for the high school so next year I get to start work on my programing certificate..I don't really NEED the cert, but the high school pays for it and it increases my chances of getting into the digipen institute of technology...I wan't to go into the video game business, and I WILL no matter what...even if I wind up just making shareware working for myself and doing some office desk job on the side...anywho...GO VID GAMES!
 
Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on June 15, 2002, 17:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by neotatsu:
ME?...I used to work washing dishes at the Old Country Buffet...I told em to take the job and shove it, for various reasons. Right now I'm looking for another job....I just finished junior year in high school, I'm in running start which means I go to college instead of high school but the high school pays for it...I've only got a couple of required courses left for the high school so next year I get to start work on my programing certificate..I don't really NEED the cert, but the high school pays for it and it increases my chances of getting into the digipen institute of technology...I wan't to go into the video game business, and I WILL no matter what...even if I wind up just making shareware working for myself and doing some office desk job on the side...anywho...GO VID GAMES!

cool, our high school used to do that, but then it became apparent that our school district was actually part of a massive money laundering system in conjunction with the service company, and a few of the board members (and others who the commitee haven't found) and we are now 2 billion dollars in debt... we can't even buy paper and when our desks break, we sit on boxes, etc
i wish we could do that at our school (though i'm sure that your school isn't as good at laundering money as ours is )

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