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Bazza
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: What do you do for a living... Reply with quote

Hi all...

1) What do you do for a living?

2) And do you get to use computers during the working day?

3) If 2) is yes, doing what?

4) Do you do any coding?

5) Any language preference?

6) If 4) is yes why?

7) Or, finally, are you purely a computer user?

Me:-

1) I`m an electronics, (RF), engineer.

2) No. The only time I get onto computers is in my own time.

3) N/A.

4) Yes, but I am real bad at it...

5) Assembly, Python and others.

6) N/A.

7) I am an experimenter.
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MartyBartfast
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: What do you do for a living... Reply with quote

1) IT support & engineering

2) Yep

3) Installing/running/fixing 'em, and browsing t' Internet.

4) A bit

5) Perl, Bash, DCL

6) It's a tool, sometimes I need to write stuff for management/maintenance etc.

7) No.
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AndyBaxman
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Software Engineer
2. Several, all of the time.
3. Coding, configuring, debugging, hitting, cursing.
4. See above.
5. Not really. Regularly use C#, Javascript, VB.NET, Java.
6. That's what they pay me for...
7. N/A
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ollie
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Location: Bathurst NSW Australia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Computer Systems Officer (Network/Systems Administrator), IT Teacher, IT Support Consultant

2) Every day - Windows, Mac OS X & Linux

3) Manage servers, manage users, manage network & internet connections, web server admininistrator (student sites and Moodle server), fix end user problems, teach IT and multimedia and anything else that comes up.

4) Yes, web (HTML, CSS, PHP, Perl), shell scripting - wish I had time for more.

5) What ever does the job.

6) Solve problems, automate some tasks, web site management

7) I try to be a computer user - I'd like to do more image editing (I'd also like to take more photos but time is a problem) Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you do for a living... Reply with quote

1)Linux System Administrator is my job title. My workload is IT Manager.

2) Yes

3)Running the company, my desktop, mail servers, etc.

4) No code, very little shell scripting in fact!

5) English Smile

6) I was not good at French!

7) Administrator and tweaker. Just now I am working on following the NSA guidlines on securing a RH server. It will be an outward facing SSH machine.
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bobthebob1234
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


  1. Full time student, part time old school admin
  2. yes
  3. everything under the sun.
  4. yes
  5. English as previously mentioned, however PHP is my coding language preference. Just got introduced to perl today.
  6. Cos a) i enjoy it and b) cos I would fail my course if I didn't...
  7. If but user you mean I use one then yes, if you mean do I do 'advance' stuff like break it (wait users do that as well....) then sometimes

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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. It Director for a small office equipment company and freelance writer.
2. Yes all the time
3. Maintain and support the company network, applications, databases, CRM, and telecoms equipment, support website development for both company websites. Install, troubleshoot and support our products in our customer's networks. MFDs mainly, but also associated software- Office, print management, scanning, document management, print accounting software, etc. and write for a few Computer magazines in my spare time.
4. yes, when I have to.
5. Whatever is required, but mainly PCL or Postscript, DOS and Bash scripting, HTML and XML, and various others, including (historically) machine code a and assembler, I learn enough to fix things. I really can't stand programming.
6. It's my job
7. I help a lot of them.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adhesives engineer here.

I advise and test on which adhesives and tapes stick things together, and also test them to make sure they stay stuck!

Day job means an XP laptop for the usual office stuff.

Outside of work I run a little web design / hosting business so have some understanding of PHP.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) public sector web development

2) yes

3) If 2) creating and updating websites and online databases

4) yes but would like to do more, sadly a lot of the web templates I use are locked

5) at work it is mainly xhtml and css i use but i am slowly learning actionscript3 and java/jquery. my fave language is probably visual basic but i haven't used that in a job since i was 15

6) If 4) i can alter stylesheets, create webpages, create database queries, create scripts and create flash animations

7) i am a user as i have the classic "any other duties" plus i do a fair bit of image editing and database work. but i also develop and create things
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hecatae



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: What do you do for a living... Reply with quote

1) Major ISP Contact Centre worker

2) All day, Windows XP, IT have recently installed Google Chrome, so there is hope

3) Accessing a Java based CRM application that regularly breaks

4) No

5) No

6) If 4) is yes why?

7) wish I was
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M0PHP
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) IT Technician in a secondary school

2) Yes

3) Everything - workstation for: helpdesk, email, internet, remote access tools, DTP, coding.

4) Yes, sometimes - web mainly (Classic ASP (yuck), PHP, Javascript, C#, AutoIt, Windows batch, Perl, Bash)

5) PHP and Javascript.

6) I like coding. Sometimes it helps accomplish administrative tasks, or to modify open source code to do what we want, or create bespoke internal applications.

7) Only when I'm working on producing publicity material (newsletters, booklets...) I become an IT user of the network I otherwise maintain & support Smile
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shaddack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Software developer and consultant

2) Yes

3) If 2) programmering and other tasks related to software development.

4) Yes.

5) Most experienced with C++. I also like Ada, some experience with Java and I also look into Python at the moment.

6) If 4) Its my job and I also like it a lot so I do it in my spare time as well. Smile

7) Not sure what this means but I use my computer for many things. I consider programming to be "using" as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, you started a facebook thread Very Happy

1) Software tester / Software test engineer

2) Yes

3) Using a whole medley of apps and tools for logging, reporting, testing etc...

4) Yes, in my own time. I did get an interview for an in house programming position at the same company, but didn't get it.

5) Depends on the programming task. (Since so many of you are playing the spoken language card I'm going to add Latin because it's so nice. I kind of suck at it though because I have to learn Finnish)

6) Some people do crosswords. I try to program.

7) No. I guess if I program them, then I am a kind of a creator as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Business Manager (own business)

2) Yes

3) Looking for business and doing reports

4) Nop

5) English, German, Spanish

6)N/A

7) Yes I'm a 100% computer user. i even watch Tv on my computer Cool
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godofthedevil
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) What do you do for a living?
Till-Monkey

2) And do you get to use computers during the working day?
Does Tills Count, and yes i do use a computer

3) If 2) is yes, doing what?
Stock mangement

4) Do you do any coding?
i use my code "I need to visit Cornwall" when i need the bog lol

5) Any language preference?
English

6) If 4) is yes why?
Cos you cant say "i need a P**s in front of customers

7) Or, finally, are you purely a computer user?
Im not pure, but i am a computer user
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