4 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> What Do You Do For A Living ?, Whats your job (or main occupation, like studying)
bricktop
post May 2 2007, 10:10 AM
Post #41


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 163
Joined: 18-December 05
From: Lexington, Ky
Member No.: 210



I work for Toyota Logistics, and I'm a production associate. After the Camry and Avalon are built at my factory we add accesories and allocate them to the dealers by train or truck. I started out working at the San Francisco area, where I'm from, and now I'm at the plant in Kentucky for the last 10 years. I should've picked up guitar 10 years ago instead of playing all that golf when I was single...

John


--------------------
Electric Guitars: Fender
Acoustic Guitars:
Amplifiers: Fender Blues Junior NOS
Effects:
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
fkalich
post May 2 2007, 11:00 AM
Post #42


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.713
Joined: 12-February 07
From: People's Republic of Lawrence Kansas
Member No.: 1.189



QUOTE (Pavel @ May 1 2007, 02:16 PM) *
Thanks a lot blindwillie, Zedd and sb81! That's what i needed to know! Thanks! Now i know it's the same way everywhere! I was all crazy thinking only this country sucks in IT education but it seems it's the same way everywhere. And those 55 years old teachers are driving me crazy! A total beginner in guitar knows about guitar more than those teachers about computer! Sad but true!


You should read a book on design patterns if you have not already done so. Early on. There is one that is really not bad, easy to read, the head first series. Silly but it still covers the essentials well. It is real easy to get into bad habits just like in music. If you keep the basic design patterns in your mind, you will stay out of bad habits.

The open source community is great for a wealth of knowledge. I use all open source stuff. You learn more. Hate Evilsoft for the most part. I like Actionscript though, but that is also sort of anti bill gates. I think that Adobe purchasing Macromedia was a good deal, they are really moving forward. The new 3.0 version of Actionscript is really a leap forward. You should learn that. It is from the same family as Javascript, so very similar. Ajax is hot right now, but I can do all that stuff with Actionscript, and the graphics are vastly superior when you use Flash.


edit: or at your age, you might take an interest in nanotechnology. I am too old to take an interest in that, too far off. but at your age, you should think about that, that and guitar.

This post has been edited by fkalich: May 2 2007, 11:24 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jeff
post May 2 2007, 12:25 PM
Post #43


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 877
Joined: 25-April 06
From: Virginia, US
Member No.: 706



QUOTE (fkalich @ May 2 2007, 10:05 AM) *
If you don't mind saying, which contractor? Just curious having been in the beltway bandit industry myself. I worked with Raytheon, and also SAIC. Really mostly nice people. I would also rather be fishing.
Keeping in mind that is the basic diet of most tech guys, the same skins can probably work for both.


This post has been edited by Jeff: Feb 7 2009, 02:30 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
blindwillie
post May 2 2007, 12:51 PM
Post #44


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.533
Joined: 28-March 07
From: Luleå, Sweden
Member No.: 1.434



QUOTE (fkalich @ May 2 2007, 09:57 AM) *
Well the jury is in.....Kris's teaching style appeals primarily to tech geeks and those working in the food industry. On his next release of the site, he can concentrate on presenting something that will be aesthetically pleasing to those two demographic groups.

Haha, yes it's pretty obvious biggrin.gif
Really weird, or maybe it's us who are weird.

Kris as "Swedish Chef" doing guitarlessons on youtube is the obvious step.

This post has been edited by blindwillie: May 2 2007, 12:54 PM


--------------------

Schecter C1 Hellraiser EMG 81/85, replaced with JB/Jazz (SH4/SH2n) w. coilsplit
Schecter Revenger HB-105, replaced with EMG 81/85
Stratocaster Deluxe Players Noiseless
Ibanez 2550z
Blackstar HT5H, Blackheart BH5H w. BH112, Laney LX35D, Line6 Pod XT, Marshall MS-2
Headphones: Sennheiser RS120

Stay tuned...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Pavel
post May 2 2007, 01:54 PM
Post #45


Instructor
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 3.764
Joined: 8-January 07
From: Rijeka, Croatia
Member No.: 1.055



QUOTE (fkalich @ May 2 2007, 12:00 PM) *
edit: or at your age, you might take an interest in nanotechnology. I am too old to take an interest in that, too far off. but at your age, you should think about that, that and guitar.


I am working hard on playing guitar and practicing and that's the only thing i want to do but as i said i have to finish the university just to get the degree. I think learning something else to be a pro in it requires a lot of time and than again i will be an intermediate in both guitar and computers - but i want better be a pro in one certain field - guitar OR computers.

Anyway thanks a lot for spending time typing this useful info for me. Appreciate that! smile.gif


--------------------
"It isn't how many years you have been playing, it's how many hours." -- Prashant Aswani

"PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!" -- Michael Angelo Batio

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Scott Gentzen
post May 2 2007, 03:44 PM
Post #46


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 683
Joined: 16-January 07
From: Centreville, VA, USA
Member No.: 1.080



QUOTE (Pavel @ May 1 2007, 02:44 PM) *
OK i see a lot of IT involved workers here! May i ask you something?
I wonder how much of work did you learn at university - or to say better - how big your knowledge of the subject was before you started to work in IT?

Did you know a lot of IT when you started working or you learned a lot at work?? I am asking because as i said university here sucks so we don't learn too much of things there!


I didn't but I'm old.

I did the Computer Science curriculum around 1992. Learned things like circuit design and programming in ANSI C and x86 Assembly. There was an Information Systems track where I was then that was more like how to use Excel and Wordstar, that kind of thing. I had a computer at home since the late 80's and I was kind of a geek so I spent a lot of time figuring out how it works. In the mid-90's I turned it into a support gig and then moved to helpdesk type gigs for a while til I got with a place that did helpdesk and system administration. That got me in the direction of managing systems rather than directly supporting users and their desktop issues.

School didn't really help me much. I haven't been to many training-type classes either. I read a lot. I love software and play with whatever I can get my hands on. That's really it.

QUOTE (Ryan @ May 1 2007, 02:45 PM) *
It sounds like everybody has nice jobs tongue.gif, except me i work at Freddy's Frozen Custards as a cook, but then again im only 17 haha...i also work wiht my g/f WOOT...tongue.gif so im a cook by day, and a musician by night HMMMMM

sniff sniff i want to be a musician day and night sad.gif Forever and always


I worked as a cook at a Dairy Queen when I was 17. Shrug. I can still make soft-serve ice cream cones the right way. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (fkalich @ May 2 2007, 07:57 AM) *
Well the jury is in.....Kris's teaching style appeals primarily to tech geeks and those working in the food industry. On his next release of the site, he can concentrate on presenting something that will be aesthetically pleasing to those two demographic groups.


IDM?


--------------------
Guitars: ESP Semi-Hollow Eclipse, 1984 Ibanez Roadstar RS440, Peavey T-60, Daisy Rock Rock Candy Custom
Amps: Peavey Transformer 112, Epiphone Valve Jr head with custom 2x12 cab
Pedals: Boss TU-2, Budda Bud-Wah, Chuck Collins Harmonic Percolator clone
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Guitarman700
post May 2 2007, 05:19 PM
Post #47


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.462
Joined: 20-April 07
From: Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Member No.: 1.632



Well im 17 And my primary occupation is listening to music! laugh.gif cool.gif
(Im a tech Geek too!) I might take a music class in college but im not sure what i want do do yet.

This post has been edited by Guitarman700: May 2 2007, 05:21 PM


--------------------
My Gear:
Guitars:
Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS
Jackson Dinky Custom
Washburn WG-587 7-String
LTD EX-50
Kramer Focus 6000
Amps:
Peavey Vypyr 30
Marshall MG10KK Kerry King 10 Watt
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Andrew Cockburn
post May 2 2007, 05:24 PM
Post #48


Moderation Policy Director
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 10.459
Joined: 6-February 07
From: CT, USA
Member No.: 1.167



QUOTE (unmarshal @ May 2 2007, 02:52 AM) *
General security researcher, but am working for a product company that has a commercialized fuzzer (musecurity.com). Do you know the guys at arbor networks?


Our nemesis smile.gif We compete, we have products that address similar needs in a different way ...


--------------------
Check out my Instructor profile
Live long and prosper ...

My Stuff:

Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 Bass
Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
Amps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Kristofer Dahl
post May 3 2007, 03:37 PM
Post #49


GMC Founder & Rocker
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 14.961
Joined: 15-August 05
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 2



QUOTE (fkalich @ May 2 2007, 09:57 AM) *
Well the jury is in.....Kris's teaching style appeals primarily to tech geeks and those working in the food industry. On his next release of the site, he can concentrate on presenting something that will be aesthetically pleasing to those two demographic groups.


We still have place left for a burger in the upper right side of the logo - what do you guys say?! biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Andrew Cockburn
post May 3 2007, 05:09 PM
Post #50


Moderation Policy Director
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 10.459
Joined: 6-February 07
From: CT, USA
Member No.: 1.167



QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 3 2007, 10:37 AM) *
We still have place left for a burger in the upper right side of the logo - what do you guys say?! biggrin.gif


Yep - the GMC coat of arms should be a burger and Keyboard crossed rampant on a field of azure ... would make an awesome patch or T-shirt smile.gif


--------------------
Check out my Instructor profile
Live long and prosper ...

My Stuff:

Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 Bass
Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
Amps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bitey
post May 3 2007, 05:49 PM
Post #51


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 67
Joined: 26-March 07
Member No.: 1.416



I work on cars. I either detail them or I tune them up. I can do some basic things with the engine.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jeff
post May 3 2007, 06:05 PM
Post #52


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 877
Joined: 25-April 06
From: Virginia, US
Member No.: 706



QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ May 3 2007, 05:09 PM) *
Yep - the GMC coat of arms should be a burger and Keyboard crossed rampant on a field of azure ... would make an awesome patch or T-shirt smile.gif



Speaking of that, is there anyone here that makes T-Shirts? I'd like to have a GMC T-Shirt.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
VinceG
post May 3 2007, 09:28 PM
Post #53


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.891
Joined: 7-December 06
Member No.: 973



well I currently dont have a job. Im still a high school student and having a job that I will hate just doesnt cut it for me. I might start working at a local video store during summer, just to make a couple of bucks, nothing special. Personally, I would hate to make a living out of making music. I find that its boring to just sit in the studio all day, i mean its cool if you make an album every 2-3 years but not constantly come up with something cool just to make a quick buck. I want to do like an album every 3 years or so then work on a film or something. As much as i hate to say it but the music biz tends to take peoples souls away from what they think is cool. Look at a lot of mainstream bands out there, in a few years they will be gone and will be replaced by other trendy band.

Just some thought while reading your guys post, Pavel good luck with your career.


--------------------
METAL SUCKS

My Last.fm account. View it for all the terrible music I play on a daily basis
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
RodneyU
post May 3 2007, 11:40 PM
Post #54


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 73
Joined: 17-February 07
From: Detroit, MI USA!
Member No.: 1.210



Holy cow, I think it's a trend. IT People want to rock out!! tongue.gif

That being said, add me to the list. I'm a Network Administrator at a company and we deal with mainly small to medium size businesses and their IT needs. Software, hardware, Web Development, and Hosting. We're jumping into SEO now, if anyone has experience in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), I'd like to hear about.

This post has been edited by RodneyU: May 3 2007, 11:42 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
you
post May 5 2007, 06:46 PM
Post #55


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 24
Joined: 20-April 07
From: San Antonio TEXAS!!!!
Member No.: 1.630



I'm trying to get a summer job at a local grocery store on tuesday. We'll see. Have no idea what i'm going to study. I'm Only 16. Love playing guitar mabye'll do something with that.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Rock
post May 6 2007, 01:09 AM
Post #56


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 168
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Londonderry, New Hampshire USA
Member No.: 1.285



I also started out in computers. Received my BS in Computer Science in the mid 80s and pretty much was done with computers as far as programming by the time I graduated. I now work as a materials manager (I plan and buy all the material that is needed to make the product) for a medical device manufacturer. Pretty interesting, I interact with all levels of the organization which is more interesting than just sitting at my desk all day coding. Just got my MBA and will have another Masters degree next year in Organizational Leadership. My long term goal is VP or CEO of a large organization and hopefully be a good enough guitar player in a few years to play out for fun!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Smikey2006
post May 6 2007, 05:03 PM
Post #57


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Wiki:er
Posts: 2.361
Joined: 27-April 07
From: London,ont
Member No.: 1.697



haha, so many computer ppl, i think ive got the slackest job here, im a milk man biggrin.gif well .. at a grocery store, the pay sucks but ive got lots of free time for guitarin and thats all that matters right now haha


--------------------
Schecter Exotic Star+ Peavey VK
Ibanez Xiphos 707 + Krank Revolution 100
Damien 7




Wishlist
Schecter Customshop
Schecter 2008 Blackjack
Damage Control Timeline Delay Pedal/Distortion
a laptop that runs protools :'(
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Igorrr
post May 7 2007, 09:20 PM
Post #58


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 73
Joined: 7-April 07
From: Campinas / São Paulo - Brazil
Member No.: 1.501



Also IT Specialist here. Work for a big company that body shopped me to another big company (kind of like the sheep among the wolves kind of deal). I am responsible for Document Management Infrastructure.

Yeah IT seems to be really 2nd job choice for wannabe pro musicians. My sister actually really made the move in making a living with music. Sometimes I envy here ....


....and sometimes she envies me.....


.... but I envy her more.... wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Eyeless_Neptune
post May 7 2007, 11:36 PM
Post #59


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 10
Joined: 21-November 06
From: Northern Ireland
Member No.: 940



hey all smile.gif im currently a 20 year old chemistry student at university in northern ireland and ive been playing for 4 years. will be going to england for a placement year from july to work in a chemical company. means a year of getting paid, no uni work and lots of time to practice guitar! hopefully this will be the year that brings me from ok to great!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Pavel
post May 7 2007, 11:49 PM
Post #60


Instructor
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 3.764
Joined: 8-January 07
From: Rijeka, Croatia
Member No.: 1.055



Those are some awesome news man! I wish you good luck and nothing to stop in your way!! smile.gif


--------------------
"It isn't how many years you have been playing, it's how many hours." -- Prashant Aswani

"PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!" -- Michael Angelo Batio

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

4 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd January 2017 - 11:52 PM