General interest: What field of work are you in?


EvilDragon

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Well, I was Technical Director of a local TV station for 7 years, have now my own company (www.gepixelt.de) which offers production of tv and cinema commercials, image videos, etc. as well as server-solutions for offices (Linux, of course :) ) and technical multimedia installations.


For example, we planned and built the setup for an icehockey arena with a big LCD cube: 7 cameras, video mixer, slowmotion, titles, etc.


We also run it, so the stuff you see on the LCD cube at each DHL Icehockey game in Ingolstadt comes from us (I'm the guy on the video mixer).


So... yeah, that's what I normally do.


Besides that, I've been running a shop for OpenSource handhelds... GP2X, WIZ, Caanoo, Dingoo and also the Pandora.


Started that with Craigs help and so far it did work out fine.


Of course, nearly everything shop-related is opensource, too:


The shop software, the server it runs on and the PC I work with at the office.


Can't become more OpenSource I guess ;)
 

Sugar_Kane

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I was a digital map editor working on a contract for the ordnance survey for 4 years. Then I went on to become a junior CAD technician at a civil and structural engineer's before the ass dropped out of the housing market in the recession and killed my hopes of ever working in CAD again, with my limited experience I might as well be sending a freshly cling-filmed dog tod attached to my CV for all the good it's done me.


Now I've been working for the Royal College of Psychiatrists as an administrator, answering phones and running courses for trainee psychitrists, for the past year and a half. My contract is expiring in two weeks though and I have nowhere to go from here, the job market is tough for guys like me(ie: guys that didn't go to university and learn something useful).
 

milkshake

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Before this madness I was a programmer for consoles. Look up Absolute X & Revolt to see the last two commercial games I worked on.

why did you stop working on making video games? also I thought the last commercial game you worked on was wizzley pristo?
 
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Video game engine programmer.


Project S-11 (2001), Sunsoft


Hardcore Pinball (2002), Telegames


Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures (2005), Midway Games Ltd.


Kim Possible 3: Team Possible (2005), Disney Interactive, Inc.


Kim Possible: Kimmunicator (2005), Buena Vista Games, Inc.


Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (2005), THQ Inc.


Disney's Home on the Range (2004), Buena Vista Games, Inc.


Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise (2004), Disney Interactive, Inc.


Godzilla: Domination (2002), Infogrames, Inc.


Karnaaj Rally (2002), Jaleco Entertainment, Inc.


The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris (2002), Universal Interactive Inc.


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (2001), THQ Inc.


Rocky Balboa (2007), Ubisoft
 

cwall

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Broadcast Engineering


Look after automation systems, master control switches, video disk players and routers. Things sure have changed from the first tube intercom systems I first worked on when I started many years ago. Even see some Linux in two types of production switchers and in the latest 525x525 video router which was installed last year.
 

Hitnrun

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Software engineer, now developing application for managing Digital Signage screens.
 

Wookiee

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I'm a civil engineer these days. I do have a background in IT before that and before that I was a biochemistry lab tech [where I was in the worlds top 10-15 for a scripting language nobody has heard of....yes there were 10-15 of us using it.]


Working in a UK government job might mean that I am soon going to explore a different career (well I was thinking of a change anyway...)
 

TrashyMG

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I'm a ASIC/Custom Logic Test Analysis Engineer.. Long winded title, but in general I generate test programs for computer chips..
 
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doublebeta

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Also a high school student :\.


All of you have such awesome jobs. Esp craig and ED ;) . All i'm going to be (my decision) is a lawyer. But I wanna specialise in creative rights, and i'll always side with the open-source groups in those sorts of situations.


I'd be a software engineer, or games programmer, but you don't make any money when you want to opensource all your work :) . And you get treated like shit as a freelance programmer, i've done that in my spare time. Backdoored...


Maybe, if my RPG engine works out good I can make a nonfree content pack on a pay-to-play(not one of those evil monthly subscriptions!) server or something. Or maybe also charge for password protected rooms/etc on the free/open-source worlds :) . I'll be as fair and awesome as possible, I promise not to be greedy.


Oh, i've also considered being a (server) admin, but within 3 seconds of that thought I realised I wouldn't get to use *nix - that'd be my personal hell. <3 *nix <3 :) . I'd HATE also to have users ringing me all the time, asking for help with their (or their great-step-aunt's) Winblows box. Even when that's not my job to answer such questions. I'd have to resort to BOFH stuff. Like rapid-fire nailguns. Like things that get IRL people in JAIL.


EDIT: Woot almost 12-hour time diff


Hey if anyone's looking for a part-time Unix admin, maybe we can talk? ;) . Don't take this too seriously.
 
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Asiyura

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Currently unemployed, but in the process to graduate in software development.


Worked in a small enterprise as "computer magician".


I had to fix computers and make small softwares for internal use.


Wow, revolt, it was a great in lan parties! We used to play it between two sessions of Starcraft
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Gerix

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I graduated in May with a degree in accounting. At the moment, I'm helping a business owner get his business straightened out while I look for a job as a public accountant. Also studying for the CPA exam...
 

emcee

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I operate, setup and program CNC Swiss lathes. If you don't know what that means, well, I wouldn't really worry about it.
 

Tom`

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Fourth-year CS student; currently working as a programmer (on control software for heavy machinery), but I still don't know how to write code. :unsure:
 
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