Translator & author. Nuts about the Octatrack. Crucially, it’s not mouse/screen-based.
I work as a SQL Dev / DBA with a focus on the Microsoft Stack. I dabble in c# enough to do fun things in SQL Server and because the side hustle is real (so many companies always look for excel/access devs for a decent hourly rate) - Im a beast at vb scripts (though its embarrassing to admit I would even touch it LOL).
Yes … I’ve became a neuro-psychologist and I’m working in a rehabilitation-center for people with cognitive impairments after strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson disease, tumor and anything which has to do with the brain. I’m also treating people who are suffering from depression, anxiety-disorders, and so on… and in some cases people with personality-disorder but this is not so common in this area … rather rare
i also run a psychology-office as freelancer and i changed my place of living
quite a lot in the past four years
I’m a Tattooer, if anyones in the south east United States and wants a small Elektron tattoo I’ll totally do it for free haha.
I’m a graphic designer, web site manager, and marketing manager, among other things, all of which require me to stare at a computer for 8+ hours a day. Using hardware is sort of a must as such (though I still enjoy programming the Nord Modulars…).
Grew up playing classical but couldn’t practice 5 hours a day and the crowd was a bit boring for my 18 year old self. Took a studio recording course, got the bug, found out studio work doesn’t pay, worked in live sound to supplement income, Yada Yada Yada I’ve been a tech for 23 years. Now also a part time real estate investor trying to get back into making music.
Still working as a software developer but i think i really need to do something else. As time goes by (im 42) my job just doesn’t make sens anymore. Im making good money tbh but i need to do something creative and meaningful. Kinda hate the TI culture.
Thinking about returning to school.
I’d vote for you! I might have already!
Oh man, I’m right there with you, @sovietpop. Been in the software industry for 12+ years and never felt like it was the best fit, but it pays the mortgage and provides for my family.
No clue what “something else” would look like for me, but “creative and meaningful” are exactly the words I use when thinking about my dream job.
Nice to see a kindred spirit here (I’m sure one of many ).
Im a Production Manager of an event company, i live in Byron Bay but all of my events are in Port Douglas Australia (strange)…we do 50% Corp Dinners and 50% weddings, designing lighting, P.A. and styling props for some rather evil corporations and even eviler bridezillas.
Is that a cheesy crumpet?
man, North East or I’d totally take you up on it.
I’m a freelance composer. Sounds cooler than it is. I’m currently finishing up a Holiday Hip hop collection and I have the urge to dig at my ears with sharp objects when I’m working on it.
Oh yes. With a light spread of English mustard under the cheese…
Genius. I can’t believe in all my years i never thought of putting cheese on a crumpet.
It’s a game changer…
yeh we might need a crumpet thread.
Japanese Miso Paste
Thin Sliced tomato
Cracked Black Pepper
On a crumpet
For our non British friends a crumpet is a traditional breakfast/teatime snack usually toasted and buttered. Also used to be used as a slang term for women. “Tasty bit of crumpet” etc… Check this out…
A crumpet appreciation website
Sorry for going completely off topic btw…
I am happy I left that field long time ago (I am 44), the money it provided was very nice but after a few years it was just not worth it anymore. I was just watching it happen, my soul and life energy getting sucked dry. Vampires are lucky… I felt like this metal song from the 90s
If you can, do it.
This is the main reason I got into eurorack. I still haven’t escaped the screens but now they’re tiny LCD or OLED!