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bufc99
-30th April 2003, 09:09
Hi,

Just wondering who on here is an IT person or similar since we seem to be talking a bit computer techy in some of the threads.

Gav
-30th April 2003, 09:14
That should really be a multiple choice question!

I do web support for a company AND I am self taught.

reposte
-30th April 2003, 10:21
I've worked for about 18 months as a Java Programmer. Student now, vowed never to go back to software again. Counts?

Arturo
-30th April 2003, 10:27
Jesus!

Where did you get that picture, Gav? Been to too many Black Sabbath gigs have we?

Boo Boo
-30th April 2003, 10:32
I did an MSc in Advanced Computing and have spent the past 5 years working as a Systems Engineer/IT Consultant/Project Assurance/IV&V/"What ever they can sell me on for extortionate rates..." (normally in the rail/aero/defence sectors).

Wouldn't call myself techy, but am involved in IT at a high/abstract level.

Boo

Muso440
-30th April 2003, 10:37
What's the difference between 'taught yourself techy' and 'not really techy at all', please, Bufc? I can find my way around computer basics (ie. email, web, word processing) - does that make me 'taught myself techy'? Probably a lot of people on this board would laugh and say I'm not at all techy, and I don't think of myself of being very techy.... So I don't know which to tick.:confused:

Boo Boo
-30th April 2003, 10:54
When they are talking about being a "techy", I think that they are talking about people who like programing their own operating system in binary/Assembler during their spare time ;) (or similar)

Boo

rory
-30th April 2003, 11:08
Nah, Assembler's for wimps. I input *my* programs using binary switches on the front of the hardware, and count myself lucky if the system's got a blinking lamp!

Or not. Web Developer, but leaving in the next month to take up Java Software Engineering for more money (just until I win the lottery, Boo! :-)

Gav
-30th April 2003, 11:12
Ozzy is god! Sabbath rule!

Don't be dissing the dark overlords...

bwa ha ha

Boo Boo
-30th April 2003, 11:12
See what I mean ;)

Will keep my fingers crossed for your lottery win, Rory :)

Boo

Sasori
-30th April 2003, 12:04
I only use a computer to check email, oh and log onto silly forums etc. Not a techy, never was a techy and never will be!
Don't understand any of the lingo and make no attempt to. I lead a happy and fullfiled life, thank you very much. (not to say that others don't of course...)
:grin:

bufc99
-30th April 2003, 12:47
Originally posted by Muso440
What's the difference between 'taught yourself techy' and 'not really techy at all', please, Bufc? I can find my way around computer basics (ie. email, web, word processing) - does that make me 'taught myself techy'? Probably a lot of people on this board would laugh and say I'm not at all techy, and I don't think of myself of being very techy.... So I don't know which to tick.:confused:

In answer to your question Muso440, I see a techy as some1 who is nvr satisfied with their computer settings and is always upgrading, tweaking etc and usualy some1 who can write reasonable programs ina reasonable language ie Java, C, etc. Not a techy is some1 whi doesn't do that but only does normal things like word-processing, e-mail and this forum.

Hope this clarifies it a bit for you.

BUFC99

Muso440
-30th April 2003, 18:20
Originally posted by bufc99
In answer to your question Muso440, I see a techy as some1 who is nvr satisfied with their computer settings and is always upgrading, tweaking etc and usualy some1 who can write reasonable programs ina reasonable language ie Java, C, etc. Not a techy is some1 whi doesn't do that but only does normal things like word-processing, e-mail and this forum.

Hope this clarifies it a bit for you.



Ah. Yes. That makes me definitely not techy then.

How about a poll for people who do *interesting* jobs? ;-)

Boo Boo
-30th April 2003, 18:26
Originally posted by Muso440
How about a poll for people who do *interesting* jobs? ;-)

That's me out then... :(

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz
Boo

Aoife
-30th April 2003, 18:37
I'm taking an ICT GCSE exam in May (or perhaps June, I should probably learn which), but I wouldn't say I was in any way techy. I'd like to be. I've wanted to be able to write computer programs since I was about 7, but never had the oppurtunity (or skill) to actually do it.

Well, I once wrote a litte probability game, but I can't remember what I used to write it.

I'm the most techy person in my family though, which is rather worrying (I can do outlandish things like mail merges and changing the sounds to ones I want :) )

Mischa
-30th April 2003, 19:12
4 or so years experience in C++, VB (don't laugh), coding HTML - some Cold Fusion too, extensive knowledge of all areas of Windows, Linux and QNX. Developed a few commerical programmes, now working mainly open source.

haggis
-30th April 2003, 22:16
Definitely not a techy. I'm one of the original "monkeys with typewriters":monkey:

bufc99
-1st May 2003, 00:19
I just realised, I put my self down as computer realated course but nvr told ppl. I'm currently at Birmingham University studying for a BSc. in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.

Btw Aoife if you want to write programs there's some good sites around online if you go to google and search or just get a SAMS teach yourself in 24 hours book, they're not too bad and cover the basics. I recommend Java or C++ cos they're reasonably easy and can be quite powerful.

kingkenny
-1st May 2003, 07:37
Not really a techy but I watched alot of star trek which makes me a techy. or was that trecky?
:grin:

bufc99
-1st May 2003, 10:43
lol.

I too can often get confused between the two.

May you live long and prosper

Fluffy

FossilFoil
-2nd May 2003, 16:47
Loads of programming languages, middleware stuff etc.

I'm thinking of ditching my home PC, though. I have no interest in doing any of this stuff for pleasure - I own no snazzy gadgets - my toolbox contains enough tools to put together Ikea furnitire and hang pictures.

I only learned IT stuff so that I could work with people who are even more socially inadequate than me - thus giving myself a false sense of personal worth...;)

Muso440
-2nd May 2003, 16:49
The non-techies are putting in a pretty poor showing here! Come on people! Get voting! Or are the non-techies not even bothering to read this thread? :confused:

Hudson
-2nd May 2003, 16:56
We've all been scarred off by all the techno babble :eek:

Mischa
-2nd May 2003, 18:17
I'd recommend starting with Visual Basic (the working model edition comes free with the more expensive books) and then examining source code to see how it works (www.pscode.com is excellent).

twohappyhippos
-2nd May 2003, 18:31
GUYS STOP!!! some people in this world dont quite understand all this techno gizmo talk! please be considerate and try to put things in simple terms for the rest of us!?

Muso440
-3rd May 2003, 13:05
How about Kenny starts up a 'Techy Geek' section of the board so you can all disappear there and the rest of us can ignore you?
;-)

bufc99
-3rd May 2003, 14:49
Good idea Muso,. How about it Kenny, should we have a techy geek section.

I know y not start another poll.

Hudson
-3rd May 2003, 19:18
Well the tittle of this thread prity much give's it away as a IT based thread.

nessyfencer
-4th May 2003, 12:35
now, I have a key-board here, but it plays no music ;:confused:

Prometheus
-26th November 2003, 13:01
Being bored with the current threads I noticed this one from before I joined up.

Me - a Computer Analyst with degree in Mathematics (C,UNIX,VB,HTML, and going back a bit - Assembly language (6800/6502), Machine Code (yes I am that old!).....

I suppose that just tilts me into the Techy side of things??:)

Currently working on replacing mankind with Robots - mwaa ha ha ha.........:rambo:

Peanut_UK
-26th November 2003, 14:12
Blimey Prometheus! That's pretty hardcore!

I'm just a Solaris Sys Admin, and GSM type bod (anyone who asks me what type of phone to buy can bite my shiny metal ass). Some tinkering with HTML, VB (from a college course, so not my fault), and Linux.

Prometheus
-26th November 2003, 14:22
Yes - even worse when you consider I had a Heathkit Microprocessor kit when I was 10 years old - a present from my techno mad father!!!! .....:rolleyes:

Given up the Machine Code now that the minions at Intel and MS have made it so complicated!!

Just a bit of Ass'mbly nowadays but mainly oo programming of ERP systems......:( too easy.....;)

LDX FA1

Jon
-26th November 2003, 16:10
Have been building websites for approx 10 years although I wouldn't say that I was ever very good at it, when I started there wasn't so much competition in deepest darkest Cornwall. Now everyones at it! Wouldn't call myself a techy though, I'm to lazy to learn so I cheat as much as possible or get someone else to do the techy stuff for me (don't tell my boss though! Luckily it's his day off which is how I get to be on here).

Urban Spaceman
-27th November 2003, 06:58
I'm an Oracle DBA/Programmer. What an interesting job that is...
:dizzy:

SoulTripper
-27th November 2003, 13:23
Degree in Computer Science and Aritificial Intelligence from Edinburgh / Sussex. Learnt Java at uni, but do I use it now, do I heck.

Now working as a Sales / Software Engineer programming mainly VB, ASP, JScript (though experiened in many areas) and lots of in-house Middleware XML orientated stuff for a small, but strong company in the East.

If you need a new e-commerce site builder that's simple to use, or e-forms or content management system, or what not, let me know.

I once made a guess that around 20% of fencers in the UK work in someway or other in the IT industry. I still reckon thats true.

Oh, and after last nights demoralising defeat by epeeists, I think Epee sux! Long live foil! (and sabre's just for wham-bham-thank-you-mam fun) :party:

S

Marcos
-27th November 2003, 13:32
Hokers is one of your lot, I think - as far as I can make-out he screens porn for a digital TV company

me not techy in any way

degrees in Biology and Business, and working as an accountant - my life gets less interesting each career change!

Peanut_UK
-27th November 2003, 14:52
Originally posted by Marcos
Hokers is one of your lot, I think - as far as I can make-out he screens porn for a digital TV company


Now that sounds like a good job!!

"No, that pr0n's not good enough! Need more leather/rubber/custard" etc etc...

>ahem<

:confused:

devalleassoc
-27th November 2003, 18:25
Originally posted by Gav
Ozzy is god! Sabbath rule!

Don't be dissing the dark overlords...

bwa ha ha



Yo dude, before a comp....... "Rammstein"!!

"DU
DU HAST
DU HAST MICH"


:sam:

Rdb811
-27th November 2003, 23:00
One of my lot has quoted this to me - until I ran into various threads opn this forum I thought it was a bit off the beaten track.

Neo
-28th June 2004, 19:17
To second what Gav at the beginning of the thread - I'm self taught, run a small web hosting business and occasionally do IT work for other companies.

pincushion
-28th June 2004, 19:41
I'm a Reprographics Technical Manager...

Apple Mac based but au fait with PCs and Unix systems. :cool:

madfencer
-30th June 2004, 10:10
[iu...

bwa ha ha [/B]

yea, ozzy rocks!! n sabbath r cool!!!!

well, im curently doing an I.T. course called ECDL (European Computer's Driving Licence) as a GCSE level qualification at school so yea, im quite good at I.T!! there is also a course called ICDL (International Computer's Driving Course-makes sense!) and ECDL is the top I.T. quilification you can get at GCSE level and is very good for jobs!! lets jst hope i pass it eh?!!

oddball
-1st July 2004, 16:55
Sabbath rocks, but thats nought to do with I.T.

Naughty foilist
-2nd July 2004, 08:11
Definitely not techy, but himself's a server guy. Stick him front of an empty 42u rack and tell him to put in a brand new Exchange server and he's as happy as a sand boy. He was hoping for a qualification that put IT behind his name then he could be a BscIT, but it all got out of control and he's passed MSCE 3 times, has Compaq ACE a couple of times and the last I remember I think it was some Cisco ones. I'll be corrected if I'm wrong.

However for all my non techy ability, BA Hons Eng Lit major, Art minor, I recognise a frighteningly large amount of the product names listed.

For all those techies out there my job is all the more important and the techies here at work don't shout when they need me to do things. Don't irriate IT Procurement or you don't get the toys to play on,....

Now can I convince my budget manager that I really need another gig of RAM to surf the internet,......

hokers
-2nd July 2004, 08:27
Originally posted by Marcos
Hokers is one of your lot, I think - as far as I can make-out he screens porn for a digital TV company


I am officially not allowed to confirm or deny that, but I will say I work in the IT industry.

madfencer
-2nd July 2004, 11:52
eurghhhhhhhhh!!!!....i think ill take that as a yes then!!!!! well wen im old enough hokers?!!!!?...ive always interested in that kinda stuff!!!!!...ever been to amsterdam hokers? I hav. if u hav then well take it as a yes, so u wont need to tell us straight out!!!

hokers
-2nd July 2004, 13:00
OMG. I *so* wish I hadn't replied to this thread now. This is all your fault Marcos.

Again running with this theme of not being able to comment there is nothing I can possibly say here.
On an entirely separate note, my job is not as exciting as you are assuming.

Damn, can we talk about fencing again?

Naughty foilist
-2nd July 2004, 13:09
Certainly.

Any time this evening, starting how Vil has managed to appear on the front of The Sword, to how they're doing at the Europeans and then when are Eurosport going to be showing the Olympics between your company and IMG providing the feeds.

hokers
-2nd July 2004, 13:54
Originally posted by Naughty foilist
Certainly.

Any time this evening, starting how Vil has managed to appear on the front of The Sword,

Seriously? Bloody hell. (He's an IT person as well BTW)

Rdb811
-2nd July 2004, 14:19
Along with Chris' legs and some other Guildfrodit (+Hudson) at the Science Museum

Twohat
-2nd July 2004, 22:03
I'm an IT person or similar.

My first computer was a Tandy TRS80 for those of you old enough to remember . . .

Been an IT System Administrator for well over a decade, experience of Netware, CP/M, DOS3 to 7, every version of Windoze, NT, CDOS, Citrix, TCP/IP, IPX, ethernet, token ring, hardware, software, networks, servers, RAID, NAS, VPN, etc. etc.

Looking for a new job locally at the moment . . .

nirvana
-4th July 2004, 15:13
I took it in school but before i took it i taught myself.

madfencer
-6th July 2004, 12:01
Originally posted by hokers
OMG. I *so* wish I hadn't replied to this thread now. This is all your fault Marcos.

Again running with this theme of not being able to comment there is nothing I can possibly say here.
On an entirely separate note, my job is not as exciting as you are assuming.

Damn, can we talk about fencing again?

Sure, sorry bout that!!!!

oddball
-9th July 2004, 19:52
What do fencing and IT have in common?

Rdb811
-9th July 2004, 20:13
Not entirely sure - could be an 'intellectual' type thing - the sort of intelligence and personality profile that gets a person into IT is the same as that for say, playing boardgames, reading sci-fi etc .

Or that most people are in IT these days

break_charmer
-15th July 2004, 08:23
Im a teach your self techy Ė and its hard not to become a bit techy when youíre sat in front of a computer 8-10 hrs a day 5-6 days a week.
Im no PC lover, tho. Macís win hands down !