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    What is, was, or should be your day job?

    I've been wanting to ask this question for a long time here. As I get to know the more regular posters, I grow more and more curious about the people behind the art and short conversations.

    My current job: full-time family and home nurturing, part-time children's desk attendant at the local library
    Past employment: clerk at a juvenile detention center, florist, activities assistant at a nursing home, mapping plants at an arboretum, gardening at the Cincinnati Zoo, art gallery attendant and a memorable run as a data-retriever at a university in which I hunted down (and of course read) all sorts of printed material for private companies.

    And my day job should be: I have no idea. Absolutely nothing involving a cubicle, arithmetic or speaking in front of large crowds.

    Now that I've said all this, will anyone else share? I hope so.....
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    Hi foxy,

    In the real world I am a lawyer and a member of the Pretoria Bar Association. Hey, don't judge me (excuse the pun) and don't believe all the bad jokes about lawyers. After all, it's only 90% of lawyers that give the rest a bad name... (another bad lawyer joke).

    My day job should have been as a games developer/3d modeler. You know, playing with extremely powerful computers all day AND getting paid for it. These days I try my hand at 3d modeling and texturing merely as a hobby.

    I am afraid when I grew up there were no such thing as computers, let alone computer games, in any event nothing even close to what we have today... (born to early I suppose). My first pc was a ZX81 and thereafter a ZX Spectrum (with colour and sound!!).

    Regards,

    Yvan.

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    Yvan, I once helped a roommate study for the bar exam. The idea of me ever taking that test rates as a high level in my personal hell....
    Interesting to read that you have embraced technology. Not everyone can make the leap.

    Wonder if anyone else will share? I feel a little akward having offered so much personal info...............
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    Hello fellow Ragers

    My alter ego is being a surveyor for a civil engineering firm down in West Palm Beach FL.

    And by night, i fight evil with a digital paintbrush! I AM... Picaso Man

    DA DUH DUHHHhhhhh

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    Hah! Do you have a special cape?
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    By Day, I am a self employed Developer working from home and my current client is a US investment bank. 2 kids under 2, plenty of time with them. love it.

    I should have been a developer or FX trader or inventor or musicmaker.. or painter.....all of which I try to squeeze into my life on a daily basis.
    I live in a tecno world. A world of precision, accuracy and finites.
    Art is the opposite of that for me. I dont expect to be good and that is not my aim. I want to enjoy it and let my inner artist define its own art... here's hoping, where do I begin.....

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    Stephen, by Developer, do you mean website?
    2 kids under 2 is a pretty big deal.
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    I think this is going to be an interesting thread. I am at the age for retirement, but due to a couple jobs I spent far too many years at, the pensions I thought I would have all went away like fluffy dandelions in the breeze. So here I sit at a job I will probably have until they either close the doors or take me out feet first. But at least I have a job, a husband I respect and love with all my heart and a roof over my head. And if you were to follow behind me, you would note that I probably eat more then enough.

    Art Rage is a nice relaxing, tension relieving diversion. Glad the Rage team developed it. Its also pleasant to read what folks have to say here in the forums. And to paraphrase what Roy Rogers used to say,
    "Happy brushes to you until we meet again. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxytocin View Post
    Stephen, by Developer, do you mean website?
    2 kids under 2 is a pretty big deal.
    Yes amongst other things.
    I make my living these days typically developing "Web-Applications" that mimic functional windows based application on corporate intranets and the unix/linux based services behind them although I'm esssentially a generic software developer(loads of random languages, c/c++,java,perl,php blah blah blah)

    Websites and the like are also something I do occasionally I've not publisized it but my registered company is a hosting reseller and can I setup/manage domains and hosting for pretty much anything, blogs,galleries, social networking etc out of the box and leave others to choose they're template (based on millions out there) or do customisation for them..
    Bespoke design/development work is not beyond scope either.

    I dont push the webdevelopment side of it as it "can" be a little intensive depending on how demanding your client is and I can get a better work/life mix working with corporates.
    I typically only do a website for mates/good causes, good causes being anyone who I wanna help




    as for the kids, phew. 7mth + 2.2 yrs both girls, managed to work at home for the first year or so of the first and getting on for 7mths for the first...lets hope i can stay here.
    I live in a tecno world. A world of precision, accuracy and finites.
    Art is the opposite of that for me. I dont expect to be good and that is not my aim. I want to enjoy it and let my inner artist define its own art... here's hoping, where do I begin.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    MOM, wife, sister, neice, aunt, boo boo kisser, doctor appointment setter, homework helper, dishes doer, laundry folder, bed maker, window washer, gardener, entertainer, artist, shopper, worrier. Is that enough??

    WARNING the following is a JOKE. repeat JOKE. So no one get offended ok!!

    thats not a proper job

    END OF JOKE
    I live in a tecno world. A world of precision, accuracy and finites.
    Art is the opposite of that for me. I dont expect to be good and that is not my aim. I want to enjoy it and let my inner artist define its own art... here's hoping, where do I begin.....

    --
    Right Hand.
    Wacom Bamboo Fun Medium (Just got it !!)
    PC - Quad Core, Vista, 22" Widescreen
    ArtRage 2 Wacom Edition
    My Gallery (for what its worth )

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