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Old 01 February 2012, 04:36   #1
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Amigans Working in Information Technology

I'm just curious how many Amigans now find themselves working in IT support jobs?

Do you come home and turn on your Amiga as a form of therapy - the antidote to having to work in windoze all day long?
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Old 01 February 2012, 04:57   #2
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Kind of I guess, code on Windoze all day and AmigaOS all night....yawn.
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Old 01 February 2012, 05:41   #3
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Yeah, I ended up as a Systems Engineer, (or "PC Mechanic"), always had an interest in technology, so fix broken shit all day.
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Old 01 February 2012, 07:16   #4
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Old 01 February 2012, 07:54   #5
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C/C++/C#/ASP/SQL coder for 35.5 hours/week here... but they don't own my soul

I do use my Amiga less now than before I was working in IT but coding in 68k is still good fun and a nice change.
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Old 01 February 2012, 12:33   #6
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Old 01 February 2012, 12:49   #7
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"IT support" is my oficial company status, in fact I am responsible for some SQL databases.

At home - yes, I turn on my Ami time to time, but only at night, because I have a small child.
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Old 01 February 2012, 14:52   #8
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I work in IT support too for the world biggest bank (it's a french one btw).
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Old 01 February 2012, 15:39   #9
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Thats how I look at it, too.

PC = work
Amiga = Fun

That simple..

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Old 01 February 2012, 21:38   #10
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+1. C/C++ at work, 100% asm for fun.
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Old 01 February 2012, 22:01   #11
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Old 01 February 2012, 22:37   #12
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Old 01 February 2012, 22:49   #13
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Been working in IT for a while.

Started on helpdesks, moved onto PC support, later did server stuff, dial up networks, ISDN, LANs, WANs, switches, routers, you name it. If it's something to do with IT support, chances are I've done it.

Never coded anything until I started doing Amiga asm coding from scratch in 2007 though. I suppose that's why I'm not as powerful as a lot of the pro coders out there - strictly just an amateur enjoying himself.
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Old 01 February 2012, 23:05   #14
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Not IT but the games industry for Gremlin and Team 17, would never go back into that industry.

Still doing Amiga stuff and it is still for fun, that something I started so long ago is still a big part of me so many years later.
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Old 01 February 2012, 23:53   #15
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I got hooked on Amiga in the 80s when I got an A500 for Christmas one year. It made an impression because my 500 had color and stereo sound at at time when my Dad's Macintosh was dog-slow and had this tiny, little monochrome screen, and the PC's we had at school ran DOS, took an hour to boot and weighed as much as a refrigerator! lol

These days I design parts for industrial (CIJ) printers, working on "integration". It involves a little bit of everything - coding, database making, wiring, PLCs.. Many of our systems still use RS232 and RS485 (2 wire serial). In other words, the rumors of the demise of the serial port are exaggerated.
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Old 02 February 2012, 00:18   #16
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I'm an IT Tech support person although I don't like computers as much as I did in the 1990's.

A lot of hardware nowadays is just soulless and just a tool to do a job rather than being enjoyable. I do like looking at rather expensive gear like Cray's though - they're fun
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Old 03 February 2012, 00:39   #17
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Right around the time I formally got into the IT support field (as a bench tech for Best Buy, no less) is when I finally gave up on the Amiga and bought my first PC, a Pentium 133 so I could play Quake with my friends. *sigh* Been in IT ever since.
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Old 03 February 2012, 01:05   #18
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Been in IT as long as I can remember.
Moved from Amiga to PC when I started Uni, Windows 3.0 was used for Mathematica and it was awesome, but the Amiga still held a special place I could return to for fun games, etc.
Still in IT now, with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence - current buzzwords for huge database and paperless reporting really.
Finally got that "hungry for more" feeling, and "my computer is better than yours" that Amiga gave me when I got the Macbook air 13".
Since then been playing around with various AmigaForeever, Amikit, ClassicWB via E-UAE, trying PUAE, SDLMAME, Boxer, ScummVM, for the Mac and it's awesome. I love it.
If I was more confident coding, I'd take the code for Boxer + PUAE and write an equivalent app for Mac that would bundle Amiga games.
Got myself some hardware from ebay and amibay - C64, A500, A600, A1000, A1200 and A2000, always regret the day I sold my A500.
I love bringing these machines back to life and expanding them, update ROMs, CF, SCSI, etc, it's a great feeling as I can play the same games I grew up with along with my kids.
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Old 03 February 2012, 02:22   #19
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Yep, IT here..
Done a lot but a "Network Architect" currently..
Which just means I give the same advice I used to, but now they "sometimes" listen...

I was a programmer for a bit, and I learned one really important item...

As a programmer, I was a great SysAdmin... ;-)

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Old 03 February 2012, 04:22   #20
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Yep, IT here..
Done a lot but a "Network Architect" currently..
Which just means I give the same advice I used to, but now they "sometimes" listen...
I think its funny the use of impressive sounding words in IT. We can't just install the OS. Rather it is "deployed". It isn't an upgrade, its a "migration". It isn't a network, its "infrastructure". lol.
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