Anyway, that thing said nothing about where I am in my life, and what my skill set is.
I can code a bit. Nothing really fancy, I really need to work on Python, which is what I know the most about. Fuck Java.
I am slowly sinking myself into linux.
I work as an assistant systems guy at a campus library. My title is assistant systems guy, and I'm pretty much the intern-ish lacky for the system admin. I like doing the work I do- moving computers, doing basic work with websites, putting computers back together, taking them apart, setting up work stations, updating and setting up software, and doing work with imaging, providing basic tech support, basic network shit, etc. I like being the generic tech guy, and being pretty much the guy who they call when stuff goes wrong to fix it. I like fixing computer problems, and I like streamlining interfaces between users and the computer. I also like doing documentation and the like.
I had a job pretty much tutoring kids with photoshop, and I liked that too. Lots of free time to edit wikipedia. But ultimately, the new job is more fun, and I learn a lot more. I do like being a computer teacher, and I really enjoy helping people do stuff.
For a computer job, I guess I'm not looking for much. What I failed to mention in my post was that I ultimately am aiming for graduate school in psychology, and eventually my PhD so I can teach psych at some college after I do clinical work and churn out a few books. But in the mean time, I find tech works just fine for me, and I really am passionate about computers. And writing.
And for the few years while I do my best to accumulate money before starting something to work me through grad school, I want something to keep me afloat and give me monies for grad school. A job where I'm watching a server room, providing tech support for a small office, doing other tech support, or doing technical writing. And hell, if I find that tech work suits me better than psych, I may stay with it. I mean, I love learning about computers and being a techie, so that is feasible.
And the idea of being a tech writer is something that has occured to me. I mean, I write a ton. If you look at my blog, some of my posts are 4 pages long. I write in it about every day, and I write outside my blog. I write stories, and writing is one of my passions. If I could combine writing with software to form a magical writing about software job, I would be happy. That, or I'd go nuts, meet Tyler Durden, give up, and beat the shit out of a printer.
What this ultimately boils down to is a post graduation identity crisis, where I realize that I have no idea who I am, and college just prolonged this search. I do realize I love tech though, so I figured I might as well seek out