Not everybody in the "third world" lives like that.
You are missing the Temple of Doom reference.
Or just "programmer"?
Because, the thing is, unless you have an actual engineering degree from a bona fide school of engineering, or you drive a locomotive, or maintain a ship's engines, you're not an engineer.
I know, I know... You want people to think you are an engineer, and you want us to say you're an engineer, because it sounds really important, way more so than just "programmer".
But you're not an engineer, unless, as I said, you have an engineering degree from a bona fide school of engineering, or you drive a locomotive, or maintain a ship's engines.
You sir, are an idiot. An engineer does not a degree make, and if you think that having that lil' ol' piece of paper makes any difference IRL you have not learned anything of real value from whatever "bona fide" institution you attended.
I do not sit at a keyboard and type commands. I apply scientific methods, experience, and some creative thinking to solve technical problems within certain tolerances. That is engineering.
I also can operate a locomotive (steam, gas, and electric), but I don't consider that "engineering".
The "cutting edge" is getting rather dull. -- Andy Purshottam