You might want to dig out a logic textbook and review.
A single counterexample (you) doesn't prove that my statement is false. It merely proves that it is not UNIVERSALLY true. On the whole, in most cases, my statement is absolutely correct. Again, you're a statistical outlyer, and not significant in terms of the broader discussion.
If you hadn't wasted your entire undergraduate degree farting around with HISTORY, of all things, you'd know that. What an incredible waste of time! Ah, well, I'm sure you had fun while the rest of us were studying.
It's hilarious that you claim you had a job "waiting for you" at some NSA-like agency in Canada, which would have paid better than a programming job. Yeah, I'm sure. And with this hot job waiting for you, you just turned it down to play with "teh shiny" eh? Bullshit. Either they didn't want YOU, or it wasn't much of a job to begin with. "Shoulda, coulda, woulda" eh?