Folks... I think I might be done with computers. What should my new career be? Lollipop tester? YouTube white noise channel curator (too tech-related)? What about used-postcard reviewer? I think I'll take anything that resolves me from speaking or hearing the words "rest API" or "technical debt" in a professional setting.
@jcmorrow I use computers quite a bit and I never heard those words ever. Just stop doing web maybe?
@neauoire Maybe! That was my goal about a year and a half ago, and after a six-month hiatus I ended up doing web again 😦 Maybe it's time to try that transition again, but when I look around, I see very few people working on stuff that feels good to me. You are an exception, I suspect you know that already 😆
@neauoire It's a good goal! The current problem with that is I live in the Bay Area (my partner is here), so my fixed expenses are... unwieldy.
@jcmorrow if you're not in the bay area to play that shell game of raising->selling->repeat till rich or working for a FAANG till you can retire, its not worth it.
@peregrine Yeah, I live in the bay but work for a non-profit based in Africa... it's not a great deal, money-wise. I mean, no one who is working in tech can *really* complain about wages when looking around at the hellscape that is late-stage capitalism, but it's certainly not... ahem... ideal.
@jcmorrow makes sense. As a contractor I move between 5-6 projects a year and I find that that team has way more bearing on the work and motivation than the project or tech.
@jcmorrow and I either join bay area projects in the beginning where I need to be careful they don't burn too much money but usually the team is excited/motivated. Or the end when money isn't a problem but the company is on the 3rd or 4th "developer class" and the project is a shitshow.
@peregrine Yeah, I used to float around in VC-funded land and found similar dynamics. I'm mostly grateful to be out of those situations.
@jcmorrow non profits are all over. I need to avoid them financially because I usually do lots of free work because I like the project/people but they have no money.
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