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Who here is in IT?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by proguncali, May 26, 2005.

  1. proguncali

    proguncali 1911-2004 CLM

    Mar 14, 2002
    At your Mom's
    What are you specialities and how long have you been doing it, where are you located?
  2. Cryptoboy

    Cryptoboy Sr. Sr. Member!

    Dec 15, 2004
    Tempe, AZ
    I refuse to answer that question, as your avatar says you're at my moms..... ;6


    Windows/Network administrator here, been doing IT since about 99. Tempe, AZ here.

  3. lcarreau

    lcarreau Reload Artist

    Sep 22, 2003
    Arlington, TX
    I am an OpenVMS type guy working in the telecom industry in the DFW area of TX.

  4. grantglock

    grantglock /dev/null

    Feb 20, 2004
    Linux / Windows admin here, we also have an OpenVMS server here for our telephone billing, in the 4 years I have been here it has only gone down once, and that was to move it across the street. Rock solid that thing is.
  5. lcarreau

    lcarreau Reload Artist

    Sep 22, 2003
    Arlington, TX
    Yup, that's what VMS is all about. Too bad the folks that sell it seem so bent on killing it by driving up the cost so much.

  6. KG4IDA


    Jul 4, 2002
    East Tennessee
    Server admin and desktop support since 95. Other IT since 86. I am in East Tennessee. Not a lot of choices here. Anyone try for a computer security certification? That seems like a growth industry.
  7. skyydiver

    skyydiver Gravity Slave

    Apr 1, 2003
    Me too, except just started this year. Gotta love the gubmint. Once I get some more experience I am thinking security might be a good choice. Alas, I am a newb, what do I know?
  8. ugaglock


    May 8, 2005
    Athens, Ga.
    Netware,Linux and a few windows boxes here. Nothing like firing off a few rounds at the range after dealing with clients all day.
  9. proguncali

    proguncali 1911-2004 CLM

    Mar 14, 2002
    At your Mom's
    I'm asking cause I've got a meeting with a perspective client and they have offices in 4 other states....

    Might be looking for contractors....
  10. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA

    6 years in IT.

  11. proguncali

    proguncali 1911-2004 CLM

    Mar 14, 2002
    At your Mom's
    DO I know you from a defunct glock board?
  12. Clyde in CO

    Clyde in CO LOL WUT?

    Aug 7, 2002
    the Springs
    I used to be in IT.

    Worked internal phone helpdesks, last job was networking, before that outlook, before that general helpdesk with a little of everything thrown in (vax, mainframe, operating systems, specialized apps, etc...)

    I'm kind of a jack of all trades.

    for the last year my language abilites have paid the bills, but I miss my old job, was a great gig.
  13. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    Started programming in 1978 on a Cray (went to work with Dad)
    Got sidetracked into the Army for a while, was ISSO there as additional duty.
    Now I do petty stuff like forensics, network security, etc.
    If it's a type of UNIX, I probably have it running somewhere or have it ready to load for malware or vulerability testing.
    I believe I'm in IT.

  14. My mother is a programmer for a government agency and my girlfriend is a programmer for the Italian telephone company.I have always been in a house with a terminal,long before PC's.I studied math but IT always bored me.
  15. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Worked with Novell for 4 years then my company switched to M$ ... where I’ve been for the last 6 years. CNA, MCP and MCSE. I also support Lotus Domino, Windows and Office.
  16. Toyman


    May 6, 2003
    West Michigan
    What do you consider to be IT? Networking? Programming? Anything involving computers?
  17. Started as a Meteorology Tech, then became a programer (FORTRAN, COBOL) because of the need to deal with the volume of data, worked on CDC and Data General systems, then went to work for DEC (Digital Equipment Corp) where I was a Software Specialist for 12 years (yes openVMS rules!), till the company went out of business~sd, then a few years as a contract programmer/system administrator/network administrator, then my current job working for a Internet hosting center, providing technical support, more system admin(Windows:( , Solaris, Linux), and network admin.

    Total of 25 or so years.
  18. Prime Lord

    Prime Lord

    Apr 18, 2005
    Norfolk, VA
    I've been doing this stuff for a long time. Windows, Mac, Linus, Unix, all of it. I'm primarily a break/fix tech, but I can do pretty much everything. Spent a few years writing software for the military (NEVER again), and now I'm managing a local shop doing break/fix stuff onsite and in-house. After my stint doing software development, it became aparent to me that coding is CUBICLE HELL!!! ;f and I'll never do it again. I've had Novell and NT Admin experience, so I keep applying for those cushy Admin jobs, but no bites yet.

    Im in VA right now, but I want to move to Vegas ( and I've been throwing out tons of resumes, but so far nothing...I guess I'll just have to pick up and move first. heh.
  19. JJsGlock19

    JJsGlock19 The Dude Abides

    Apr 22, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I graduated from Penn State in 2003. I have been doing software development since then. The company that I'm with now uses mainly .NET. VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#, Java, XML. Located in Pittsburgh, PA.
  20. proguncali

    proguncali 1911-2004 CLM

    Mar 14, 2002
    At your Mom's

    Well IT would cover Information Technology or we could go with IS which would cover Information Systems. It's a pretty wide open field.

    My firm does everything from HTML to Oracle to all OS's to Telco to training to dealing with your providers.