« on: April 22, 2007, 09:38 PM »
I'm not usually a poster, but everyone else seems to be sharing, so...here goes! I just was over at the age poll thread, and it informed me that I'm probably younger than everyone reading this! So much for worrying about creeping up on thirty.(shhhh)
As for life in a nutshell, let's go the computer route. My high school was exclusively mac...that was where I learned to tYpE, work with office stuff, surf with Navigator, and was even able to take a course on C (a pretty big deal for a small-town high school ten years ago!).
So, computers are neat. I toodle off to college to take Media Production thinking I'm going to be some kind of journalist. Then I find out--the college is in the real world and THEY USE PCS!!!!! I had never touched one before, and now I had to design and render animations. Ack! I don't know how many of you can relate to the utter helplessnes of sitting in front a pc for the first time and being totally clueless...when you know how to write basic programs! It was surreal.
Eventually got a job at a tv station, where I was forced to use windows 3.1 and we still cut commercials using beta. Then went digital. New cameras, new tapes, new editing suite which consisted of...yes, a mac. Sigh.
Now, I'm no longer part of that world (happy little housewife in northern Canada), but between my husband and me our house has three computers, working on a fourth (he wants to "upgrade to vista", read "excuse to build a new computer", but I'll get his old to use as a linux box. Yea me!!). I love scouring for useful freeware, and I think software in general is pretty cool (my husband has a t-shirt that says "I love my geek"--says it all, doesn't it?). I'd love to play with coding, scripting, re-learning everything I've fogotten in C, but I don't know where to start. Someday, I guess. I'm definately not afraid to tackle anything new!
This turned into a much, much longer post than I intened...thank you if you made it this far! And just to throw this out there...kudos to anyone who can identify the source of my avatar!