I have the following passions: computers, art and programming.
I figured how this translates to work in the real world.
I have been doing what I like.
I am doing Tech Journalism, Software Development and Tutoring/Teaching.
These are the things I can do.
Writing is based on my experiences of being a tweaker, modder, and “being cheap” viewpoints.
I just create what I like. I produce software to tweak and customize for computer technicians and IT administrators. I don’t think I can work for a company developing for them or do freelance.
I have been tutoring and teaching for a while. I rather tutor rather than teach. I don’t really see myself in front of a classroom full with students yet as I am not confident. I am actually tutoring a friend right now and it is great. I think I would like to open my own tutoring center one day as my bread and butter.
I recently applied to become a high school teacher. If I get in locally this year (Fall 2022), I will go ahead and try to do it. I applied to teach senior year biology and chemistry. I will hopefully find a way to teach computers later through part time schooling. Having this degree (Bachelor of Education) will be my “meal ticket” for life I think. Having this degree will solidify my tutoring/teaching.
I think I have found my occupations in life now.
Working when you are older
You can go out there and compete for the same job or destress and do your own thing. I am too old to compete. I am doing my own thing without the barrage of every single interaction. Whatever happens happens. Regardless, I think I will be OK. I think I worked outside long enough that I should not try to build myself up to be ‘someone’ different/more??? Do I need to change? I think you can not …
Why Computer Work?
Why work in fields that are more subjective with biases and cultural stereotypes?
I found studying and working in computers the least amount of subjectivity.
Yes, I like computers a lot and I am doing what I want but the topic of tweaking and modding does not have much subjectiveness at all I feel.
And tweaking and modding is just fun.
Life should be fun. Everything should be fun.
I am not going to work in a field/topic that has subjectiveness involving race or culture.
So computers is where I will stay and luckily I like it too.
The things I create with my friends are basically not for profit.
How to make money while doing our passions? I got to think some more.
Working for a company will definitely change my ways ….
Education and Application for me
Most people say education is key in life and we never stop learning. What is education? Is it just amassing knowledge? What do you do with all this learning? How do you apply it? Is it about power? Is it cultural? Is it health? Is it business? Is it practical? Is it streamlined? Is it automation? Is it artificial intelligence? I think the answer is you just do what you feel like. Do your interests. Keep doing what you like. Even your interests may change over time as you get older so you just continue to learn and do. Circumstances may change.
I would like to try to live as a developer and do things to gain new experiences and in turn create software solutions. I like to try to create solutions that is different and reflects me. I create with my friends. Having a optimistic, forward and progressive team was the key component in what I am doing now.
An example of reflection of me is the current Windows 10 Debloater design. It shows the PowerShell script to allow for transparency and teaches scripting.
I struggled all my life with programming and education and finding mentors and teachers to help me. I still struggle. I thought it would be nice to create a tool that taught scripting to help people learn “logic” while being a fun tool in itself to customize and modify Windows. Learning scripting/programming is helpful for everyone as it teaches you how to think and process more logically. By thinking logically you might be able to solve more problems including problems with yourself. Learning programming eased most of my impulsive behavior. Thinking logically can ease emotions.
Also I do this type of software development to escape reality. By working solely in the mind you forget the physical. The physical world reality feels limiting and classist.
There is always a reason for doing the things we do. It could be from simple enjoyment or even suffering. We all suffer in some form. It could be multiple different reasons.
I try to enable others where I have been hurt and mistreated before as I don’t want others to suffer what I endured.
It is a hard tough competitive world out there. We can all try to work together thinking as a team as mature people.
We may reach a level where we see things objectively and just do the things we want.
I am fortunate to work with very altruistic friends bringing me into their world and share a common goal.