[FoRK] Re: hmmm... what about graphics?

Andy Armstrong andy
Thu Oct 6 06:34:57 PDT 2005

On 6 Oct 2005, at 13:27, Corinna wrote:
> I probably need to specialize in *something*...

I never have - kernel stuff one day, hardware another, database stuff  
the next - and so on. Of course that might mean I'm not actually any  
good at any of those things :)

I started playing with micros when the technology was sufficiently  
unspeciated that the choice was hardware or software and I greedily  
chose both. I've drifted away from doing hardware professionally but  
I'm still interested in just about everything to do with software.

You're right though - I find potential clients are confused by my  
lack of specialisation - I suppose they make a fairly reasonable  
'jack of all trades, master of none' assessment if I reveal all the  
things I'm interested in. For years I wanted a job that let me do / 
everything/ but of course companies don't and can't work like that.  
So I'm self employed - I'm a generous boss and an undisciplined  
employee all rolled in to one :)

> I also need to support my family, and in a reasonable climate, too.

Ah - moon on a stick :)

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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