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JECHO
April 21st, 2009, 08:48 AM
I am curious to see what kind of people use Ubuntu :)

I am a web master and work in Technical Support.

Vitamin-Carrot
April 21st, 2009, 09:12 AM
Critical Incident Manager

Another way of saying - If its big and its Broke come crying to me about it and see how far you get;)

lisati
April 21st, 2009, 09:24 AM
My main source of income is through welfare because of health issues in our household, occasionally boosted with income from video work (see my sig)
Previously worked in the IT industry as a programmer. (Philosophy: research how others have achieved something, cobble something together from what little I understand of what I read: if it works, then it's time to bamboozle others.)

speedwell68
April 21st, 2009, 09:27 AM
Porn Star.:D

Daisuke_Aramaki
April 21st, 2009, 09:36 AM
Porn Star.:D

when i began my Masters, I did a minor project in a marine biology lab, and my job was to observe the mating habits of blue crabs. those crabs knew all about hardcore! :D

speedwell68
April 21st, 2009, 09:50 AM
when i began my Masters, I did a minor project in a marine biology lab, and my job was to observe the mating habits of blue crabs. those crabs knew all about hardcore! :D

Crab Porn. Now there is a market I don't think the Porn industry has considered. Perhaps it is something you could market and make a lot of money.:D

darrenn
April 21st, 2009, 09:57 AM
carny

richaustin
April 21st, 2009, 09:58 AM
I am curious to see what kind of people use Ubuntu :)

I am a web master and work in Technical Support.

I'm a programmer (VB6 / .Net / Oracle / SQL Server / Crystal blah blah ad infinitum). Not really a description of "the sort of person I am" though.
I fell in love with PC's (they were weird computers that lived in Newcastle university back then which we dialled via some strange wooden box on the wall) in about 1976.
In 1978 the Careers Officer told me there was no future in computers (bet he didn't last long in his job!). I moved to Linux because I am sick of using M$ all flaming day at work. XP is best M$ OS but is insecure and slows everything down. Linux has Penguins - no contest eh?!!
I use PC for messing around at programming, bit of web stuff, booking holidays etc (I shudder when my daughter uses my card to buy things via XP!!! EEEKS!!). I don't do hard-core programming / geek stuff these days. Too old, too tired and too scared of my wife!! LOL!!

gnomeuser
April 21st, 2009, 09:59 AM
I am unemployed seeking early retirement due to a disability. I have some formal training in Information and Communication Technology engineering which I tend to apply on Free Software work to keep my brain in shape.

Daisuke_Aramaki
April 21st, 2009, 10:01 AM
Crab Porn. Now there is a market I don't think the Porn industry has considered. Perhaps it is something you could market and make a lot of money.:D

It was hideous in the beginning, but later on I began to appreciate the whole thing. Starting from the ritual dance of the male, the following cradle carrying of the female, to copulation, and post cradle carrying, it lasted 9 days.

suitedaces
April 21st, 2009, 10:09 AM
Accounting student and part time gopher in a local shop.

Eisenwinter
April 21st, 2009, 12:12 PM
Currently I'm a dairy farmer.

Yeah, I get to play around with cow ******* all day.

racerraul
April 21st, 2009, 12:19 PM
Windows\Intel Server Support

billgoldberg
April 21st, 2009, 12:20 PM
I own the Internets.

will1911a1
April 21st, 2009, 01:31 PM
I am a professional liar (sales).

Excedio
April 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM
Sign Language Interpreter & Technical Support for a video relay service.

Sealbhach
April 21st, 2009, 01:51 PM
Contracts Officer at a homelessness charity in London. Not sure what my job is supposed to be, I just open lots of Excel spreadsheets and hope for the best.


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Daisuke_Aramaki
April 21st, 2009, 02:06 PM
currently unemployed ( i don't consider doing ph.d as a real job). writing my dissertation and started preparing my cv just yesterday.

rickyjones
April 21st, 2009, 02:28 PM
I am on a team that supports the main computer rooms for a global fortune 500. My day to day job is to rack, cable and troubleshoot various equipment. This can range from the standard HP DL385/585 Windows/Linux server to C-Class blade enclosures to IBM p-Series equipment.

On the side I do computer consulting.

And I'm also a full time student.

I stay too busy...

Thanks,
Richard

helliewm
April 21st, 2009, 02:54 PM
See my signature I am often in the national press in the UK. I am very gobby about health, IT and privacy:D:D

Helen

Edit My Campaign uses Ubuntu exclusively

nandemonai
April 21st, 2009, 03:08 PM
Web Dev / Support and currently studying Networking full time.

tdapple
April 21st, 2009, 03:22 PM
Was in the army for 10 years, was separated due to a gunshot wound in my back. Since then, I've done various construction work with high end av companies...crestron, lutron...etc..currently I work for a gas company doing communications work. Basically I play with radios and climb towers.

Daisuke_Aramaki
April 21st, 2009, 03:24 PM
Was in the army for 10 years, was separated due to a gunshot wound in my back. Since then, I've done various construction work with high end av companies...crestron, lutron...etc..currently I work for a gas company doing communications work. Basically I play with radios and climb towers.

thats scary! glad that you recovered mate.

It's-Me
April 21st, 2009, 03:30 PM
I am an Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer and have done my masters in Engineering Management. Currently working in an International Heavy Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing facility as Manager Product Development.

Well ... linux is my new hobby at the moment and i do take my hobbies pretty seriously :).

LowSky
April 21st, 2009, 03:31 PM
Office Support Specialist for an Enegy Services Company based out of New York.

sideaway
April 21st, 2009, 03:37 PM
Student studying towards a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Quite a few interesting occupations here :P

EDIT: Part time computer technician (freelance)

ulfj
April 21st, 2009, 03:46 PM
Once upon a time it was construction and building maintainance in the winter when the work ran out for the season,computers were always a hobby and provided some side income.As building systems became more tech oriented people started asking me to "fix this and that" on their computers add hardware,set programs up (and make them work)M$ grrrrr! Got too busy doing that so I figured I had better start charging more for my time and quit doing so much for free and a business was born. :)Good thing I got got on this before the economy here slowed down.

Godly
April 21st, 2009, 03:57 PM
Movie star. Gamer/ubuntu user the rest of the time.

Luke Marshall
April 21st, 2009, 04:47 PM
Just a lowly phone monkey/civil servant.

coldReactive
April 21st, 2009, 04:49 PM
I'm not doing anything at the moment, living off of Supplemental Security Income (SSI.)

beercz
April 21st, 2009, 05:00 PM
IT Director (for another 2 weeks - made redundant), about to become freelance (see website in my sig) and/or looking for another job! Any offers?

Dileeshvar
April 21st, 2009, 05:06 PM
I am an Engineering Student doing my 3rd year in COmputer Science :)

Wiebelhaus
April 21st, 2009, 05:11 PM
Lead Tech in a Repair shop and Hard core Linux Nazi who never shuts up about it to anyone who will listen and even those who won't.

:D

Daisuke_Aramaki
April 21st, 2009, 05:12 PM
How many people have you persuaded to give linux a shot?

konqueror7
April 21st, 2009, 05:26 PM
currently a freelance developer until maybe by july when i migrate to germany to find work..graduated b.s. software eng'g...

Paul41
April 21st, 2009, 05:33 PM
Data Manager for a pharmaceutical company

piousp
April 21st, 2009, 05:38 PM
Java programmer. I'm starting to write some indie games too but i'm still learning how to make em. Hopefully i'll have my very first breakout clon in some months! :lolflag:

clive littlewood
April 21st, 2009, 05:58 PM
Retired > Retired > Retired > Happy > Happy > Happy !!!!!!!! :D

Swagman
April 21st, 2009, 06:01 PM
Big Trucker (http://www.langdons.co.uk)

Seaco
April 21st, 2009, 06:15 PM
Student Business informatics

spupy
April 21st, 2009, 06:22 PM
I convert coffee/coke into Java code.

sanderella
April 21st, 2009, 06:44 PM
Retired nurse. I now do gardening, knitting, sewing, cooking, dog-walking and ice dancing. My retired husband does the housework.:KS

HermanAB
April 21st, 2009, 07:36 PM
Ice dancing??? Geez, I live in Canada. Ice dancing is what we do half the year when trying to cross a street, or get from the door to the car...

Anyhoo, I am one of those few people that actually gets paid to do Linux work.

JECHO
April 21st, 2009, 07:52 PM
Porn Star.:D

haha are you really a porn star?

lukjad007
April 21st, 2009, 07:55 PM
Student, and possibly a net admin.

wsonar
April 21st, 2009, 08:08 PM
It

Cowchip7
April 21st, 2009, 08:18 PM
Attorney.

:::braces himself for an onslaught of attorney jokes::: :lolflag:

WalmartSniperLX
April 21st, 2009, 08:26 PM
Attorney.

:::braces himself for an onslaught of attorney jokes::: :lolflag:

Oh man I gotta find that webpage! haha ;)

I park cars for people at a restaurant haha. Actually, tomorrow is my first day.

Sprax
April 21st, 2009, 09:52 PM
Working on a law degree.

Kingsley
April 21st, 2009, 10:01 PM
Working on an undergraduate Chemistry degree and will go to pharmacy school afterwards. I have a small job as a lab teaching assistant also.

tomaasj
April 21st, 2009, 10:28 PM
Molecular Biologist

Lukios
April 25th, 2009, 02:37 AM
I'm a 23 year old mail, painter by trade, but I'm currently a full time student trying to get my teaching degree.

pbpersson
April 25th, 2009, 02:42 AM
Level III technical support in a large corporation, supporting internal web applications that run on Linux/Unix machines, mostly written in Java and using Oracle databases.

dragos240
April 25th, 2009, 02:44 AM
I am a student. I do not work. Yet

sailthesea
April 25th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Avoid the "work" thing for as long as you can Slacking just isn't the same in your thirties:)

CraigPaleo
April 25th, 2009, 02:53 AM
For me, the question should be, "What DID you do for a living?" The answer, "Way too much physical labor for over twelve years! Those bass turds! Arrrgh!!!

caveman59330
April 25th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I have done 4 years of consulting and had a stint as a System Support Analyst but these days am unemployed and so I put my wife to work so I am going back to school full time. So technically I am a Full TIme Bum.

LightB
April 25th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Self employed, mostly import/export

Bölvağur
April 25th, 2009, 03:45 AM
at the moment Im self employed computer solution programmer.. if that makes sense... like build computers around my software for a customer (yes only one ^^ lol)
Also working on my B.S. diploma... man it's way less interesting than making your own stuff.

PurposeOfReason
April 25th, 2009, 04:27 AM
Full time CS major. 'Bout two year left.

wgarider
April 25th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Senior systems engineer for a multimedia company in Atlanta.

beercz
May 1st, 2009, 11:45 PM
IT Director (for another 2 weeks - made redundant), about to become freelance (see website in my sig) and/or looking for another job! Any offers?
Well as of yesterday I am now redundant and still looking for work (and still awaiting any offers ;-))

Firestem4
May 2nd, 2009, 12:04 AM
I am an IT Technician for a company that builds Tactical Management Systems for Airborne Operation.



Well as of yesterday I am now redundant and still looking for work (and still awaiting any offers ;-))

I am sorry to hear you have been laid off. I wish you luck finding another job. Unfortunately I can not offer any help to you. I myself just recently got employed (by my current company). I have been looking for work for a year.

beercz
May 2nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
I am sorry to hear you have been laid off. I wish you luck finding another job. Unfortunately I can not offer any help to you. I myself just recently got employed (by my current company). I have been looking for work for a year.
Thanks - I will keep trying to either find a full time job or find my own private work.
Tough times.

DenysT
May 2nd, 2009, 12:16 AM
I take other people's money after I fix their broken or trojan infection Windows PCs. Sometimes I even network MACs to PCs because MAC people don't seem to grasp networking.

White Rasta
May 2nd, 2009, 12:26 AM
Process Techniction in a plastics company
I work with State of the art machinery and automation
We do a lot of food and beverage containers using a process called "In mold decorating"
When the part is molded it comes out with the labeling molded onto the part
I am bothered by the fact that all of the software controls run on windows, it's fun when the function buttons disappear and you have to reboot the robotics
the up side to all this is while all the other plastics companys in my area are reduced to skeleton crews and struggling to stay in business, we are growing and will be doubling the size of the plant this summer

Steve McDermott
May 2nd, 2009, 12:32 AM
Unemployed web designer - currently setting up my own business.

RedSingularity
May 2nd, 2009, 12:37 AM
Computer Science major at the State University of New York

Namtabmai
May 2nd, 2009, 12:39 AM
Programmer, working on those annoying touch screen gambling machines you all hate in your local pubs and bars.

diectus
May 2nd, 2009, 12:56 AM
Funny, I'm actually a scuba diving course director which means I train scuba instructors. I love to learn and you never learn more than teaching someone else something... that's why I love linux so much (lots of learning). Plus as a scuba instructor I get to play in florida keys water all day every day! work and linux don't really come together very much though.

Mister LinOx
May 2nd, 2009, 01:18 AM
Well, seeing that I'm only 14, I learn new things in a middle school. I do enjoy learning new programming languages in my time and I get about $5 an our helping one of my neighbors out about every day.

doas777
May 2nd, 2009, 01:30 AM
appdev and a bit of desktop support in a business setting. and a touch of client work, in my spare time, mostly from academia.

and like everyone else here, I fix peoples pcs, as needed.

.Maleficus.
May 2nd, 2009, 01:35 AM
Being 17, I don't do anything for a living, but I work at Geek Squad right now. There's a good chance this fall I'll be teaching guitar lessons at a local guitar shop too- according to my teacher who works there anyways. I'm really looking forward to that, should be a great experience.

drawkcab
May 2nd, 2009, 09:07 AM
Finishing up my dissertation in philosophy...working as a fixed-term faculty member in the meantime.

jespdj
May 2nd, 2009, 10:03 AM
I'm an independent software developer, specializing in Java. I've been developing in Java for the past ten years, working on a lot of different projects for different companies, mostly building enterprise business applications.

lethalfang
May 2nd, 2009, 10:43 AM
I am a graduate student in biophysics, graduating next year then I'll have to find a real job. :)
Linux is of course, well represented in the scientific communities. I'm actually a late adapter.

daleus81
May 2nd, 2009, 11:49 AM
I work for a small holiday company (Celtic Holidays) as a sales assistant :-s

zidit
May 2nd, 2009, 12:02 PM
Building website is main work. Officer is supplement work 55. Officer time is 8.00 am - 5.00 pm and the main work after that.

beercz
May 2nd, 2009, 02:15 PM
Unemployed web designer - currently setting up my own business.
me too! Also other things, see link in my sig.

Ericyzfr1
May 2nd, 2009, 02:20 PM
I would have really enjoyed a career in IT , instead I am in sales and I also enjoy it.

apoth
May 2nd, 2009, 02:23 PM
Java developer, in the world of IPTV at the moment.

pwnst*r
May 2nd, 2009, 02:31 PM
project lead in IT for second largest US retailer.

Orlsend
May 2nd, 2009, 03:15 PM
I am going to start university this August, hoping to study Mass production (Media). but till now my income has been through babysitting and Web-design.

richg
May 2nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
I eat food and drink liquids. This helps me to live.

Rich

Spiritous
May 2nd, 2009, 06:08 PM
I am curious to see what kind of people use Ubuntu :)

I am a web master and work in Technical Support.

I'm In University for Engineering and Design :)

Idaho Dan
May 2nd, 2009, 09:45 PM
I am a purchasing agent for a commercial electrical contractor.
Something new every day.

Einsamkeit
May 2nd, 2009, 10:08 PM
Student, in Jan.2010 I'll be going to university for a bachelor in psychology.

elliotn
May 2nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
I work as an emergency phone line consultant or Police Controler at the SA POLICE

dragos240
May 2nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
student

DougInKY
May 2nd, 2009, 10:17 PM
I am retired. Before retirement I have been a U.S. Marine, a Electronics Tech, and a R.N. I hear you young people will have to change careers every ten years. I find that interesting as I did that long before it became fashionable.

Doug in Kentucky

tascar
May 2nd, 2009, 10:26 PM
I'm retired, moved from the UK to France over 5 years ago, was DBA for buildings societies, unix, windows and loads more, now playing with vertual PC's running linux etc, new to linux but enjoying it.

New to Ubuntu but code, furum and people seems a good environment to enjoy.:lolflag:

Don't chase life, just enjoy it.

doas777
May 2nd, 2009, 10:35 PM
I am retired. Before retirement I have been a U.S. Marine, a Electronics Tech, and a R.N. I hear you young people will have to change careers every ten years. I find that interesting as I did that long before it became fashionable.

Doug in Kentucky

Yeah, I've noticed that IT tends to give raises and promotions via new jobs, rather than promote-in-place. I work in the public sector, under a union that isn't focused on one specialty (not IT-centric), and it's set up for 30 year careers within the same umbrella organization. Since I'm about to hit the 5 year mark, I'll have to decide soon if I want to hop to private sector, before its too late. if i stay, i have long term security, but limited potentials. if I go, I can earn more (but with reduced benefits) and theoretically exceed the max I can earn where I am, but i can expect times without work, and feirce competition when economic indicators are down.

the problem with IT, is that the lawyers and MBAs (and HR) think we make too much, and always look to IT when cuts need be made.

best regards,
franklin

jocheem67
May 2nd, 2009, 10:40 PM
Medic....

Intensive Care & Ambulance...

windows-killer
May 2nd, 2009, 11:01 PM
First year apprentice plumber.

I started working with Ubuntu to create blueprints.
Ubuntu is stable and fast so it makes our job easier.

Redundant Username
May 2nd, 2009, 11:03 PM
I'm not old enough to work.

Shpongle
May 2nd, 2009, 11:09 PM
im a student in second year of 4 in a computer science honours degree , also work in a retail outlet part time (which i hate!!!) but you gotta do what you gotta do!

MontelEdwards
May 2nd, 2009, 11:22 PM
I am curious to see what kind of people use Ubuntu :)

I am a web master and work in Technical Support.
im 13.
school

phrostbyte
May 2nd, 2009, 11:22 PM
Software developer :)

connorh123
May 2nd, 2009, 11:25 PM
im 13.
school

As am I.

Old_Grey_Wolf
May 2nd, 2009, 11:56 PM
Low level Engineering Manager for a Fortune 500 company.

Redundant Username
May 3rd, 2009, 01:44 AM
As am I.

I'm also 13.

Haventfoundme
May 14th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Working security at a company's home office and make sure no one steals the service rep's pc. Full time student for Network Security so maybe I'll get a promotion and take a paycut....:p

Blind Guardian
May 14th, 2009, 06:11 AM
I am a web developer, photographer, and assorted odd-job handler. So pretty much just a bum. :p

infestor
May 14th, 2009, 07:24 AM
I am a production engineer, but unemployed currently. enrolled for masters, though.

blairm
May 29th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I'm a journalist. Been a reporter, a sub-editor (think they're called copy subs in the US), a layout sub and I occasionally run our paper's website.

XubuRoxMySox
May 29th, 2009, 03:38 PM
After reading this poll (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1168235) I think I'll just stay in school for the rest of my life! I hope it's possible.

-Robin

burvowski
May 29th, 2009, 03:46 PM
I am an economics student. I have absolutely no idea what I will do with that, but am going to be applying for law school in a few months. Fingers are crossed that that pans out and my dream is to work as a lawyer for a group like EFF or some other open source advocacy group. If not that, then I'd love to work with some charity that brings/teaches computers to under-privileged groups.

Script Warlock
May 29th, 2009, 03:48 PM
i'm a web designer(hobby), icafe shop owner, computer technician and a sound engineer here in Cebu, Philippines...

spcwingo
May 29th, 2009, 04:48 PM
I work in industrial maintenance. It's how I first learned of Linux (most of the machines' PLCs run Linux).

davideotape
May 29th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I'm 16, and currently go to school :D. I'm employed part time in my local theatre helping out backstage and with lighting.

mhgsys
May 29th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I work with elderly people,
Doing there groceries, and cleaning their windows.

Meaning I'm a freelancer, get paid to ride my car to the supermarket, and have a lot a semi-grandparents

Also, I teach them the way on the net, and how to install programs.
Unfortunately... They all boot windows..

But what the heck, I got a good job.

don_quixote
May 29th, 2009, 05:55 PM
MA grad student in urban planning, soon to be released into the real world - not exactly in the best of economic times...

elianthony
May 29th, 2009, 06:12 PM
IT and other library related duties in my local public library.

Phossy
May 29th, 2009, 06:56 PM
I market and sell specialist chemicals worldwide.