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natsman
#21 May 5 2019 07:34am
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Quote (Wisteria @ May 4 2019 04:38am)
Dimplomas...? Why to work even? Enjoy ur life, die 'young' is the best plan.

Parassite your parents til u are 40 or so with 2397123718273691623 excuses, they will die some day but np, cut ur veins + hot bathub or jump from some high building (not so into this system), or just drink too much + some pills + hot bathub.


Actually I am following the path of Leonardo and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (you will remember the book Faust where a person makes a deal with the lord of hell Mephisto) , they both studied a variety of fields for their source of power.
So I was looking to take courses from Comp programming.

Anyways, dropped the course again, might try to enrol in January by which time the landscaping season will be over.
FreeUsername
#22 May 8 2019 02:52am
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You dont need any diploma's to work in IT.

Its a myth. All you need it experience, either in a job, or voluntary work or private projects you put on a website i cant mention here for your potential employer to see.

I'm a programmer without any diploma's at all. Its possible, just show what you know.
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#23 May 20 2019 10:34pm
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Quote (natsman @ 3 May 2019 20:22)
I enrolled in IPC144 again, Lol so I guess I can drive to class after work. Anyways, can someone explain what it means to work in a Linux environment, can I run it on a usb on my laptop? I only have 6 gigs left.

I got the book C primer plus 6th edition, I can try to read it soon, class starts on the 13th of May.

Edit: also enrolled in ULI101 - the Linux course


You sure can!

Install DamnSmallLinux onto your USB.
Dasani
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I am going the self taught route, i was checking out job listings in Washington state & most of them want 1-5 years of field experience. Figured from a company viewpoint hiring someone without a degree that took the time to learn on his own & worked his way up from a smaller company with field experience might actually be beneficial.

If you can get an interview set up and display talents better than people going to school and show you are passionate about the field anything if possible

This post was edited by Dasani on May 21 2019 04:48am
kasey21
#25 May 21 2019 06:07am
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Quote (Dasani @ May 21 2019 12:45pm)
I am going the self taught route, i was checking out job listings in Washington state & most of them want 1-5 years of field experience. Figured from a company viewpoint hiring someone without a degree that took the time to learn on his own & worked his way up from a smaller company with field experience might actually be beneficial.

If you can get an interview set up and display talents better than people going to school and show you are passionate about the field anything if possible


One way isn't better than another. A portfolio is more important than anything. Most students start working on their portfolio junior year (earlier if you didn't come from 0 experience). Some people prefer school and some prefer self-taught. But you don't get brownie points for being self-taught.
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