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by TopHatFox
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@mathiverse, while the Google --> Recruiter --> Interview --> Offer strategy worked for GIS, it only secured me a $20/hr GIS contract for a few months. My hope is that since the alumni from my school come from fancy backgrounds, their connections will lead to fancier job offers. That's the idea, wil...
by TopHatFox
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@jacob, I think it's because the list I just made isn't shared or talked about until you figure it out yourself in your mid to late-20's. Instead we get a lot of bullshit and when we meet the real world the bullshit and the rules don't align. Proactively makes more sense: share the rules of life fro...
by TopHatFox
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@theanimal, I don't think I am displeased. Maybe I used to be cause I was denying a lot of the stuff above. Now I just kinda accept it, and that makes things clearer/nicer. I think it's essentially learning and accepting the rules of the real world by living in it for a few years, rather than wantin...
by TopHatFox
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Today I learned that one of my friends only has $1000 left to their name. They quit their job with only 1-2 years of savings and the money ran out. It's crazy how quickly savings deplete. Not sure what they're gonna do, as getting a job takes months; the only real recourse is joining the army. It ma...
by TopHatFox
Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@sky, I’d say probably don’t bother. The pay in GIS is low and the jobs are kinda sparse. Much better off learning to code and getting one of those jobs. The way I got my temp gis job @$20hr was to Google GIS recruiters and email as many as I could find while changing all my resume job titles to be ...
by TopHatFox
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@take2, that one is pretty good, it's been brought up a couple times when I googled "best DIY home repair" channels on reddit. I think I'll go through his videography this year. Thus far, I've been slowly walking through all the isles at Home Depot every now & again to get accustomed t...
by TopHatFox
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@zbigi, I'd say I am a heavy introvert. Like usually it's just me learning languages, mechanics, code, or some other INTJ hobby at my house, and then hanging out with the gf on weekends. This was so different than when I had a large group of friends and acquaintances in HS and college. Admiteddly, i...
by TopHatFox
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@Stahlmann, I spent $5,750 on the car, and maybe $3,000 total on tools from Harbor Freight + Amazon & parts or tools from eBay, the dealership/online dealer wholesaler for little plastic trim pieces, and Amazon for accessories like seat covers and a dash mat. I did almost all the work myself (ca...
by TopHatFox
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@zbigi, yeah failed entrepreneur is likely the most common, or the fake entrepreneur that doesn't actually make any money selling an MLM scheme. Still, if you have a genuine startup and meeting after meeting is failing, that tells me that either what you're offering sucks or how you're offering it s...
by TopHatFox
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I don’t really want to build a billionaire business, a million is fine. I’m thinking I’ll do both, learn the technical chops and the entrepreneur chops. Honestly, I think the technical side is way harder. The business side is mostly optimizing your product’s industry and offering, warm e-mailing a b...
by TopHatFox
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@zbigi, but surely you must understand code to be able to sell it well, and to have the respect of your co-workers. I’d have very little respect for a mechanic shop owner that didn’t know anything about cars, for example. The other thing I noticed is that the more coding tools I’ve learned, the more...
by TopHatFox
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Found an alum that sold his own AI startup after working on it for 6 years, and he's now a multi-millionaire. He got his PhD in a science that's not computer science, so that was interesting. He said the following: 1. Reach out to your audience directly as a tech consultant and ask them what they wa...
by TopHatFox
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:34 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20392

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

@chenda, adopting makes sense: "now that you're here, life at an adoption agency likely sucks more than what parents could provide." Who knows what kid you're getting and from what parents, though. Tbh, these questions seem moot a lot of the time; peoples' finances show they can barely pro...
by TopHatFox
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20392

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

@Hristo, I dunno, I haven't really enjoyed living enough to warrant making someone else go through the experience. Most of it has been work, work, work. Like, don't get me wrong, road tripping the US or sex is fun, but that's like 1% of the experience. You end up having to convince yourself work = r...
by TopHatFox
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@mathiverse, I suspect your right. I'm just hoping I know enough to not bomb the few technical interviews lol. At least my resume looks nice.
by TopHatFox
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@Ego, I don't think most people have friends, certainly not close ones and in their field. Best you can do is turn a good resume in an in-demand field + an alumni = job. It's either that or go through the hell of applying to 1000s of Indeed apps to get a handful of interviews that turn into 1 or 2 o...
by TopHatFox
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I now have around 30 alumni that responded out of the 318 I e-mailed so far. Usually it was "look at the careers page of my company and lmk which one you want to vye for." I've never been told that before in the fields I've applied to in the past, so that was crazy. The companies are all o...
by TopHatFox
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 116
Views: 20392

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

I got a vasectomy at the age of 31 while unmarried. I had read up on all the risks of complications and ultimately accepted them. I decided that I could live with chronic pain if it happened because it still wouldn’t be as bad as the emotional pain of having a child I didn’t want. So how'd it go? I...
by TopHatFox
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I e-mailed around 200 computer science alumni and have maybe 10 that responded like they may have something. Maybe I'll get one real job out of that set. I NEVER received a potential-job response when I e-mailed a combined total of 1500 alumni for finance, public administration, or geology. It's so ...
by TopHatFox
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1060
Views: 210668

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

@zbigi, I suspect that's because lots of tech companies in particular have shown that they will throw out swathes of their staff once the product is built without a second thought. If that's the case, it doesn't make any sense to invest your time into any one company mission or product, but to impro...