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So what does everyone here in the forum do for a living? (just very curious)

indy1973indy1973 Member Posts: 70
edited June 2011 in Introduce yourself
I notice that there are a lot of very smart sounding people on this forum. Lots of people who obviously know a thing or two about programming, economics, manufacturing, history, etc...

So what does everyone do for a living? I am just very curious...!

I am an archaeologist, hence the screen-name "the_real_indy". I did finance for a while, but now I am working on educational software platforms for world history and the social sciences.


  • JohnnycogsJohnnycogs Member Posts: 68
    Production Engineer, Mechanic on a British Rally Championship team and Musician.
  • EricEric Member Posts: 376
    Haha, I was thinking the same, Indy.
    I am a Business Student.
  • cloud0cloud0 Member Posts: 101
    Sales executive
  • RabbitWizzardRabbitWizzard Member Posts: 26
    "The computer guy" at a large bakery.
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard Member Posts: 320
  • adello25adello25 Member Posts: 361
    Tax Accountant
  • wander099wander099 Member Posts: 114
    I'm a university student majoring in sociology and philosophy.
  • mkoeselmkoesel Member Posts: 97
    By day I am a vigilante crime fighter (no particular special powers though), while I also moonlight as an exotic dancer.

    Kidding! I am just a boring software engineer and consultant. But it does pay the bills with almost no occasion for drama or conflict. So there's that. :)
  • Agent_DebrisAgent_Debris Member Posts: 55
    edited June 2011
    International playboy ....................

    .....oh ok, Im in design.
  • LEGO_NabiiLEGO_Nabii Member Posts: 34
    I'm a LEGO Designer. But I used to be a Maritime Cargo Surveyor.
  • pantenkindpantenkind Member Posts: 258
    I am an electronics security systems technician. But I would gladly trade with Nabii if hes interested :-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Member Posts: 3,764
    I'm a Project Manager for a communications company, previously from a technical background.
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    Part-time landscaper. Ugh!
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 482
    UNIX systems administrator ("techie")
  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    Web designer/developer. Personal/freelance stuff in PHP/MySql, my 9-5 job is all ASP.NET, mainly for Microsoft SharePoint, integrating with outside services via web solution packages.
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    ^ Wow, I think I would need a couple years of tech class to just figure out what you, I'm dumb :P
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    ^ Nah, he just made it technical sounding with the word choice. PHP is a programing language commonly used for websites. MySql is database software commonly used for websites. Often times you use PHP/MySql together. ASP.NET is a different programing language. Microsoft Sharepoint is software product that makes working on Office documents together easier. His main job is to make sure you can use SharePoint with other things it wasn't designed for by creating an online tool that bridges the other stuff and SharePoint. He uses ASP.NET to do this.
  • whizzardwhizzard Member Posts: 102
    Fault Management & Operations Analyst for an ISP.
  • DKissingerDKissinger Member Posts: 23
    I'm a electrician during the day but also work part time at Target which with the money i earn and discount pays for my lego collecting.
  • RogueRogue Member Posts: 27
    I work for a University; helping adult students come back to school.
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 854
    Web developer for a financial data company (LAMP, but not normal: Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, not PHP!).

  • NicksBricksNicksBricks Member Posts: 307
    Senior Systems Administrator
  • indy1973indy1973 Member Posts: 70
    Cool... glad to see everyone is chiming in...

    So what about the moderators?

    What about the people with over 500 sets?

    Where does the cash come from?

    Are you like Tony Stark or something??!! =)
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    software engineer
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    Software developer and mid-stakes poker player (on hiatus since the birth of my daughter since I'd rather spend the free time with her)
  • doriansdaddoriansdad Member Posts: 1,337
    Background investigator. My son is now 8 and a rabid Lego father like son :)
  • collect_thatcollect_that Member Posts: 1,327
    I sell (real) bricks and blocks!!

  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    edited June 2011
    Project Manager for my full time job. Brickends is my online web store which is more of a hobby business at the moment, but something I'm investing more and more time, effort and money into to grow.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    so many of us "computer nerds". not surprising, is it? ;-)
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    Another computer nerd here, currently supporting SAP for a large chemical company.
  • dmm32552dmm32552 Member Posts: 47
    Psychiatric Intake Specialist for Creighton University.
  • zaxter2001zaxter2001 Member Posts: 35
    Recent college graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. No surprise then that Technic brought me out of my dark ages (not that long of a dark age as I'm only 22)
  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    Nah, he just made it technical sounding with the word choice.
    Heh, in the interest of being expedient I didn't elaborate. I figured anyone who knew what I was talking about would be the only people who would really care anyway ;)
    Microsoft Sharepoint is software product that makes working on Office documents together easier. His main job is to make sure you can use SharePoint with other things it wasn't designed for by creating an online tool that bridges the other stuff and SharePoint. He uses ASP.NET to do this.
    That's what I said! ;)

    We use MOSS as our content management system for our public-facing website, so it's not just sharing documents (though we have an intranet on Windows Sharepoint Services which we utilize in the intended way). My integration has been with a legacy database that was originally used by our Coldfusion environment (another scripting language/server). Recently I've been rewriting what I created to integrate with Avectra, the "Association Management System" we're migrating to next week.
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    I'm a Photographer and Graphic Designer for print and media
  • AnseltheCatAnseltheCat Member Posts: 141
    I have been an AV Technician/Cameraman/PM for the last 18 years but have very recently made a career switch to train guard hoping to become a driver in a couple of years.
  • JohnnycogsJohnnycogs Member Posts: 68
    @anselthecat... Jealous!!!! Good luck duder!
  • stephenvwstephenvw Member Posts: 89
    I supply 90+ Lowes stores with all there annuals in the garden center.
  • ThisIsMyCupThisIsMyCup Member Posts: 156
    i work at a organic/natural health food store as the produce manager. i'm also in school for photography/graphic design/interactive media i'm "the computer guy" at the health food store.
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    I'm a server administrator at a government contractor. I make sure all of vynsane's TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms) and ETLA's (Extended Three Letter Acronyms) run properly.
    I specialize in SharePoint administration.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca Member Posts: 619
    I start in August as a field engineer for Schlumberger. Previous jobs have included an internship with Yaskawa and some summer camps for teens.
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,363
    Software Engineer, Technical Writer.... first AFOL.... LEGO Sets/Parts History publisher... dabble in history and architecture... although I live in the states, born in Germany (in Coburg, the most British of all German cities...), spent 3 summers at Oxford... certificated by the British Standards Institute... knighted by the Queen... no I tell a lie... I only spent part of 3 summers at Oxford... and was not knighted by the Queen... told I had to be a citizen of the Commonwealth... :-( Dang it, I knew we should never have had that tea party and all the unpleasantries that culminated at Yorktown....

    P.S. Never take yourself too seriously! LOL... ;-p
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    The main aspect of my job is graphic design though I also do some video and audio production for work as well.
  • LegodrewLegodrew Member Posts: 2
    Architect here :D
  • aaronptrckaaronptrck Member Posts: 15
    Event Timing Contractor. I time Track & Field meets, Road Races, and Cross Country Meets.
  • evilempire22evilempire22 Member Posts: 31
    Currently I am a Senior Software Engineer

    Some jobs I have previously held are:

    Christmas wreath factory worker
    Fish fryer
    Deckhand/carver on harbor cruise boat
    Maintenance crew for college campus
    Dish room supervisor for college dining center
    Data entry monkey

  • gruetzmacherdgruetzmacherd Member Posts: 30
    Another "techie" here!

    Software engineer - mostly C# - working on product configuration/ordering systems for a large manufacturing company.

    I also am an adjunct IT instructor for a local technical college and a father of three young children who I use as an excuse for spending time with LEGO. :)
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Member Posts: 369
    Nothing too glamorous... I'm an internal auditor for an electric company.

    I'm recently a born-again lego fanatic, so the stable job helps my newly refound habit.

  • FettForeverFettForever Member Posts: 7
    edited June 2011
    Work in the Theatre as one or all of the following at any given time: Designer, Technical Director and General Scenic/Lighting Technician. Also do production/rehearsal photography as well as headshots for actors.

    I fund my Lego addiction (because as much gratification and joy as I personally get out of my work we all know the arts don't pay much in terms of actual dollars and cents) by selling former addictions on eBay and snagging as many deals on there as I can and stretching my funds via bricklink to finish sets I buy from lots...
  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Member Posts: 141
    I work in an international church in Hong Kong, heading up the music, media, web and graphics side of things, along with pastoring some of the congregation. Before that, I was a lawyer who did freelance web design to get through law-school.

    Working for a church certainly doesn't bring in the mega-bucks, but I'm blessed with a wife who has a well paid job and who likes the Modular series, the rest I have to buy myself!
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,013
    Chemical Engineer in the pharma industry.

    I make medicine
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