My objective is to thoroughly analyze all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon.
However, when you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.
Author unknown, but I think it was whoever wrote my life
I'm from Grit. That's a place. You can read about it on Intersect if you're too frugal to buy it on Amazon.
I broke my first computer in 1978, when the University of Missouri administrative mainframe declared me dead, and the Registrar's office insisted I must be deceased because "the computer could not make that kind of mistake".
I decided I'd never touch a computer as long as I lived.
My graduate degree is in community development. I got involved in using Internet tools to help people learn, and to talk about what they've learned, and that was the end of my moratorium on computers.
I have had the incredibly good fortune to get paid for working on things I enjoy, mostly Websites in various parts of the world. I've worked for for-profits, nonprofits, anti-profits (though they weren't doing that deliberately), huge corporations, small businesses, startups, medical organizations, software companies, crisis services, artists, governments, universities, kooks, geniuses, and feral cats. I am now a developer with the Web Team for King County, Washington.