When flying back from our honeymoon in florida, we had about 50 or so sea shells in a bag in our carryone, most of them fighting conchs which have pointy ends. i was worried they might say something, but they didnt.
We're doing level 2 support of a unix app that is vendor supplied. I mainly do the patches and upgrades as we get them, mostly via shell scripts. We do misc development and testing with a variety of software as well. Starting to get into some C programming as well. We take on call too. My problem is i came in as a programmer analyst trainee. I started out in this chains' retail stores and they were doing in house promotions to the office as IT trainees which is how i got where I am. I got bumped up to assistant after a year and finally just got to associate last year. the college kids that come in are starting at associate level due to their degrees I guess ( i have a BS, but it is in meteorology) I've always felt i've been a step behind on salary due to coming in so low.
just 6 months ago i bought a 30GB wd for the first peice of my soon to be built computer. Now 30 GB seems way to small for a spankin new system, i think I am going to go with this 120GB SE.
BTW glad to see the site is still here, a great source of information for the not-so informed like myself.