They called my home the Pleasure Planet.
They, the tourists, our tourism board, those who worked at the resorts.
Just about everyone worked at the resorts.
Nobody had to work of course, but it was the easiest way to encounter the vast variety of folks from across the galaxy, usually with a singular goal, so like many, I didn't meet my first alien until I was an adult.
In a way it was nice to have entire communities the visitors left alone.
Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff
We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy
The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan
Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden
We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre
But we have chosen coin
and coin does not sing
I severely suffer from ADHD when it comes to deadlines/homework/schooling. I essentially need to be able to teach myself in my own time in order to properly learn and finish work.
Therefore most bootcamps will likely be impossible for me to get through, college is a no go (failed out once already, and that's enough thank you)
If there's certification out there that works as a one-and-done type test that I can study in my own time for, that'd be ideal, but I have not come across any in my searches. Does not help I don't know what fields to search for those in.
Request for resources/advice on tech-adjacent job hunting, long, boosts appreciated
TL;DR: I consider myself a well-versed generalist when it comes to computers, technology, programming, and media creation, and looking for work. But I have no clue how to show/prove any of my skills, how to learn the techniques required to fit in at a professional level, or if I even need to; and would like advice on where to go in the hopes of getting eventually get a paying job that fits my abilities.
I'm looking for some general advice on what direction to go wrt getting some kind of tech job, since frankly I'm out of my depth on what's expected/possible for me to do with my skillset at the current moment. Feel free to suggest both long term and short term options, or tell me I'm full of BS and look elsewhere.
I've been working/teaching myself computer programming in general since before I was even 10. It was mostly script-kiddie stuff as borrowing code and working out how to get something working when I was younger, but I've advanced to currently developing my own little applications and games. The latter of which I'm hoping to maybe release on various platforms in the next few months.
I've worked in half a dozen or so modern languages (mostly interpreted, but I've dabbled in golang for higher performance projects), and I'm comfortable learning any new ones on the fly. I've picked up the basics of each language in about a week, and it usually only takes me a few months to achieve competence in writing well-documented high performance code.
I've spec'd, budgeted, and personally built a dozen or so computes for myself, family. and friends, all of which have exceeded their expectations for their use cases and budget.
I've provided technical support for most of my family over the years ranging from solving basic app usage issues, to fully setting up home networking solutions.
I have reasonably developed photo and video editing skills, the former being the most advanced I've actually taken classes on it. I'm well versed in open source tools like Blender and GIMP for those, but I'm comfortable switching to just about any provided tool. This has generally taken the form of editing/creating icons and logos for friends, along with creating some 3d animations for fun.
My main issue is I've never really had any idea on how to showcase my work in a structured manner. All of these have been personal projects to some degree, and most of my programming is inside games that have a focus on small simple applications/tasks. I'm genuinely unsure of what format to bring these all together in, or even if I should, given the variety and breadth of them as a whole.
We've had undiagnosed ADHD for most of our life, and only in the past two years have we started getting proper treatment, but it's currently not enough to get us through any sort of college/coding bootcamp, even assuming we had the funds to afford such thigs. So showing off my skills through a degree or certification is pretty much out of the question.
What I really need is some large project or job I can do with some external motivation besides simply showcasing my skills, but I have no ideas on how to find such a thing, let alone applying for it if it takes the form of a job/internship/community effort when I don't have a way to showcase my skills in the first place.
If any one out there has advice on where I should look, apply myself, or resources on how to develop my skills further in a way I can document (at a low to none financial cost preferably), I could really use it.
The knight stared up at the tallest tower, catching a glimpse of a gold tiara artfully woven into tight raven curls.
Then the knight looked at the dragon at the gates, straining on it's heavy metal leash, clawing, salivating sparks, snarling.
The knight made a soft, clicking noise, and the dragon submitted to generous belly rubs.
There were many stairs, but the knight carried the little princess down on her back - as any big sister would.
ADHD, Operating System, shitpost
Revolutionary! Introducing : the ADHD process scheduling algorithm, with features such as :
Fast, repeated preemptive switching when tasks are remembered by the OS
Random discarding of tasks when the scheduler doesn't see them for long enough
"Focus" mode, where the scheduler focuses on one task for one to an indefinite amount of time quanta, disabling task switching altogether, as well as self maintenance routines (randomly enabled)
"Apprehensive stunlock" mode, where the scheduler, informed about an upcoming important task, prevents the scheduling of anything on the CPU to make sure you are ready when the big task happens
"Ugghhh" mode, where the scheduler just loses it and the list of ready processes becomes a blurry list and the priority field is ignored.
Synthy three-headed sharkdragon running kobold hivemind software that enjoys all things technical and endlessly chipping away at optimization problems.
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