Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 18:35:34 EDT
So it has been a couple of months since I have written anything here. I really just don't have much to write about. I haven't been doing anything technically interesting. I've mostly been sitting around the house wasting the days away, occasionally doing something constructive. I watched Lost In Translation last night and came to the conclusion that my life, right now, is a lot like the character Charlotte's. She is "lost" and doesn't know what to do with her life. She sits around her hotel room, occasionally wandering around Tokyo, trying to find something interesting. That's pretty much what I have been doing since I graduated.
There is a difference, though. I know that I want to program for a living. Be it traditional application development, web development, or game development, I know that that is what I want to do. There are just two problems:
- The economy sucks and isn't getting any better any time soon.
- All of the jobs that are available I don't qualify for.
I believe we all understand point one. As for point two, that is what is truly depressing. Everyone wants "5+ years experience" with things I do not have experience with. Or if I do find a job that I know I can do, there is at least one requirement that I don't meet. So when I do apply for the job I never get a call.
And that is why the content here has shriveled to nothingness. So sad.