There's a point in every technical person's life where you just need other technical people to surround you, to empathize.
In most other jobs, one can come home and blow off steam about any number of given things that happened at a day in the office. "So and so was a real jerk today in the meeting." "Can you believe he wants me to crunch the numbers again?" Etc.
For us technical folk however, we're often met with blank stares and a general look of, 'duh'. Nothing pulls the needle off the record like a line like, "So, I look at the database and realize there's a zillion triggers? Can you believe that?" <crickets>
So I firmly believe we technical people need a sect of therapists that are willing to go out and school themselves in SQL Server, development, etc. and then hang out a shingle. They'd make a killing.
About Tim Staney
has more than ten years (since 1997) of web development experience building enterprise-grade web applications for Fortune 500, small business and not-for-profit enterprises across the United States and Canada over a wide-range of industries. Tim specializes in information architecture, content management with a keen focus on user experience, and social media integration. Tim Staney
is a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida and active member of his community. Staney
regularly presents to professional and community groups, speaking on social media, social marketing, web content management and web strategy.
Tim Staney is a member of the American Marketing Association and <uwebd />, University Web Developers as well as the St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral Communications Task Force. Tim is the Web Content Manager at St. Petersburg College working for the Marketing and Public Information department managing content in the college's Ektron content management system. Tim also teaches courses like Social Marketing for Small Buisness and Designing Effective Websites for St. Petersburg College's Learn to Earn program.
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