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Back in the mid '90s, I was a software engineer in Salt Lake City, writing and building automated material handling systems, robots to the rest of the world. The company I was working for got bought out by its biggest competitor, and that was going to lead to some significnt changes to the Salt Lake office that I did not agree with, so I decided that a change was needed. I had always liked Portland, so I decided to look for a job here. After about a year of searching, the best I could come up with was a System Administrator position. I went ahead and accepted it with the idea it would be temporary while I looked for another developer position. Now, 15 years later, I am still a System Administrator. That title has been good to me, it pays well and such, but I miss the developer work. I still think of myself as a software engineer, but I have been out of that line for so long that I will probably never get back to it without some serious re-training. But at least I made it to Portland!
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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