So, /g/. I have a baby coming any minute. Little fucker could be here today. I've been a weed smoker for the last couple of years, and I've been working in nursing homes for the last 10. I think it's time to give up the weed and focus on programming so I can give this kid a better future. Give myself a better future.
No questions. /g/ isn't my personal helpdesk. I know how to read the sticky.
I just want a general "This is why I changed my shit for the better" thread. /g/ is the most goal-minded board I've visited in my time here, though I rarely post. Anytime I need reassurance that I'm on the right track, I pop in here. Not for questions, but because I like the perseverance of this board.
So I ask again, /g/. What/when/why did you decide to better yourself? And how far have you come?
>/g/ is the most goal-minded board I've visited in my time here
What's wrong with smoking weed? I've been sober and alone my entire life, yet I am a somewhat decent developer. I'd rather have a cute baby, smoke weed and fuck around in a nursing home.
sell drugs, way more money than programming crud as a code monkey
I posted this thread because most of the people on here, though it seems I got the few that aren't, are devoted to their chosen field. I've only recently decided to choose a field. Nursing blows, and I'd rather do anything than this shit.
Unfortunately, I'm already in my thirties with nothing else under my hat. Learning from home is my only option.
I wanted 'git gud' stories, nothing more. I didn't come here for opinions. I know what opinions on 4chan are like. Useless and cancerous. I've already set my course, and I'm following it. Regardless of the autistic responses I'll get.
Dude, what the fuck really? Git gud stories on /g/? If you had any exp in programming you'd know this place is beyond retarded. The only reason to come here is to have a laugh at the tryhard children.
I just had a kid a year ago. It starts out pretty shitty, OP. I'd say the first five months or so are the worst. At that point they start at least smiling and then laughing, etc., so it gets a little more fun.
As for my job, I'm still a wageslave at fast food. The mom decided to wait like halfway into the pregnancy to break the news. I did manage to move out and get my license and a car in that time at least. I was going to school, but didn't have the time since mom was going too. I have no idea what I'd want to do as far as a career still, so if you don't know what you're shooting for, having a kid probably won't change that.
there is nothing to derail here, this thread is fucking dildoes and has shit all to do with technology...
so faggot OP wants to change his life? who the fuck cares
this is literally a /b tier thread
It seems that's all that's here, too. Honestly, I though someone on /g/ might have accomplished something. Anything. Gotten a job. A promotion. Worked...
Eh, I gotta go work. I'll just leave this to die, then.
You guys have fun with whatever it is that happens here nowadays. Which is apparently nothing.
Oh, I don't care whether you care about me changing anything. You think that was the point of this thread? I wanted stories about moving into jobs in the tech industry.
I can see how that doesn't fit here, though. The job thing.
>I just had a kid a year ago.
>As for my job, I'm still a wageslave at fast food.
>I did manage to move out and get my license and a car in that time at least.
how does it feel to be trailer trash? are you excited that your life is over? was it worth paying child support for the rest of your life to have unprotected sex? are you happy that you've spread your seed to allow a new generation of low intellect, human garbage to take up space on this planet?
Here you go Op
>be programmer since age 9
>stuck in high school
>start reading into actual philosophy like Plato, Aristotle, etc.
>notice how fucked up everything is
>wanting to leave but don't know it yet
>start getting better at programming
>spend too much time studying worthless school shit
>early exit out of high school
>start smoking tons of weed
>get freelance contract
>get real job
>get another job programming
Now I'm making two times what my parents make and it feels good man
>I can see how that doesn't fit here, though. The job thing.
exactly, most of the posters here haven't worked a day in their life nor do they go outside very often so they have literally nothing of value to give you or anyone else
the other extreme? what do you realistically expect to hear? muh life story of how i got where i am in 10 years of programming? what value does that have? you'd be better off reading someones biography
tl:dr go to schools, study hard, do projects that are actually challenging, get noticed, possibly get a TA position, start applying for internships summer jobs a.s.a.p, work hard, work some more
Your ducking stupid. Stop living your life for those ducking parasites.
Takes your lumps, pay your child support and get the duck out of their lives before your 40 lookin at the inside of an expertly crafted extension cord noose.
It's much better to suffer a little monetary then lie to yourself that you give a shit about this whore and her little welfare spawn.
Do this and you will live a much happier life. Selfish I know, but it's way better than suffering trying to play daddy for the rest of your life.
I hear ya. I just don't want him growing up seeing his dad hate his job and having a bad attitude every day after work because of it.
I know I could do more. So I'm at least going to give it all I've got this one time. Honestly, the negative shit here goes in one ear and out the other. When you spend your days cleaning old vaginas of caked shit and hearing old men call you every name in the book while you clean crud off their cocks, the silly shit from teens on here barely registers.
>$14/hr at 12 years
That seems kind of shitty. Certainly doable with a kid, especially if the significant other is in the picture, but relative to your experience it seems low. Where do you live?
As an alternative, I think web development is more easy to learn than C, so you could start with that.
It's easy money as far as Im concerned. There's usually a wdg thread on g somewhere.
Stop caring about others. It will literally ruin you.
It's hard to I know, but If you really care about yourself as an individual you would run as far and as fast as possible.
As a man your possibilities are endless, but settling down and playing daddy means responsibilities
Responsibilitis that arnt going to "huuur make you a man, n a gud adult. NO!
There is no such thing. This is just a way to sucker men into being providers. It's a parasitic relationship and you are only hurting yourself.
If you are concerned about the welfare of the child you have no need to worry (at least in usa.) Single mothers are more taken care of than veterans. She will receive social assistance and trust me boyo it'll be way more than your burger Flippin as can provide.
So please do yourself a favor and live your life for you.....before it's too late.
Btw. This is coming from someone who got some one night stand preggo.I was 17 at the time with no job, and just enrolled in Uni
She tried to tie me down, and I almost let society get the best of me.
Now I'm living the Bachelor life making 80k a year. I literally only pay like 400 a month in child support so it isn't shit,
You figure I get to spread my seed and have it watched for less than the monthly price of a new Prius
I know it's scary bro.
But you have to work on yourself first,
Listen. You may not be able to afford anything now, but the beautiful thing about this life is that it changes fast, once sec your smoking weed ina ditch the next your a ceo of some huge company.
You just have to get the ball rolling and keep pushing. If something isn't working out, change. And change hard.
Don't be afraid everything will be alright anon.
You can start some sidejobs with html/css and some basic JS to get started, and see if it takes off from there.
I think there is a link in /wgd/ about a guy who just started taking small jobs making websites for friends and relatives, and started expanding from there. Eventually he was able do quit his old job and become full time web developer.
That does sound like a good place to start. I want to learn multiple languages over time, though. My ambition is to work in the space industry one day. I know that's a pie in the sky dream, but I'm still going to try.
Was stuck in a rut, in a dead end job. There wasn't a day that went by when I didn't think about jacking it in. Eventually I started studying at home for IT certifications. Then I got signed off work with stress, because I just couldn't take it any more. I used up all of my sick pay and then resigned, and this coincided nicely with the beginning of a college course I had decided to enrol on. In 3 years I'll have a degree and some microsoft and cisco certs.
I used https://www.bento.io/tracks to learn webdev. You should do some of the projects to get an idea of what you're capable of.
Basically, with html/css/js you can do websites that don't require user input like logging in, shopping, etc. However you can sometimes use frameworks where it is already implemented and you only need to style the rest of it using html/css.
To find the sidejobs, you need to get the word out that you're available for making websites. Start telling all your friends, family, relatives. Maybe someone's uncle's needs a simple website for his small business, etc.