What Do You Do For A Living?

Posted by: Spyrios

What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 02:03 PM

I was just wondering what everyone here actually did for a living, I am, as most people know, currently in the Navy. I am on shore duty now as an instructor, but my real job is a calibration technician, which means, to put it basically, I test and repair electronic test equipment and ensure that the readings that the test equipment provides is both precise and accurate.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 04:39 PM

I am a tech support junkie, basically I provide:
Minor server updates
tech support
Emergency Tech Support (server downtime mainly)

And a load of other stuff heh...
Posted by: pergesu

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 04:49 PM

I play poker. I'm gonna start dealing it as well in about a week.
Posted by: Ghost

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 05:11 PM

I'm a student and a UGN lackey.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 05:17 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by pergesu:
I play poker. I'm gonna start dealing it as well in about a week.
Whoot, Perg is goinna start dealing ...


Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost:
I'm a student and a UGN lackey.
Yes, Ghost took Neo's position as #1 Lackey :-x
Posted by: Ice

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 08:42 PM

well, full time student at college, Working at a Pizza joint, then head down to the clubs Friday and Saturday after work...

Thats pretty much my life lol
Posted by: HighLander

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/06/04 11:32 PM

Communictions Specialist with the Canadian & British Army, attach posted with the American Army once in a while.......
Posted by: Defcon

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/07/04 02:15 AM

Full time college student,part time job at grocery store (Produce), and soon to be Pro Dodgeball player.
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/07/04 06:12 PM

Student again when I get around to it. Owner of Tech Ninja Security and network solutions. Bouncer at a gay ass teen club on weekend nights...
Posted by: sinetific

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/08/04 05:57 AM

Bouncer at a gay club? anyways...

Proffesionally I'm an Electronics Technician. I repair robots and other industrial manufactuering equipment. I write programs and tests for digital circuitry and ICs. I'm working on systems migration for one of our automated test stands from SCO 286 Xenix to Linux. Also I will soon be trained in terminal and monitor repairs. and I repair home/small buisness computers on the side.
Posted by: Spyrios

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/08/04 10:21 AM

< Bows down to the skillz
Posted by: Ice

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/11/04 06:30 PM

Quote:
Proffesionally I'm an Electronics Technician. I repair robots and other industrial manufactuering equipment. I write programs and tests for digital circuitry and ICs. I'm working on systems migration for one of our automated test stands from SCO 286 Xenix to Linux. Also I will soon be trained in terminal and monitor repairs. and I repair home/small buisness computers on the side.
Nice dude, sounds like a sweet as job. You should see my skills when i get 2 dozen drinks in me on Fridays lol..
Posted by: Infinite

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/12/04 10:57 PM

I work as a network analyst in a NOC that supports numerous LAN/WAN/MAN's etc for various comapnies worldwide.

That's right, I'm one of those outsourcing people you hear so much about :p I know nothing about my own company's networks, but I have carnal knowledge of quite a few other company's networks.
Posted by: unreal

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/16/04 05:22 AM

I'm a full time college student (graduating senior, woo!), and part time flight instructor.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/16/04 07:47 AM

I am an outsoursed employee for the Verizon Wireless Port Center. I get to transfer numbers from other carriers (90% of those numbers are coming from AT&T) into Verizon 42.5 hours a week. I want out of that hell that is known as Verizon Wireless!!!
Posted by: sinetific

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/16/04 09:53 AM

Ice im hopping the border to come party with you one night.

Unreal will be the first UGNer to join the mile high club..
Posted by: §intå×

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/16/04 06:11 PM

I work for verizon trouble shooting fast packet wan/man networks. We use Frame Relay, ATM, Trans Lan service, SMDS, IP/VPN.

Basically we maintain the data lines going to ATM's, banks, those credit card machines you use in stores, and any line a company wants to not use the internet for. These are private switched networks.

It is pretty cool. I work with Sonnet all day long(OC3's and up)

Though we also mess with 56k through T3 lines. We can also channelize T-1's and soon T-3's
Posted by: pergesu

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/16/04 09:10 PM

I think a 1337ness contest is in order. sin, Infinite, and spanky gotta show who's the best of the best of the best
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/16/04 09:24 PM

But but but, I practically run a webhosting company! lol
Posted by: pergesu

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/17/04 06:11 AM

That's cool and all, but when you say it, I know what it means. I have no clue what the hell the other three are talking about. Which means it's 1337.

btw, my first day dealing in the pit is tomorrow night :x
Posted by: §intå×

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/17/04 01:46 PM

I deal mostly with Layers 1 2 and 3 of the OSI Model

What I do or work with can be understood by following these links

Frame Relay forum

ATM Forum

FDDI (Pretty close to TLS(Translan Service))

IP/VPN Internet Protocol/Virtual Private Network. This is fairly new in the telco world though I think it should have been out there years ago. IP/VPN allows us to let our customers use any service at each site and connect them seamlessly. ATM talking to ISDN talking to Frame Relay talking to SMDS(Switched Multi mega bit data service) and on and on it goes.

SMDS

Now the OSI modle is just that, a model. Each layer much be covered.... let me back up.

Each service I work with has it's own protocol stack. They each cover all of the layers in the OSI modle but do not have all the same layers. For example TCP/IP is a prtocol stack but dose not have 7 layers as the OSI model dose.

http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/usail/network/nfs/network_layers.html

TCP/IP has 4 layers. But these four cover everything the seven suggested layers cover. If anyone is intrested I can break this out further.

I need to have a pretty good understanding of bandwidth in my job.. No big

A T-1 has 24 channels each is 64kbs. Some of you would say no 56kbs. Wrong!!!! 64kbs. The phone company robs you the customer of the least needed bits for management pourposes, i.e. dial tone, troubleshooting and so forth.

There are 28 T-1's in a T-3. each T-1 is 1.5443mbs A T-3 is basically 45mbs. Then you have Sonnet. An OC3 is 3 T-3's bunnddled together. An OC12 is 12 T-3's bunndeled together. See a pattern here? An OC24 is 24 T-3's

Now all Sonnet lines go out on fiber. so all OC class lines leave our switch and CO on fibber. so you have lets say an OC 3. and a switch has let say 30 of these coming out of it. 30 pieces of fibber? Nope! You can mux all 30 on to a single piece of fiber. different bands of light or different colors will not affect each other. last I checked we can mux 256 various colors of light into on strand of fiber. That is a good start, but I think we can do more on the photon level in the future.
Posted by: Infinite

Re: What Do You Do For A Living? - 11/18/04 11:22 AM

I do everything he does, plus I get to phone people like him up and yell at em when there shit fails cause I represent his customers :p

Although, out of all the companies I suport, I cant think of one that has a circuit through verizon.... I'm sure there's one somewhere here... Nope, you guys must lick balls or something :p

Infinite