QuestionWhat is a cool job for a lazy semi-geek?
      – Melchior, 2009-06-20 at 03:13:49   (3 comments)

On 2009-06-20 at 03:16:18, Melchior wrote...
I just failed 2nd year of an engineering degree because I lost interest - too much theory. I've been considering air traffic control, or an apprenticeship/HND equivalent. Anyone got any other ideas that might be interesting? I like computing and engineering.
On 2009-06-20 at 06:45:33, BorgClown wrote...
Please tell us why you love engineering, yet you find the theory boring. It might be that the school you attended has lame teachers, but it might be that engineering is not your true call. Theory is great when you learn it (reasoned, not memorized) and you start to see relations and applications across subjects. Theory is greatest when a good teacher guides you through those relationships, but lets you chain the final links. Please tell us more about what you think is the source of your apathy.
On 2009-06-22 at 11:40:31, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Melchior: If you like computing then why not get a job as a programmer? It should pay well and whilst not as interesting as programming for yourself would mean working with other people and possibly interacting with customers, as well as learning a company's product. I used to enjoy the detective work of tracking down bugs in the software on a customer's system (via a modem or the Internet), but don't get to do it as much now.