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Try Intel. They've a reputation for hiring people without degrees but demonstrated experience. Try also calling up local tech employment search agencies and let them know you're looking for parttime work, $10 an hour. Try also the local gov't employment agency, believe it or not there are lots of programming jobs, especially hourly ones, listed there.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
C++ and C# will always be dominant in the market and give you the best chance of getting a job.
It doesn't matter if you have a degree though, do a programming course, and go for interviews, and SHOW KEENESS!
That's the MOST important thing, An intelligent guy, with a programming qualification, who is enthusiastic and looks like an easy guy to work with is going to get hired.
And take ANY salary for your first job, you are in your CV and experience building mode of your career, not in the big bucks earing mode, that will come later.
Build your experience up, work hard, and never give up on solving a problem. Switch jobs every 1.5 to 2 years, don't stay longer, and ramp up your salary.
When you get to about 6 to 10 years experience, you can go contracting, but you need to be really motivated, a real self starter, a real solution deliverer who takes the initiative when you contract. You don't wait for things to happen, you make them happen. That's how you deliver and get your contract picked up again.
And the cardinal rule. NEVER CHECK ON CODE AS COMPLETE WHEN YOU KNOW IT HAS BUGS. Take responsibility for your code.
Do that and you will have a good and rewarding career, its worked out freeing amazing for me!
"The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s." climate-models-go-cold
These titles reveal something profoundly British, and begs the question, why? Sure, a lot of people deserve recognition for their work, but I have the feeling that it is pointless, they don't really care, or should not.
I really don't think that this word could be defined properly. Lets take an example were A needs help and B is the only one in the position who can help.
1) He helps him because he thinks that he would be in the same position himself (done in self interest)
2) He helps him because he feels that it is his duty or he just want to help him (altruism)
3) He helps because he thinks God will see him (done in self interes. This is something like the reverse of Pascals wager)
In your brain I don't really think that you are aware of all you intentions, meaning that you cant see the intent of your actions in the moments in your primitive brain. Not all parts of the brain is self aware, and you cant really be sure what the causal relationship of event is.
Yes, of course to a certain extent everything reverse back to survival (1, 3) or peace-of-mind (2).
Absolute altruism can't exist, it always brings everything (conciously or not) to the one practicing it.
And defining it with 'the fact of doing something more for others than for him/herself' does not sound right (how do you quantify the 'more' part?).
But yet, some beings take more concern of the world surrounding them (from short to wide range) than others; despite they can't claim that their reasons are purely altruist, they can claim that they tried to do something where needed, either.
What if their motivations were far less important than the results they produce?
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who separate humankind in two distinct categories, and those who don't.
There isn't really any imperial power that thought otherwise And you should remember that the ideology of Holism was created because Britain was the greatest country, and brits were the greatest people in the world, so the natural way of things is that the British should rule people, because that was the only natural way of things...
Of course they care, that's why the get dressed up and go to the palace to receive their awards.
I'm curious, being from across the pond, but how does one 'use' a damehood? I thought they were only a title (which shows how little I probably know about the system). Wikipedia isn't much help either. I believe that in some circumstances knights received land, but that was before our times. Did 'dames' also back then?