I usually have trouble explaining to people what it is that I do for a living. They ask me, ‘What do you do for a living?’ or ‘What is it that you do in Adelaide?’or even ’What do you do with yourself?’ I then prepare myself inwardly, take a deep breath, and say something like‘I’m an IT Engineer’ or ‘I’m a Web Developer’. Most of the time that results in a blank stare. So I press on. ‘I build and maintain websites and online applications for various companies and Government Agencies.’ I then get a half-genuine ‘ohhhh’. I then will get the pleasure of sitting through some story of a computer that doesn’t work, or perhaps an expression of someone’s frustration with computers generally or a statement like ‘All that’s way over my head.’
Anyway, if any of you are interested, here are some examples of what I do.