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    I would like to thank all contributors and admins of this fantastic place to share ideas and how-tos. You helped me a lot of times, hopefully I helped you too.

    Recently I decided to abbandon my IT admin position, in which I have been for more than 10 years.

    I do not find the satisfaction in managing devices anymore. When I started on this position, all was predictable and solid. I feel lost in todays ever-changing environment in the sake of security. I feel I cant rely on basics anymore.

    Its harder for me to keep in touch. My position became heavily focused on troubleshooting after some unseen consequence of the update. I am forced into reinstalling old functional applications just because the backwards compatibility is not guaranteed and the old one is not cosidered as safe (but new applications need to be patched, because still new vulnerabilities are doscovered every month, do you see the infinite loop here?). Also I think most OS changes are made, becasue Microsft wants to monetize more things and push all people into subscriptions.
    This betatesting amongst people should be disciplined at court. It has became very unstable and there are milions of unfuctional devices woldwide every month. I know, lot of devices are safe because of those patches, but the way we are treated right now does not fit me.

    Im not interested in job, that has no obvious goal. I do not like to do things just to do something. Like upgrading OS every two years, because Microsoft said that. By changing the OS, all other dependcies have impact on other software. This means it creates another hours of work, just to make things work.

    Its hard to find somebody to participate on these tasks, because noone would like to pay twice the money for the same position. There is obvious lack of people at IT admin positions.

    So I decided to work on my own, to accept single short term contracts with obvoius goals.

    I will try to contribute sometimes here. But seriously, Im looking forward to ignore patch tuesday madness 🙂

    This is purely my own opinion and it may not consent with the Askwoody community opinion.

    Still thank you all for this wonderfull forum, I really admire your work here.

    Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

    HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

    PRUSA i3 MK3S+

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    • #2421294

      And we owe you many a thank you for your contributions and insights over the years that you posted on Ask Woody. Thanks, Doriel!

    • #2421302

      Doriel: Good luck in this new stage of your career you have chosen to begin. If one has the choice, then to move on and not to stick with a job that is no longer a source of satisfaction is the right think to do. Starting off in a new direction can be harder than it may seem, but once one gets going in this new direction, it often becomes easier to keep going than to turn back. I hope you come back to this site now and then, because it is a pleasure to exchange ideas and jokes with you.

      Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV and Malwarebytes for Macs.

    • #2421340

      @Doriel, your future clients will greatly benefit from your wealth of experience in IT admin, as many of us have here. I wish you the very best in your new direction and hope you stop by once in a while!

      Win 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit; Office 2010; Group B (SaS); Former 'Tech Weenie'
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    • #2421379

      Title typo fixed, wishing you well in your pursuit 🙂

      "-rw-rw-rw-" extreme computing
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    • #2421400

      As it says under the sign-in block – “Welcome to our unique respite from the madness”.  Stop in here often and let us know how you are doing.  Best of luck to you in whatever you do.

      We're getting Sticker Shock everywhere now, not just car dealers.

    • #2421482

      Best of luck with your new pursuits. I feel your pain because I could have written exactly what you did.

    • #2421547

      Wish you all the best doriel. Thanks for all your good work and help here.

      Going freelance can be very rewarding.

      I found the first five days after the weekend were always the hardest.


    • #2421553

      ? says;

      have enjoyed all your posts. Still using Slax 9, waiting for the next iteration. looking forward to your new endeavors, Jste česká počítačová hvězda!

    • #2421691

      Ah sorry to see you go, but can empathize with you! Cheers Doriel! Hope your new career direction is satisfyingly better than the constant churn of Windows updates!

      Thank you for teaching us and having some fun; It was fun participating in your Windows process guessing game contest some time ago.

    • #2421711

      I hope that you still visit and use the site as detox regardless of where you are and what you do. 🙂

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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