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Old 2018-05-10, 05:21
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Old 2018-05-10, 17:39
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Well, uh, I literally just lost my job today as my company is closing due to financial difficulties, but up to now I have been working as a legal administrator for a small law firm which specialises in Wills, Trusts and Probate work. I was going to be training to learn how to become a Probate Practitioner (deal with someone's estate after they pass away) but now... I have very little idea what I'm gonna be doing! A similar role would be ideal, but they're not easy to come by.
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Old 2018-05-15, 00:42
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Well, I am mostly lurker, but as far as I read this forum, I also gotta answer to this topic, don't I?
So... I am a lawyer, I work at the company which promote Kaliningrad region to investors and develop a special places (industrial parks) for industrial companies to help them settle down and start business in Kaliningrad, Russia.
My hobby is Kendo, I am Kendo instructor in Kaliningrad Kendo Club.
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Old 2018-05-16, 06:17
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Well, uh, I literally just lost my job today as my company is closing due to financial difficulties, but up to now I have been working as a legal administrator for a small law firm which specialises in Wills, Trusts and Probate work. I was going to be training to learn how to become a Probate Practitioner (deal with someone's estate after they pass away) but now... I have very little idea what I'm gonna be doing! A similar role would be ideal, but they're not easy to come by.
Sorry to hear that, Mia. May I guess that you're a lawyer then? like our friend here Kroll...

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My hobby is Kendo, I am Kendo instructor in Kaliningrad Kendo Club.
Hey, that's really unusual. Would you tell us more about it like, what kind of personal gains you get from it, as in some kind of inner strenght you find while practicing, a state of equilibria of mind and body, or just a distraction from modern life?
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Old 2018-05-27, 23:18
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I graduated in Medicine a few years back. Now training in Radiology. It's the specialty that's most aligned towards new technology but I miss the social side of medicine. Most of my day is spent in a room reporting scans. But its a really interesting specialty as you see the weird rare stuff.
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Old 2018-06-01, 02:15
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Hey, that's really unusual. Would you tell us more about it like, what kind of personal gains you get from it, as in some kind of inner strenght you find while practicing, a state of equilibria of mind and body, or just a distraction from modern life?
I started practice Kendo 10 years ago. I didn't practice any other sport before it. I lost about 6 kg during a first year of practice
Gains? Well, I became more brave and hardy. Before Kendo I did not have a feelling like I can beat somebody, and now I have such a feeling. But it doesn't mean that I can knock out somebody. I still would ran away rather than that.
I can't say that I am strong. Kendo is not about strength, it is more about endurance. It definitely make my heart and lungs go stronger
Also Kendo, like any other Japan martial art, changes your mind a little. You start to think what you do, how you treat people and things. Your things, other people's things. Kendo teached me what Respect really is.
It also teached me to learn from the different people, even they are not as skilled as I am. And as I teach Kendo to other people, I learn how to explain and teach.
And now I have a friends who practice Kendo too, it is very important!
And, of course, it is a way of distraction from modern life.
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Old 2018-06-06, 01:18
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Old 2018-06-06, 01:59
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Old 2018-06-06, 02:04
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I started practice Kendo 10 years ago. I didn't practice any other sport before it. I lost about 6 kg during a first year of practice
Gains? Well, I became more brave and hardy. Before Kendo I did not have a feelling like I can beat somebody, and now I have such a feeling. But it doesn't mean that I can knock out somebody. I still would ran away rather than that.
I can't say that I am strong. Kendo is not about strength, it is more about endurance. It definitely make my heart and lungs go stronger
Also Kendo, like any other Japan martial art, changes your mind a little. You start to think what you do, how you treat people and things. Your things, other people's things. Kendo teached me what Respect really is.
It also teached me to learn from the different people, even they are not as skilled as I am. And as I teach Kendo to other people, I learn how to explain and teach.
And now I have a friends who practice Kendo too, it is very important!
And, of course, it is a way of distraction from modern life.
Thanks Kroll, that was very insighful!
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Old 2018-06-11, 17:57
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I am a bar manager for a high end restaurant. It's ok I guess. I am happiest when we're absolutely slammed and I just get to crank out drinks non-stop. I also get to develop the cocktail menus along with my bartenders, so there's an opportunity for some creativity as well.

It's a physical job so it keeps me in shape, and I get to interact with and entertain people for money, so that's pretty cool. I can't do it long term because I'd either die from exhaustion or kill a bar guest, but the money is great while it lasts. No idea what I'll do next. I've already done the salaried manager thing for restaurants and it's bullshit. Tips or I'm moving to another industry.
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Old 2018-06-12, 03:02
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Old 2018-11-16, 03:43
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Yeah @Battle, I agree that you should be able to find development roles with the knowledge you have. You can use all your tools in LBA as a portfolio and use that to show your motivation and dedication during interview process.
If permanent roles are not possible, there should be plenty of contract roles as well.


As of me, I am currently a Lead Software Developer on an Integration Team in Dublin Ireland.
I've been the team lead for a small team of 6 members for quite some time, but it's time for me to move on and change roles and responsibilities.
Want to focus more on the technical side than leading the team. I feel I still need to grow more technically in order to better do non-technical or more business focus roles.

I still keep working on side projects like the LBA2remake https://lba2remake.net
when I get a chance.
How is that slugs game going, did you finish it?
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Old 2018-11-18, 23:26
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Yep, did finish it a while ago.
You can still find it on steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/353260/Snails/
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Old 2018-11-19, 16:32
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Ooh so awesome!! Must feel great to be on Steam, the best games distribution platform of our times. It's like if I had my music on iTunes or Spotify hehe. Congratulations.
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Yep, did finish it a while ago.
You can still find it on steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/353260/Snails/

I can't believe you didn't call that game "Slugger"
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No surprise here - I ended up being a programmer.


Do tell us more. Are you happy? what kind of company? do you still also feel like programming on your free time at home?
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Old 2018-11-25, 19:31
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I'm in my last year on university becoming a teacher for music and mathematics.
Wow! Cool!

I don't know how things work over there in Germany, but how do you specialise for these two things in particular?

Like, here if you want to be a music teacher then you need a degree on music, that is it. If you want to be a teacher in general in schools, then pedagogy. But no such specialization specially including music since that's almost a different area than the other general fields (geography, languages, history, maths, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. which are covered by normal teachers).
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Wow! Cool!

I don't know how things work over there in Germany, but how do you specialise for these two things in particular?

Like, here if you want to be a music teacher then you need a degree on music, that is it. If you want to be a teacher in general in schools, then pedagogy. But no such specialization specially including music since that's almost a different area than the other general fields (geography, languages, history, maths, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. which are covered by normal teachers).
In Germany pretty much every teacher specialises in 2 subjects (except for primary school teachers who have to cover pretty much all subjects but can still add e.g. music or sports). You study both your subjects on a pretty high academical level for your bachelor degree and then a shorter master degree that focuses a bit more on the psychological and educational part . After you have your master degree you start to work in school while still attending classes and finally learning to teach for 1,5 years and at last you have your final practical exam before you are a full fledged teacher.

On music as a school subject: We study music-education rather than music-performance. So we already focus more on how to teach music and get a little more systematic with the history and different genres. But we also study our regular instruments (which has to include piano) for 6 semesters and learn music-theory, hearing, conducting, etc. Most "full-music-students" like to look down on music-teachers but there are still very talented musicians among us.

this is where I am currently.

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Thanks for the detailed explanation! Education in Germany seems to be really above / among the highest standards in the world. Math and music is a great choice. If you do compose your own music, I'd very much like to listen it.

I very much enjoy listening to bands that play this genre called "math rock", which are mostly instrumentals. I don't know if this would have any relation to what you do but I figured I'd mention it.

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In Germany pretty much every teacher specialises in 2 subjects (except for primary school teachers who have to cover pretty much all subjects but can still add e.g. music or sports). You study both your subjects on a pretty high academical level for your bachelor degree and then a shorter master degree that focuses a bit more on the psychological and educational part . After you have your master degree you start to work in school while still attending classes and finally learning to teach for 1,5 years and at last you have your final practical exam before you are a full fledged teacher.

On music as a school subject: We study music-education rather than music-performance. So we already focus more on how to teach music and get a little more systematic with the history and different genres. But we also study our regular instruments (which has to include piano) for 6 semesters and learn music-theory, hearing, conducting, etc. Most "full-music-students" like to look down on music-teachers but there are still very talented musicians among us.

this is where I am currently.
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My love for LBA caused me to become technically adept in order to hack my PSP so I could play LBA on it which led to me creating a PSP website which led to me becoming a rock star UI developer. Thanks LBA and Magic Ball for being my spirit guidance.
So inspiring !
Thanks for sharing.

PS: what makes you a "rock star" UI developer?
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