I have been at loose ends lately. It seems that I have nothing to do and we know that idle hands are the Devil’s workshop. I have been jumping to conclusions, resisting change, climbing the walls, flipping my lid, venting my spleen, running my mouth, leaping before looking and pushing my luck.
This has caused me to investigate a new career and I have been exploring some of the jobs predicted to be fulfilling, high paying and readily available in the next ten or so years.
One of the occupations being touted for future success is Java Development. I have limited experience in this field. I have never been to Java; the one located in Indonesia in the Far East. I would be interested in relocating if necessary. Al Hirt was a stupendous trumpet player in the past. One of his hits was “Java.” I am an old trumpet player and I was green with envy over his skill and success. My parents drank java (coffee) but I never did. Sometimes it smells good but mostly it reminds me of oil drained from the crankcase of a 1927 Oliver tractor. Maybe Java Development is not good for me.
Another occupation under consideration is Algorithim Design. I have limited experience in this field also. I don’t know Al Gorithim but I do know Al Bumen, Al Uminium, Al Batross and I have been to Al Buquerque, New Mexico. I know Al Gebra, Al Abama, Al Po who is big in dog food, Al Falfa from the Little Rascals and another Al who is a leader in the production of hay. I am considering this field.
Cloud and Distributed Computing sounds interesting. I am somewhat unfamiliar with the concept, however. I do remember Dennis Weaver who played Marshal Dillon’s Deputy on the TV show Gunsmoke. Later he was on another TV show starring as a Cowboy riding a horse while fighting crime in NYC. It was called McCloud. Could that be part of this? I do compose documents and distribute them to people over the Internet. Recently I tried to update my skills so the concept of storing on a cloud intrigued me. However, since I grew up on a farm I made the mistake of trying to store information on a “Clod” and it didn’t work. When I said that to a “tekkie,” she laughed so hard she snorted a baked bean out of her nose. Perhaps I need to rethink this option.
BW and I motored to the West a few years ago. While there we went to the intriguing town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. A mining town of the Gold Rush Days, it is now a casino town. While there we went down in a gold mine. It was most interesting. That made me wonder if Statistical Analysis and Data Mining would be suitable for me? I have never been a miner, though. I did take Statistical Analysis while working on my Ph.D. and later taught it in the graduate program. Wait a minute. Come to think of it I like my current job.
Larry Vandeventer – I am a Calvertville Native. Reach me at 317-839-7656 or at Goosecrick@aol.com. Read about me, my books, and my columns on my Two Websites – Larryvandeventer.com and Rambler1956.com. I am a graduate of Worthington High School and Indiana State University.