Posting some old photos from when I used to hangout with photographers and models meetup group for portraits sessions.
White Rock Lake is one of my favorite places for photo shoots. Need to revisit it soon.
The deliberate dog body language of curving is used in polite greetings, negotiation, or as a calming signal. A head-on, frontal approach can be seen as confrontational. The curving could be the curving of the dog’s body (which makes a slight c-shape), or a directional curve in the path the dog walks on approach. Some have described it as a ‘banana walk’, an easy descriptive way to imagine the direction of walk, due to the shape of the path taken by the dog.
— Read on www.silentconversations.com/dog-body-language-curving-silent-conversations/
Welcome to geezer town, junior. While researching my recent article, “Age discrimination and Programming Jobs” , I discovered a 1998 Op-Ed piece from The New York Times that cited some startling statistics from the NSF and Census bureau about the longevity of a software engineering career. [S]ix years after finishing college, 57 percent of computer science graduates…
— Read on improvingsoftware.com/2009/05/19/programmers-before-you-turn-40-get-a-plan-b/
Unfortunately, age discrimination is a real thing that I never thought about before. As I am approaching 40, I am getting more aware of it.
Programming is such a unique profession in that people expect programmers to give up programming eventually and move into management. For a while I believed that and moved into leadership position as Dev Lead. But I hate it and probably will move back to pure programming job.
No one expect doctors, lawyers, writers, artists, etc to eventually become managers.
I guess it is because as programmers get older, they get expensive and acquire work/life balance while don’t provide enough value to justify their cost.
My Plan B is basically real estate license and real estate investments. This may generate enough money and give me enough flexibility to work on my programming side projects.
These writers got their start after age 35—there’s still hope for you