phishn

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About phishn

  • Birthday 09/10/1972

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    Attleboro, MA
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    Theoretical Meteorology, Scuba Diving New England, Ice Hockey, Phish, Bruins, Complex Technology, Android, Video Gaming, Computers, Biking, Hiking, Camping, Skating, Shoveling lots of snow
  1. Conference was good. It was nice to meet you Ray. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. Majoring in Meteorology was a no brainer for me. Growing up in Rhode Island, being exposed to some crazy weather,childhood memories of the Blizzard of 78, as well as my father's weather enthusiasm, intrigued my yearning to learn about this fascinating science at a young age. Although I got my Meteorology degree in 1995 from Lyndon State College, including Telecasting, I never worked a day in the field. I have been working in IT the past 16 years based on a computer hobby that stemmed into a career, with training and certifications, paid by the companies I worked for along the way. It was a tough pill to swallow the first couple years out of school, continuing to send out tapes and resumes for a job that didn't materialize. But there is a bright side of things. Many of my employers were impressed with the BS in Meteorology. A tough major to complete shows lots of character and dedication. In IT related jobs, there are synergies. It shows you grasp complex concepts, you can "see"/troubleshoot things you cannot see. This type of thinking has become valuable in my day to day job of figuring out needles in a haystack when there is some unknown issue with a system or network. The invention of the internet was able to bring in more data faster in real time to my house then the Meteorology Lab I learned at years past. Although I miss the huddles around the Difax machine waiting for the latest radar or LFM to come in, the Internet has made me never lose touch of the passion for Meteorology over the years while working a different career path. It is still the hobby it always has been to me. If you have a passion to learn the science, go for it, but sharpen other skill sets along the way for other career opportunities in the event that you don't get an opportunity to work in the field.