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Dean
I play video games, watch Star Trek, listen to British punk and drink Guinness.

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Scotland

Joined on 2/16/08

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2014 should be the year that Dean gets a sweet Star Trek tattoo like my stepbrother did.

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/942168_556185631143213_328649193_n.jpg

Nice. Tattoos are maybe on my todo list.

that's pretty cool

what does an it support role encompass? is it like administering networks and keeping software up to date and what not?

Yea, pretty much. Part of the IT team for a small office building so imagine the role covers all aspects of IT. I always thought I'd end up in software development, but I was always unsure about whether or not I actually wanted to do that. IT support just seems like something I'd enjoy a lot more.

oh i see, neat.

i went into my computer science degree thinking that i'd end up in a software development role, specifically programming, but now actually doing it, it's such a ball breaker. i'm working through an srs right now and i'm about to my bash head against a wall

it's good your choosing something you'd enjoy more. i think if i had the options you had, i'd go for the it support role too. i imagine it'd be a lot less hassle and it'd be cool working with a small group like that

Programming is something that I enjoy doing once in a while but I don't think I'd like having to do it as a daily thing. At least not on a full time basis. I imagine that, in the long term, a programming role is probably going to lead to better opportunities.

I chose to go with the support role because I imagine it'll be a lot more hands on and involve interacting with people, rather than me just being sat programming all day. Not to mention, the money was the same as the programming role with potential to earn a lot more so it just seemed like the right choice for me.