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61 points by inDesperateZone on Apr 4, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 50 comments |
|I've found myself in this situation more often than not. Due to my own fault of course. But I always ended up relying on others until I caved in, doing jobs that provided me with more money than I need but with no enjoyment and the feeling of unfulfillment, dropping them like I had a choice even if I didn't.|
I can program, it's what I can do best, it's what's keeping me happy. But without a college degree, experience or a stack of projects in my pocket no one is going to believe me.
With all the app hype one could lose himself dreaming about all the money that's in the business.
But what real chances are there? What small jobs can one do with the ability to write code but the inability to prove oneself just to keep from starving?
Guitarists can busk, drifters could mow the lawn, artists can do caricartures. What can a lone man with a laptop under his arm do?
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