Tuesday, December 11, 2007

View From My Window

19 comments:

Tony said...

This is funny since it comes from Brad. For those of you who do not know this Brad puts food on the table for his lovely wife and kids making a his dimes as a..... wait for it.... Cartographer

woziszeus said...

You mean Chucky Hacks is not a full time job?

brad said...

"Cartographer" is only Layman's Terms...

JamJam said...

Growing up, I actually wanted to be a...wait for it...cartographer. Then my parents told me there was no money in that. Now, I'm going to school to be a science professor and there's no money in that either. Go figure.

Tony said...

Brad,

If "Cartographer" is only Layman's Terms Brad maybe you can share with us Laymen what the industry insiders refer to each other as?

Goldy said...

I believe they refer to each other as "fluffers".

brad said...

jamjam - I wish I had your parents. Ha.

Tony - I say Cartographer is a layman's term for what I do. I'm not a cartographer. What I do is more complex and, thankfully, makes a more cash. I'll just leave it at that and not bore people with the details.

Brad's wife said...

Basically what Brad does is not "more complex" than a Cartographer, just more boring...HA!

Tony said...

Angie with a ZINGGG!

Goldy said...

Brad deals with GIS

brad said...

Alright now...no more talk about my crappy job. Anybody hiring?

Anonymous said...

trust me when i say its not complex, and if i'm missing something that brad does its definitely NOT high paying either, unless he's using his fluffing skills on his boss... which is always a possibility

Anonymous said...

We mock what we do not understand...

Train said...

This is good stuff. My Grandfather was a Cartographer in WWII- He'd kick all your asses.

Tony said...

So Cartography is a family business for the trains? Nice. I like it.

Anonymous said...

maybe back then it was a little more exciting than staring at a computer all day with your thumb up the ass trying to make it more than five minutes straight without checking the net. i think 4:28 is still the record

train said...

Indeed...you could say I'm pedigree.

My grandpa wrote the book on Cartography 'Elements of Cartography' with Arthur Robinson.

A check kept coming well into the 1990's from his publishing company. I actually used this book at UWLaX in one of my classes.

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?invid=9013069778&browse=1&isbn=9780471017813&qsort=&page=1

This should put this senseless Cartography bashing to rest.

Anonymous said...

not even close train

Magellan said...

ahhh sweet..the first ever cartography hater.

Good luck with all that.