I've noticed a recurring theme about working in IT and specifically as a that eventually makes you want to give it all up, quit and become a farmer πŸ€”πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»βž‘οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ

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I find myself daydreaming about starting a hydroponic and urban agri business and franchising it so I can retire

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@Gina @crazypedia

""Why should I quit my job and become a goat farmer?

You don't have to monitor the utilization on a goat.

Milk a goat and the goat stays milked for a while.

There are no 32-bit goats.

You don't have to do a demo on a goat. And if you ever do, the goat will do what it's supposed to do and there's not a lot that can keep it from doing it.

When a goat goes "down", you just bury it and buy a new goat.


@Gina @crazypedia But also in the same thread: "In the smart stock breeding solution each animal, such as a goat, has a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip attached to its body to record information, while sensors detect the movement of goat herds. Then, the Huawei agile IoT gateway AR561 deployed in the meadow can photograph the goats according to signals transmitted from sensors, record information about goat herds, and relay it to the agile IoT platform over the LTE network."


@crazypedia In Tracy Kidder's "Soul of a New Machine", one engineer quits after some nanoseconds-off debugging with a note "I am moving to a farm and will deal with no unit of time shorter than a season".

@mdhughes @crazypedia That was a nice book. I read it when I was a wee li'l physicist, and it held up when I re-read it a few months ago.

@crazypedia starting a pony farm is a running gag for years at our place πŸ˜‚

Eventually going to switch to woodworking at some point.

@crazypedia ditto. Beans and potatoes. Plus woodworking, maybe a small metal lathe/mill for some hobby projects.

@crazypedia Hits home with me, while i haven't given up IT, i do now live on a small farm and already looking at moving to a larger more rural one in the future!

@crazypedia Not me, I've wanted to pack up the family and run off to live to the forest.

@crazypedia tried that, farming didn't start turning a profit soon enough and I had to go back into IT

@crazypedia on my farm I will never get a phone call that goes "You know those apples you picked yesterday? Well I came in this morning and they're all back on the trees. Can you come out and do it again? No, I didn't touch anything I swear."

TIL: Try not to do this in the middle of an epic drought.

@crazypedia I predict a bright future in Yak Shaving.

@crazypedia thanks to remote working, I now live in the countryside. My neighbor is a farmer, ny landlord is a farmer. And now I don't wabt to be a farmer anymore. Or at least, not that kind of farmer ^^'

@crazypedia i went into breakfix IT because the barriers to entry for ag and hort were to high, thrn i came back to it and everythings still expensive because of the Big City <insert job here> buying their way into the industry.... so there is that.

@crazypedia Yeah, some small place in the middle of nowhere. Energy-independent by using solar panels or a windmill. Making cheese, brewing beer for some friends. A dog, some cats, a couple of horses maybe... *sigh*

@crazypedia A coworker of mine from my long bygone University days actually moved back to his home region (Northern Karelia) and became organic pig farmer.

@crazypedia 20 years a sysadmin.
Now growing vegetables in retirement.πŸ˜€

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