Hi, first time poster here.
Well, I would like some feedback from those out there about getting into the development side (or any side) from my situation.
I do believe I am somewhat of a techie. When I was in middle/high school I was using a tad of sparc assembly trying to do what everyone was doing then - overflowing buffers, breaking root, etc. I would play with my little openbsd boxes at home, had some old 8086s lying around, and ran a few machines with minix. Administered some small redhat network for free if I remember correctly... I was a geek in general, but nothing over the top. Just punk teenager stuff. Fast forward to now: I am 26, have a liberal arts degree from a state school, and haven't really been involved with any serious kind of computing what so ever in about 10 years due to the department of justice asking me not to.
I am coming off of a failed business venture and now must figure out a way to make a living in this brave new world. I have zero experience with modern languages, can't remember *anything* from my past computerland excursions, can't program a lick. But I have faith I can learn it quickly if necessary. People with a mere 2-3 years work experience seem to make a decent living as developers, which seems to be a good payoff for time spent..
Going back to school and getting a degree in CS isn't really what I'm looking to do, since I finished university in 2002. I would consider graduate school, but i don't think they take people without CS undergrads and I am horrible at math anyway.
Just looking for some ideas on how one in my situation would work his way into IT/tech/programming world. Studying on my own isn't a program, but just wondering how some of you would attack this situation.
In case you're wondering, my previous work experience has nothing to do with anything tech.
Thank you all.