@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com I know one who left the industry to become a carpenter, and another who left to make knives.
That kind of work (using your body, still able to employ creativity, but with well-defined and documented physical properties of things like wood and metal) can seem very attractive after a long day(/week/month) of committee design meetings, fighting buggy frameworks you don't own, and other familiar nonsense.
@Tak @deshipu @brianl the handwork Trades are underappreciated but making a comeback; I would have loved to be able to go to the Elective-linked trade-school available in HS but by the time I even KNEW about it, all classes were full. as it is now, I'm doing all the gruntwork for rewiring my (90 year old) house
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol