Not even close. I work hard and make a lot of sacrifices to have what I do have. I enjoy the latest and greatest gadgets and as a side effect, I must spend a lot of cash to enjoy them. Rich? Not even close.
Under most conditions… No.
I very recently (mid 2010) made it back into what would be considered an “IT” job after a few years away. As to the other questions, no… I maintain this site in my spare time and freely give away what knowledge that I have because I enjoy it, not because I make loads of money at it.
Actually, quite the opposite. I have answered many of those type of questions and feelings in the “BV and www.blackviper.com Rant.” Even if you couldn’t care less, you should give it a peek. Lately, it seems as the XP Services Page has taken over the “purpose” of www.blackviper.com, but I still get plenty of hate mail about the “Anti-Hacks, Cracks and Cheats” page that I have posted.
Happy New Year!