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This was probably discussed many times before (I didn't bother with search), but I need to express my current state of mind.

There is significant disproportion when it comes to my work commitments and job description on one side and so many new shiny technologies (opportunities) on other side.
Ever since .Net 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 I usually limp 2-3 years behind the rest, that's the reason why I sometimes feel dumb. So far I am sort of jack-of-trades, but that doesn't mean I excel in any.
The other day I found out for technology xyz of which I was completely ignorant! Trust me it is not obscure nor unheard of.
This sort of vocation is one in which you must evolve constantly (and quickly!) and I feel left behind.
This is especially true with .Net (ok, that depends on your favorite flavor), at least that is my firm belief.

When it comes to my current job:
- managers are very much satisfied with situation as it is (yes, they are not "tech people")
- I don't have much spare time and I try to spend as much as possible outdoors
- I am not in position to change my job with more dynamic one simply because I can't afford the change.

D'Oh! | :doh:

I feel a bit relieved now.
Thank you for reading this and share your thoughts.
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