- Become better at giving compliments
- Learn by doing (and not as much reading/researching)
Every couple of weeks, I think about this website. I tell myself, “I should really update my blog.” This is almost immediately followed up with, “But, wait. Why?” I’ve just recently realized that I don’t really want to use this website as a means to tell my life story, or get my message out to a large audience.
The social network has fulfilled any need I have to communicate or share my thoughts and feelings with friends, so I’m not going to try to maintain two different communication channels for the same purpose. The main purpose of this website is to just show people things I’m working on. It’s sort of an interactive resume. As such, I’ll be making changes to this site to allow it to better perform in that role. It’s likely this just means finding a portfolio-type WordPress theme, and hiding some of the posts that aren’t really focused on a specific project.
I guess the ironic thing about this post is that I’m doing exactly what I say I won’t be doing with this website. Go figure. Changes shall be made in a sparse and uncommitted fashion as these internet side-project things typically go.
Just spent a weekend with the i3detroit fellas at Maker Faire Detroit. Here is a montage!
I was in the Detroit metro area on business last week. I’ll be relocating to the area in a couple months so I wanted to get acquainted with the area. Since I was scheduling my own trip, I penciled in an extra weekend to explore. I set aside the last day to just drive around the roughest neighborhoods of Detroit. Most of these pictures are from the Hamtramck neighborhood.
Made a neat little camera stand with integrated whiteboard! Pretty cool!
There are two topics that are just about guaranteed to make you more enemies than friends: politics and religion. I realize that this blog is freely accessible to anyone including potential employers, co-workers, or clients. Because of this, I try to avoid the aforementioned ”two topics”. However, this is a personal blog, after all, so I will try to keep some balance here. Somehow the discussion of BP’s actions have gotten rather politically charged, and I feel like writing about something like this is metaphorically like navigating a social minefield. Regardless, I’m going to share my thoughts anyhow. Potential employers, co-workers, clients: stop here if you are particularly sensitive about this.
Man, oh man I have been busy. I started my own electronics design company!
Check it out: www.volcanoproductdesign.com
I haven’t put up a post in a while, so in an effort to remedy that, here is a picture of a big gross spider.
I have google wave invites to give away! Ten to be exact.
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