Friday, September 27, 2013

Slowing Progress

Technology break has been much slower than expected.  I'm not really sure if this is good practice or not, but I found that getting caught up to where I was is a bit more work than I thought it would be.  That's mostly just a bit discouraging, but you get over it.  I have projects in mind so that is quite helpful motivation to keep going forward.  I know that my experimental projects are going to be a bit of a reach, or at least not my most important immediate goals.  It's best for focus to think more about your most immediate goals.  So, I'm trying to keep things light and not worry too much about my learning progress when it's not really essential.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Quick Ideas

Had to take a break from technology learning to do some emergency coding.  Not really an emergency, but ideas that needed to be written up immediately.  When you have really good ideas, you need to get them prototyped as soon as possible.  This helps the creative process immensely and ensures that you don't just push them aside and forget about them.  At the moment they aren't really anything special, but I now have two new projects.  I've also started thinking about projects in a slightly new direction.  I think that this new direction is going to be a big financial success and might even help with my overall creative process of thinking of new things to work on.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Technology Day

Today's going to be a technology day.  The beginning of a technology interval.  I'm still taking a break from new feature development, so I'm filling my days with something.  Keeping current with technology is vital in any sort of engineering field.  I know that many companies offer free training, or company discount training.  I can't imagine any companies that would actually discourage employees from learning more about their job.  I know there are a few companies that even offer free courses to the public.  I feel good about my improvement as a well-rounded engineer.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Company Summary

After thinking more about my sales presentation, I think that I'm going to need some additional materials to go along with it.  This means that if someone sees my presentation and says, "alright, I'm interested, but I'd like to know more" then I will have something to show them.  This still needs to avoid anything that I need to keep secret like technical information, diagrams, company secrets, and basically anything I wouldn't post to this blog or release to the general public.  So far, I have some general business goals, an overall executive summary, but not a whole lot in the way of company summaries.  I think if I phrase it as a "company summary" I will have more success with my efforts.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


It is officially time to get down to business.  I have some solid entries into my organization, but now what I really need is visibility.  I'm not ready yet to go public or release any private information, but I do need a way to let people know what I am working on what why they should be interested.  At the moment, this is basically going to be a sales presentation aimed at potential investors.  The idea would be that if someone is interested in my ideas, might want to invest, I'll have a sort presentation ready to give them.  Hopefully this will include all the information they'll need to know to invest, but not too much if they decide they'd rather not invest.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Science News

I think that I should discuss my vaguely related hobbies in here.  It's not exactly relevant to my discussion of my company, but I think that my well rounded mental health is very important to my work day.  When I'm feeling like I'd done enough work for a while, I'll usually start going through back issues of wired science.  They have an amazing online archive that holds every article they've ever published.  To make things even more interesting, I keep bookmarks of my favorite articles.  I started reading their magazine for their technology writing, but I found that they have some very interesting authors in the general science field.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Format

Now that my "vacation" is over, I have decided to officially announce my new format.  I will be switching from the typical three paragraph posts to a more easy-to-read one paragraph per day style.  I will still try to include most of the same information, but it will be friendlier for my readers.  I have a few offline posts from vacation since I haven't actually stopped working.  There is no way to read these, but I'll consider setting up an email if there is interest.