So welcome to Gypsy’s devices. The entry level post to a weekly series, where I will rant about all that in technology, aerospace, and social media. I have been thinking about doing this for a while. Personally I think blogging is a way to clear one’s mind. My brother Cole Watts (recently nominated as one of the top people you need to know in Raleigh, NC) has been doing this for a while and I know it helps clear his mind, so I figured I’d jump into the game. He will be hosting this and you can find him on IDreamInTech.com and you can also find out about all things Raleigh at his local Raleigh series, RallyTheTriangle.com. A little bit about me, I was in the Air Force for five years, currently have an electrical engineering degree and spend my days working in the aerospace industry. Each post will be limited to 300-500 words on my current thoughts of news going around or recent quotes that caught my attention. So let’s get started huh?
Focus on one thing at a time. I saw this recently on twitter. It’s tough in these times. With times being slammed at us 24 hours a day and with all this knowledge at our finger tips, we should be pros at everything right? Ray Lewis, former NFL linebacker, once said there is no reason for his son to fail in school because everything is online. I disagree and agree at the same time. Yes, I do agree everything is at our finger tips now. But hasn’t it made us stupid? Whatever happened to learning by trial and error? Also how do you find your focus or your goals, while trying to gather everything at once?
I guess it’s one of my greatest errors as I relocated to Melbourne, Florida. I want to do this and that, but I need to focus on one straight goal, but I know I have been assimilated into the internet way. I want to get into modeling, I want to write, I want to broaden my career outlook and pad my resume, and I want to get certified in the programming language LabVIEW, ontop of refining my skills at work, and gathering more knowledge that will help me at work. A lot of goals, I know. I constantly punish myself everyday for not full filling, each and every one of these. But should I not breathe? Should I stop thinking about all these goals and start with one? And I going with the trend of the internet where everything is at you?
Should I just copy and not learn from the facts on the internet. Should I take the easy way out and do everything quick and not learn the why’s and how this work. As an engineer I want to know the why’s of everything.. The internet has become a shortcut for all things in life and it should not be. I say breath, focus on one thing after another. Refine one goal, while looking at another. Don’t rely on the internet, think for yourself. The internet was created as the next generation of a library, treat it as such.
I know this is a bit of ramble, but these our my thoughts, and thus my consequences.
Cal Watts is an engineer and writer located in Melbourne, Florida. Connect with him at Twitter at @Cal_Watts.