Rosetta Stone in hand and Netbeans on screen I’ve taken to two new languages. I have for quite a few years now wondered why I don’t have a firm grasp of
Rosetta Stone in hand and Netbeans on screen I’ve taken to two new languages. I have for quite a few years now wondered why I don’t have a firm grasp of Java and considering I’m an avid developer capable of effectively supporting furthering development of applications sourced in Perl, Ruby and PHP (yeah, I’m a web developer – ya got me) there’s really no reason why I shouldn’t have a solid grasp of Java at least to the level of being able to comfortably support an open source project if nothing else. What makes the deal really sweet thought is that Zahira is brilliantly intelligent beyond any claim I could make here and she’s motivated to learn and understand the use of Java so that just seals the deal. I’m personally 100% confident Java will be commonplace in our household within months.
On an entirely different thought process I have become the average american and seemingly let go of any ability to be understood by any means other then this sad representation of written and spoken language most of us call English. Normally when I felt like this I would force feed some spanish and submerse myself with a vacation or enlist someone to communicate with me in spanish at some semi-regular interval. This time however I’m in an awesome new situation in which many people in my immediate bubble can speak in Arabic so I’m taking the opportunity to jump in and for the first time in my 30 years of espanglish existence I am taking on a truly new language. The notion of copy/pasting some Arabic here crossed my mind but I’m at such a lack of knowledge that I’m going to submit this post and begin dedicating some time to understanding it right now.
Live Love Life!
I’m still mutilating phones as fast as ever. It seems I can find a new piece of corning gorilla glass’ weak point in moments upon first contact. Chaos or Fruedian slip … out of my hands and on to the which happens to be a more more ninja-esk structure… You get the idea.
- Google Keep is notably on my list of awesome right now.
- Google Drive
- Sky Drive
- Evernote +Widgets
- IP Webcam
- IP Webcam Viewer
- Easy Voice Recorder (single action voice notes – Although it’s been replaced by Google Keep)
- Wifi Analyzer
Now, if this post could preclude the destruction of the next semi-functional droid I acquire – I’d be in good shape. ^_^
Any suggestions outside of a huge damage-proof shell for the next phone? I’ll gladly replace broken phones over wrapping one in a huge damage resistant shell.
As the use of Information Technology resources continue being developed to allow every industry on the planet to operate more and more efficiently the education or collective knowledge required to effectively create useful software or business support systems grows with an equally fine tuned and focus. It’s amazing to look back even 13 years ago where if you had a primitive understanding of HTML and could piece together a couple pages online that resembled a catalog listing products, prices and contact information to allow the viewer a means of ordering the listed products offline then you were generating revenue. A couple years before that I and most everyone I knew at the time were in amazed with having access to simple services like Geocities and Hotmail. Capitalism and Information Technology have been a happy couple every since those days which brings me closer to the topic at hand.
Amazing things happen at that long lost place we used to call the bleeding edge. One used to be able to hang out there if you exercised a relatively sharp IT skill set and weren’t afraid to try something new. All you had to do was grab someone with a sharp industry specific skill set and collaborate to summon what I lazily categorized as business efficiency software. Just make some business process more efficient or more cost effective then smile and watch that edge you’re on bleed.
Snapping back in to reality now – it’s 2013 and you can still create more efficient business support software and systems with just a healthy IT skill set and a solid drive to make things happen. But, to find the bleeding edge and create something awesome in today’s market requires an amazing amount of skill in business, effective collaboration skills, an amazing capacity to communicate ideas across knowledge or language barriers and of course it’s all ideally based on a solid foundation of IT skills and experience. I see a lot of stress put on individual personal capacity within the movers and shakers of today’s functional business class. The results produced by people with the drive and capacity to absorb and create are nothing short of amazing and it’s those results that have aloud all of us to further close previous barriers and gaps making this world a very small place if you overlook the distance walking to Mc Donalds and let the Dominoes delivery parrot tell you a story while updating you as to the status of the materialization and delivery of your pizza. lol.
I’m partnered and working with Randee Van Ness, CEO of Think Smart, Inc and a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Specialist amongst an impressive list of educational achievements. Randee created, grew and saw through to the successful exit of a local medical practice offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy programs combined with nutritional counseling with an optional food delivery program. The focus for us now and the big picture for Think Smart, Inc. is to modify the local business model she designed, enhance the CBT service programs to cover a larger range of health issues while restructuring the delivery to make the services available online nation wide. As you could imagine the integration with and development of the web based support software and systems makes use of a lot of technology further complicated by the sensitivity of the data and the need for everything to support the CBT model of fact-based results-driven change. This means everything must not only be infinitely secure, exchange vast amounts of data of every type from static text and images to live, crystal clear video and audio, log all the data and technically demonstrate change within each individual case and comparatively across all. It needs to do all this without coming across as complicated, better yet – it needs to be appealing in it’s use from the consumers perspective.
The whole topic is yet again made more entertaining by the fact that the idea hasn’t really grabbed hold in the US leaving a couple small companies (two of which don’t offer cCBT in English) to even get an idea of the playing field from. ^_^
I’m on it.!. Lets make something epic!
There’s a major change of lifestyle that takes place when you ( in this I actually mean I ) take a major change of lifestyle. Who knew? ^_^ One day I’m as close as one can get to virtually living online and then over night, because that’s how long it took to launch a physical storefront, my entire focus and drive polarized and although I got deeper in to the field of Information Technology and it’s effective use in today’s work environments none of my daily activities retained any of their previous repetitious foci. A massive effort is undertaken, a directionally proportionate amount of education, experience and personal growth occur as an I created and grew an IT services company with a small team of partners that ultimately directed me back here. A couple years in the real world operating a brick-n-mortar computer repair & IT services company happened fast. I look forward to the highly structured yet equally fast pace web services again. This should be an even more intense continuation of the epic journey I keep livin’ n’ lovin’ called life.
My focus with this effort is to shake up and then sharpen a few skills I could previously perform without thought. Skills like documenting reality in the now and quickly writing instructions that can be easily translated in to action at the lack of my presence. The desired result is ultimately attain excellence and far exceeding all expectations in reference to my work performance as the director of technology (Officially, the CTO) of Think Smart, Inc. I will be facilitating it’s hyper-efficient development on it’s way to the blindingly brilliant company it’s already materializing to be.
Every time I look back on the crazy path behind me I realize I’ve done some intensely great things, some very cool things and some immeasurably crazy things but I believe that even after focusing on and achieving one awesome interest after the next, my focus right now has got to be the greatest, most rewarding one yet! Even considering the occasional anxious concerns, fears and other associated discomforts due to the given path – It doesn’t get any better than this. No path, team, or destination compares. This already won. ^_^
Time to focus for a bit. I look forward to detailing a relatively nonsensical blend of life and work here as I did in the past.
Think Smart, because it’s good for ya.
If you haven’t met my counterpart Zahira Schmidt, here’s a couple links.