After the squirt, everything started with crayons, a blank sheet of paper, and a creative imagination. My three adolescent skills were: illustrate ideas, fix things – w/ or w/o plans, and gab (…or fib my way out of trouble
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]). Since this time my cousins have called me “Kingfish
Teen interests were motorcycles, cars, machine- & woodshop, and cartooning. Then I joined the Navy and operated the steam engines.
Went back to college; double-major in Art & Engineering. Became an Electromechancial Design Engineer and for 10 years worked on all sorts of Consumer, DoE, and DoD projects. Desktop computers came out about the same time; knew PCB design and how to package product so building them was easy and became a part-time business. Also figured out how to use CAD and program; eventually this led to Computer Graphics, 3D Modeling, Animation, Simulation, Multimedia, Internet & Software Applications with SQL, and Architecture. Strangely, I have a penchant for Organization, Spec Writing & Content Authoring. I’ve been an Engineering Consultant since 1987. The ebike is an extension in a fun and function to portray creativity – targeting clients in much in the same way that I used to with Brewing Knowledge many years ago (another hobby that went nth-degree technical
Often I am restless though dislike boredom… Sometimes I game when the weather does not cooperate: Skyrim/Mass Effect is good, Age of Empires was better – at least we could build cities and empires… something I enjoy even if make-believe. I like working with the UI of virtual worlds as a means to explore where we could go with machine interfaces in this reality
. I also enjoy reading on a large variety of fun and technical subjects, and of history.
“Immersion” is a good term to describe how I approach a challenge where mastery is not required. Learn enough to swim with the tide, off-load weighty problems onto specialists to keep afloat, cut your losses when mired by circumstance, and paddle towards port keeping the team on target and complete the deliverable.
I plan to work all my life… that is if you can call it “all work
”, when in fact some of it is very fun!
Life should be fun: Live it, breathe it, do it!