I will continue to push the distance out between these posts, because, frankly, I’m highly distracted right now. And it’s a good kind of distraction.
Life is pretty good right now. I’m feeling as though I’m getting a bit more clarity. There are a few reasons for that, but based on context, I’m sure you can figure out what the biggest one is. Agreeded?
I’m starting to organize my thoughts a bit better now too, and trying to focus my energies in a select number of directions a bit more as well. I had originally decided the best way to do this was just to get a new sketchbook to keep my thoughts in. My favorite sketch books have always been the ones with the gridded paper… must be the math geek in me. At any rate, I decided that I wasn’t going to get one of those, but instead look for something that had both lined paper and blank paper in it. Hopefully this sketchbook would also be small enough to fit in my pocket. Totally unsuccessful. So I decided instead to just go to Target and see what I could find as an alternative. I bought this small cardboard contraption that holds those 3′ x 5′ notecards, and bought a whole bunch of notecards (blank on one side, lined on the other). Brilliant. Best idea ever. Because it only has 6 sections, and one of those is taken up by blank cards, I can only (theoretically) be working on 5 different personal projects at once. I currently have three:
- Etoile (OS interface design)
- Jabber Chat Bots (those artificially intelligent things you can type to, and they either respond or do stuff)
- IM device with Embedded Linux (totally inspired by this)
I may soon be adding another: I’m going to pick up Italian again. And now (hopefully), I have someone to practice on, so I might actually learn something.
So, for those who’ve been so kind as to email/IM me and see how I’m doing, I’m getting much better. Thanks for all the words of encouragement and optimism. You guys are awesome.