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A little braggin here!

I try to convey to the young Engineers starting out that you must have balance in your live.  You life is a combination of your work, your family (people in your life) and yourself and it is important to keep them in balance.  I figure that many times one part of these three suck and you have the other two to fall back on.  Occasionally two of them may suck and then the third becomes even more important.  I have never had all three suck and I don t really want to think how I would respond to that.  I pity the people that only have one of the three.  When one sucks, it all sucks.  That could be Engineers with no social life or hobbies or a women that only lives only for her children.

 

Anyway my hobby is woodworking, particularly making baskets and bowls (vessels) with the scroll saw.  I have been developing software for 15 years to design these vessels.

I first started with Mat Lab to draw these patterns

I latter changed to Microsoft Scripting language (really java script)

I them went web based with HTML, Java Script, and Python and put together a Website. Here is a video of Steve Goodman reviewing my web site.  

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfF7u1-k_X4

 

I owe a big thanks to Nathan Kohagen, Cypress Staff Design Engineer, with helping me come up to speed on web related stuff.  (Give Nathan more money.) Also the Lynnwood apps guys for giving me guidance in human interfaces.  What I learned was I am too old to be designing interfaces that young people would want to use.  That s okay the old guys, when I was a young guy, were also clueless on computer interfaces.

 What I learned is that I really don t like web programming so I am glad I have analog to fall back on.

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GIL's picture

and what happen if your hobby is the electronic (playing with digital and analog stuff and with not beautiful interfaces but very useful), you work with electronic (as fae + your own company) and you are single? I'm not a "workaholic" guy, but when I'm in front of my milling machine (or the metal lathe) I say myself: "uhmm I need put something here - a psoc of course - to do my life easier"
I'm happy (I need only days with more hours... a bit complicated) but I'm agree with you: it's necessary to have a balance.

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