Quotes:"If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been." —T.D. Jakes
Or my personal favourite short version: Don't be yourself! Be Better!
Finally, you can only every fail if you give up! Hence the image of the badger. They are tough little relentless critters. It just felt fitting.
Summary:Hello there! Nice to meet you! My name is Jared Jacobson. I am a professional software developer. I have many interests (though narrow focus), all in the technology space. I am always trying to learn new things, mostly in the field of technology. In fact I can get darn right obsessive. My focus, overall are in the fields of robotics, electronics, software development (application, embedded, AI, Computer Vision) and space exploration.
One thing that really upsets me is that in my lifetime, it is unlikely that I will "explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations and boldly go where no man has gone before". Exploring the unknown seems very exciting!
When I am not at work, busy doing software development, I am a father of two gorgeous children (completely unbiased opinion), a little boy and a girl aged 1 and 4 respectively. I am also married to a wonderful woman (She reminds me daily :) ). My hobbies are ever expanding, but for the moment they include building 3D printers and CNC machines. I originally was interested in quad-copters which at the time a few years back costed a lot of money. I got into 3D printing to help make cheaper quads (I crashed a lot!). This has just grown from there. I also enjoy building the occasional antenna and IOT device.
My intention with this blog is to document my various projects. Due to my terrible memory, I have to keep on re-learning things. Granted I pick up things fast which is something at least. By documenting it, I am hoping to speed up the re-learning process. Another more important reason is; I would like some feedback from people smarter than myself, or just get some different perspectives on some of my ideas and implementations. I tend to get very zoomed in on problems which leads to tunnel vision. A further challenge I am faced with is: I am really good at starting projects. Finishing them on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. My hope is that because I am documenting everything, it will serve as a visual reminder that something needs to be completed.