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GeneralIf the shoe fits? (warning, I ramble) Pin
honey the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:51
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I build weird devices like this at 3am[^]

Because I only sleep 4 hours at a stretch. Maybe some of the older folks here have the same issue, as I hear it's common in one's august years, so maybe some can relate. Lots of empty space to fill in the wee hours.

I figure eventually my setup will look something like this[^] which is life goals, actually.

I don't really think of myself as a hacker (regardless of hat color - hardware or software) but maybe the shoe fits given my extracurricular extravocational activities? I may have to reassess.

I started building digital circuits at 7 after my grandfather bought me one of those radio shack 200-in-one kits. They were simple, but my interest started very young. I didn't start coding until a year later or so. I only got into coding because as a kid I didn't have a revenue stream for electronics hobbies and my family hated me taking things apart all the time, but we had a computer. Given the right circumstances, I probably would have been a fabricator actually. My interests are varied.

But hardware has changed me. Getting back into the metal of things has even changed why I code.

Before it was always about doing stuff I couldn't do - leveling up. Now it's about exploring how everything works. Again. Like I'm 7.

I want to disassemble the whole world and see how it works.

And then make it better.

Why do you do what you do? What drives you?
To err is human. Fortune favors the monsters.

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