Once upon a time I used to do international trade sourcing. Actually a few times to be more fair. I used to source out silicon dioxide particles (derived from sand and quartz) for a research lab specializing in photovoltaics / solarcells. Years later I did sourcing for a company specializing in industrial equipment.
I was writing a story about my life, reminescing back on days I had growing up.
Halfway in the post my windows laptop decided to take a
**** on itself and turn on sticky shift keys (why was this invented, seriously). I ended up proceeding to delete all of my text somehow, and wordpress decided not to cache any copies.
Recently I read a post on hackernews about brutalist design. It drew many similiarities to webdesign and construction. How in construction, you always think of form and function before aesthetic. For instance, figuring out if the building is structurally sound, the raw materials needed, the labor, scheduling, etc. There are certain requirements that need to be met for all types of consutrction, otherwise we would get things like the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in miami
I find that I write best whenever I’m having a conversation with someone. Sometimes I’ll read hackernews and post my opinions on things. Occassionally I’ll flesh out something unique as a result.
On this hackernews post here, someone asked how do you go about finding your passion. One of the responses talked about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how it is sometimes called “Chess with your body”. This brought back some memories of my first BJJ instructor, who taught me much the same things, and this was the response I gave.