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Back to the electronics world where somebody used to apprentice for years before moving up in the electronics hierarchy, we now have kids that goes for a few weeks to a few months in a famous microcontrollers, and move on to another one to improve their resumé, and that they want to be electronics stars a few short years after they get interested in the trade. This lead to what I saw yesterday on YouTube when a 25 year old ‘Old Timer’ has is own electronics show on YouTube, plainly shows that he cannot handle the job at hand, and even worse does not even demonstrate good manual skill at the basic components work for the programming he demonstrates. The later is a trait that you see often nowadays on electronics show, and I assume that they do not teach basic techniques, or worse that they do, but most people do not bother learning and practicing them properly.
I guess that I am ranting again and boring you all, and that what was supposed to be a very short post is turning into a long one, but I firmly believe that experience and basic skills takes time to learn, and that there are no shortcuts to attain them both. I noticed the same trend in my professional life as a programmer, is that there are so many new things to learn that people are more interested in the technology itself, than in making thing actually do something very well, without the need of the latest technology.
A word of advise to anybody passing by here from an ‘Old Timer’ at many things including life, no matter what your goals are in life, no matter what subject you really feel deeply interested in, please take some time developing the basic skills to achieve your goals. It both takes time and a lot of practice, but when you finally grow up and are finally getting a bit of real life experience under your collar, you will learn to appreciate the fact that you actually know a lot more about the subject at hand than a lot of your contemporaries, and one day you will also learn to be proud of that in itself. By the way, this also applies to people my age, as we are never too old to learn anything new, and experience, no matter how old you are to start with, takes a long time to accumulate. As they would say today, knowledge and experience rules!
Welcome to The Alpha Geek Blog – 2012
After many setback in the past few weeks it is finally the time to launch this video blog. I want to welcome you all and I hope that this technology video blog will be both interesting and helpful.
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- Single-Board Microcontrollers (PIC, Arduino, Raspberry Pi,Espressif, etc…)
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- PIC Microcontrollers
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