Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The reason for my feeling this way is that each task I'm assigned at work is based on someone else's idea. That is fine, and it keeps me busy, but the freedom for creativity is somewhat constrained by what our product needs to do and has a certain look and feel to it. On one hand this is good and provides me with steady work, so I am by no means bored. I just get jealous when I read story after story online about this or that person having some great idea and developing the next "must have" app. It is a dreamer's mentality that I simply do not possess. I guess we all secretly want what we don't have. I just wish sometimes I could get that one idea that I could sort of mold and create something real out of it. I'm not naive to realize that creating an application is not time consuming and that is nearly impossible with three kids that need tending. Anytime I do try to think of some problem that needs to be solved, I quickly punch holes in it and dismiss it as a possibility.
I guess I should be happy that I have a solid job that I love and am able to contribute to an organization's bottom line in a very tangible way. It is just that sometimes, I wish I was my own man with nobody to answer to and coding away on some application that I truly believed in and was my baby. KWIM? Maybe I'll just stick to brewing beer for now as a creative outlet.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Well, I have finally graduated to kegging my home brew. I must say that I am quite pleased. I brewed a sweet stout similar to Lancaster Milk Stout. I have had a test pint and while it isn't fully carbonated yet, I think it is a winner. So, since I have a two tap tower and a second empty keg, I ordered the ingredients for a Cream Ale this morning. I'm back!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Besides, when things have occurred to me as possible things to write, I realized they were topics that made me angry. Mostly political stuff so I just kept it to myself and let it fester. However recently I came to the conclusion that I just need to let those things go. Who the hell cares what I think about a given topic? It isn't my place to change the world.
So, will I give up reading news all the time? Probably not, but I will try harder to just shake my head and move to the next article instead of thinking about any single one of them for too long.
There are other more important things to write about such as the new kegerator I got a few weeks back. That is for another post...