It’s been the better part of two years since I last wrote a post for this site. The reason for this travesty is that I took a job for an abusive employer. I was working 80 hours a week, often including weekends. The breaking point was when I caught my employer stealing leave.
As my experiences withing my chosen field of chemistry have been mostly negative, and since there is little opportunity for chemists in Austin, TX anyways, I have chosen to pursue a career in Data Science. After all, I already have a good handle on the math and the concepts. Might as well learn the code. And since most of the data science world works in Python, I can use that to sharpen my skills in TouchDesigner.
At some point in the near future, I am going to start working on an interactive data project. It will likely incorporate LEDs. Probably some arcade buttons. Maybe propane flame effects. Possibly sound, spatial triggers, or environmental sensors. I don’t quite know what that is going to be as yet, but I can feel some hidden part of my brain mulling it over. In the meantime, I’ll be documenting some of my coursework, particularly anything that might be relevant to making things blink, or anything in my coursework that might be cooler if it did blink.
As a result, this blog will probably take on the appearance of an introduction to python type resource, with a focus on data science, at least for a little while. The cool thing about programming though is that all of this can be applied to any number of problems, ranging from programming LEDs to modeling complex systems.