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kleinbl00  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 7, 2018

I'm going back to school. How you like them apples?

Because my background and goals are unique, I'm having to carefully craft a curriculum to accomplish what I need. The past week has seen four visits to three different community colleges to cobble together an oddly specific and bizarrely random assortment of education because, frankly, nobody has a program in "lifestyle brand." I had the head of one program tell me "there's maybe one week of one class that might be useful to you, the rest will be a waste of your time" and another ask me if I knew how to anodize titanium because that was something they're looking to get into. If all goes well I'll be taking "Art 111 - Drawing" and "Machining 131 - Introduction to CNC Programming" simultaneously this fall. And I'll be spreading random crap like that across the years because I've got a large Hollywood-sized hole in the middle of my year that provides my family $600-a-year health insurance so I'll be hanging onto that for dear life well past the point where it's fashionable.

The next few years will have a focus, which is something they haven't had since 2009. Well, that's not true. For the past five years or so the focus has been "build a half million dollar birth center a thousand miles away for someone else" so this is a nice change. I will be straddling two programs in order to come up with the perfect intersection of this

and this

in pursuit of selling people with too much money things they don't need.


Automate this, mutherfuckers.

No, seriously, automate it. Because I know how special your Royal Oak is with its hand-turned dial on a million-year-old brocading machine but I saw CNC legos the other day and if you don't think I can program a tool path to bring the price of that sucker down a decimal point you haven't seen me work. 'cuz you know what? Ain't nobody ever gonna buy a $100k watch off of my ass but I'll bet I can sell a few for $2k or so.

let's get this party started

brb gantt charting my future

BurnTheBarricade  ·  501 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your work and progress.

goobster  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Excellent. I love to see you applying that brain to oddly specific and unusual problems that nobody else thinks are problems!


More power to ya, my brainy friend.