Gizmo Foundry

Exploring The Digital Possibilities – Realized and Becoming

 

I have always been fascinated with computers and electronics since I can remember.

One of my first memories – around the time I was 3 or 4 (so that would be around 1979 – 80ish) , going over to one of my dad’s co-workers homes. He had a computer which he let me type on the keyboard. I know it doesn’t sounds like much, but I just remember feeling a total connection to it.

I have a thing for old computers. And not just old computers – but if they are obsolete even better. I like new ones also.

It is digital possibilities and curiosity of what makes them tick and the portals they can open that, I find intriguing.

I am into solving problems with technology – sometimes it is solving technology problems with technology.

It is really about the possibilities – that exist and ones that have yet to become that really drives me.

Some Advice – Take It or Leave It.

A few years ago somebody ask me, what advice would I give somebody like themselves, trying to make their way in the world… reflecting back I am sure I gave some B.S. answer like work hard. Stay in school… etc..

Today, I would answer it much differently.

Do something because you love to do it. Do it because you find it interesting or intriguing. Not because you feel or think it will bring you success as our way of living has sought to define it.

Don’t let yourself get stuck seeking certainty (certainty does not exist), always be doing something.
Always be learning and experimenting.
Don’t get caught up looking for meaning, instead explore life, the wonder, and possibilities.

Despise conformity and the idea that the person who stays in motion and is open to change, creates their own values and identity, makes connections, experiments, ask questions. The idea that, this is the person that owes the world an explanation for their actions rather than the person conforming to the safety of the systems around them.

Try not to move to quickly – There is always more than meets the eye. The trick is to slow down long enough to see it. To rein in our temptation to assume that our ideas, thoughts, way of being, actions – are the only ones available to us. It is only then, we can start to recognize possibilities that might, beyond our hurry to get on with our lives.

Be open and honest with yourself.

About Jamie… What am I into… Developing…

Currently living in the Durham/Raleigh area. If you are local or in the area – and are up for coffee – let me know.

Trophy Husband – my wife Julie is my best friend, partner in crime and life. She puts up with my weird and crazy ways… and never asks.. So how many computers does that make now?

Cat Herding – We have three cats, Beebs, Milo, and Jocko. They enjoy the blinking led projects.

Been in the technology sector for over 27 years. (Yes, I started when I was 16 working in a local computer retail store in my city – technically it goes back further than that.) Since then, I have worked with many interesting companies and slightly crazy people and have done some interesting , slightly crazy, and crazy things for them.

This journey has taken me to many interesting places and I have learned about a lot of fascinating things. And along the way made many things that solved a problem for them.

And this website… is another path (experiment) along the journey to see what happens and to see what becomes, what gets created… and see who I meet along the way.

 

Contact – Drop me A line..

email – jamie@jamiestarling.com