Today I was reassigned to a job that I think a monkey could do. In the process I looked at the machines and my mind disassembled them and figured out the placement of sensors and computer controls while looking for design flaws. There was a tremendous amount of wasted steps and movements among the various jobs. Much twisting, bending, and walking that is not really required.
As the machine went down several times, I noticed there was a mindset of just try it again. There was no taking notes or seeking solutions for repeated problems and when it came time for shift change – the same problems just carried along. 4 hours of production in a 12 hour shift. There seems to be quite a few company problems but the monkey will just continue to do the monkey job. I made my own notes and perhaps they will help me one day.
Well it happens that since my recent circumstances and challenges – I have managed to slowly get back on a path of my choosing. Now after a 7 day week of 12 hour daze I have not made many post, or done much else beside working.
I have managed to work on my bike after downloading the information I needed to tune it and bringing the tools together. I had it running for the first time in 2 years to the dismay of my neighbors. It would seem that an older Harley with no mufflers make quite a bit of racket but I personally find the sound or rumble quite satisfying, but that is the opinion of the guy who has spent a lot of hours working on the bike.
Since losing my vehicle and job while also having broken ribs and other injuries, I have managed to get an income with a company that bases advancement on skill rather then time in service. It seems to be an environment I can excel in until I work for myself. I am still working on my projects and still have a huge lack of funding but I am doing research and slowly setting up long term plans for kickstarter and other funding options. I am lacking 3-D models and I am working on the pitch and max output for my input. Until a launch I guess I am just talking as many people do. There is the talkers and the doers and I know my place at this time. The notebooks, files, and ideas now need models and prototypes so that is my current financial barrier. Hopefully my ideas will not be released by others before me as I have seen done so many times but my low income life seems to be a barrier sometimes. My number one project has been seeking “feeder” projects because of the 20k$ needed for development but eventually I will find it or a better one. –
Off to work
Sometimes when my aura covers a several state area in the electric bubble form drawing energy to me, I can feel the energy being collected as my body hair stands on end. I have noticed that this effect happens the most on low humidity nights with a temperature below about 65. I am fully aware that my perception is abnormal, that is not to say better or worse then most human senses, just different. We all seem to feel a little different from time to time and I am no exception. Apparently feeling different is normal, isn’t that a twist. If everyone is different and different is normal then whats the difference?
I picture my aura as a baby blue field of electric current that the largest bolts connect to my head and torso. The range can be constricted and expanded at will and I usually keep it close to me or buried inside me for fear of attracting attention. I will not go into detail of what attention I may attract here but rather on the fact that with practice I have learned to make it (or imagine it) to expand at my will. The view of the reader may differ greatly from my own but judgement doesn’t really worry me too much or I wouldn’t make this post. I have noticed that the electric aura tends to get some interference from storm clouds in the form of becoming more defined. This increase in definition may be due to positive and negative ions or electrons both of which also effect peoples behavior and serotonin levels, thus the full moon effect and people enjoying thunder storms. I know many such people and the effect of the home ion generators may effect them adversely but well funded research would be needed to prove that theory. Perhaps I just have a touch of “the madness” that the hatter spoke of.
I have recently been accused of a varity of madness by some of the arm chair psychatrist in my friends list whom have gotten most of their experiencs and knowledge while being diagnosed with a wide variety of disorders. However due to the diagnosis I finally have that feeling of fitting in with the 99% of society who is easily diagnosed with such madness and that feeling almost lasted the time it took me to eat a sandwich. Now I consider it a compliment as most of the most famous inventors and grat minds in history were often considered and accused of being mad.
Alice Kingslay (Alice in wonderland: Lewis Carroll):” You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
An awesome start to the day. Inside the kitchen I discovered a critical lack of coffee in the coffee pot. The decision was quickly made to start the little chemistry set called a coffee maker by installing the water and ground coffee bean fragments.
1st I poured the carefully measured amount of water into the water tank and then removed the old filter and used coffee grounds. When I opened the cabinet above the coffee pot to retrieve a new filter, a single filter fell from the cabinet and landed almost perfectly inside the filter holder of the coffee pot. It was as if some magical hand was helping me out.
I stated out load and to no one in particular, “the force is with me this day”. I continued through the morning ritual and then back to the lab for more research but the day has seemed to go quite well with the magic filter incidence as a starter.
I was sitting here doing some research for a science fiction story I am writing when I came to the realization some of the items in the story are destined to exist and could actually be made now. The items are mostly military gear but some of the things I envisioned are just house hold items that people need but don’t realize it yet. Things like a microwave or thermostat that you wouldn’t miss if they didn’t exist but now that you have them and are accustomed to having them around, you think they are a need and life is just not the same without them.
The most used item that I think I need now is similar to the “Google glass” project. A pair of glasses that gives one a virtual overlay of real life. With the dual lenses and retina tracking one would have a stereoscopic or 3-D overlay of the world around them. The data available for display is endless. By turning complex surfaces such as brick walls and grass into simple colors or textures, the processing load of the brain is reduced and more important sights become more focused. A good example of this would be to simplify the landscape when driving but keep the road and other vehicles in focus. The military application would of coarse be far more advanced as the solider would see movements and have sounds triangulated and displayed. Perhaps display overlays of heat and location of squad members on the satellite map as well as overlapped into the real world. When systems would link together and send data to a central system, 3-d maps of the area would be rendered with blind spots highlighted to be scouted by a unit member or drone.
The glasses are something I see as common place very soon considering all of the technology exist for low cost and the most important parts are already within your cell phone.
Just something I have been thinking about but don’t have the funds or time to invest in research and development but perhaps an engineer or programmer might. It would seem that ideas well outside my range seem to come to me quite often and perhaps one day I will have the funds to develop some of them. I have seen some of my bright ideas from past years go on to become million dollar ideas years later and I have even bought the products. It seems far to common for me to find a new product just to remimber writing in my journal or one of idea books about the exact same idea but years ago.
Perhaps someone will teach me how a financially struggling individual such as myself may pay the bills with great ideas rather then slaving away in factories where my ideas are misunderstood or laughed off until a coworker sees a product 10 years later and then remembers the idea. Time to stop this note so I can do some research.
I recently used the “5-S” system on my workshop and tool box to great effect. The most effective part (without describing the 5-S system) was to label and get rid of duplicates. I gathered duplicate tools and after separating a house, shop, and mobile tool set – I still had extras. The extras went into a donation box and will be distributed to people I know who want and need the tools.
I continued the system of labeling drawers, cabinets, and containers through out the house and now anyone can find things, even me. The labeling immediately helped me sort through boxes from moving since everything has a place. I continued by buying plastic drawer containers in several sizes and as I sorted I ended up changing some items to larger drawers (such as USB cords) and some items to smaller drawers (such as basic markers).
I started putting tools and items to where I use them such as: Snow shovel hangs on the wall outside the door, tinfoil above the stove, coffee cups above the coffee pot, and other common sense I have obviously never had. I used to walk across the kitchen to get a cup and then back to thew office pot. Saved about 20 seconds a day. s0 second a day doesn’t seem like much until you realize its 2 hours a year. 50 such changes by saving time looking for things or saving time in general is more then four extra days and considering sleep that equals about 7.5 days a year or a entry level vacation.
It may sound odd – but this is coming from me. Those few second a day start to add up, and so does my “free time”. More4 time for projects and hobbies that will lead to financial and location independence. It seems to me that those who try to change – eventually change. The key to success is hard work and looking for success. Perhaps sucess is based on ideas and ambition and it happens I know I many people with a surplus of both.
Personally I refuse to sit at the level I am at, I know I am worth just much as people born with millions and could perhaps manage the resources better.
When I was adventuring around Lake Charles ,La and also in Milwaukee WI, I was in possession of only what would fit in my back pack. This is when I discovered that music was what made my days better and I listened to it 24 hours a day. I had a mix for everything. In almost any environment it seems I tend to survive and the first step in a city is usually to secure an income. As it turns out – most places that fit my skill sets don’t allow head phones but require earplugs.
The idea was born. I started to seek out the smallest ear buds I could find and routed the cords down the back of my shirt and to my pocket where they would be connected to my music player. I tested markers, paints, and different methods for making matching wires that would appear to be earplug cords. I took apart headphones and used epoxy molds to make the earplug shapes. I buried electronics inside hollowed out earplugs and these methods worked for over 10 years.
While my coworkers were having miserable days listening to machines and thinking about misery and jobs they hated – I was loving life and having a great time while giving out top notch performance thanks to my own personal soundtrack. As my life evolved and pay scales tripled, this method still serves me well.
Now I buy my headphone / earplugs online for about 20$ and that actually saves me a tremendous amount of time and money but the concept still serves me quite well to this day.
Today at work as my boss was giving me a speech, I could hear the Front Line Assembly song in the background. When I was operating a crane, Entering data on a touch screen, and washing ink off my hands with explosive chemicals, there was music. Sweeping can be fun with a good tune in the background.
Out of all the discoveries in my life, perhaps the effect of music making hard work enjoyable has benefited me the most.