Today I have the privilege of distributing new computers to students. Maybe it’s just me, but the feel from a new piece of electronics is wonderful. No greasy fingerprints on it, no crumbs in the keyboard, and everything works as it should. I give it a week before the first student has a problem with their computer and/or drops it down the stairs.

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.