Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What is the best job?

Being close to the end of my studies, I am thinking quite a lot about this issue... what is the greatest job?
So.. computer scientist.. for most of the people it means simply software developer. Ok, I would be okay with that. But I want to have control over my work, I want to do it in a great environment, do really quality work... and.. of course, what the most important is... to do challenging stuff. The whole thing smells like I do not want to be just one developer for a big corporate company.. then the small ones might be to unstable... one could "not advance"... slowly I end up with the idea, that if I want to do software development, then I should do it for my own company.. tech start-up... it is not an unusual thing nowadays.
But what else... academia.. that could be cool. Challenging stuff, less stress because of market constraints, one does really mostly what is really interesting... It is definitely not easy, especially if one would want to go all the way on the academia track.. actually it is damn hard and one needs the intelligence/talent... otherwise no chance. There's kind of a disadvantage... usually one is much farther away from the "customers".. it is more difficult to see the "product work".
But there is more..
Today, as I came home with the bus, I've decided, the busdriver has the best job. He probably doesn't love it that much (what is there to love about driving the whole day the bus), so he can not get annoyed about how he would do it better... he has a stable job... he just does it... he can switch off his ambitions during the day.. he drives the bus, and tries to find the fun in his life somewhere else...
Or... pro snowboarder.. that is cool, as well. Lot of bullshit to be done... a lot of parties.. unconventional stuff.. injury for 9 months... again videos, party, you love what you're doing... After 20 years, you are a piece of junk physically, but you always did what you wanted.. you partied...
I could probably go on... and I still wouldn't be much smarter... but yeah.. slowly I arrived to that situation when this "what do I wanna do with my life" question is around... Something will happen, we'll see, at least I realized that there is the question to be answered ;)

Friday, November 25, 2005

First 2005 snow in Zürich

It's cool, it's snowing.. the first time this year in Zürich, and again I have made the picture from my window, just like last year... I hope you enjoy snow, as well.. it always gives me good mood and stuff.

So, have fun!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

What about 3D desktops

I had the idea that I would probably enjoy a lot a 3D desktop where I can navigate through applications more intuitively. The small trick of zooming on the mac os makes a big difference for me. I am sure there are a couple of tools for replacing the simple taskbar with something more fancy 3d desktop scenes... I will need to look around a bit. If anybody knows some good ones, let me know.
Anyway, in general I am asking myself if there will be a switch to 3d user interfaces. Would that make sense? In the beginning users had only simple text shell, nowadays we have desktops with windows all around the place... what is the next one? I would like to navigate through scenes and everything... Think of a desktop which is 3D scene, even with physical simulations so that things bounce around when you throw them from one part of the scene to the other one. Yeah, I know, it needs resources, but we could get there soon that pc-s wouldn't have problem to reserve this much resources for user interfaces.
Yeah, I have just realized that I am more interested in user interfaces... I will have to look into them... I'll do it.. and hopefully I will get smarter on this...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ars poetica

I'm goin' down to South Park
Gonna have myself a time.
Friendly faces everywhere
Humble folks without temptation.
Goin' down to South Park
Gonna leave my woes behind.
Ample parking day or night
People shouting Howdy Neighbor
Heading on up to South Park.
Gonna see if I can't unwind
I like girls with big fat titties, I like girls with big vaginas
Come on down to South Park and meet some friends of mine.