May 13, 2014
Iron Man - He shows that intelligence, ingenuity, and dedication can make a superhero out of an otherwise "normal" guy with no superpowers.
A small but sophisticated AI device with a lot of sensors and a network connection that could gather information about my environment and combine that with my own schedule, preferences, etc. to offer information when I need it or even anticipate my needs. Like an ever-present virtual concierge or personal assistant (one that actually works).
Mrs. Beverly, 10th grade English. Practically, she taught me how to really write well. Above and beyond that, she refused to lower her quality standards for papers, and really required us to THINK about what we were writing - mindless copying or rewording points from lectures simply didn't cut it.
I'm the founder of Red Rivet Studios, a software development and consulting business. I appreciate the craftsmanship in coding and strive to constantly improve my skills.