Fidget Spinners!

I know I’m about three months late to the party, but I just got my first fidget spinner a couple of weeks ago.  This thing is awesome!  I am a fidgety person.  When I am sitting at my desk I usually have something out to mess with while I tinker around on the computer.  I don’t know… it helps me think, or it helps me procrastinate.

The one I purchased consists of four ball bearings.  One on each post and one in the middle.  The one in the middle has a plastic cap to get a better grip on.  The other three don’t seem to serve much purpose except to grab on the the end and dangle the thing.

According to the Wikipedia article “The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting by relieving nervous energy or psychological stress. As of May 2017, there is no scientific evidence that they are effective as a treatment for autism or ADHD.”  But, I don’t need scientific evidence, this thing is awesome.

I got one on Amazon here.

Fidget Spinner
Fidget Spinner In Action!

Welcome

Hello! Welcome to my blog. This is actually the 4th or 5th blog I’ve started. All of which are no longer published. But this time I really mean it! Maybe. Let’s hope I’m not screwing around on the server one day and blow this thing up without a backup.

Recently my work has me learning a lot of new things in the area of computer technology. I am also learning a lot about new industries that I have not had much exposure to before. When I am not working I like tinker with things, both computers and mechanical gadgets. I want to document what I learn and how I solve the problems I encounter. I also want to take note of the interesting things I encounter on the side.

Secondly, I have been pondering life a lot recently. I recently became a father and life has changed a lot for me in the last six months. I’ve decided it might be helpful to write my thoughts down more often if only to maintain a little sanity and keep things in perspective. I have been thinking a lot about the concept of ‘pay it forward.’ This is more than just paying for the order of the person behind you in the drive thru. To me, this involves spending time and sharing knowledge with others with the goal of that person benefiting from what has been shared. Maybe someone will stumble across my writing here and it will help them solve a problem or give them a perspective that helps with an issue. So, that’s it. Enjoy!