I have been reading Paul Graham’s (YC) post from today. (http://paulgraham.com/ambitious.html) I must admit that I am new to reading Hacker News so this is the first time that I have been introduced to Paul Graham’s actual blog. His ideas for the next big idea or startup are inspiring.
1. A New Search Engine
2. Replace Email
3. Replace Universities
4. Internet Drama
5. The Next Steve Jobs
6. Bring Back Moore’s Law
7. Ongoing Diagnosis
I feel in-tune enough with the world to know that these all if accomplished correctly would all be big. I don’t feel like I have acquired the programming skills that would be necessary to launch anything major. Whether I like it or not, I am essentially a basic C++ programmer, that doesn’t feel comfortable enough to explore.
The projects that stand out to me is a new email interface or standard. So much time is currently wasted answering email that it has become a necessity that a new format be developed.
The other idea is title moore’s law. The world is in a serious need for a compiler of some sort that would automatically multithread code or allow it to run on multiple cpu cores without a change in the programming syntax. THIS IS HUGE. To big for me.
Unfortunately I have discovered that I have Schlep Blindness, http://paulgraham.com/schlep.html
I got an idea for a startup this morning, This could be a good project to put on my resume. The hard part, a business model. So much of monetization on the web is through advertising and the problem with advertising is that you are paid per click. (meaning 1 in 10,000 is you are lucky) What the world really needs is a better platform for advertising on the web. Something more interactive. Until then startups will live off VC money.
That means in order for me to make a new start up, I need to front the money until a nice VC comes along.
so, step 1 of the start-up a new method of monetizing online content… any ideas? lol
Hello anybody who happened to find the first post of my blog. (#Miracle?) On this space, I will be talking about my journey through Computer Science and Politics.
I think that over the next couple years, I will be going through a transformative period, a period in which I will hopefully find myself. A period that may be worth documenting for those who wish to follow my footsteps. I wish that at this point something like this existed for me to follow, but such is life I guess.
Who am I?
I am currently an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at a California Community College, which means that I am a math and physics student at community college because engineering is too specialized for a 2-year college to tackle. I love programming! I love solving programming problems, and I cannot sleep until a problem is solved. At the College, I have taken 2 programming courses, Introduction to C++ and Data Structures and am currently taking the Advanced C++ and Discrete Math course(not a programming course). This is the full extent of the Programming courses at the College. These courses have left me in what feels like the middle of a spectrum, advanced enough to be able to program small projects, but not confident enough to be competitive for internships this summer.
I have already applied to transfer to UC Berkeley, with the hope that I get in, I can’t wait to use their upper level work and classes.
Over the next couple of years, I am going to be working on projects to develop my Programmer Resume. Depending on my outcome (ex employment or failure), this blog may be of use to either avoid my path or follow me.
I am extremely active in state and college politics involving the California Community College System, If that part doesn’t appeal to you just skip over it.