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Jason ChoJason Cho wrote 12/30/2019 at 20:06 • 2 min read • Like

I don't know if anyone (than me) will ever read this?

Hi. I'm 조윤호. Or Jason, if you prefer that. The majority of what I speak is in Korean, but my English has grown to function well enough in most situations.

I'm the type of guy who has so many ideas to the point of hurting productivity. 

One of my intentions of starting on Hackaday is to pin myself down on a number of projects (a single project, preferably) and get "something real" done (as Richard Feynman puts it). 

Regardless, my main interests include:

*Haven't been able to pursue yet

And then I think there's more that my memory fails to recall at once.

My goal over the next couple of years is to take advantage of my environment—the high school ecosystem—learning as much as possible and also exploring different areas and experiences in my prospective field.

I hope my projects will excite you.

I am very very open for working on interesting projects! Please do not hesitate (unless it's because I'm probably going to be useless) to contact me for giving a hand in your project. I'm a bit of a sponge if you haven't noticed, and there is a very high chance that I will find your project interesting. 

Have a nice day, if you're reading this so far. Which is unlikely. But I'll have a nice day. 

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Ken Yap wrote 01/08/2020 at 06:16 point

Good on you for being ambitious. That's a very long list! Perhaps you can do some optimisation on it.

Perhaps you can do projects that combine several interests. Some of those interests are actually very general, for example psychology, interaction, and ergonomics and will appear to some degree in many projects. So perhaps some grouping and structuring might help.

Some of those interests despite looking specific need clarification. For example electric guitar. What is the interest? Playing like Hendrix? Passing a guitar exam? Becoming a performer? Amusing friends and self?

Do a priority assessment on each interest. Must do? Like to do? Nice to do?

With the prioritised list assign actions to each interest. E.g. for music and guitar you could decide to put an entry in your calendar to practice 30 minutes per day. Or maybe, enroll in a class.

Hope this helps you focus and get the most worth out of your time. And remember to have fun. What you've published so far looks good.

BTW languages is one of my interests and I spent enough time in a Korean class to be able to read characters. If I'm not mistaken you are Yunho Cho. Unfortunately I didn't continue. Maybe if I holiday in Korea again.

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Jason Cho wrote 01/09/2020 at 23:51 point

First of all, yes, it is Yunho Cho. Maybe Eunho Cho, the latter aligns better purely in terms of English pronunciation, and I am currently debating whether to change the spelling when I acquire the U.S. citizenship. 

Thank you very much for the advice on organizing and structuring the interests! Prioritizing and taking things sequentially seems to be the best way to optimize things, especially when it comes to human brains (single-tasking is my most coveted skill). 

If you wanted to know, my interest in electric guitar is centered around having fun and having some type of medium to explore music. 

And yes, some of my most significant interests are very broad indeed. I think that the three interests you've pointed out (psychology, interaction, and ergonomics) all fall into the realm of 'humans'. It somehow penetrates all of my interests! If all of my interests are depicted in a vector form, arrows with magnitudes and directions, the resultant vector sum concluding my exploration would be pointing at a point labeled 'humans' or something like that. Maybe a little bit skewed towards 'computers'. It is also the reason I want to study engineering: (although pretty ideological), the concept of translating scientific principles to benefit humanity just sounds so cool to me. 

Thank you for the comment! I hope I can get back with some more interesting projects soon. 

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Ken Yap wrote 01/10/2020 at 00:01 point

I think the official romanisation uses y forㅑㅕㅛㅠㅒㅖ so I would keep it as Yunho. Hope to see more of your work!

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Dave wrote 01/07/2020 at 03:40 point

Figuring out how to start and follow through with a project is one of the most important skills in life. Honestly, most of my making is an examination of my own psyche: what motivates me, where I am error prone, etc.. And then, how to use that information to create high-quality finished items without too much stress and frustration. Most of my projects your age ended up expensive failures; I do my best to get value out of those as lessons. Best of luck!!

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Jason Cho wrote 01/10/2020 at 01:30 point

Thank you!

Your take on making as an examination of yourself is really interesting. I personally have thought of making as something I do to realize myself into the world and pursue my purpose (in life). I certainly agree that it is a good time for inner exploration!

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Chris Bergeron wrote 01/07/2020 at 03:25 point

Best of luck focusing on a single project at a time. I'm a considerable ways out of school and I still have about that varied a set of interests. You'll never be bored, at least!

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Richard Hogben wrote 01/07/2020 at 02:29 point

Projects look good so far, thanks for sharing!

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