How to make a MagicMirror…

One of my best friends made a Raspberry Pi Arcade console and it inspired me to make something of my own. So I finally got my hands on a Raspberry Pi 3 and decided to make a Magic Mirror. I got everything together…

I salvaged the screen from an old laptop and bought a power board from eBay. I found the MagicMirror source code on Github, but I can seem to get the configuration file to work. This is basically the last piece of the puzzle. I’m trying to sift through as many tutorials as I can to help me get this thing working. Magic Mirror coming soon…

How to deal with rejection…

A big part of being a newbie in the tech field is rejection. Rejection is just an unpleasant part of the human existence. I’ve suffered enough setbacks to make me a rejection PRO, but for some reason every time I see that ‘we regret to inform you’ from a potential employer, I do a little bit of this…

So how do you get over the emotional slice of having a business hit you with the ‘girl,bye’?

  1. Feel it. Feel the disappointment, but don’t wallow in it for too long.
  2. Do a self-analysis. This doesn’t mean pick yourself a part and question your whole self-worth, but just see where you can make improvements, what can set you apart from the others. For me, I’m realizing that I don’t have a big enough body of work. I need to showcase, my skill and what I have to offer.
  3. Get motivated, watch something happy, shake off the negativity and move forward.
  4. Do the work. Build the portfolio, improve the skill, make yourself irresistible. If rejection strikes again, do a Brian McKnight and start back at one.

How to raise your vibration…

I feel like the last few weeks have been a whirlwind. An exciting, inspiring, motivating whirlwind. So first thing’s first, I was able to attend the AWS Conference in NYC. It was a space that I had never been in before. Legitimate tech people, doing and presenting legitimate tech things. I’m still struggling through AWS basics, so being in a space full of AWS experts was pretty daunting.2016-08-10 10.08.29

The most interesting aspect of the conference for me was the Game Day experience. It was a big ole learning and stress trigger all rolled into one. I had no idea what I was doing most of the day, but it was great to see the AWS services being used in a ‘real world’ scenario. I left the experience with a better grasp of how the services function and now the practice labs make a lot more sense to me.2016-08-10 10.18.24

It was an overall amazing experience and I came away from it with way more confidence and a lot of awesome tech swag.

I was then hashtag blessed the following week with a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. MV is just one of those place that speak to my soul. I was able to get to one of my favorite spots on the island, the cliffs at Aquinnah.DSC_0244

Along with views that will make you weep, there are cute little shops up there and an amazing little seafood spot. I was able to get me an ice tea and just soak up all the wonder around me.DSC_0255

Sitting in this spot, I was able to breath in God’s work and let go of all the stresses and insecurities that can sometime burden me. I was able to be present and grateful in the moment and raise my vibration all the way up.

How to get Oprah to like you…

Billionaire Gawdess, philanthropist, bread-lover and all around amazing human being– Oprah Gail Winfrey just released the SuperSoul 100. It’s a list of a hundred people serving something bigger than themselves. Most of the names I recognize from SuperSoul Sunday, but I was particularly inspired by the GIVERS on the list.

I’m not gonna get into how hashtag blessed I am, but I’m always looking for ways to give back. I can be somewhat of an idealist sometimes. I have big ideas and big dreams about how I can change the world. How I can fix all the death and destruction, and then my logical siade goes “psst, humans are the worst, don’t even trip”. Its nice to see a group of people¬†dedicating themselves to making sure that the big ideas and the big dreams are possible. The SuperSoul 100, just gave me a giant syringe of inspiration. I’m going to enjoy some bread now.