I know that's a joke, but you can make an abstraction or a representation of the string theory even in 3D if you want.
What is your line of work Rancid? I'm genuinely interested.
I'm on my 3rd career at this point.
Started off in touch screens, displays, Android drivers, and app development. Then I moved to GPU and video compression HW validation. These days I focus on datacenter, cloud, and fog computing. Basically, virutalization/containerization, and more importantly, networking, which gets crazy complicated in virtualized environments. There are very few people on the planet that understand the linux networking stack. Very few people that understand smart NIC techonology. Perhaps I will join those ranks soon.
Originally, I focused my undergraduate degree in robotics and computer architecture. In graduate school I focused on Analog and RF chip design. I'm fucking all over the place. However, one thing that has been consistent, is that I've drifted more into SW. Seems like HW engineers have an easier time getting into SW, than SW engineers have getting into HW.
If very uncommon these days to have such breadth in experiences though. This has worked out ot be an advantage for me. It's part of the reason I was hired in my current job. Basically, my boss was like "YOu demonstrated you can become good at anything, and that you're good at learning, so that's what we want."
I agree, I think one of the most important qualities and engineering can have from a technical standpoint, is that they are good/fast learners.
Saeko wrote:Yes that string theory.
Are you a student? researcher?