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photo by Ra Chandroo This humorous fish-shaped building is a regional office for the National Fisheries Development Board located near Hyderabad, India. According to Outlook India, the 4-story buil...
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I doubt glass will go mainstream if we look this dorky using it. Grovo has created "Google Glass Photographer," a video that shows how silly people look trying to take photos and video with the Google Glass augmented reality headset. ...
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I got "Major" goosebumps watching this. Man this redefines awesome!
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I had just bought the go pro Hero 3, and was testing it out. Turns out I had forgot to charge the thing before leaving El Paso!
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How to Learn Anything

"The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't intellectual... it's emotional." An excellent reminder of how easy it can be to learn a new skill. Kaufman says it only takes 20 hours!

Update: I'd like to add a counterpoint to balance Kaufman's message. I love his talk and it feels intuitively true to me, but there's also another side to the story.

Sometimes it's more fun to learn inefficiently! I love leisurely learning, like following tangents or indulging in reading too many books. :) Every field of study has its own culture and community, its own legends and weird trivia and rich backstories. Exploring and immersing yourself in those strange new cultures is half the fun!

So on top of those 20 hours focused on efficiency, I think it's just as important to have at least a few hours of fun, inefficient, purely exploratory learning.

And unlike what Kaufman says, I think feeling stupid and incompetent is actually the best part! Being a complete beginner at something is a bit like being in love for the first time; everything is completely new, your perception is heightened, and those first experiences are more likely to become lasting memories. And since complete beginners are guaranteed to be stupid and incompetent at first, there's absolutely no pressure!

As for the frustration of learning something completely new, I say embrace it! Frustration is just the build-up to the dopamine rush of the magical "aha!" moment -- you know, when things just "click" and everything suddenly makes sense. It's a rush, isn't it?

And that's my favorite thing about learning: you'll never run out of those "aha!" moments, because there's always something new to learn!

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"Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way."
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Amazing talent and dedication!
Mind bending performance by +Miyoko SHIDA 

I shake just watching this. She had me at the white feather.

Hat tip +Denis Labelle 

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In my opinion, there are no true opinions. Like the statement above, this statement is a lie.
Strengths: Love of learning, curiosity, appreciation for beauty, open mindedness, prudence, forgiveness/mercy.

Among my passions are Computers, Music, Photography, Videos, and Nature.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: INFJ

I grew up in the sleepy Caribbean town of La Ceiba, Honduras, got my CS degree at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, I've lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and currently in Monterrey, Mexico.

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    Master of Business Innovation, 2010 - 2012
  • Harding University
    B.S. in Computer Science, 1994 - 1998
  • Mazapan School
    Elementary, Middle and High School, 1982 - 1994
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Aaron Ernesto Ortiz Lopez
ABAP Consultant
14+ years experience with software development. Expert programmer (C++, Visual Basic, VB.Net, PHP, ABAP/4, JavaScript, HTML, CSS) Fully bilingual, in written and spoken English and Spanish. Excellent grammar and copy writing. Amateur musician, photographer videographer, and towel ninja.
  • Idhasoft
    ABAP Consultant, 2014 - present
    I attend to the needs of Idhasoft's clients in the US with training, development, and support for our installed solutions.
  • WSP
    ABAP Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    I created SAP data interfaces using BAPIs and extractors, for the Monterrey Institute of Technology, and ABAP ALV reports and pricing formulas for Lamosa and Nemak.
    ABAP Consultant, 2012 - 2013
    I developed ABAP ALV reports, and SmartForms for Kansas City Southern Railroads. I created a mass-printing report using OpenText technology.
  • ERP Consultores
    ABAP Consultant, 2011 - 2012
    I developed SAP SmartForms for AHMSA, Altos Hornos de Mexico, in Monclova, Coahuila
    ABAP Consultant, 2009 - 2011
    I worked as a senior software engineer in projects with AMD, I developed ABAP reports, web services, interfaces and SAP Workflows and gave ticket-based support to SAP workflows and ABAP jobs with a Service Level Agreement score of 100%.
  • Cervecería Cuahtemoc-Femsa
    ABAP Architect, 2009 - 2009
    For FEMSA, I created the ECC back end for an interface between SAP Workflow and a SAP Java Netweaver front end. I also created interfaces between these using BAPIs and RFC.
    ABAP Developer, 2008 - 2009
    At EISEI, I created alert systems for a SAP Netweaver installation using remote function calls, web services, and ABAP/4 and SAP Workflows. Also I wrote a UDP server and client for a cell phone SMS service using C#. For my final project, I served as Oracle DBA for a document digitalization service for a major Mexican bank.
  • Intergroup
    Developer, 2006 - 2008
    For Aerolineas SOSA, I created an airline reservation and billing application using Visual Basic 6, Debian GNU/Linux and MySQL. I created sales statistics and inventory software for DistRock, a nationwide motion picture distributor. Also, I created a website for a national cell phone registry using Joomla. Finally, I taught an introductory course in programming, using PHP.
  • Universidad de Defensa de Honduras
    University Instructor, 2006 - 2006
    For the Honduran Military, I taught an introductory programming course using C++ at the Universidad de Defensa.
  • Unilever
    ABAP Programmer, 1998 - 1995
    At Unilever, I created a bill-of-materials cost accounting system for a large factory using Visual Basic 6 and MS SQL Server. Created an IDOC interface between two SAP R3 systems with incompatible versions.
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