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Things I want to Learn

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Heath Blandford
Heath Blandford

Recently, I've become overwhelmed with my sheer desire to learn things. So, I thought, "what a better way to hold myself accountable while also sharing what I learn with everyone than to blog about it?"

I feel very lucky, though, because I have the privilege and ability to spend my free time doing the things that I love, learning new subjects, and exploring my interests; it's a luxury that is becoming more and more rare.

What I want to Learn

Well, here's the list:

  • Computer networking
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Computing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Federated Applications & Services
  • Physics
  • Cryptography
  • NFTs
  • Matrix communication protocol and how it works
  • Music Production
  • Aerodynamics
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Kinematics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Mathematics
  • How to Singe
  • How to be more creative
  • Rust programming
  • Systems programming
  • How to do research
  • How to draw
  • Statistics
  • Computational Biology
  • dapps
  • Web3
  • blockchain

A lot of these topics & subjects I already have a (very) high level understanding of. For example, I currently work in the IoT industry, so while I do have "Computer Networking" on that list, I do want to learn much, much more on the topic. I also have a degree in Petroleum Engineering and had to take 2 years (4 semesters) of Physics courses, but I want to revisit the basic topics as well as dive into the more complex sub-fields.

Why I want to study these things

The simplest answer is: because I want to.

The longer answer is that I am just genuinely interested in these topics (and I'm sure that as I dig into these subjects and topics, I will uncover new things I want to learn about). But, it does go a bit deeper than that. I believe that we live in the best time for the distribution and access to human knowledge. The internet is such a beautiful place for gathering and consuming information, how could I just dismiss this opportunity?

How I will learn these things

I am dedicating 2 hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to gathering, consuming, and learning about one of those topics at a time.

How will I determine how long I will spend on a topic? Well, I'm not going give myself a time frame for when to start and stop a subject. I will simply let my curiosity and interest guide (that sounds posh).

I've also added a new line to the top of my homepage that tells you what subject I'm working on now.

One thing I also plan on doing is to add tags to my blog posts and a search feature that allows readers to search my content.

As always, the best way to contact me is on Twitter, you can follow me on Instagram, or check out my Contact Page.

Until next time, stay curious...