Assignment | Personal Inventory | Week 2

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 11:54:22 pm

Personal Inventory

The three things that would be in my personal inventory are listed below:

1. git

This deceptively complex CLI solves a very complicated problem (version control) in an extremely elegant way (a three letter CLI git with an entire world of features). Why is it in my personal inventory? Because I use it every day in my work and in my personal programming projects and I really can’t imagine doing much of my craft of programming without it.

2. SNES Controller

The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) was not the first video game console I played, but it was the first one I had of my own. When I was 8 years old, my grandfather passed away. Perhaps as a way of coping and maybe getting her mind off the situation that her husband had died, my grandmother bought me an SNES at Toys R Us against my mom’s wishes (she didn’t think I was old enough to play video games and they would be a bad influence on me). Eventually, my mom accepted video games in the house. She even came to believe that the text-heavy JRPGs like Chrono Trigger and Secret Of Mana that I primarily played somehow served as “reading practice” (if only she knew how bad those US localizations were.)

3. Roland Juno 106

This seemingly hunk-of-junk keyboard was my first real synthesizer. I bought this on eBay as a freshman in college and it opened up a world of D.I.Y. music production and experimenting with sound synthesis. I subsequently bought other keyboards and instruments, but perhaps this was the one I remember the most fondly as a “gateway synth”.

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