It’s Good to Have Talents

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I deviate from my usual technobabbling to reflect on some of the things that have happened in the last couple of days. I designed a website for the Southwest High Robotics Team, the launch of which I announced earlier this month, and now the team captain would like me to be the Media Captain, in addition to my current position of Website Captain. This would mean that I would not only maintain the site, update the upcoming photo galleries and video pages, and develop new features like our planned wiki, but would also take photos and possibly create posters/edit videos. My skills in the latter two I’m not so sure of, but I have gotten quite a few positive remarks about my picture-taking abilities. I don’t know how much of it is skill and how much is luck, but I’ll take whatever compliments I get.

It would definitely make adding new photo galleries easier, not having to get burned CDs from the current photographer, and actually kind of knowing what’s going on so I can organize the albums on my own. It could mean I’d have to delegate some of the more mundane tasks, like filling in album tables with values, to others (who have offered to help). I might turn into a regular executive-type who never does anything himself. OK, so that’s a stretch, but I seriously could find some excuses to delegate tedious tasks. Let’s see… Resizing images, filling in HTML templates, adding links, updating website text… The list could potentially go on for a while. Depending on what taking the position would involve, perhaps I will take on the extra challenge, if only to exercise my management and photography skills.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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