We hear all to often that there isn’t enough time in the day, but is it really true? I don’t know about anyone else, but I always seem to find the time to do what I really want to do. In fact if I tell you I don’t have time, it usually probably means I don’t want to find the time or that I can think of 10 other things I need to do, that I’d rather do. I think everyone is like this, we all find time to do the things we want. Sure there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything, but as long as there is enough time to do what you really want to do, then does it really matter?
Archive for October, 2007
This is one of the core philosophies of life, and a big reason why I am so dedicated to learning so many different topics. There are many things in life that I don’t have any control over and that I’m asked to blindly accept. I’ve always found it easier to accept things if I understand them, and so I go on quests for knowledge. But many times there are things that go unanswered and this is something I find very difficult to accept. Why would a parent say “because I said so”, maybe it’s because they don’t know or don’t care enough to explain why.
Regardless, it is what it is, and I just hope everyone learns: that with understanding, comes acceptance — for me at least.
I’ve been fascinated with a few different technologies, and while HDTV is my current hobby, my first was car audio. The little town where I grew up didn’t have a car audio shop of any kind, so we would drive over to West Palm Beach, FL to a little place called Audio Advisors. They had the most high end gear around and the best employees. Their installation team was award winning and I learned a lot from my long talks their sales people. To me it was just my closest audio shop, but here it is now fifteen years later and they are still being recognized for their excellence. Although I couldn’t care much less about car audio now, I’m sure they are up on the latest home automation and theater gear and I’m sure I could still learn quite a few things from them.
My friend Bryan Schneider from TampaHDTV.com knows someone from just about every local TV channel in the Tampa Bay area, so when they asked him to help out with a segment about HDTV, he asked me to help ’em out. Unfortunately for Bryan, although he helped them, they didn’t use any of his quotes. They did used plenty of mine though, and I was very pleased with the quotes that they choose to use and think they did a very good job of educating the public.
If you’re in the Tampa Bay area you can catch in to channel 10 news, otherwise you can click the image and watch it on their website, or you can just read the transcript here.