Last updated on April 7th, 2021 at 02:03 am
Something I firmly believe is this: we are only as good as the tools we use to approach all of our problems.
In 2021, I’ve consistently run a blog for over a decade, spent nearly fourteen years as a bureaucrat for the Ontario Public Service, and dabbled with digital tools. Since being a yearbook editor in grade six, doing it on a Commodore 64 all the way back in ’95.
And over the years I’ve needed to learn all sorts of things to grow in what I do, realising that everything serves its purpose in taking my ideas from dreams into reality.
Back in 2010, I don’t even remember how I came across it, but I entered Wolfram|Alpha’s Holiday Gift-Away contest, challenging 500 of us to create a Wolfram|Alpha “Spikey”—or a rhombic hexecontahedron to be specific—and gather daily votes to win a copy of their Mathematica Professional software, valued at $2,495 USD.
Despite being such a small fry at the time with only hundreds of followers on each of my social media channels at the time, I did not take this contest lightly, writing blog posts, emailing friends and even recording a number of videos to get people voting.
Now—I jumped in late, with my first requests for votes going out almost two weeks after the three-week contest started, but my people showed up,
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