Life in North Wales with an eccentric Welshman, a dog in the twilight of his years and one in the 'know-it-all' of youth.
"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."
('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)
Monday, December 10, 2012
Making things, including mistakes
Yesterday, Keith spent about eight hours making ... something. The reason for the lack of detailed information here is that the electronic stuff he does means little to me, to say the least; not that I reject it as not being worthy of notice, simply that for me, it is like presenting me with a book in Mandarin Chinese. Anyway, revenons a nos moutons, as the French say. I gather it was some sort of circuit and he spent a lot of time bent over his work station, interspersed with staring at his computer screen, but finally, he had done it.
It had been a bit of a steep learning curve and had involved a few mistakes and setbacks, but, as he commented,
"I have learned far more by making mistakes than I would have done if it had all gone smoothly."