Re: career wise??
Well put!! My inspiration came from the movie called, "Armageddon". Into the unknowns of space, you are who you are. Do your best to serve your country, your planet. Those of you who have seen this movie, I don't need to explain it to you.
That movie made me realize how much I have to push myself, not necessarily to be the best, but to ACHIEVE. You can't simply give up on things, people. Scale the wall, go beyond your vision, your imagination. Once that barrier is reached, you know you are the best at what you do.
With the combined effort from everyone, anything is possible. The very best of computer technology is yet to be seen and that's whats so great about this field. It is a never ending wave of information waiting to be harnessed and we are along for the ride. I hope to be part of it.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?