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Master of None

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is simultaneously an accolade and an indictment. Having the ability to learn enough to do many things, but lacking the commitment and followthrough to become proficient at any of them.

I would stop short of calling myself ADD or trying to blame my shifting focus on some undiagnosed ailment; I have the capacity to become proficient, I just lack the drive, not the attention span. Unfortunately, when I view myself comparatively with others, this always boomerangs back to me as a negative.

On the flip side of this characterization, it makes me quite good at my job. I am paid to manage projects involving many specialized disciplines, and I need to know enough about each one to verify that they're actually doing their job correctly, but not enough to actually perform the work (in most cases). Therefore, being a "jack of all trades" is quite literally my strength as a manager.

In my personal activities, however, this lack of drive for proficiency stems from a satisfaction with what skill or talent I've achieved with the effort already expended. I'm a computer gamer, Lego model designer, (lazy) handyman, apathetic grammar nazi, closeted social media nerd, and techno-tinkerer. Not enough to be an expert in any of those fields, but I know enough to be engaging and knowledgeable on the subjects.

The previous four paragraphs are meant to serve as a sort of poor introduction to this blog; I don't have a clear, singular topic, as my interests are varied, and my depth of knowledge in each is relatively shallow. I may not be able to give expert advice, but I know enough to hopefully be a little bit interesting, if somewhat eccentric.

My goal is merely to be interesting, if not informative or insightful. Sort of a one-off spin on "if they can't find you handsome, at least let them find you handy".

And with that, we're off.

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