Welcome to my blog. I’m Kara Atchison with Lone Star Technology. I’m based in Taipei, Taiwan and Dallas, Texas. I also am a frequent visitor to Shenzhen, China.
If you’ve never made a mistake, you aren’t doing anything. The worst thing that can happen to you is to be afraid to try.
One time, I was working in a customer’s lab in Taiwan helping them with some embedded software. The system had a lamp and all of a sudden “Boom!”
I had just blown the customer’s lamp up. Not only kind of dangerous, but also not good for the customer’s prototype or my ego. Two engineers are just laughing, laughing so much that they can’t breathe … And then one tells me it wasn’t my fault as they had controlled the lamp externally.
Have I blown up a lamp before? One time before! And I certainly do remember why and how not to do it again.
I’m not advocating blowing up stuff, but I am advocating taking action and learning. This client welcomed me into their laboratory for months on end and I had the opportunity to understand their design process and help them gain market share.
See you next time!