Why I am (re)learning SQL and Python Instead of Reading the News

Katrina Monet
2 min readJan 10, 2018

In retrospect I’m glad I stood on the outskirts looking at the entirety of the Tech industry from the bottom up before 1) jumping in head first and 2) deciding at what angle. Now I know what programing languages I ‘should’ master in order to place myself in an area of infinitesimal growth for the majority of my middle career; where I will likely experience less turn over and less burn out than those who went straight in from the get go. Including the flock of baby computer scientists who largely jumped into Ruby and its friends due to being primarily influenced by gaming.

Human readable data vs. not.

The thing that gets me to take my gloves off to dig into some broken appliance or device to successfully fix it is this one simple thought: there are plenty of far less capable or intellectually bright men (not to beat up on anyone, just state a fact) who fix things like this all of the time.

Currently I am trying to switch that thought on in my mind in regards to data and computer sciences, but thinking about all of the 4 letter acronyms like the names of physical parts in machines and remembering how it’s no more complicated than a very detailed puzzle — this can’t be that hard. Rocket science isn’t that hard; mechanical physics is just flat, which makes it feel intangible to those more used to operating in 3D. Neuroscience isn’t that hard it just isn’t very applicable for anyone who isn’t a neurologist or brain surgeon — whom are likely into electricity, which is merely a preference choice. Thus far the hardest subject I’ve encountered is history, namely because according to physics, which governs our fundamental understanding of existence and thus all of humankind and its core components of substance…the past does not exist. In most physical subjects the past, unlike the future, can’t even be assumed. Therefore, documenting it is like attempting to develop a diagnoses in a black void. Then there are materials, which might constitute evidence, but sequencing them like that of a good cinematographer: there you make theater out of nothingness. History is hard, then, on a spiritual level as well.