I'm an engineer who is interested in a wide variety of things, including software, additive manufacturing, aerospace technology, and nuclear energy. Software Engineering stood out to me as a discipline since it can be experimented with almost for free.
Some things on my mind lately include Machine Learning, Antarctica, Magnetohydrodynamic Argon Thrusters, Thorium Fueled Molten Salt Reactors, and Resin 3D Printers.
I truly enjoy programming when I know that what I'm creating is useful, and web applications have become my default approach. I'm currently hooked on NodeJS (assessing a switch to Deno), and have been working on a couple of custom packages to help modularize my existing projects and speed up development for future ones. They include an authentication system and an e-commerce product manager.
I have yet to explore low level programming for things like microcontrollers and robotics, but that is an area I'm eager to dive into at some point in the future. I'd like to design and program a Resin Printer that can use a servo arm with angle and rotation to hold the baseplate at creative angles.
Several of my most recent projects have been leveraging OpenAI services in their core functionality, and there are a staggering number of possibilities with the GPT models. GPT-3 has proven extremely capable in most circumstances, and GPT-4 is clearly a significant upgrade. A speech interface for ChatGPT is on my todo list, but there are other more pressing projects that take priority.