Hi there. It's nice to finally meet you.
Five years ago I awoke in a strange new world: I learned to code.
My friend and I were tasked with cleaning-up the robotics lab after a late night session. Rather than spending hours sorting the parts manually, we built a robot to do it for us (finishing the task in a few days instead of hours xD).
I knew how transformative technology is. It had been all around us. But actually leveraging it myself to automate a mundane task was when I truly grokked the power of technology.
Since then, I've built fast and beautiful web apps; efficient and powerful robots; slow and pointless(?) VMs; and learned to embrace the lightness of being a perpetual beginner.