Hi. My name is Jai-Gouk Kim. I am a ruby programmer. And I love drawing pictures and listening Jazz music.
Here are some of my drawings ( 1
/ 4 ) I know that those are not that impressive. :P
Why do I draw pictures? Because it is not easy to think about something that does not exist yet. As a programmer and a idea-person, I found it is more easier to communicate with each other if there is a rough sketch at least. I write technical documents like theses.
Drawing pictures imporve my observation skills on tangible / intangible things and it also helps me to find and catch niche markets. To get out of “programming mind”, I try to look into other fields time to time.
When I visited moma to buy iPad1 in 2010, I encountered a masterpiece of Van Gogh. It was “Starry Night”. That experience was beyond description. I knew the paiting. And it was so famous that we see that picture on a notebook pouches. But it was just different. I envy NY people because it’s their daily life. I wish I can breath with awesome people and grow together. The ruby community was great. I hope to meet people like those. So after this short “amazing” experience, I attended Railsconf 2010. My dream came true! I want to be there again. Well, there’re other awesome confs. And I can communicate via irc / forums / google groups.
In these days, new concepts are flooding. I think it’s time to get back to the basic and start a new blog. I used to write blog posts on blogger. But the UI is not that lovely now. And I got lazy. While I started to learn Coffeescript and Single Page App, I felt I need a notebook to keep these things.
“ The hear of business is the art of problem solving. Visual thinking means taking advantage of our innate ability to see – both with our eyes and with our mind’s eye – in order to discover ideas that are otherwise invisible, develop those ideas quickly and intuitively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way that they simply get.”
So, what I’m trying to do in this blog site is to keep up with new technologies and ideas via some simple drawings. And hopefully, I can meet new awesome guys. :)