Home work – exercises in problem solving

Home work – exercises in problem solving

September 17th, 2013 // 6:25 pm @

One thing I have always enjoyed doing is working with my hands – wether it’s making something, fixing something, or even drawing. I find that the professional skills I use to solve problems in system architecture, design, and system development using programming languages like C# transfer to problem solving when I am doing repairs on my house.

It’s an interesting exercise to know whether there’s a problem with some part of my house, figure out the problem’s essential aspects, come up with various approaches, and figure out how to execute a particular approach.

In the photo I am preparing several windows for painting and saw that there was more to the job than picking a color and starting to paint. There was a lot of prep work to do – mostly around repairing gaps, filling in wood, and sealing joints. Part of the problem solving was figuring out how I was going to get to the windows – they’re in a really awkward place.

The point of this post is that I wanted to say I really enjoy solving problems of various types including software as well as other types of problems. Stay safe!

Category : Blog

Comments are closed.

Latest Posts


"Erik excels in roles that require technical creativity and innovation. He is one of the very few people for whom technology is a way of life. Staying abreast with the latest and the greatest comes naturally for him. I found him to be very meticulous about the smallest technical details on projects while maintaining sight of the greater goal. I found him to be a great mentor to junior technical resources and very good writer."

P Kumar