The Beginning of the End...


A picture of Adam Savage with the quote "Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down"

"The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down" - Adam Savage

I remember when I first got on the internet. Nobody was trying to sell you anything, and why would they? Nobody was dumb enough to buy anything online back then. It was just people sharing what they'd been up to. Geocities anyone?

That part of the internet has always captivated me. Just a world wide collection of folks sharing what they know, giving away knowledge. We were all just getting ahead in life together. That stuck with me. The ease with which you can find how to's on youtube these days or information on forums still continues to impress me. Folks advancing their lives, together.

It saddens me to see so much of it depart to vapid social media posts where the presence of such knowledge is fleeting. A few likes today, gone tomorrow.

So here is where I contribute my little bit to the world. I share with others as others have shared with me. Review, tutorials, how to's... take my knoweldge and experience and run with it. A thousand people helped me get where I am today, may a thousand more get somewhere with what I can share.

So who is Shred Jesse?

Glad you asked... and I'll never tell! It's a moniker is the short answer. The long answer is I work in a field where if they didn't at least Google my name to consider me for a job they wouldn't be serious enough to consider taking a job from. I am not ashamed of my hobies, but we live in trying times and controversy is abound. Ontop of varying opinions and beliefs... a smart employer is going to skip hiring some one with my lack of self preservation in favor of that boring pencil pusher whose most dangerous activity is driving their five star crash rated vehicle to work every morning and then back to their safe subscription to cable television.

Such is the future. The seperation had to come to be a nescessity.

Why Shred?

In general having a lack of self preservation has attracted me to things like snowboarding, skateboarding, motorcycles and in turn a variety of other dangerous acitivites when performed at an advanced level. Needles to say, the term "shred" just fit the bill for what I like to do. A challenge, an adrenaline rush, a push to challenge myself and learn something new... etc etc. Plus sometimes I fall down and get hurt... so the moniker seemed most appropriate.