Being a programmer, I've always enjoyed learning new techniques and concepts related to software development and technology. But I've always had a job that required me to think about subjects that related to the job. I couldn't do my own thing.
But, now that I'm a old fart, I can do as I please. I've always been interested in AI, machine learning, the singularity, and science fiction in general. I know, surprising, huh? Well now I have time to indulge my interests.
The college I work for wants me to go back to school and get a masters in Computer Science to continue to teach programming classes, but FT. I'm not going to spend more years learning what others want me to learn. I'm on my own now - I'm an independent scholar.
As you know from this website, I've been writing apps for Android and learning about that platform. Its been fun. Now I'm focusing on a larger projects that enable me to code various approaches to machine learning. The world and the internet are my oyster and I intend to dine well. I look forward to years of exploration and fun!