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When I first tried out the Apple Vision Pro, I was expecting just another high-end tech toy. What I got was something entirely different—a device that changed the way I interact with my digital workspace. This wasn’t just about playing with new tech; it was about fully integrating it into my day-to-day coding practices, pushing the boundaries of what I thought was possible. The experience really opened my eyes to the potential of mixed reality, despite its early kinks and quirks.

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What if I could be a part of helping make humans a spacefaring species? As a software engineer, there seemed to be no suitable answer that would take me closer to this big dream. That is until I noticed an open position for a Frontend Engineer at SpaceX and decided to apply. While my initial attempt to join the SpaceX team fell short, I decided not to abandon my dream. Instead, I embarked on an ambitious solo project, intending to refine my skills and reapply in the future.

Having dedicated nearly two decades to JavaScript development, my path seemed set in the realm of web technologies. Yet, life has a way of throwing unexpected twists, and one of those for me was discovering LabVIEW. This unanticipated introduction led me to ponder: How might a seasoned web developer, entrenched in the digital world, transition to the tangible, intricate domain of industrial automation? Join me as I narrate my adventure, delving into the nuances, the challenges faced, and a particularly audacious endeavor—automating a boat.



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