I wanted to take the time to make one last short post to all of my readers that helped get this website going, and have made an effort to contact and/or compliment me.
It's no secret that a little over a year ago, I landed a job at SpaceX. In fact, based on the subject titles of the numerous messages and comments I've received but have not responded to, I would wager that is the number one Google search term that locates this blog.
Well, that said, I have been having a blast working at SpaceX. It is everything I imagined it would be, and more. However, the one item I did not account for was the large commitment of time and energy working for such a small, up-and-coming company would be. While I fiddle on my various hobbies from time to time (see previous blog posts), and I still ride and maintain my motorcycles actively, I no longer have enough time to document the projects, log them, and discuss them on here.
So this will probably be my last post on my website for a long while. I do not want to remove the site, as, one day, if I get better control over my schedule, I intend to reactivate it. However, for the foreseeable future, these will be my final words here.
Thank you again to all of those of you who have contacted me, linked to my website, told others of my blog, and generally supported me. My sincerest apologies go out to those of you that contacted me but never received a response. Had I the time, I would love to chat with all of you. However, I don't respond to messages when I am too tired to give the message the due attention it deserves, thus, I have failed to reply to many of you. I am sorry.
For all of those looking on advice on how to get a job at SpaceX, all I can tell you is that we hire the best of the best. So show us how much further ahead than all your peers you are, and you'll do fine.
For all of those seeking advice or guidance on mathematics, controls, or some other engineering topic, all I can tell you is that you will never stop learning. 95% of what you need to know is in a book somewhere. You can dig it up if you work hard enough. Don't slouch. Don't slack. Don't just try to find the "right answer." Push yourself to understand whatever it is you are working on and the answers will make themselves evident.
And to my fellow adventures, simply this: embrace that unknown over the horizon.
Best of luck to you all in all of your endeavours.
Brady C. Jackson