- April 16th, 2014
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I’m presently in sunny southern California, recording a video training course on AutoCAD 2015 at lynda.com. Yes, I teach software from the future!
The people at lynda.com are great and are part of an impressive organization that is an amazing resource to its subscribers. If you ever want to improve your software, design or business skills, please take my advice and check out Lynda.com. My personal link gives you 7 days of free unlimited access. You are welcome!
The journey here took me all day – 2 ferries, 2 planes and a rental car to get from my home on Cortes Island to the hotel where I am staying near Lynda.com’s headquarters in Carpinteria. I got up early in the morning and traveled 40.32 km over land and water from my door to the airport in Campbell River, according to Google maps. I then flew 111 miles to Vancouver, BC and waited several extra hours for my second flight to depart. It was delayed due to a mechanical problem and all the passengers had to switch gates 3 times while they tracked us down a plane that would safely fly. We then flew 1081 miles from Vancouver to LAX, just 1 mile off the magic 1080. After waiting in an interminable line and picking up a rental car in Los Angeles, I drove ~86.4 miles and opened the door to my hotel room at 1:08 AM, I kid you not.
At least I had a smile on my face, even though I was tired. If you’re not quite sure why I was smiling, please read the Cosmic Sequence and maybe you too will enjoy the universe’s number games. Apparently it was no accident that I arrived at exactly 1:08.
That reminds me, the last time I went on a trip to record tutorial videos was in 2012 when I went to Graz, Austria to the headquarters of Video2Brain. My plane touched down at 5:55 pm local time. I seem to recall another number coincidence on that trip regarding the number 108 but I can’t recall it anymore. In any case, Lynda.com acquired Video2Brain and that is what led to me being in California rather than Austria this time around. The culture in Austria is fascinating but the weather in California also pleases me.
Maybe there is no such thing as a coincidence? I am sure wondering. Take it from Albert Einstein,
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
I like his line of reasoning, although I’m not sure I’d attribute coincidence to a father sky deity, but maybe that’s not exactly what he meant to imply.