Here’s To Crazy Crap Your Dad Does!

Father's Day 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! My Dad is nuts, or eccentric, however you want to put it. He hasn’t gone off the deep end yet. When he does get there we’ll go out to the farm and I’ll tell him to imagine all the rabbits he’ll be able to have and […]

Humor In Engineering

Engineering Humor

Major Dichotomy Use your best Tom Hanks voice to say “There’s no humor in ENGINEERING!” Sad truth is that there’s not really anything funny about engineering, but you can get a good dose of both at There’s only really one guy out there doing building science that makes sense and is fun to read and […]

Blockchains – A New Way to Render Engineering Services


Blockchains are Fantastic! Blockchains have been in the headlines recently with BitCoin and other crypto currencies coming out. But, they are little tough to understand – Wikipedia defines a Blockchain as: is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of data records hardened against tampering and revision. It consists of data structure blocks—which hold […]


Acceptance is the first step! There are some things I don’t want in my backyard, but I think we get caught up in this idea that everything needs to be reformatted to how one wishes it to be rather than accepting the status quo. If you don’t like it; find out how to fix it […]

US will be #1 in Global Manufacturing by 2020, Despite Impact of Public Policy

Laws and Policies Are Good For Consumers and Producers I came across this 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index analysis by the global network of analysts known collectively as Deloitte. I’m going to have to read the whole thing some time soon, but a recent update for 2016 caught my attention with the US undergoing selection […]

Always React – First Rule of Krav Maga

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, always react. ‘Always react,’ is the central tenant of Krav Maga, the Israeli combat defense system. It’s some serious training and it will really take you to the next level in self defense. I’ve never been in a fight, I’ve never been mugged or attacked. I’ve […]