Who Would Have Known?

The information you glean from the internet… who would have known: Paul Reubens is best known for portraying Pee-Wee Herman and might seem like an unlikely candidate to have a military hero father. Years before his son was born, Milton

Are Stereotypes Useful?

An interesting discussion.  Two words to generally avoid: Always and Never. Apparently there’s a debate in psychology about the accuracy of stereotypes. Lin Bian and Andrei Cimpian write: In his book Social Perception and Social Reality, Lee Jussim suggests that

The Glass is…

I used to love the humor about the contents of a glass in the context of optimism, pessimism, and engineering.  The Optimist says glass is half full; The Pessimist says glass is half empty; The Engineer says someone made the

The Science is Settled

First rule of science is don’t trust anyone that tells you “the Science is Settled”.  If Einstein were alive today, he would tell you that his Theory of Relatively is not completely settled.  Quantum physics with waves and particles is

Bicycling to Air Force Museum

I went on a 25-mile bike-ride with my buddy, Marc, to check out the new additions to the National Museum of the Air Force.  It was beautiful weather and a great day for a ride.  We even rode by the Riverscape

Installing New Basketball Hoop

Update Phase 3 is now complete.  My buddy, Redman, showed up to help me mount the backboard, rim and net.  I also planted sod around the concrete base.   The combination of the solid pole filled with concrete and rebar,

Digital Work Instructions

There is an interesting white paper about smart manufacturing and digital work instructions at the DISCUS Software Company web site.   This paper provides 7 insights into what’s necessary to bring electronic work instructions to the marketplace. It provides a nice backgrounder