I’ve got a few grape plants around my yard, with one Chardonnay plant in particular in a large pot on my deck. I’ve been extremely pleased with the growth and the quantity of grape clusters on the vines this year.
Popular Mechanics Goes Political
I’ve commented previously that many of the engineering and technical journals have started outsourcing the writing to so-called ‘journalists’. That is, writers that don’t really have a passion or the insights for the topic are creating sophomoric stories. In this
Origins Of Stereotypes
Source: Top 10 Origins Of Controversial Stereotypes – Listverse 10 The Dumb Blonde 9 Asians Can’t Drive 8 Irish People = Potato-Eaters 7 The French Are Cowards 6 Men Are Better Workers Than Women 5 Black People Love Fried Chicken
Aircraft Bone Yard in Tucson
Update To demonstrate that there is actually strategic value in mothballing the old aircraft, the Air Force has gone to the bone yard to resurrect a B-52 that was moved to long-term storage back in 2008. It took a team
Cracked Bicycle Rims… and Derailleur… and Chain
Update Let’s see. I think I’m replacing my Cannondale R700 a piece at a time… It was my rear rim in 2015, my front derailleur in 2018, and now in 2019, I snapped my chain while riding up a steep
Are Engineers Writing the Articles at Engineering Sites?
As an engineer, one of the sites that I visit via my Feedly reader is Interesting Engineering. It typically covers topics pertinent to the practice of mechanical, industrial, and electrical engineering. Since engineers have been trained to focus on
Asteroids vs Climate Change
Evidently a city-crushing asteroid came very close to the planet that we call ‘home’: The last-minute detection is yet another sign of how much remains unknown about space and a sobering reminder of the very real threat asteroids can pose…
Gardening Progress 2019
A few snapshots of my plants (mostly grown from seeds or tubers). The first is my grape plant, the second is a snap pea plant (that is growing like crazy), and the third is a photo of one of my
Knee High by Fourth of July
It’s a common phrase in the corn-growing Midwestern States: “Knee High by Fourth of July“. It’s a reference to the height of the corn stalks in the growing season. In reality, the hybrid corn grown in Ohio has often been
Devastation in Dayton?
It’s now more than a month since the destructive tornado winds passed through Southwest Ohio — and as evidenced by a photo that I took today of a home in the Trotwood area (see below) — there are still many