• CADHouse Diaries #3

    CADHouse Diaries #3

    Jun 8, 2022

    And here we share that time the engineer fixed a peripheral interface board in that same minicomputer-based CAD system.

  • CADHouse Diaries #2

    CADHouse Diaries #2

    Jun 8, 2022

    Here is another story where an engineer fixes a minicomputer peripheral device.

  • CADHouse Diaries #1

    CADHouse Diaries #1

    Jun 8, 2022

    Here is a short story about an engineer fixing a peripheral device on an early minicomputer that was used to design Printed Circuit Board artwork.

  • The One Thing that Solves Problems

    The One Thing that Solves Problems

    Apr 24, 2022

    Referencing my previous post on Technology, there really is one thing that solves Problems.

  • Technology

    Technology

    Apr 5, 2022

    I like to save clever sayings and I recently heard one that I believe is worth sharing.

  • Better Audio for Home Video

    Better Audio for Home Video

    Feb 20, 2022

    Work-from-home has many of us acting as Video and Audio engineers for various types of presentation. You can do some simple steps to make the audio portion of your presentation much better.

  • Three Things That Require Zero Talent

    Three Things That Require Zero Talent

    Jan 20, 2022

    I was planning to write about a popular meme of Ten Things that require Zero Talent, but ended up creating a new and much shorter list specifically for problem solving. Works for other skills too.

  • Kneepads

    Kneepads

    Dec 15, 2021

    I recently found a missing tool. I had not realized how essential this tool was to me until I went all spring and summer without it.

  • Freedom and Responsibility

    Freedom and Responsibility

    Nov 11, 2021

    Food for thought and discussion.

  • The Power of Repetition

    The Power of Repetition

    Oct 5, 2021

    The power of repetition can work for you or against your long term interests. Understanding this simple concept can help you become a Pretty Good Problem Solver.

  • Steal These Ideas

    Steal These Ideas

    Jul 23, 2021

    You might be surprised that I am encouraging you to steal my best ideas. In the best case, you already have.

  • Is there value in Getting a 4 year degree versus a 2 year degree?

    Is there value in Getting a 4 year degree versus a 2 year degree?

    Apr 8, 2021

    During a Zoom call I gave a quick answer to a question that really deserved a much more detailed response.

  • More EE Interview Questions

    More EE Interview Questions

    Mar 12, 2021

    Electrical Engineering students seem to enjoy articles that help them prepare for job interviews. Here is one about schematic diagrams and includes some possible answers.

  • Tools Redux (3)

    Tools Redux (3)

    Jan 26, 2021

    A couple of recent household repairs got me to thinking about tools again.

  • What Are You Reading? (3)

    What Are You Reading? (3)

    Dec 8, 2020

    Here is a report on a book I recently read. What are you reading?

  • If I Could See It, I Could Fix It

    If I Could See It, I Could Fix It

    Oct 17, 2020

    A recent home maintenance task reminded me of my own imperfections.

  • We Think We are Improving

    We Think We are Improving

    Aug 10, 2020

    Marketing-driven organizations can easily damage customer perception with an over-zealous campaign.

  • Fear

    Fear

    Jul 6, 2020

    Fear is one of our most basic instincts. We need to think hard about whether some fears are helping or hurting us.

  • Patience, Please

    Patience, Please

    Mar 30, 2020

    During troubling times like these, we could all benefit from a little patience.

  • Weaknesses

    Weaknesses

    Mar 8, 2020

    Surprising as it seems, admitting your weaknesses can help improve your problem-solving skills.

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