• Resilience


    Aug 31, 2023

    Resilience is that magic which helps us get back up when we have been knocked down.

  • Time


    Jul 30, 2023

    It's time we had a little chat about time.

  • One Hundred

    One Hundred

    Jun 14, 2023

    My one-hundredth post discusses some things I have learned and shared over the past 10 years.

  • Projects


    May 1, 2023

    The end of a recent many-year, many-problem project got me thinking about the mixed feelings I was having about it ending.

  • Obsolescence


    Mar 18, 2023

    Stumbling across an old component led me to consider what happens when they or specific technical skills become obsolete.

  • Planning


    Feb 8, 2023

    One key skill for getting hired (and staying hired) is your ability to work with your project team's planning tools.

  • Spammers


    Dec 8, 2022

    Many communication channels are being overwhelmed with endless spam (unwanted and unwelcome messages). The message signal-to-noise ratio is falling below usable minimums.

  • Redefining Yourself

    Redefining Yourself

    Sep 28, 2022

    Sometimes if you want to improve your job performance you will need to change how you see yourself.

  • Memory


    Aug 24, 2022

    Some thoughts and a short story about memory.

  • 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


    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


    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.

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