• Saying

    Saying "Thank You"

    Jun 16, 2014

    It isn't always easy to remember to say, "Thank You" to people who help us. I want to take a little time to thank some people.

  • Understanding what earns your company money

    Understanding what earns your company money

    May 26, 2014

    I like to think that almost all companies are in the business of solving problems for their customers.

  • Catching Up

    Catching Up

    Apr 27, 2014

    Catching up after an extended time without new posts.

  • What are You Reading?

    What are You Reading?

    Dec 19, 2013

    I sometimes get asked the question, “What are you reading?” The question means this week or this month, not at this instant.

  • Too Much to Do Today

    Too Much to Do Today

    Dec 3, 2013

    A brief essay on the difficulty of balancing urgent or important tasks.

  • EE Interview Questions 3

    EE Interview Questions 3

    Nov 13, 2013

    Here are four more questions that an Electrical Engineer might encounter during an interview.

  • EE Interview Questions 2

    EE Interview Questions 2

    Nov 13, 2013

    Continuing the discussion of Electrical Engineer interview questions.

  • EE Interview Questions 1

    EE Interview Questions 1

    Nov 13, 2013

    Here are some typical interview questions for an Electrical Engineering candidate.

  • Electrical Engineer Interview Questions

    Electrical Engineer Interview Questions

    Oct 28, 2013

    Some reader responses to an online article (elsewhere, not mine) make me really sad and a little bit mad.

  • Feedback


    Oct 21, 2013

    Electronic and Human Systems both use feedback to obtain useful results.

  • The C.R.A.P. Test

    The C.R.A.P. Test

    Oct 8, 2013

    I recently was introduced to an easy-to-remember test you can apply to any knowledge you gain from research.

  • The Four Constraints of Any Project

    The Four Constraints of Any Project

    Sep 26, 2013

    I was wrong. There are four (not three) constraints of any project. Read on to discover the bug in my previous thinking.

  • Universal symbol for a problem?

    Universal symbol for a problem?

    Sep 11, 2013

    Is there a universal symbol or image for a problem? Something anybody would look at and say, "Aha-that represents a problem!"

  • What Customers Don't Understand

    What Customers Don't Understand

    Sep 4, 2013

    Some thoughts on why we rarely understand the complexities of every job other than our own.

  • Getting Hired:

    Getting Hired: "Show it, don't say it."

    Aug 26, 2013

    Something to think about when you are writing a resume or preparing for an interview.

  • Greater Than or Equal To

    Greater Than or Equal To

    Aug 20, 2013

    A brief discussion of the meaning of the favicon for this website.

  • The Phone Broke My Door

    The Phone Broke My Door

    Aug 13, 2013

    Another tale of a surprising and funny bug.

  • Better Bugs

    Better Bugs

    Aug 5, 2013

    A short story about an unusual demand from management.

  • Errata-001


    Jul 27, 2013

    First blog post; includes 2 corrections for the book.