Observation

Ain’t Broke!

Many people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet. I often say or think the first line. I almost forgot the come-back. Many engineers are tasked with taking something that isn’t broke and make it cheaper to produce and no better than it needs to be. It’s call “planned obsolescence” when the need is determined to be designed-in failure. In...

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The Science of Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting requires a knowledge of the why and how of proper behavior or operation. I don’t troubleshoot human problems as their how and why is very complex. I do enjoy troubleshooting things mechanical because machines don’t involve emotion in their operation. At least not yet. Controls have been my specialty for most of my life. The last part of my working career was managing construction projects involving building (the structural kind) energy management systems and...

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Spider Bite?

I put a question mark on the title as I have no proof of a bite other than the symptoms. Proof requires a sighting and better yet, capture of the little critter. The pictures are a bit graphic. Don’t click to enlarge if it bothers you…  🙂 I like Dr. Pepper and now drink mostly the diet version. It helped me loose 35 pounds. We bought a large case of 36 cans in one box....

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Is the Fat Lady Singing?

Just when you think it is over… it is not quite. Hopefully I can stop talking about Site5 and all the foibles. My issues may be over, but I have a friend I have been mentoring on setting up Joomla websites. I encouraged him to install with the former ISP I was using before we knew of the move to Site5. So, I am somewhat responsible to him. His website(s) were moved on Friday, two...

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