How The FCC Wants To Improve Rural Internet

I caught on to Santa Claus fairly early in life. It's unfortunate then that it took me so long to realize that, despite their strongly spoken rhetoric, my government really doesn’t care about helping me. Sometimes this truth is so evident that I question my...
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Failure To Communicate, The Evolution of A Bad Design

When I write about engineers, I naturally try to show us in the best light possible. Still, there's no arguing that some of the things you cope with as a consumer of the products we design would have been avoided if a blind monkey were the designer. Why does this...
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Ever Think of Your Engineer as a Super Hero? The Evidence is There.

I’m going to assume you’re reading this because you’re trying to make sense of the engineer in your life. I've written several posts on understanding engineers but maybe you're looking for new insights. Ever think of your engineer as a super hero? There's more...
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From the Doghouse

A look at dogs having fun

Poser Gallery

My gallery of pictures I’ve created in Poser

My Stories

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories I’ve written

Amazon’s Secret Weapon, No Will Call Lines

When I needed 200 aluminum fence stays, I found them for $19 at Amazon and $11 at Lowe's but I still bought them from Amazon. The decision wasn’t made because I’m a loyal dedicated Amazon shopper. It was a simple matter of economics. When I calculated all the costs,...

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From the Doghouse -It’s all about them

A look at dogs having fun!

Short Stories

With posts like these, ever wonder what kind of fiction I would write?

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