Upgrading To The Prusa MK3S From the Prusa MK2 , Is It Worth It?

It’s Saturday night as I listen to my new Prusa MK3S and wonder how I can justify my purchase of a third 3D printer to my wife. After two years, my Prusa MK2 was getting a bit long in the tooth. My prints were no longer a thing of beauty. Where I used to have...

Married To An Engineer: We See Problems Differently

Several years ago, there was a study on the differences in the way dogs and wolves interacted with people. Now I'm not going to insult your intelligence by comparing engineers to wolves but the study did reveal an intriguing similarity. Like wolves, Engineers see...

Wonder Why Society Is Failing? Blame It On The Internet

Wonder why society is failing? I blame it on the Internet. Don't get me wrong, I love the Internet but I also believe it's responsible for causing us to become a very mean-spirited society. Until now, we’ve always had some amount of personal risk for displaying bad...

From the Doghouse

A look at dogs having fun

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My gallery of pictures I’ve created in Poser

Nature by Carol

A look at the less technical side of life

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  • Comments on Udacity vs. CollegesComments on Udacity vs. Colleges
    Today I got to read an interesting article by David Youngberg , “Why Online Education Won’t Replace College—Yet ” He gives five  points to support his beliefs and even took CS101 from Udacity as research. I think he’s very right in his main assumption but he certainly picked five very poor points on which to […]
  • VR Goggles, I Still Look Like A Geek When I Wear ThemVR Goggles, I Still Look Like A Geek When I Wear Them
    I try to acknowledge my weaknesses and technology is certainly one of my major weaknesses. My house is full of early adopter junk that never made it past the early adopter stage. Fortunately, there’s also the occasional gem such as my 3D printer and my drone. These gems are the things that convince my wife […]
  • Using WordPress.com To Host Your BlogUsing WordPress.com To Host Your Blog
    I used to work at a small electronics store that grew too fast and could not sustain itself when to economy took a turn for the worse. When the store finally closed, I was amazed by the ego of the owner as he started selling subscriptions to his newsletter, a newsletter giving advice on running […]

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  • Adobe Premier Elements 10, Almost a ReviewAdobe Premier Elements 10, Almost a Review
    One of the things that I’m trying to improve on is the inclusion of videos in my posts. Enforcing that, my wife has recently started using her iPad to record dog runs during her Agility shows.  That gives me the perfect excuse to start looking at video editing software. When it comes to video editing […]
  • Baby Knowledge, An Important Concept In Being UnderstoodBaby Knowledge, An Important Concept In Being Understood
    When we moved out to our ranch, my wife had to impress on me that horses were not merely big dogs that we could ride. Wagging their tail does not indicate pleasure at seeing you. Rolling on the ground doesn’t always mean their back itches and yawning certainly doesn’t mean they had a late night. […]
  • Customer Retention, A Forgotten Concept Or Counting On Our LazinessCustomer Retention, A Forgotten Concept Or Counting On Our Laziness
    I just finished deleting Opinionbypen. No, not this version of my blog obviously. I’m talking about the version hosted at GoDaddy. This year when my renewal rolled around, GoDaddy rewarded my tenure with a rate increase. Having been with then for five years, they could have rewarded my customer loyalty with a discount.  Instead they […]

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  • The Demise of the PC, Where I Blame EverbodyThe Demise of the PC, Where I Blame Everbody
    Writing this post took a lot longer than usual. It wasn’t all the additional research,  the facts are staring us in the face. This post depressed me because it was so obvious. Building your own PC is about to go the way of the 70’s muscle cars, suddenly the entire industry is focused on tablets. […]
  • News Reporters Or News Fabricators?News Reporters Or News Fabricators?
    News Reporters Or News Fabricators?                             by  –Zee– The “takedown” in McKinney Texas of a young lady by a police officer at a party held in a private neighborhood pool was vulgar, perhaps unnecessary, but it belonged to McKinney, not the world. The […]
  • My Theory On Why Time Seems To Be Moving FasterMy Theory On Why Time Seems To Be Moving Faster
    More and more often I hear people commenting on how fast the years seem to go by. Conventional wisdom seems to be that the older we get the faster time appears to fly. The theory sounds good, especially with a sprinkling of mathematics to lend credibility to the theory. At the age of five, one […]

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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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  • Class Action Suits, A Way To Balance The Budget?Class Action Suits, A Way To Balance The Budget?
    The odds are strong you’ve been a client in a class action suit. You might never know you were involved in one. Maybe more than one, I know I’ve been represented in several. It seems the moment you buy something, you’re automatically included in a class action suit. Many of …
  • Repairing My 3D PrinterRepairing My 3D Printer
    This week had a number of coincidences. After telling you that my wife is like a magnet for nails, she ended up with another nail in her tire and right after I published my latest post on my 3D printer, my printer died. My wife felt it was a very …
  • ControlsControls
    I want you to try an experiment. Pick a remote control that you use frequently and tell me what each switch does. Odds are that you can’t. I would even guess that you only use a few of them. As an engineer I love choices. The more controls you give …
  • Communication As Seen By An EngineerCommunication As Seen By An Engineer
    Communication, the human race has been attempting it for thousands of years. Whither it’s art, music, writing, movies, even this website, it’s all a form of communication. With that much practice, you would think we’d be better at it. Honestly, I don’t know why we aren’t better at it but …
  • Why All The Hate For PO Boxes, Part TwoWhy All The Hate For PO Boxes, Part Two
    Almost two years ago I preordered a Google Nexus tablet, only to have the order cancelled two weeks later because I had used a PO Box as my address. Needless to say I wasn’t happy. Being very frustrated and having limited options, I wrote Google Wallet, PO Boxes and No …

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