The Way We Present Numbers Reveals A Lot About Us

The first time I saw Spock turn to Captain Kirk and say, "This plan only has a 5.377 percent probability of success," I was hooked. Spock was able to use his massive intellect and compute the probability of the Enterprise surviving an encounter with the Romulans to...

My Approach To Identifying And Eliminating Email Spam

I don't know about you but I've completely stopped answering my phone. If you want to talk to me, leave a message. I’m guessing you already know why I made that decision; 99.9 percent of the calls are someone trying to sell me something or to scam me. In case you...

A Followup to Amazon Polly and My Solar Fountain

I live in Texas because I enjoy the hot summers, mild winters and the food. Well, also because my wife has told me she's not moving out of Texas. What I really dread is springtime when my allergies kick into overtime and I feel like a druggie looking for my next...

From the Doghouse

A look at dogs having fun

Poser Gallery

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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  • How Much Am I Saving By Turning Out All The Lights?How Much Am I Saving By Turning Out All The Lights?
    The start of a new year provides us with a time of reflection and resolutions. Today, with the end of the old year on the horizon, I find myself going from room to room turning out lights in an attempt to keep my electricity bill reasonable. I remember my father performing the same ritual, probably […]
  • A Proposal For Developing Engineering SynergyA Proposal For Developing Engineering Synergy
    If you work in a factory you’re used to hearing management babble, just think about your mission statement. If it’s like most mission statements out there, it’s a collection of meaningless phrases. Take this for example, “Utilizing our engineering synergy, we will develop a paradigm of waste cutting and improved production, allowing us to totally […]
  • Suggestions On Writing Readable Product ReviewsSuggestions On Writing Readable Product Reviews
    It’s Christmas time! Then again, by the time you read this, Christmas will probably be over for the year. Fortunately for you this post only has a slight relationship to Christmas. Every year as Christmas draws near my wife asks for something related to her gardening. Couldn’t be easier, I pull up Amazon and start […]

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  • I Need You To Stop Watching Me, An Engineer’s ConfessionI Need You To Stop Watching Me, An Engineer’s Confession
    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no one is watching you. There’s a lot of truth to that statement. All my life, people have been watching me. No, I don’t mean spies, foreign agents or even the NSA. Not that I’m dismissing the notion that they might be lurking about but my current concern is […]
  • Why Would An Engineer Find Gordon Ramsay Entertaining?Why Would An Engineer Find Gordon Ramsay Entertaining?
    One of the major differences between my wife and I is the way we view food. My wife likes to savor new foods and enjoy the delicate interplay between the seasonings. Me, I’m more concerned about how long it takes to prepare and eat. My wife accuses me of only having two taste buds, both […]
  • 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. […]

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  • Great Appearance, Good To Have, Bad To Vote ForGreat Appearance, Good To Have, Bad To Vote For
    I have a point to make but before I do so I want to put my audience in the proper frame of mind. When I consider the perfect woman I think of somebody who is very slender, drop dead gorgeous with perfect makeup and long hair. Of course with these attributes there’s no question that […]
  • Where Have All The Mentors Gone?Where Have All The Mentors Gone?
    It’s easy to forget there was a time before the Internet, before YouTube and before Facebook. Nowadays if you want to know how to change the power window motor on your 1994 Ford pickup, you pull up Google and do a search. Odds are good that someone has made a video telling you how. As […]
  • Why Is It So Hard To Describe A Problem To An Engineer?Why Is It So Hard To Describe A Problem To An Engineer?
    If there’s an engineer in your life you already know the soul numbing frustration that comes from trying to describe a problem to an engineer. My poor Wife has suffered through this so many times she’s become a computer expert in self defense. Why is it so hard to work with us? We’re smart, intuitive […]

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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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  • I’m Male But I’m Not That Stubborn, ReallyI’m Male But I’m Not That Stubborn, Really
    I want to make something perfectly clear. When I wrote my post about male stubbornness, I was talking about other males, I was certainly not talking about myself. Despite what my wife may think, I’ve always considered myself to be very reasonable. That is until this week, when it was …
  • What To Do With An Abandoned Website, FromtheDoghouse.comWhat To Do With An Abandoned Website, FromtheDoghouse.com
    The Internet is littered with dead and abandoned websites. You know the signs, most of the links no longer work, the last post was over a year ago and nothing is up to date. For every website that succeeds, there’s a hundred that don’t. The reasons are varied, not enough …
  • A Discussion on the Writing of DocksideA Discussion on the Writing of Dockside
    I’ll admit to a huge amount of pride in the stories I’ve written. Unfortunately very few of you have read my stories. That’s not your fault. I already know what I write doesn’t appeal to everyone. Before you protest, let me explain that the way my stories are published gives me …
  • My Approach To Identifying And Eliminating Email SpamMy Approach To Identifying And Eliminating Email Spam
    I don’t know about you but I’ve completely stopped answering my phone. If you want to talk to me, leave a message. I’m guessing you already know why I made that decision; 99.9 percent of the calls are someone trying to sell me something or to scam me. In case …
  • A Study in Communication, WebhostinghubA Study in Communication, Webhostinghub
    I decided to try WebhostingHub because $10 for a year of webhosting looked too good to pass up.  What I did not expect was a wonderful example of poor communication. I admit it, I’m cheap. I follow Rick Broida on Twitter because he comes up with some real bargains. When …

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