EW!

Engineer’s Week, that is. Look with me at ‘our’ celebratory poster for a moment… The e– earth’s blossoming western hemisphere beneath some random stars shuffled together with rising monarch-ish butterflies and framed by tropical flora… shadowy stylized translucent distant skyscrapers hovering beyond the blue horizon like an outsider’s fanciful view of a distant city… (WouldContinue reading “EW!”

The Future…

“The future” … an indefinite, murky idea. It is by turns immediate, temporary, indeterminate,  … possibly eternal. It seems to have a somewhat symmetrical relationship to the past, divided by the dynamic boundary of now. We may extrapolate out a short way to a reckoned point, but only if we disregard the inevitability of surprise. SometimesContinue reading “The Future…”

(k)Now-how

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every singleContinue reading “(k)Now-how”

Past

The past is in transition — the past is transition. So long as we live, it will continue to grow. ‘Then’ is foundational to ‘now.’  It forms the superstructure as we pass now to the future. At critical junctions in life or a project it may be profitable to examine the past before moving on. Some say, “You cannot changeContinue reading “Past”

You probably don’t have skin cancer

The other day Debi noticed that one of the funny looking wart-like things on my back seemed to be bleeding a bit. I figured I probably didn’t have skin cancer, but that I should get checked out. (I spent many a shirtless summer in hay fields in upstate New York as a youth; something we nowContinue reading “You probably don’t have skin cancer”

A Yen for Yin and Yang

This has been an interesting week and it’s only Tuesday… Yesterday I found myself involved in computer code of all things. I was actually able to dig out some C++ code I wrote for a *.dll way back in the year of ’99. My direct involvement in computer programming was short-lived — there were other people who were prettyContinue reading “A Yen for Yin and Yang”

What We Do (SOAR)

I am trying out some copy writing for our upcoming website. Here’s just a smidgen… Synthesize The most general meaning of the word is “combination of parts to form a whole”. In electrical engineering, the term strongly implies mapping from mathematical functions, e.g. Chebyshev polynomials, to some sort of network, e.g. a lumped element filterContinue reading “What We Do (SOAR)”

The Internet of Things

It is not hard to find these types of articles nowadays. Whether or not you think connecting your cow to the www is a great idea, it certainly is a popular topic of conversation. I’m all for it. Here is why, as Linus Pauling famously said… If you want to have good ideas you mustContinue reading “The Internet of Things”

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”

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Janet K. Ray

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Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”