Jul 06

Saturday round up

  • Magnificent photography from Afghanistan
  • A guide to chopping foods
  • Race, Advertising and the Sony Playstation.
  • Big Brother mixes with the cast of Friends to create Dodgeball
  • An insightful post on Energy from the Winds of Change; it starts

    An optimist says the glass is half full, the pessimist says the glass is half empty and the engineer says the glass is the wrong size.

    Read the whole thing.

  • Some quite impressive numbers you’re not likely to hear about.

    In less than three years, the U.S. economic pie has expanded by $2.2 trillion, an output add-on that is roughly the same size as the total Chinese economy, and much larger than the total economic size of nations like India, Mexico, Ireland, and Belgium.

    I think Iraq is keeping the political class occupied, much like the Clinton scandals did in the late 90s, and saving us from grand new ideas.

Jul 06

Quotes of the moment

Samuel Goldwyn

“You’ve got to take the bitter with the sour.”

37 Signals

The secret to building half a product instead of a half-ass
product is saying no.

Each time you say yes to a feature, you’re adopting a child. You
have to take your baby through a whole chain of events (e.g.
design, implementation, testing, etc.). And once that feature’s
out there, you’re stuck with it.

Jul 06

Quote of the moment

This actually dovetails nicely with Bevelry’s adage “Look as busy as possible” theory of retail. From the 37 signals book “Getting Real”

If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know

Jun 06

Cooking for Engineers

Info is found, not surprisingly, at It’s how to cook for those of us technically minded folks. They have wonderful “Recipe Cards” that make much more sense than the unorganized (to me) mish mash found in cookbooks. Some of this might actually be worth trying.

HT: LifeHacker

Feb 06

It’s that special day again

It’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

As I’m sure you can imagine from the low blog volume, I’ve been quite busy lately.