Archive for the ‘enginerd’ Category

Techno Music Technology

February 7, 2007

Where art meets engineering, cool things happen:

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My Contribution to Science

February 6, 2007

Sweet!
While researching for the post below, I found the “paper” I wrote in 2001 calculating the forces on a Concrete Toboggan. What’s a concrete toboggan? Why it’s fun incarnate!

I have the worst luck with apartments

January 17, 2007

I came home today to the sound of water spraying from a pipe, and the smell of damp drywall. I recognized the smell immediately, since my last apartment suffered from it too (I left that one when the mould moved in). At least the landlords are responding a little quicker this time. Unfortunately they can’t fix it without turning off service to the building, so I’ll have to spend the night in the dank 😦

The Man is (Rightly) Keeping me Down

January 14, 2007

It’s been a light blogging week this week. This is supposed to be the place where I dump my thoughts, but my brain’s been pretty empty of late.

Work is the culprit. I really enjoy the opportunities I get to innovate as a design engineer, but engineering isn’t really a creative field. There is too much money on the line, and too many safety concerns to let one frustrated amateur follow his artistic vision. Instead, we go through this process where each spark of ingenuity has to be checked and justified by several people in succession. If anyone doesn’t approve, the design has to be revised, and the process restarted. I’ve been chasing signatures in this manner for the past two weeks, and its been sucking away my enthusiasm.

As of Friday, I think I’ve finally got everything approved, which means I can start wrapping my ego up with the next brilliant idea. (who says engineers learn from their mistakes).

Best Thing(s) Update

January 12, 2007

Bendito Machine. just made my evening. I wish I had an ounce of Jossie Malis’ creativity. (a small warning: some of the other animation on his site is a bit disturbing).

Secondly, allow me to present the divinely cool auto-folding jet-powered strap-on wing. I would sell my left leg elevator to try one.

Lastly, I wanted to introduce Mefi Music. I’ve always wanted to write music, and this site gives me ambition to start. After all, if an eight year old can write a song as great as Runaway Chicken, what’s stopping me? (especially my brother. Heh)