Fattened by turkey and basted in wine, the Engineer has returned to enjoy work in a fresh decade. Disappointingly nothing has gone wrong. Nothing to fix, nothing to complain about. Most are enjoying a few extra days and wont be back till Monday. No hope of any excitement then. Bugger. In possession of some gifted … Continue reading Digital Delivery
The Engineer has found himself unpopular of late. Not the temporary "out of favour kind" either, but the more serious overtly disliked. Considering the reasons for this and happening on the Badger's latest post here, The Engineer starts to understand why. The Engineer, you see, represents the Electronics and Software departments on the Senior Management … Continue reading Becoming the Pariah
The Engineer has always found people difficult. Sitting with his Saturday morning cup of tea reflecting on the week, this has never been more true. But this week is a bit different. You might know from the Engineer's other blogs that his usual frustration is with his colleagues and the processes of his own company. … Continue reading What’s the point of a patent?
It's been a quiet week. Nothing of note has really happened. People are starting their Ski holidays and all our service technicians are in house - nothing is going wrong. Then one of them came for a chat. Unusual. The Engineer is not known for engaging in chit chat. "I've been playing with Arduino in … Continue reading Arduino – Friend or Foe?
In an otherwise routine week, one of The Engineer's colleagues approached with questions. Ordinarily nothing to worry about. But the individual concerned is a salesman. The hairs on the back of The Engineer's neck stood on end and his nervous twitch returned. This was only going one way... the pit of despair followed by beer. … Continue reading AI – Artificially Inflated
The Engineer is grumpy. His sleep was disturbed last night by drunk otherwise behaving youngsters congregating on a bench across the road in the early hours. Groggy thought turned to the performance of young engineers at work, and the dearth of Engineering talent in the jobs market. It's no secret there is a shortage of … Continue reading The Best are getting Better
More so than ever, humanity has the knowledge and technology to invent whatever it chooses. So common is innovation these days that its easy to get caught up in the hysteria and do things for their own sake. Few ever stop to ask whether we should. The Engineer offers an example. IoT, the Internet of … Continue reading We can… but should we?