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?
Surprising to many, The Engineer does not live under a rock. Even more surprising, he cultivates more than a superficial interest in politics. Perhaps 'interest' is the wrong word. Maybe 'frustration' would be a better description. You can probably guess why. Yes, Brexit. But more specifically politicians. The Engineer won't bore you with his own … Continue reading Can tech replace politicians?
A few nights ago, after a surprisingly pleasant day at work, the Engineer enjoyed a leftover New Year's beer. A few beers later The Engineer was compelled to feed his Amazon addiction. This morning a new toy arrived, a micro SNES, to great anticipation and excitement. This got The Engineer thinking about the recent resurgence … Continue reading Retro’s Back