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
The Artful Engineer is gasping for a cup of strong coffee. Why? Another one of those meetings. You know the ones. The ones filled with "blue sky thinking", "value propositions", "cooking on gas" and the endless plethora of management bullshit. Yet none of this trumped up rubbish is the reason for The Engineer's overwhelming need … Continue reading As simple as that.
Meetings. A simple, unavoidable fact of any Engineer's life. This time the boss wants to discuss a customer's bespoke requirement. This customer would like control our equipment remotely through a webpage. The Artful Engineer has been here before. The hairs on the back of his neck stand and his pupils dilate. "We can do that!" … Continue reading It’s JUST software
It has been nearly 12 years since The Artful Engineer took his first tentative steps, a fresh faced graduate, into the world of professional engineering. Recently interviewing for new recruits, The Engineer was forced to reflect. What made his career successful? Where did it all begin? Naturally quiet and reserved, The Engineer remembers his first … Continue reading A Journey Begins