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?
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.
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