You Might Be an Engineer If…

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– your New Year’s resolution involves improving the romantic relationship with your significant other by revisiting the romantic-relationship algorithm and improving it’s efficiency from feedback mechanisms.

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– You have done more than cursory calculations of the necessary lift capacity of each of Santa’s reindeer.

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– over 80% of the items on your Christmas list are at least partially described in megabytes, gigabytes, or terabytes.

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– you use a Factor of Safety of 3 for nearly everything in life.

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– you not only time how late the members of your family are for leaving the house (which you can easily do since you are sitting in the car for a while), but you maintain a spreadsheet to keep track of their lateness.

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– you watch the World Series, and may care about one team winning, but what you really watch for are the cool slow-motion shots that show the movement of the baseball and the angles of the bat-ball interaction. That was really neat.

(engineeringdaze.com has some wrap-up thoughts on baseball, now that the World Series just finished the season.)

You Might Be a Caveman Engineer If…

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– you have timed yourself taking at least six different routes to the stream for water, under different weather and light conditions, and under different wild animal threats, in order to find out which is more efficient and results in less loss of life, on average.

 

(Tork, caveman engineer, the first engineer in history, make that pre-history, returns for this week on engineeringdaze.com.)

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