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“The ship should not have been asked to demonstrate achievements when she had not had a chance to demonstrate her weaknesses.”  (or) The Failings of Top Down Design

“The ship should not have been asked to demonstrate achievements when she had not had a chance to demonstrate her weaknesses.” (or) The Failings of Top Down Design

Quote at the beginning of Chapter 7 of “Engineering and the Mind’s Eye” by Eugene Fergusson. Prototypes are a process, not a thing. Never stop learning.  So glad to see this “thing” riding.  Read More

Muscles not Motors (or) Old Timey Pants in VT

Muscles not Motors (or) Old Timey Pants in VT

Got down and dirty on some demolition during the rain this memorial day and had the walls down in time to ride when the sun came back out. Great weekend up in VT. Thanks to my fellow Budd’s for the opportunity; to I-ride for the tune up time and ride tips;  Zach and Jason at Onion River outfitters for the hot dogs, beers, bike boxes, and company along the way home. Can’t wait to get back. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float:... 

Cicada for breakfast (or) Spring Greens

Cicada for breakfast (or) Spring Greens

So, the mid atlantic’s ears and for the daring, stomach’s, are about to be in for a treat.  A massive protein source is about to fly briefly, god willing fuck, and then slowly die after 17 years residing beneath everyone’s feet.http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/pdf/cicada%20recipes.PDF,http://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/2306599217 http://video.wfyi.org/video/2306599217/, http://www.cicadamania.com/where.html Wild to think where the world was when this year’s... 

Relocation engineering (or) Salesman are always in the black column.

Relocation engineering (or) Salesman are always in the black column.

Waylay ed from my ideal day by relocation engineering SNAFU caused by lack of due diligence of a sales associate, no respect, so bummed I missed the swap. Clients who appreciate how hard you are pushing against adversity and tip, even just enough for lunch, can make this kind of day feel more worthwhile though. It’s kind of strange to me that the new cultural norm to give generous gratuity for the trust you put in someone to do something as rudimentary as meet your desire... 

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