February, 2010

  1. There, I Fixed It

    One of the things that they don’t teach you in engineering school is that things very frequently don’t turn out like you planned, and sometimes you have to improvise: this is what sets apart good engineers (those who merely get good grades in scho…

  2. GWU: General Work Update

    Some change at work:

    Several weeks ago (the day before I left for Haiti, actually), our division was renamed Boeing Defense, Space and Security. Interestingly enough, the TLA ((three letter acronym, something Boeing is notorious for)) is only B…

  3. National Engineers Week

    It’s National Engineers Week. It’s mostly an outreach goal designed to expose young minds to the wonders of engineering. I like to think of it as a week when we get to celebrate engineers and how awesome we are.

    My compromise is to answer any q…

  4. Links on Haiti

    I’ve been collecting some links of things I have been reading related to the Haiti Earthquake. I thought it might be worth passing some of them on, listed roughly in the order that I found and read them:

    The Big Picture: Earthquake in Haiti
    Th…

  5. Because…

    This is a letter that Bruce sent Amber, who forwarded it on to the rest of us and I thought it was worth sharing as well:

    Dear Amber and UPC team,

    Because you couldn’t fly out normally, we had to drive to Cap Haitian.

    Because we were go…