Mines Archives

  1. When I take training that includes the caveat “where permitted by local law”, I’m reminded of assignments in college that started with “neglecting air resistance”.

  2. The Blessing

    For everyone at The Colorado School of Mines, class starts today. Despite the fact that I’m not in school, I still like to celebrate this day, taking note of its significance. For me, it’s almost like New Years day, being the start of the school year and all. I’ve been thinking recently a lot about…

  3. Scenes from Colorado

    I finally broke down and bought Lightroom 3. It’s awesome and definitely worth getting (even if you have LR2). Anyway, I was in Colorado this last weekend for my college roommates wedding. It was pretty epic. I got to see some great friends from my College Days™ — many of whom I haven’t seen in…

  4. A Note On Internships

    As the school year winds to a close, the summer intern season is getting ready to kick off. Having once been on that side of things as a college student and intern, it’s now a great experience to be on the other side of that fence, being a college graduate and helping to bring the…

  5. Home Away From HomE-Days

    This is my first year away from home for E-Days. I celebrated by joining some fellow Mines Alumni at Ivar’s Salmon House on Thursday evening[1] for drinks and dinner. I met some great engineers, we talked about what do, teachers we had, exploits we participated in, and beers we drank. I was sad to not…

  6. Designing The Brunton: 2009-2010

    Earlier this year, I was asked if I would like to work on designing the front cover of The Brunton. Despite everything I was trying to get accomplished, I took this task on a way get some creative exercise. Working with the Student Activities Offi…

  7. What I’m Not Doing Today

    For the first time in, well, 17 years or so, I’m not going to school.

    Sometimes, it seemed like I’d never get from here:

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    to here:

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    It still hasn’t quite set in yet, maybe by lu…

  8. Catch Me If You Can

    I went to see Catch Me If You Can on Thursday with a friend from school, Kate Reinking, who was in Seattle for part of this week. I have to say, it was a pretty amazing musical.

    First things first though; if you are even thinking about seeing i…

  9. RIP Derk Slottow

    I got a call today from my friend Dave back in the States, "Hey Ferg, it’s Dave…um…give me a call when you get this…um, it’s pretty important. Talk to you later."

    A rather cryptic message. I called Dave back. I asked what’s up. And that’s…

  10. Dear Friends

    Dear Friends (and Family) in Colorado,

    I’m leaving Colorado tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Leaving Colorado has been one of the most bitter sweet things I think I’ve ever had to do, even more so than at the end high school when I left Seattle for …