Monthly Archives: August 2011

Book or nook?

This is a lovely essay on the book vs. nook/Kindle debate. The author sides with books (I think) eventually, but it does give one pause to reflect on the state of the book.  The comments at the end are great, too.  One thing that I walked away with is that one cannot donate e-readers easily to libraries in other countries or places…books work better. So, I’m staying paper-bound, for now.

I do like a good audio book, now and again, tho, for the airplane.

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Uncategorized


A week with the best of the best…

I just finished my week with the incoming and continuing students enrolled in the Masters of Engineering Professional Practice cohorts. They are an incredible and insightful group of practicing engineering professionals. I look forward to working with them in the future.

This week, we saw presentations from the summer research group, with stunning titles like

–Finite Element Analysis, FEA Software and Digital Prototyping

–Considerations for QFN Thermal Pad Solder Coverage

– Incorporating MIG Brazing into the Existing Line of [x] Products

– EGR Cooler Fouling in Two-Stage, Cooled EGR Systems

–The Growing Importance of BetterCommunication within Virtual Teams

– Recommended Practices for Protecting Control Systems from Cyber Attacks

…and fifteen more just like those. I love my work because I get to constantly be working with people who know these kinds of amazing things!


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Opening Day

Working in the realms of technical communication, engineering communication, technical presentations, and (yes!) culinary history, I will be using this page to post my professional work, my personal interests as related to those topics. Find here, too, quotes for workshops, classes, and other educational ventures.

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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Uncategorized