Author: Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.
tech tuesday

Tech Tuesday: No Class Today Edition

I’m between quarters, and my last day of work is next week, so I have a wee bit of free time for a long overdue Tech Tuesday!

Hidden Brain Podcast

From My School Commute: Hidden Brain Podcast

There is a lot in that conversation to unpack, more than I can do justice with, but one of the key bits is that he separates out any potential personal bigotry or prejudice

the Nobel for Economics

And the Nobel for Economics Goes To…

The Nobel for Economics explains a UBI would have to pay out somewhere north of $15K before we’d see a negative impact on the labor force


Tech Tuesday: Auto Code

Tech Tuesday’ normally about exciting new things that work. Today’s is about an exciting situation where new things likely to fail: code.

vegan spider silk

Tech Tuesday: Vegan Spider Silk

Vegan Spider Silk isn’t the latest character from the Spiderverse, reeking of patchouli & full of self righteousness about your eating habits

Wish Dragon

Ten Shot, In Half

So it’s a Ten Shot, but for 2 shows, so I’ll do 5 each. Both Trese and Wish Dragon are on Netflix and just came out this week.


Tech Tuesday: Re-Thinking Recycling

So aside from metals (and organic stuff that can be composted), it doesn’t appear that we have a lot of recycling we can actually do


What Happens When A Skill Becomes Obsolete?

What happens when a skill dies? The key thing to me is to note that skills don’t die suddenly. There is an inflection point that signals the coming end.

When Politics Ignores Science

“What’s it like?” Tim Ingalsbee repeated back to me, wearily, when I asked him what it was like to watch California this past week. In 1980, Ingalsbee started working as a wildland firefighter. In...


Altering the Policing Paradigm

Neither of those is literally what anyone wants to have happen, but they fit on a protest sign and can be chanted during a march. So what are the details?