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.
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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?


Woke Math?

Yes, there is a rich and diverse history behind the development of mathematics, but is there currently room in the math class for that?


Tech Tuesday – Puppy Power Edition

Got to see the dam at The Dalles, in OR, which is a massive concrete structure on the Columbia with 22 turbines, a fish ladder, and a shipping lock.


Tech Tuesday – Shrimp on the Barbie Edition

Productive weekend. Fixed two doors, tore up some Davidiums and replaced them with Lilacs, cleaned the car, etc. PS: Why must interior door frames and hinge screws be so cheap? Both doors had the screws stripping out of the jambs. Had to take them off and pack the holes with epoxy so the screws would have something to bite into. I’m starting to think jambs should be constructed with T-nuts and use machine screws.