Per the 2nd one, in my experience it also seems like engineering has a surprising amount of turnover even in good years. Our jobs can easily come and go with development cycles AND economic cycles. Some industries are worse than others though. But at least there’s usually something else available in all but the worst… Read more
2019 was a rough year. I’ve been contracting for the last few years, and I ended up leaving a particularly crappy one last July. Long story short, it took about five months to find another one and I ended up moving back in with my folks. A lot of that was my own stupidity, but then 2020 hit and it now it feels like a… Read more
My wife and I purchased our first home essentially the day after our city issued its stay-at-home order, one week after I was switched to part-time, and two weeks after a 6-year project was cancelled just before completion. I realize I’m lucky to have a multiple income household, my health, and a reasonable mental… Read more
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While 5 miles is quite short in the long distance world, doing it every single day for 4 months can cause a lot more damage than one might think if you’re not skilled in both running and recovery. It’s similar to a boxers taking a body shot. Even if they don’t all land perfect, that damage really starts to build as… Read more
As an experienced, albeit slow, ultra-runner, I was able to participate in the event. It was truly something wonderful. My entire racing year has largely been destroyed so when the chance came to participate, I couldn’t resist. For the 10 hours I ran, it was wonderful to have the zoom distraction. To connect with… Read more
Well, I have been building a lot of clocks — and there are cheap ebay kits from China for LED clocks in particular that are quick and satisfying ways to practice through-hole technique. I have a transistor AM/FM radio kit that I’m about to start. I wanted to learn surface-mount techniques and there are some cheap… Read more
I’m not proud to admit it, but I’m way ahead of the curve on this one. About 15 years ago I decided to take the summer off after the start-up I worked for agreed to cash me out since I helped them get beyond the initial phase of getting them off the ground. I agreed to help an former boss with some consulting work… Read more
Any company involved will probably face a multi-thousand dollar fine. That’ll teach them.
I am a Southern California resident. Lately, outside of most stores (Target, Lowes, etc.) are people gathering signatures. Their tag line is, “Would you like to keep Uber in California?” and people are stopping in droves to sign the petition without actually asking any questions about what their actually signing.