Archive for 2013

Not a business?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

In a reply to my Oct. 8 blog, the concept that the government is not a business was raised. In a big picture sense, that may be true. (more…)

Mechanical vs. electronic

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

I was in a discussion the other day about the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical systems like the Reeves drive vs. electronic controllers. (more…)

Running on your income?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The other day I was listening to a discussion about how the government could not function without being able to borrow. (more…)

Where are the workers?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Why does the phrase, “I told you so,” come to mind? A recent article in the New York Times about a company unable to find workers caught my attention. (more…)

Keep your head in the cloud

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

A line from Joni Mitchell’s song “Clouds” says, “I really don’t know clouds at all.” I have the same feeling about cloud-based computing. (more…)

Bad customer support

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

I have had experiences with customer support that range from most satisfying to infuriating. (more…)

A wasted trip

Friday, September 13th, 2013

A few years ago I needed a 220-volt, 15-amp on/off switch for a machine. A quick trip to the local electrical supply house was all it took. (more…)

You are safest when …

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

There can never be enough awareness of the need for safe practices. We perceive ourselves to be “safe” when we feel safe and that can be the most unsafe condition of all. (more…)

Holiday deadlines

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

It’s around this time of year that I get a little nervous about signing big projects. (more…)

Upcycling

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Another new marketing buzzword, but to me it’s just another word for scrounging, something I’ve long advocated to increase profits. (more…)