Category: Technology

Cascading Failures

San Jose just had a flood. Before we had a flood, though, we had lots and lots of heavy rain and strong winds for a few days.  This coincided with an overflowing reservoir and some bad judgements by some civic engineers which resulted in a floodplain full of […]

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Going for it: Finding Work

Jobs Don’t Come Easy Some people imagine that the president-elect has the capacity to bring manufacturing and coal mining jobs back to economically depressed areas in the United States. I have my doubts about this, but thinking about it reminded me of the number of times I have […]

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Rude Machines

A stationary bike was very rude to me this morning. I have been less than faithful in getting to the gym as often as I intend to, so I felt pretty good about myself when I made it my first priority this morning.  I did my usual walk […]

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A Lack of Video Evidence

Someone recently stole the miscellany from the glove box of my car — even the car’s manual. Who steals a manual? Everyone knows you can download them from the internet.  I’m guessing that whoever it was just took everything, regardless, and then threw most of it away. The other […]

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Happiness Engineering

Several years ago I met someone online whose empathy helped me with the daily tribulations that accompanied my husband’s illness and, ultimately, his death. I appreciated his friendship and looked forward to exchanging emails with him. Unfortunately, it turned out that his empathy was not without self-interest. Little […]