Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Working to make engineering knowledge and education more accessible.
Driving in the UK Show more
They put the steering wheel on the wrong damn side of my rental car.
I just love UK English.
alcohol mention Show more
I assume that even the boxed wine in France is better than the stuff we get in the US.
I should have been a geologist.
I wonder if I could convince my university to let me work remotely if I had one of these bad boys to attend meetings with. 🤔
I feel French.
Sabbatical, Perú, building things Show more
Working on putting together a hydraulic ram pump. Not quite functional yet but I think I'll leave the troubleshooting until tomorrow.
Peruvian alcoholic beverage Show more
They say that beer is an acquired taste, but I must say that the taste of chicha de jora will take me much longer to acquire.
Creepy animal photos Show more
We have scorpions and unnecessarily large spiders. I am not having it.
The mountains are on fire. 🔥
So this little cutie has been visiting our yard for the last few days just to play and we are trying our best not to make arrangements to bring her home from Perú...
local news error, Epstein Show more
This is an unfortunate thumbnail photo for the local news story about our new interim Chancellor.
These seem legit.
feral children Show more
Sometimes you have to pick your battles.
Learning programming in engineering.
Snow woes Show more
Managed to dig down through 2.5 - 3 feet of snow to find our downspouts before the warm weather and rain hits this week. Hope all that water can find someplace to go that isn't into our basement.
I guess it isn't too bad when the peer reviews just say to make the article shorter.
Pessimism Show more
A little motivation from our copy room.
We have 2 to 3 feet of snow on the roof of our house already. Supposed to get 6 to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow tonight. Hoping the roof doesn't collapse!
From the last page of a book I recently finished:
"…the funny thing is I've got tenure now after all these years. It doesn't matter what happens to my job; I've got tenure in the only place it counts. In here." He tapped his chest.
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