Proper Engineer

The great Isambard Kingdom Brunel offering advice to an assistant, William Bell, as quoted in : You cannot take too much pains in making everything in equilibrio; that is to say that all forces should pass exactly through the points of greater resistance, or through the centres of any surfaces Continue reading

Gurgling Cathedral

Of things to do on a afternoon going to a place well known for excrement may not be high on the list. When that place is part of the mass Victorian infrastructure of London things are different though. So Heather, Gemma, and I went out to find Crossness Pumping Station.

SAP and BREDEM

I just found this post, written a couple of years ago, languishing in drafts. I can’t quite recall whatever points it was trying to make now but I thought I may as well publish in case it’s useful or interesting to anyone. It’s worth noting that while it refers to Continue reading

Attempt number 5 or 6 to get into the mystery locked room. There had better be treasure!

If you must keep me on hold playing dreary music please don’t keep interrupting to play a recording saying how important my call is and apologise. Every time the music cuts out and I hear a voice I get excited I may be about to speak to a real human…

[Grrrr]

Reviewing an IT quotation for a school project we’re working on, the specialist has allowed for something listed as an Elmo Visualiser. Sadly, this has little to do with showing a muppet 🙁

[Amused]

I Don’t Feel Itchy

I just realised it’s seven years to the day that I’ve been at EngDesign. As that’s about the time of degree plus maybe I should get more in the habit of describing myself as an engineer rather than a physicist…