Week 24

posted Mar 3, 2019, 3:08 PM by david stafford

"Bernard of Chartres used to compare us to dwarfs perched on the shoulders of giants. He pointed out that we see more and farther than our predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature."

~John of Salisbury~

Week 21

posted Feb 10, 2019, 9:01 PM by david stafford

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

Charles Schultz

Week 15

posted Dec 16, 2018, 10:32 AM by david stafford

"Don’t pick a job with great vacation time.  Pick one that doesn’t need escaping.”


Week 13

posted Dec 2, 2018, 4:38 PM by david stafford

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

 Nicola Tesla

Week 12

posted Nov 24, 2018, 4:51 PM by david stafford   [ updated Nov 24, 2018, 4:51 PM ]

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops...


Week 11

posted Nov 12, 2018, 8:08 PM by david stafford

"If you want to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe".

                                   Carl Sagan: American Astrophysicist

Week 10

posted Nov 6, 2018, 1:04 PM by david stafford

Failure is central to engineering. 
Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. 
Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.

Henry Petroski

Week 8

posted Oct 21, 2018, 3:40 PM by david stafford

"Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured."

Galileo Galilei

Week 7

posted Oct 15, 2018, 2:00 PM by david stafford   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 2:03 PM ]

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Week 6

posted Oct 7, 2018, 7:50 PM by david stafford

"If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of giants".
                                    ***Issac Newton***

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