Monthly Archives: July 2011

All Hail the STPR Queen!

While my relocation to Oklahoma was greeted with cheers on the personal side, my parents lived two hours away and my kids were glad to be close to Grandma and Grandpa, this would be a new adventure in my career. … Continue reading

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A Follow Up to the Vulture Post

I found a picture, kind of, of the vulture. It’s in the air behind me with his back to the camera. This shot was taken for my fiftieth birthday at work in my cubical. My friends really took care of … Continue reading

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Engineers Have Tools, too

I thought I’d share some of my ‘tools’ of the trade. Most are obsolete and now available via the Internet and various specialty software programs. I’m not as big of a packrat as my mother. I either felt a need … Continue reading

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The Vulture is Your Friend

This is a very sad tale of PC. That’s not PC as in Personal Computer. I’m talking about PC as in Politically Correct. I landed in Oklahoma City in 1993 working the B-1 Bomber program, it was a fledgling program, … Continue reading

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Spike, It’s a Nickname and It’s a Secret

I’m going to go out on a limb and tell you about our mean streaks. I think everyone has given a not-so-nice nickname to his or her co-workers. It’s the rare event, however, when you get called on it. The … Continue reading

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Software Puts Its Hex on Me

I’ve worked with military software for the better part of the past twenty years. Because the military platform I supported was a 1970’s model, the system reflected those times with magnetic tapes containing the code and other archaic means of … Continue reading

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This Engineer is HOT

We all have triumphs and tragedies in our work life. Mine is no exception. I’ve had a few, of course some stick out in my memory more than others. I think those are the ones that smarted the most. I … Continue reading

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