Monday, April 18, 2011
From now on, anengineeringmind.blogspot.com should redirect to anengineeringmind.com.
--The Engineering Mind Team
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Don't forget, the new feed for AnEngineeringMind.com is:
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'll still be updating this blog for a few a little while longer until I feel like a majority of you have moved over to the new site.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I tried adding a little bonus footage at the end, let me know what you think of this style change.
Friday, December 18, 2009
http://bit.ly/631FJW (scroll down a bit to the player on the right side of the page)
Or here's an "embedded" version (see what I did there? I know, I know.)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sign up to help me win the Green Smackdown. Do something, anything, to help me beat Marketing.
Follow me on Twitter. Let me know what you're doing this week to cut back on carbon. I'll be posting pictures and video throughout the week.
I'll be posting updates on this blog, as well as linking to them from the An Engineering Mind Facebook page.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
My weekly videos have gotten me some level or recognition at National Instruments, even amongst the usually introverted engineering crowd. With that in mind our corporate "Green Team" asked me to spend a week reducing my carbon footprint and documenting my progress. Don't get me wrong, I'm no green zealot, but I do believe in leaving things better than I found them (kind of like adding comments to other people's code). I also am a huge fan of doing more with less (read: cheap) and being efficient. This challenge sounded like a perfect fit: the Green Team gets some good internal PR and my videos get a bit more business/corporate culture credibility.
Well Marketing found out about it, and of course their little brains started firing on all cylinder (singular tense intended) and they decided to put up one of their own to challenge me. The Green Team pooped in their biodegradable diapers at the chance to have even more internal attention brought to their cause, and Marketing thought they'd be clever and propose a recruitment element as part of the score, assuming that a lowly engineer would never be able to get as many people to join in (and of course, they were right: we're pretty anti-joining anything).
So I need your help. If you are an engineer or scientist, or even if you know one, join my team and help me put Marketing back in their place (wherever that is). Take this survey and pledge to cut some kind of carbon emissions next week:
Green Smackdown Pledge Form
Using the power of social media, keep me posted on your progress in any of the following ways:
1. Join my Facebook Group
2. Tweet at me (@engineeringmind) or search #greensmackdown
3. Comment on this blog
4. Email me at AnEngineeringMind@gmail.com
5. Check out my YouTube videos
I'll be using Twitter, Facebook and this blog to post daily updates on my progress and adventures along the way. Here's to helping the earth and humbling the people that annoy us the most.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I'm furious. I paid taxes that funded this survey? They could have just called me.
Learn more about the survey here.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Did you know that American children spend only 32 hours per week in school? The Swedes nearly double that. The Swedes! Do you want to be dumber than the Swedes? Well you're gonna be if you don't do something about it.
Get to work, join the FIRST revolution:
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Engineering is a beautiful thing. We get to build stuff and sometimes (hopefully on purpose) destroy stuff.
Go on, channel your inner-MacGyver.