Same procedure as every summer: Science and tech blogging comes to a halt, and the daring ‘internet artist’ is summoned. But also unorthodox avant-garde art is rooted in down-to-earth engineering. In summer elkement leaves the programmer’s cave (a bit) and sees the sun. The local elkemental microcosmos is a fully functional biosphere-2-like ecosystem with lots […]Read More Sources of Heat, Life, and Everything
We often say we operate in Leonardo da Vinci Renaissance Mode – given our odd ‘portfolio of diverse services’. But as much as the Chief Engineer does not like to work with mortar, cement, or any other slimy substances I tried to avoid pondering about the intricacies of living beings and chemicals so far. But […]Read More Biology / Chemistry Challenge or: Should We Really Blame the Dead Frog?
It happened again. It took me four years to cope with, and now I have to start again from day zero. (Insert 2 minutes of silence and grieving here) Any device we use on a daily basis is designed for safety. You find hundreds of little logos near the serial number of the device which tell […]Read More Microwave Ovens Are Not Rodent-Ready
I have been nominated for an award by a true philosopher despite the cartoon I have posted recently. More precisely, I have been nominated for the Reader Appreciation Award by Daniel who runs The Unemployed Philosopher’s Blog! The award comes with some really tough conditions, I try to rise to the challenge: (Italics: Questions designed by […]Read More How to Avoid Exponential Inflation or How to Respond Appropriately to an Award Nomination