April 25, 2016

Things have failure modes. A failure mode is when a thing has a typical way that it breaks down. Certain parts of things are often not as well engineered as other parts and, planned obsolescence aside; they then typically break first producing a common failure mode. Fo...

April 13, 2016

Where to Begin? That is the question I have been mulling over in my mind since last week when I started this blog. I have a pretty comprehensive vision of what I wish to get across to readers, but in contrast to the current zeitgeist of pat answers and simplistic solut...

April 6, 2016



Hello World. I have finally decided to share my thoughts about certain matters more widely and this blog is the forum in which I have chosen to do it. I have now come to think that there is no longer any doubt that we will be collectively facing some tough times ahea...

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