Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Tuesday-That-Feels-Like-Monday, GN!
Cute bacon seed, Mac.
File under “how not to keep a job.”
Growing fond of this band: Whiskey Myers.
Nice. The opening reminds me of the Allman Brothers Midnight Rider.
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
This is the last week of my penultimate class for my credential, so of course I have four projects due this week. Week 1 -- one project. Week 2 -- two projects. Week 3 -- three projects. I’m beginning to see a pattern.
It could be worse: Week 3 -- 4 projects; Week 4 -- 8 projects…
Is it really a good idea to announce that you are testing your missile defense system?
A friend of mine turned me o to this story the other day:
An electronics engineer says he found a flaw in traffic lights. The Oregon engineering board fined him for it.
In September 2014, Mats Järlström, an electronics engineer living in Beaverton, Oregon, sent an email to the state’s engineering board. The email claimed that yellow traffic lights don’t last long enough, which “puts the public at risk.”
“I would like to present these facts for your review and comments,” he wrote.
This email resulted not with a meeting, but with a threat. The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying responded with this dystopian message:
“ORS 672.020(1) prohibits the practice of engineering in Oregon without registration … at a minimum, your use of the title ‘electronics engineer’ and the statement ‘I’m an engineer’ … create violations.”
In January of this year, Järlström was officially fined $500 by the state for the crime of “practicing engineering without being registered.”
I read about that a while back. It would have been surprising if it wasn’t the West coast, but maybe I just haven’t spent enough time in the East.
I guess if you stop and look both ways before crossing the street, judging if the oncoming cars are a safe distance away, you are guilty of being a traffic engineer without a license?
And God help you if you take your temperature!
Hai, Sven, Paddy and Mac!
Saw that story a couple of weeks ago; it’s asinine and ought to result in the gibbeting of a public official or two. (Yes, that’s my response to a lot of things. Chalk it up to the age we live in.)
Wonder how far that stupidity actually goes. Get busted designing and building a coffee table or desk in your basement? “That’s $500 for engineerin’ without a license; pay-up, slave!”
And yet, I can self-identify as a girl…and no one is allowed to bat an eye.
I might…’cause I think you’d be adorable. 😉
You have to admit Sven would make a striking, statuesque woman. 👿
…but maybe I just haven’t spent enough time in the East.
IMHO, this sort of thing could plausibly occur in MA, NJ, NY, CT or MD.
Kathy Griffin photographed holding Trump’s bloody head. Meh from the media. Sheesh, I’m old enough to remember when Palin’s crosshairs over Gabby Gifford’s district on a map was enough to encite that guy to shoot her.
She’s been a desperate, unfunny attention whore for at least the past twenty years. And remember the ol’ showbiz adage: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”
She’s getting her desired result: a lot of people are talking about her today.
I’m kinda liking these guys too: