I’m retiring three of my domain names: flexesl.ca, flexesl.com, and parkbridge.org.
I’ve been searching non-stop for employment since convocation in April. I have had a few interviews and spoke with several employers, but pretty much all positions posted online require minimum 3 years’ experience. There are repeat job listings rewritten with “This is not an entry-level position” included in the job description.
During my days looking for employment daily and practising engineering & architectural stuff, I sometimes head to a coffee shop. There’s one close by called Good Earth. Nice surroundings, nice enough people. The coffee’s not fantastic – a bit on the weak side – but good enough. Free refill. Good scones. I commented to a server that the music playing was good. Then, 10 minutes later, a person in the back turned it to something else – “You’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good, baby you’re no good,” repeated the lyrics over and over and over and … <sigh> I left. I used to go to Starbucks (MMDS), but there are so many flies there that it makes it impossible to concentrate on anything I’m doing. The coffee is always good. Yesterday I went to the Starbucks downtown. Also good coffee. I once waited about 20 minutes for a coffee at The Penny Coffee House. Good coffee, nice enough surroundings, but so busy that it took forever. I couldn’t complain because the staff are all working full-tilt. But sometimes it’s just nicer to sit at home and continue working. Cheaper, too, for someone not employed. Unfortunately, staying in the house all day makes the day drag on.
I’ve been designing a teardrop trailer in Revit, SketchUp, and Inventor. These are drafting / design software, two of which I studied at Lethbridge College. I’m sticking to common sizes of stuff (4×8 plywood sheets, 1×2 boards, etc) and equipment used to build the Sprite trailer. This is what I have so far.
I have to show you the most exciting video ever created. It stars none other than me!
(I should add some sort of disclaimer here stating that it really is not exciting by any stretch.)
It finally happened. Morandi’s bridge in Genoa, Italy, finally collapsed. Yahoo! Engegniri USA Today Mr. Bohnert, our instructor, was correct. Poor design, materials, & construction: people die. This bridge was build in the 1960s and was plagued from the start with its proven unreliable technology. Is its use of pre-stressed steel and reinforced concrete to blame? When a storm came, with heavy rain and lightning, the thing collapsed.
I began this afternoon the dismantlement of the Alpine Sprite 400 caravan (camper trailer). I didn’t use it last year and haven’t this year either. Its contents; two 6-volt deep-cycle batteries (12-volt in series), 140-Watt solar panel, 2500-Watt inverter, 3-stage charger, fresh- & gray-water tanks, water pumps (pressure & draw), 16,000 BTU propane forced-air furnace, on-demand propane water heater, 1000-Watt microwave oven, stereo & speakers, two propane tanks with auto-switch-over regulator, sink, faucet, shower, LED lighting, and a few other things; will all be used somewhere else. The shell of the trailer will be up for grabs.
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