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Ethical Engineering Means Choosing Your Work

I once heard a shocking comment from a colleague at a previous job in the aerospace industry. My colleague told me, “Joe, I think you’re a lot like me – you don’t really care about what your work is for, … Continue reading

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Voting with my Feet

I recently made a major life decision: I left my job. And after the US presidential election last month, I feel that my decision was precisely correct. I want to explain my motivation, because I believe that there are important … Continue reading

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Gliese 581

Well, it turns out that Gliese 581g might not exist. But don’t worry – although Zarmina itself may not be a real place, my map still demonstrates a possible appearance for any other tidally locked world in its star’s liquid-water … Continue reading

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After Inspiration

We space exploration fans and practitioners live in heady times! But I’m going to take a step back from all the SpaceXes and KickSats of the moment to do some philosophizing. Let’s start with the¬†adage that the military is always … Continue reading

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A little PSA

You know, I could argue that Iron Man is an allegory for medical devices. However, I really do wish that I could do with my insulin pump what Tony Stark does with his arc reactor at the end of “Iron … Continue reading

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Profile on Dice

So, I’ve been profiled as “Featured Geek” on Dice.com. Here is the article. If you found your way here by way of Dice, here’s a teaser for something I’ve got coming up…

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The Universe is Awesome, Again

Now here’s some fodder for science fiction right out of today’s space headlines… Kepler Discovers Planetary System Orbiting Two Suns Sweet building blocks of life found around young star Picture this: a multiple-planet, multiple-star system, still in its early stages … Continue reading

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Hello, Joe’s Web Site, I’d like to introduce you to the 2010s!

I’ve given my main web site a major stylistic revamp! Not a lot of content has changed, but I like the simplified styling a lot better. Now I just need to (1) find a WordPress theme to match, (2) organize … Continue reading

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NBC Olympics

I don’t entirely get all of the criticism that’s been leveled against NBC for its coverage of these Olympics. Oh, no, it’s a tape delay, somebody call Julian Assange – surprise!¬†that’s how we’ve been watching the Olympics in other time … Continue reading

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The 30% Spam Bot

I just found the following spam comment on my blog: My partner and i don’t know about you men and women nevertheless for me personally the structure of your website is very important… I would personally state virtually just as … Continue reading

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