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Back in January of this year, I was listening to Chris on The Amp Hour telling Dave about this new website he was working on. That website was this one, EngineerBlogs. At the time, I was just blogging on DesignSpark.  After hearing Chris say that he was looking for fellow bloggers to join, I dropped him a line. Now some 9 months later and 30 blogs posts on, it is unfortunately time for me to leave the good ship and concentrate on other things. Over this time, it has been challenging and demanding but very enjoyable to be part of a team of engineers like my fellow bloggers. The site is still growing with more and more visitors, so I’m, in a way, sad to be going. There is an amazing amount of support between each of us, and we help check each others posts. The whole team are always…

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This week’s theme at Engineer Blogs asks the authors to recount their path to “success”. What were the turning points? Who was involved? And so forth. The arc of a storyline usually tells of a protagonist that is transformed as the events unfold from beginning to end. Tiger Woods is a good example — rising prodigy, international superstar, fall from grace. Adolf Hitler is another great example — struggling artist, dictator extraordinaire, suicide. Or we can look at Barack Obama — fatherless childhood, President of the United States, Kenyan Muslim Marxist. But not everyone is blessed enough to have a sweeping story arc in their lives. Donald Trump, for example, is more of a sine wave than an arc. And for me, it’s more or less a straight line with a shallow slope. A suburban upbringing. Good at math and physics in high school. Studied engineering. Works in engineering. Continues…

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