Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day comes but once a year.  We can celebrate any day of the year and every day of the year but on Valentine’s Day our celebration is focused on our most special feelings and those for whom we hold those feelings.

The guys with the mechanical pencils and the pocket protectors put together a little thing for today.

TDE valentine

Just goes to show once again that everything in this life can be reduced to math.

And while we are at it, things get even more fun when you apply a little digital processing.  Voila, wire frame teddy bears.  What could be cooler.

TDE bears

Well maybe a lot of things.  But for today, this is it.

We close this post with a grand old song by the Beatles, All You Need Is Love.

Enjoy the song.  Enjoy the day.  Spend it with someone special.  Tomorrow we are back in the salt mines.

#thosedamnengineers

 

Jumping for Joy

We are jumping for joy because spring is approaching.  It is coming slowly but the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising.

In the mean time, it seems good engineers everywhere are finding ways to relieve their boredom.  Yes, the news has grown tedious as the talking heads seem to be stuck on inane tweets and analysis of inane tweets and even more hyper analysis of inane tweets.  And the government is proving beyond any shadow of doubt that it can’t govern let alone hit its ass with both hands simultaneously. (The phrase “self-licking ice cream cone” is aptly applied here.)  The toolies aren’t bothered by all of this as there is science to be done.

Today, we found these good ole boys in the gym.  Maybe they have a New Year’s resolution to work out so that even more hot chicks will chase them – or maybe they are pursuing perpetual motion.

Anyway, you’ve got to give them an “A” for form and perseverance.  And check out that height.  Now go calculate the stiffness coefficient of the board.

What will they think of next.  Those damn engineers.