Awkward Engineer - Blog

Are Voltmeter Clocks Coming Back? Mini update!

Hi all, This is a mini-teaser update on a few things we've been up to. We'll save the Clocks for the end, so scroll on down to the bottom if that's...

Evolution of the AwkEng's Every Day Carry

Evolution of the AwkEng's Every Day Carry

Hi all, Today's post is about designing my "every day carry", or the things I bring with me every day when I leave the house. The punch line is tha...

The AwkEngs Fights Off Distractions from the Internet

The AwkEngs Fights Off Distractions from the Internet

Hi all, Those who know me personally know I haven't carried a smartphone on a regular basis for a long time. That isn't to say I've given up the sm...

The AwkEng Encounters the Spousal Veto

Hi all, I have a confession to make. I have a selection of ideas I haven't told you about. That's because they haven't made it past the napkin stag...

The AwkEng Goes Meta - Writing About Writing

Hi all, This post is going full meta. I'll be writing about writing, and more specifically, how I'm trying to improve my writing at work by using a...

The AwkEng Finds Art All Around Him

The AwkEng Finds Art All Around Him

Hi all, This post is about finding and capturing art in the world around us. It starts a few years ago, when my oldest kid was finally big enough t...

The AwkEng Finds An 80 Year Old Telegram

The AwkEng Finds An 80 Year Old Telegram

Hi all, I found some nearly 80 year old telegrams recently, sent to my grandparents on their wedding day. It tickled my brain, because the telegram...

The AwkEng's Jan 2021 Super Condensed Book Report

Hi all! Here's my super condensed book report. I have a backlog of titles I've read lately and partly due to COVID, I really miss the lunchtime c...

How the AwkEng Coped with COVID in 2020 (by Ignoring Work Email)

How the AwkEng Coped with COVID in 2020 (by Ignoring Work Email)

Yes, it's been a year. In a way, it's been a good thing for me though, as I've developed a number of coping mechanisms that I plan to keep as habit...

Dude, Where's My (The AwkEng's) Car?

Dude, Where's My (The AwkEng's) Car?

Hey readers, This post is about solving the "Dude, where's my car?" question, although it's normally me asking my wife, or vice versa, and it's phr...

Subject to Structure Failure

Subject to Structure Failure

Hi all, Just some photos today from a walk around Somerville, MA. The long awaited Green Line, after years of delays, is looking like it will actua...

The Taxman Cometh for the AwkEng's Allowance Distributions

The Taxman Cometh for the AwkEng's Allowance Distributions

This post is about teaching financial literacy to my children. I have a distinct memory as a teenager, working as a lifeguard, getting my first rea...