Comparing Calculation Tools

As indicated in previous post I’ve been considering whether to move away from spreadsheets for my calculations. I have previously discussed the use of MathCAD and similar software versus the use of spreadsheets on my personal blog in the post:¬†Electronic...

Augmenting and Enhancing Human Capability

The difference between mechanical engineering and civil engineering is that mechanical engineering augments, enhances and enables human ability, whilst civil engineering along with architecture, enslaves, diminishes, and holds captive human capability. Humans have...

The Logistics Problem

The logistics problem is getting the right goods, in the right condition, in the right quantity, in the right place at the right time. As I have mentioned in various places before, Australia is akin to a remote mining colony on Mars. South Australia and Adelaide is...

Narrow houses and Tiny Houses

As I have mentioned previously humans have legs and are meant to be mobile, such mobility provides us with advantages over plants which are anchored to the ground. In the daily challenge posts, I indicated that maybe cities should be designed to allow 60% of the...