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...

Daily Challenge Day 67

Was going to write more about the breakdown of knowledge into hierarchies, but got involved investigating the structural properties of wood, in particular Canadian Redwood which isn’t otherwise mentioned in the Australian Timber Structures code AS1720. Seems to...