2017-10-08 3 min read


Barcelona, I barely knew you. To those who asked: I was only on the ground for ~50 hours, and during that time I noticed the political unrest about as much as I'd guess a foreign visitor would have upon visiting NYC after the 2016 elections. Note that I don't speak Catalan, though :/

More on topic: BioLite, which is NYC based and also awesome, is hiring! They've got a number of roles, including a senior EE. More on BioLite in our interview with Jonathan Cedar from a few weeks ago.

And: Are you an industrial designer in NYC who does freelance work? Holler - *especially* if you're not a white dude!

Planning & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

  • On Chinese soil pollution, the grave threat it poses to Chinese population growth, and the immense logistical challenge of cleaning it up.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection & Testing.

  • Me, writing in Simulia Community News (starts page 24), about using Abaqus & nTopology Element to analyze and optimize lattice structures. Bonus: the example part is the titanium headset cap that I've been working on :)
  • Despite the short Barcelona trip, I was able to walk past the Sagrada Familia and was struck at how long it's taking to build. This Quora post provides some good context - in short, the ~150 year projected duration is actually average to short for Great European Cathedrals (cf. Cologne, whose construction spanned more than 600 years).
  • On the quality of various San Marzano - or, more accurately, "San Marzano style" - canned tomatoes.


Singapore is tiny, but there's a *lot* of cool stuff underneath it.

Read the full story

The rest of this post is for SOW Subscribers (free or paid) only. Sign up now to read the full story and get access to all subscriber-only posts.

Sign up now
Already have an account? Sign in
Great! You’ve successfully signed up.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
You've successfully subscribed to Scope of Work.
Your link has expired.
Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.
Success! Your billing info has been updated.
Your billing was not updated.