Author: Oscar

Forget about Facebook, it’s you who’s leaking your info.

How many times we’ve heard about an online company’s sketchy privacy policy? Each passing day we are all more concerned about how much of our personal information is available on the web and permanently hosted and shared by questionable companies with questionable privacy policies and security systems. We then receive countless advice on keeping personal…

How to get an engineering job at a design firm

I am a Senior Design Engineer at Pensa and recently have added the role of Engineering Intern Coordinator. This new extended role puts me in charge of coordinating the tasks of our current interns and of giving them guidance and advice. But more importantly and better related to this post, it gives me the responsibility of interviewing and evaluating…

Woozy

Old school music blasting on the ear drums. Eyes reading old school writings of colorful yesterdays. Re encountering myself with my old school thinking. Mind trying to make sense of all that nonsense. Now it’s time for old school blogging.

Work-life balance, Mark Watney style

Over the past months I got really excited about The Martian, both the movie and the book… But I mean, who hasn’t? It’s one of those super believable sci-fi stories with an awesome character in an incredible setup and lots of SCIENCE. What could be better than that? But ok, nerd side aside, what does…

Weather, here we go!

Finally! Just received my flashy, Ikea-furniture-matching-red Sparkfun box with my weather shield and the electric Imp, which means I should be ready to setup (or at least get up and running) my wireless weather station! I put together the weather sensors the other day. Pretty straight forward. The only one that would have used a little…

Truss builder

“What’s a truss?” You may be asking yourself. Well, trusses are some of the most ubiquitous structures holding our world together. They are light and very strong structures that can handle loads in many orientations or directions. They are “easy” to build when made in large scale, there are many equations and tables to help with…

First try with my DIY Weather Station Kit from [Anonymous Co.]

About a month and a half ago I moved to to my new place, and as you may guess, I’m still unpacking. In today unpacking activities, I found a bare cardboard box that was roughly sharpie-labeled with my handwriting as containing a “Weather station”. It took me a while to remember why the hell  I…

The power of a bad review

Yelpers are a tough crowd, and it’s good. They say no publicity is bad publicity and I might agree… Let me explain you why with an example.

Communication is first. Lessons Learned

If there’s anything that you want to say (especially to your manager), say it. Think about how you’re gonna say it, but say it. There’s nothing worse than being the last one to speak when you know you were right.