The best chicken wings ever

Occasionally I test my chops by not writing about engineering, student life, or politics, though one could argue that this post is about student life. Tonight I managed to make the most delicious chicken wings to have ever entered my mouth. Now, I'm sure there's at least one person out…

Playing with mom’s camera

My next purchase (after a kettle for brewing) will be an SLR camera. I'm going to get a used rig, likely a Nikon due to a long-standing admiration of their products, and then build a lens collection on top of the initial buy. Since I can't get that now, as…

It’s all about relationships

Today I noticed a tweet by a public relations worker at a local creative firm, Rob Batherson, who was pleased with the way an employee at the Hilton Fashion District Hotel in New York had dealt with an issue he was having. Obviously we all prefer when a company solves…

Cutting costs in healthcare

When provincial governments announce they will find ways to cut health care costs, they are usually, and rightly, met with an outcry that they will cut services. Fortunately, with the help of Industrial Engineering professionals and new medical and nursing grads who approach their fields with more open minds than…

Gotta love Engineering

Some people say that some weeks are crazier than others. When you're in Engineering, every week is crazy. An example of this is this week: I have over 25 hours of class, 10 hours of work, an exam, and four assignments. Not to mention a monthly beer tasting that I…

The first week with my Nexus S

I've been hemming and hawing about replacing my aging iPhone 3G, bought in mid-July of 2008. The phone was taking forever to complete everyday tasks such as opening apps to a usable state, loading web pages, and performing general functions. The battery was worn too, struggling to last the day.…