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Simplicate and add lightness

A Business Analyst at one of my old jobs came from the aerospace engineering world.  He said the engineers at his old place had this phrase, “Simplicate and add lightness.”

It sounds pretty silly, because “simplicate” isn’t a word, and if you “add” something, it generally makes it heavier.

But that’s what I’m doing right now.  I don’t actually need a custom domain for this blog, so by adding it to a hosted WordPress.com account, I can “simplicate”!

So, welcome to my new WordPress.com home, and goodbye to some annual domain renewal fees!

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Too many projects!

I’m the kind of person who loves exploring new ideas. And, I enjoy the process of tinkering and learning. I do need a practical purpose for much of what I do, otherwise I tend to lose interest.

In the past few years, I’ve collected thousands of individual electronic parts, from the tiniest surface mount capacitors to complete single-board computers.  Thousands. And I have no idea where they are, or exactly how many of a particular part I have left.

So I’m putting most of my projects on hold while I build a massive database, so I can track and organize what I need, and when I need it.

And then I  can start building robots again!