Category Archives: GEEK

So you want to be an Engineer? Here is the most important subject you need to learn.

Back in the day, when videoconferencing (think video chat in 2019) was new and exciting, my colleague, Renee, and I were working at Lawrence Livermore National Lab advancing that technology and, as part of an LLNL community outreach program, visiting Elementary and Middle Schools in area to show this new technology and answer student’s questions about Science, Technology, Engineering, and

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The Ancient Art of Building a TIA/EIA-568B RJ-45 Cable or Short Patch Cable

Running high speed (Cat 5, 5e, 6, etc) cable to connect your electronic devices is a dying art thanks to WiFi. But, you may need to make a patch cable at some point in your life. If so, this blog is here to help. 🙂

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TechyMike’s Thoughts on STEM vs STEAM: You May Not Like This.

I have been pondering the use of STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math vs STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math for sometime. One day last week, I was cruising Facebook (a less often occurrence lately) and read some comments on a article related to STEM / STEAM. I was surprised at the vehemence of many of the comments, but,

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