Dojo Research & Consulting

Dojo R & C focuses on all aspects of engineering testing including test plan development, custom instrumentation and data acquisition, laboratory testing, data analysis and report writing. Whether you have a quick one-time task or an ongoing research project, we’d love to talk to you about how we can help tackle your technical challenges.  Check out the site: Dojo Research & Consulting

Support Your Local Roller Derby Team

I joined the Charlottesville Derby Dames in February of 2013 and have been helping with team merchandise. We use Square for our sales because it can be used online and in person. This page is actually a test of the new Square embed script.     Order Online

Happy 100th, Gramps

Eulogy by his daughter, my Aunt Kelly. When you live for 92 years there are many things to talk about. I am here today to tell you things about my dad that you may not know, but also to share the lessons of life he taught me over the years. Our names: No one in my family went by their real name Kelsey (my dad) was Burr Catherine (my mom) was Kitty Kelsine was Kelly, the only time I heard my real name was on first day of school and when my mother was mad David Burr (my brother) was DeeBee, there was another Dave who lived across the street so he went by his first two initials Arthur Scott (my brother) was Joe – go figure that one out A Skipper: Not a boat skipper He loved to skip, because he was tall, he could go real high Hold my hand and lift me off the...

Baxter

Baxter

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. – Leo Dworken

My cat looks like a Pomeranian

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Business and Increasing Efficiency

My laser engraving business is almost two years old now.  Things have reached the point that I’m getting orders every day directly through the e-commerce website. This is a change from the past where I had mostly corporate orders.  For those, a customer would usually just contact me by email to set everything up. I enjoy doing personal orders for consumers a lot, but it takes infinitely more “hand-holding” of the customers and an order of one personalized item requires almost as much work as a corporate order of 10 items at once.  So as these types of orders increase, and in the holiday season especially, I spend a lot of time taking care of orders. While thinking on how to make things more efficient I do a lot of visiting of other sites....

TED Talk on Cochlear Implants and Music

I have a lot of work to do this time of year, but wanted to post my first thoughts on this TED video. First – no captions yet! gah! I can understand the main speaker, but the video clips aren’t clear enough to hear. Second – I’m entirely happy with my two CIs. It’s been almost 2 years since the second one was activated and this is definitely my new normal and I wouldn’t go back to hearing aids if given a chance. Third – I’m still playing saxophone in the sax sextet and in the band. We often play music in the house from Pandora, usually classical or jazz. Music I know well sounds the same as I remember it (because I’m remembering it), music that’s new to me starts out a bit muddled but becomes clearer with...

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