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

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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...

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...

This would have totally changed school for me…

The most difficult part of high school and even college for me was group discussions. I remember in English class when we would break into small groups my group was allowed to go work across the hall where there would be less background noise. It made it easier for me to hear but it was still difficult. And it was hard for anyone to understand just how much I missed because I always did fine in a one-on-one situation. These days kids grow up being on the internet and conversing by typed communication. It’s second nature to them, just like it became second nature to me when I first joined online discussions in 1996. I only knew 2 or 3 people who were online then who lived in the same city as me, not counting the chemistry teacher. 🙂 In college we...

They’ve caught up! … to where I was Last year.

In the late 90s when DVD players proliferated the homes of my friends it became possible for me to watch movies with subtitles at the press of a button. Before that you were dependent on them to have a newish TV set (1993) and for the VHS tape to have captions that worked. Netflix made renting movies something you could do from your computer and the DVDs showed up in the mail a day or two later. Then a few years ago Netflix introduced instant streaming for some titles…. but there were no captions. Now, after hearing protests from people who need captions and subtitles and promising to deliver, there are quite a few movies on Netflix that have subtitles and captions. I only just realized this though myself. Why? Because I have an iPad and the Netflix...

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