I miss those guys allot. The one in the weird camouflage shirt is my oldest son Don. He is seventeen now, and graduates from high school next year. The one in the Suns jersey is my youngest son Josh. I only get one more year of sawdust with him.
BTW this photo was taken in 2004.
In college, my younger brother had the self proclaimed nickname
"The Man". It was a play on James Bond, because we know that James is The Man.
I was a few lbs heavier and one of my friends jokingly called me Norm, as in Norm from Cheers.
To sum it up. I am The Man's Brother NORM.
mokan is a Kansas City name as we are on both states
This name was given to me years ago when I would travel around the midwest going to Disc Golf Tournaments.
When ever someone from the KC area placed well at the tourneys we would all let out a big MOKAN cheer for our homies!!
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Straight out of college as a green engineer, my first supervisor often referred to me as, "Naive Dave", mispronouncing naive to rhyme with Dave. Several years later, while trying to come up with a unique username, I replaced naive with knave to be knavedave. Unfortunately, that moniker was already taken. I tried several variations of knave???? before hitting on knavekid which was available. I have used it ever since.
A little history:
I have a BSc. in Physics, and worked as a mechanic for many years- I can fix anything from lawn mowers to bull dozers, drill presses to welding torches. I used to drag race, but that's way deep pockets, so I quit. Sort of. When the kids came along, I was absolutely going to be a Boy Scout leader (did it for 15 years), and I fell right into the PWD deal, building my own tracks and everything- even ran Derby Day several years running for our District. I mightily resisted building my kid's cars, because that's just wrong. But, showing them what to do, and letting THEM do it is really worth it!
edit to add: Now, I work as an engineer, and my car is fastest at the company PWD.
One of the guys I work with is building and tuning a Tesla coil. He's having some problem with modeling the higher-order modes (has a BScEE). Any pointers? By way of reference, he's running his power supply at 250 kHz and 3 volts to start. He has several coils to choose from, so he can adjust for impedance matching. I believe he's at about 15 microHenries at the moment. The thing is big enough that if someone walks into the room behind him, he sees it on his spectrum analyzer. The dude scares me a little...his is potentially lethal.Tesla_HV wrote:Nikola Tesla, the greatest inventive genious of our time. I work with high-voltage system as they apply to high-power microwave transmitters. As a hobby, I am building a Tesla Coil in my basement to teach my sons the joys of high voltage. I work in one of the only fields where if you screw up, you die. It is actually quite safe if you know what you are doing and respect the equipment.