Author Archives: Don Hodges
http://www.ctlab.org/documents/How Complex Systems Fail.pdf
Give Edward Snowden Immunity – The Atlantic. He deserves it as much as the telecoms did after illegal mega-wiretap
A blogger since the ’90′s, I have not been been diligent with preserving my online presence even though one of my early “mission statements” was “a record of my journey into senility”.
I yield the mike to “flatrock19″: I keep seeing indications that people think that a lack of public transparency means a lack of oversight. However, that is not how our country’s constitution was written or how our government and legal … Continue reading
A good friend of mine died recently, Lt. Gen. Carl Peterson, USAF (Ret.). “General Pete” started his career as a 20-year-old B-17 pilot in World War 2. He got to England in October 1944, after the most deadly phase of … Continue reading
How young is the USA? Consider this: I born in 1938, 75 years ago. 75 years before that, the Civil War was raging in 1863. Back another 75 years, 1788 – the year before the Constitution was adopted.
Just build it yourself!
As a retiree advancing in age, I sometimes remember things that didn’t happen (just wait til you get here!) or don’t remember important details. I just watched four episodes of NASA documentaries on the Mercury/Gemini/Apollo manned flights, and the tempo … Continue reading
41 minutes in a Delta DC-9 brings back memories â€“ I arrived at Delta on December 20, 1965, the same day as the first DC-9 delivery. As it evolved, I became a powerplant engineer for the DC-9, so learned a … Continue reading