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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Metric Driven Design

June 30, 2016

Metrics; measurements with purpose. It’s a term I’d long left associated with those business managers that trade buzzwords with each other; inheriting, instead, the engineer’s standard unit- a deliverable. And…Read More

The End Of A Season

June 29, 2016 4

Those of you who are relatively new to Being Brunel would be forgiven for not knowing that this is a blog this is updates weekly. You might not even be overly clear what it’s about- sure, it says “notes from a…Read More

Cost and Consequence

June 28, 2016 3

About once a month my train to work is delayed. There are signal failures, over running works, unexpected weather; the litany of excuses is endless. Only last week I sat in Waterloo and watched hours of trains get canceled…Read More

Python for Engineers: Part 3

June 27, 2016

It’s about time we did some more Python. Who’s excited? In the last couple of posts I’ve helped you literally get started by setting up a Python environment and then set you down the road of variables and in/output. And we could stop there; it’s enough functionality to write pretty much…Read More

The 200th Post

June 26, 2016 4

Turns out I’ve pumped out 200 ill informed opinions into the internet. At 141’176 words Being Brunel had surpassed 20’000 Leagues Under The Sea in length (if not artistic…Read More

A British Engineer’s Apology to Europe

June 24, 2016 5

At the moment, I’m mostly embarrassed. Sure, I’ll be angry, then sad; disappointed and finally resigned to picking up the pieces. But mostly I just can’t believe we did it. Yes- for all of you out there who don’t know; it…Read More

Building A Web App Part 5: Code Complete

June 21, 2016

The only thing missing from our amazing prototype web application (to match built environment professionals in Slack channels by their interests), is some actual functionality. We’ve got…Read More

Building A Web App Part 4: Writing Code

June 21, 2016

In the last, fairly epic, post I walked you through the stack we’re going to be using for this web application that will unite all you built environment professionals. What we haven’t got, yet, is something that will actually run; just a…Read More

Building A Web App Part 3: Tooling Up

June 21, 2016 2

So we know what we’re going to write, what it’s going to look like, and what it needs to do before we can throw it to the wolves for comments. This post continues my weekend journey into prototyping…Read More

Building A Web App Part 2: Specification

June 21, 2016 2

This post continues on from the last, so I suggest you start there if you want to follow this series; making a simple web application to ask a user what about the built environment interests them and suggest…Read More