Dan Engle

1580 BoC, husband and father, software instructor, road warrior


Occupational Presentation for Fifth Graders


I was asked to come in and give a presentation on how my job relates to natural resources to about 110 fifth graders at my kids’ school. It…


The Hidden God in Employment


In an article on ChristianPost.com, Chuck Colson argues that the diminished cultural influence of Christianity is responsible for greedy companies replacing…


The P-Chem Prof and the ChE Student


I remember a discussion in my Physical Chemistry II class at the then University of Missouri-Rolla (now MST). Dr. D. Vincent Roach (now deceased) had just finished a day and a half derivation of the ideal gas law from statistical mechanics — he went into a little more detail than Wikipedia. You may remember the final line of the derivation from high…


Religion and the Boy Scouts


Pr. Larry Beane has an interesting post on a religious activity conducted within the Cub Scouts. Scouts of all ages and sexes (mostly Boy Scouts) participated in…


Convo about Autism, Vaccines, and Guilt


Good discussion on Facebook with Frank and Matthew regarding autism and vaccine injury:


Mathematics of Software Development


Normally I teach internal data collection software, but when a new “release” is coming we are brought into the home office (hence my time in Houston…


Life of the Well

Introduction

One way to describe my occupation is that I teach software in the energy business. The convergence of teaching, software, and petroleum puts me in contact with a wide variety of people, from the toughest of roughnecks to the skinniest of computer programmers.

Sometimes we get programmer turnover, and the new guy doesn’t…