What’s “Fake Engineering”?

I’ve always been interested in what makes things work.  Even when I was a kid, if you gave me a gift or a toy, the one way you could tell if I liked it is if I had taken it apart.  And if I had put it back together, then I probably liked it even more.

In my career as a software developer, I like to see things done in a simple, clean and professional way.  I really admire the aesthetic of a well-engineered piece of code.  And my admiration extends to various facets of engineering, whether it be mechanical, structural or electronic.

But ultimately, I just want to figure out how it all works, and have some fun in the process.  When I grow up, I want to be a mad scientist.  This is my journey.  I really have no idea what I’m doing, but I will figure it out along the way.