Melanie Perry

I work in Facilities Engineering as a CAD/CAFM Tech and have been blogging since Spring of 2005. I'm also a writer and technical editor (eNewsletters, eZines, hard copy magazines and textbooks).

I am a Mom of two, a lover of puns and other bad jokes, and am married to a wonderful British import.

I conduct an annual design/engineering salary survey and draw out gender differences as well as make pointed comments about invisible disabilities (such as Myasthenia Gravis and rheumatoid arthritis).

I want to be Blue and Mixed up

Cobalt blue to be specific, and I'd like to have some recommendations. I know that KitchenAid used to make Cobalt Blue food processors, but, they don't appear to be available any longer. All I can find for sale is 'Willow Blue'. I know I missed the boat on this one. ...more


Fast Times @ Homeschool ...more

Newbie from St. Louis

Hi, I've already commented on a few posts in the Technology section, but, I thought I'd go ahead and introduce myself here. My name is Melanie. I am 26 and a mother of a 3 year old. I recently got married to a fellow tech geek (glancing lovingly at the other computer next to me hehe). By day, I am a CAD Tech (drafter) at a large hospital, and by night, I either moderate technical forums, or do freelance writing/proofreading. ...more


Yeah, one of the writers on my "half-year best-of" said I made her day. Made my ...more