September 24, 2016
There have been quite a few requests for advice on
“how to build a blog”. As you can see from my blog, I have
prepared a lot of posts. Therefore, I have learned how
to do it efficiently.
There are some simple rules for making your blog easy
1. Have a well-defined purpose for your blog. For myself,
my blog was a means of publicly documenting my research and
2. Use a standard format. Then you can build a template
which will greatly facilitate its preparation. I use
my development software to write the blog.
3. Don’t get carried away with an artistic design. I use
the free WordPress. I do not use any pictures; all I
have to do is paste in the text. Above all, I did not
have to develop the blog web-site.
Above all, recognize that every post you publish will be
in the public domain forever. I have been very careful
to put just enough information to identify and date my
efforts but not to give away any proprietary data.
Hope that this helps.
September 20, 2016
The preparation for a Disaster sounds like
a lot of work!
It isn’t as much as you think.
Keep in mind that a disaster will occur.
All computers eventually break.
When this happens, you will appreciate
your preparation efforts.
September 18, 2016
Hopefully, this post will answer many of the questions that I have received about the Internet services that I am receiving.
First, please understand that I do not have a team. There is one of me and I am home based.
My Internet service is provided by Earthlink.
Recently I changed from DSL to a cable Internet communication process due to a major regional outage.
My blog is provided by the free WordPress site which may or may not add some advertising.
I also have a whatifwe Codeplex site and and a @whatifwe2048 Twitter site.
I designed my Website using Microsoft Front Page.
I have successfully accessed my web-site and blog on a LINUX, WINDOWS, and MAC machine.
September 12, 2016
The accounting requirements are as follows:
1. Don’t use paper-less billing,
a. Loss of internet equals not receiving
b. Multiple copies of bills means you
are more likely to get your bill even
in a disaster.
2. Make printed copies of all of your
a. In a dire emergency, you can do
accounting by hand.
b. (Paper) Weight of the evidence is
useful in a disagreement.
3. Make strong passwords.
a. If you can easily remember the
password, it isn’t strong enough.
MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE
September 11, 2016
The original purpose of my blog was to provide me an easy
means of reporting my activity on my personally funded
research and development activities on error-free software
My research and development activities produces a large
quantity of proprietary data. How do I protect this data?
Simple! I do not publish it on my blog or any other web-sites.
The purpose of “reporting my activity” involves establishing
the date at which a particular task was accomplished. The
task is sufficiently identified to enable me to identify
the associated proprietary data and daily log which is
stored on my machines, flash drives, and DVD’s.
Also, please let me remind you that when your machine is
not connected to the internet, hackers cannot access your