Archive for August, 2014

WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

August 27, 2014

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.

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Life of A Programmer — Session 4.1 — How can you become more skilled than your fellow employees.

August 26, 2014

You were recently employed as a software developer in a major software engineering company.

You have a family that needs the financial resources that your job provides.

You need to reduce the risk of layoff and increase the probability of a raise.

Your needs are more likely to be met if you adopt the following four principles.

PRINCIPLE 1: WRITE AND EXECUTE A PLAN

PRINCIPLE 2: KEEP A WRITTEN DAILY LOG

PRINCIPLE 3: MAKE SMALL SELF-DOCUMENTING SOURCE FILES.

PRINCIPLE 4: ACCEPT NO VERBAL ORDERS

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The Role of the Media

August 26, 2014

Both the incompetent and the competent benefit from
media attention.

The competent leader requires community participation.
The media helps him to obtain the participants.

The incompetent needs 15 minutes of fame. The media
helps him to satisfy his greedy goals.

Unfortunately the entertainment associated with the
incompetent attracts a lot of media attention.

The competent pioneer finds new solutions to current
problems.

WHATIFWE were to provide the media attention needed
to develop hope from the new ideas of the competent
pioneers?

Developing a Website using a software parts library

August 26, 2014

The activity associated with development of a software parts library for the development of a web-site will be presented here. This will be an extension of the library used to prepare Programmable Software Development Environment manual.

This effort was started a long time ago following the development of the manual software parts library. Its purpose was to eliminate the need for Front Page. It was subsequently put on hold so that other more important efforts could proceed.

Mr. Mike is a long time professional friend of mine who has recently offered to reconstruct my Web-Site. I told him my plan to use my tool to rebuild my site. He has had difficulties relating to my technology (It is quite different than normal programming methods) and I am not really skilled in Web-site design. We both felt that this might a great opportunity to make the technical connection.

MONDAY: 2014/08/25

STATUS: The CSS software parts for using a picture as the background for a specified section have been modified to include the capability of placing the picture at the center of the specified section have been modified. Two new software parts were prepared.

DETAIL: In my original design, I made the top-left corner the default position of the picture. I modified the existing routines to make the center the default position and build two new software parts to specified the top and left position.

MY NEXT TASK: My next task will be to functionally test these modifications.

Life of A Programmer — Session 3.3 — But You Have a Challenging Software Engineering Job.

August 24, 2014

Around 1975, the employee / employer relations began to change.

Employer / Employee loyalty diminished with each passing year.

Job Seekers with many employers on their resumes were favorably considered.

Everyone effectively became a “temporary employee”.

Currently, you are upper-middle class. However, your future is not certain.

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WhatifWe127 Blog — Web Browser Inquiries

August 24, 2014

There have been many comments and enquiries relative to Web
Browser and Display format problems relative to my blog and
website. I appreciate your comments but I do not have sufficient
time to individually respond to them. I have prepared this
post that will hopefully provide some answers.

Relative to the blog, I use the free Word Press blog site.
The only thing that I prepare is the text. I don’t have any
videos. I do attach pdf files containing my articles. I must
assume that WordPress is up-to-date relative to the various
Web Browsers and Displays. I have absolutely no control over
the format.

Relative to my website, I designed it a number of years ago
using Microsoft Front Page which is now obsolete. I would
assume that it would not behave properly on some of the newer
Web Browsers and Displays. I am currently redesigning it
using the CSS technology. I am using this need as a means of
building standard Web Site development kits and I cannot
at this time predict when this will be completed.

Life of A Programmer — Session 3.2 — But You Have a Challenging Software Engineering Job.

August 23, 2014

Let me present to you the long term history on employee / employer relations.

I joined the Lockheed California Company in 1961.

At this time, there was a strong loyalty between employers and employees.

Employees were expected to stay with their employer for their entire career.

Employers were expected to keep their employees for their entire careers.

Job Seekers with more than several employers on their resume were not favorably considered.

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Monte-Carlo Test Method

August 23, 2014

A Number of years ago, I had a contract to build a hardware
control sub-system software product.

This hardware control sub-system was designed to control
legacy hardware shipped back from the Middle East.

This legacy hardware appeared to have not been well-maintained;
it needed a lot of service.

I was afraid that I might break this hardware when I tested my
hardware control sub-system software product.

I developed a Monte-Carlo Simulator/Stimulator Test System to
validate my hardware control sub-system product.

The Monte-Carlo technology is based on a pseudo-random generator.
It was originally used in the development of nuclear weapons.

The random nature of my Monte-Carlo Test System enabled me to
rapidly and thoroughly test the hardware control sub-system, both
from a user and hardware point-of-view.

The use of a Monte-Carlo Simulator/Stimulator Test System
enabled me to deliver an error-free software product.

WHATIFWE used Monte-Carlo software test methods for all software.
Would we get better products?

Developing a Website using a software parts library

August 23, 2014

The activity associated with development of a software parts library
for the development of a web-site will be presented here. This will be
an extension of the library used to prepare Programmable Software
Development Environment manual.

This effort was started a long time ago following the development of
the manual software parts library. Its purpose was to eliminate the
need for Front Page. It was subsequently put on hold so that other
more important efforts could proceed.

Mr. Mike is a long time professional friend of mine who has recently
offered to reconstruct my Web-Site. I told him my plan to use my tool
to rebuild my site. He has had difficulties relating to my technology
(It is quite different than normal programming methods) and I am not
really skilled in Web-site design. We both felt that this might a great
opportunity to make the technical connection.

FRIDAY: 2014/08/22

STATUS: I tested the existing background picture routines and found
that they functioned correctly. I also observed that I had not
prepared software parts that put the picture in the center of the
specified web-site section. I can not recall the reason why I had not
prepared these parts.

DETAIL: In my original design, I made the top-left corner the default
position of the picture. It would be easier to make the center the
default position and build two new software parts to specified the top
and left position.

NEXT TASK: The next step will be to modify the routines to include the
capability of placing the picture at the center of the specified
section.

Life of A Programmer — Session 3.1 — But You Have a Challenging Software Engineering

August 21, 2014

You have a challenging job with a great software engineering company.

You have a software engineering degree from an excellent university.

Financially, you are upper-middle class.

You have a nice house in a upper-class neighborhood.

Your feel that your future is certain.

I beg to disagree. If you can accurately predict the future, you are in the wrong business.

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