Archive for May, 2015

My Problems With LinkedIn.

May 27, 2015

I need to alert everyone that I do not have a working LinkedIn system.

I have made several attempts at correcting the problems without success.

People trying to connect with me on LinkedIn will be unsuccessful, no
matter how much I want to connect with them.

Disaster Seminar 21 — Accounting Disaster Preparation

May 26, 2015

The accounting requirements are as follows:

1. Don’t use paper-less billing,
a. Loss of internet equals not receiving
your bill.
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
Accounting activity.
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.

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Blog Alerts May Become Annoying

May 26, 2015

Placing a request to be alerted when I make a post is not the best way to keep track of my activity.

I have made a lot of posts. Some of them are research reports which are individually written with the aid of my Programmable Software Development Tool. Others such as the seminars have been written some time ago and are periodically posted on my blog. Frequently, I will make as many as three posts on a single day.

As a consequence, you are going to get a lot of alerts which may become annoying to you.

Please may I suggest a better way of keeping track of my activities.

I recommend that you follow me on Twitter (@whatifwe2048). You will see that my tweets are the titles of my blog posts in the order of occurrence. You can then easily select the ones that you wish to read,

This approach will give you greater control over your internet traffic.

Disaster Seminar 20 — Long Term Backup Storage

May 23, 2015

When the backup folder has little less
than 4 giga-bytes:

1. Prepare two DVD’s from the backup folder

2. Store one of these DVD’s near the machine.

3. Store the other DVD at a remote location.

4. Clean up the backup folder.

5. Clean up the three flash drives.

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Resume Preparation: A Gigantic “Plumbing” Project

May 23, 2015

We all understand a Plumbing Project. This where a supposedly
simple task become a massive, complex effort.

One of the common “Plumbing Projects” in today’s environment
is the preparation of a resume.

Each resume must be customized to the target audience. This
effort usually takes several hours to complete.

Resumes are always needed: Job searches, contracts, professional
network, and volunteering activities.

The resume effort is made more complex due to the need to paste
it into a web-site window, discovered usually at the last moment.

I have been using my Programmable Software Development Environment
to maintain its manual. Its use has greatly simplified this task.

WHATIFWE used the Programmable Software Development Environment
to develop resumes? Would it help? Yes it does!

Disaster Seminar 19 — Daily Procedure

May 22, 2015

At the beginning of each day:

1. Make a new zip file in the backup
folder with a name containing the date.

Throughout the day:

1. At the completion of each task, store
the associated folder in the zip file.

At the end of the day:

1. Store the zip file in each of the
three flash drives.

2. Store the flash drives as follows:

a. Near the computer

b. In your pocket or purse.

c. In Your car.

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My Comment Approval Criteria

May 22, 2015

Every day I receive between 50 and 100 comments requesting approval. There is only one of me managing the blog and hence must perform this function quickly and efficiently. To this end, each comment must:

1. Have a text message. For the most part, a comment with no text message will be deleted.

2. Be written in English using real words. I am not familiar with text message abbreviations.

3. Adhere to the basic principles of civilized behavior (I have had not problems with this so far).

4. Be consistent to the associated post and the purpose of the blog.

5. Be short. If it is over ten lines, I will delete it.

6. Not advertise any product, service or cause. I have been receiving a lot of promotions of solar panels for generating electric power which I have permanently deleted.

Thank You

Robert Adams

Disaster Seminar 18 — Required Backup Hardware/Software

May 21, 2015

Disaster-Hardened backup procedure requires:

1. 3 Flash Drives (5 gigabytes or more).

2. Blank DVD’s.

3. The capability of writing the DVD.
(Most modern machines have this capability)

4. A compressed zip file capability.
(Most modern machines have this capability)

5. A “backup” folder.

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The Most Important People In Our Society.

May 21, 2015

Who are the most important people in civilized society?

Are wealthy individuals the most important people in our
society? No, they are not.

Are celebrities the most important people in our society?
No, they are not.

Do religious organizations contain the most important
people in our society? No, they do not.

Are government officials the most important people in our
society? No, they are not.

The artisans and highly skilled professionals are the most
important people in any civilized society.

Nothing of any value gets done without the participation
of these highly skilled professional.

WHATIFWE increased the number of highly skilled home-based
pioneering professional software engineers?

Disaster Seminar 17 — Basic Disaster-Hardened Backup Requirements

May 20, 2015

The backup files must be:

1. Stored in multiple physical locations.

2. Directly accessible (no internet)

3. Current on a daily basis.

4. Organized to facilitate finding data.

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