Archive for December, 2016

WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

December 31, 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.

Limitation to My Response to Your Comments

December 31, 2016

Every day I receive between 50 and 100 comments. Many of these comments request information or advise from me.

I appreciate the honour of your request for information.

Unfortunately, there is only one of me managing and writing the blog. Consequently, I simply do not have enough time to reply to each of your questions.

There are many comments that ask the same question. In these situations where I have the information, I will provide my knowledge in a post, time permitting.

I will respond to any comment made by a person who is experimenting with my software development tools.

Thank You

PROGRESS REPORT

December 30, 2016

This purpose of this post is to publish single line status
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2016/12/23

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

With the help of an Apple Support agent, I learned how to include
important web-sites into my Safari’s favorites list. Specifically,
one goes to the specific web-site and pushes the “COMMAND” and “D”
keyboard keys. I also received a manual which may answer future
questions.

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2016/12/26

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

The next task was to determine how to use my flash drives. The
manual that I received did not provide any instructions.
I inserted my flash drive and found that I could access the files
on it. This included *.pdf files. I also found out how to release
the flash drive.

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT- float

The float decimal library was modified so that a specific float
decimal number could be used in the definition of more than one
typedef name. This involved detecting whether a float decimal
number had been previously defined. These modifications have
been functionally tested.
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2016/12/28

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT- float

The error conditions of the modified float decimal library
has been successfully tested. The float decimal library is
ready for use. The associated modifications to the typedef
library has started. Additional utility parts are required.

Monte-Carlo Test Method

December 27, 2016

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?

Life of A Programmer — Session 2.2 — But You Have a BS Degree in Software Engineering

December 26, 2016

A College Education does not qualify you to be truly a “software engineer”?!

Your degree was granted to you when you successfully completed a set of classes.

Each class is basically a reward / punishment training process.

You satisfy the instructor, you get a good grade.

For all intents in purposes, you cannot become more skilled than the instructor.

To do so usually means that you are not using the techniques that he is teaching.

Disagreeing with the instructor usually does not result in good grades.

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How I Protect My Proprietary Data

December 25, 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
development methods.

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
machine.

Limitation to My Response to Your Comments

December 23, 2016

Every day I receive between 50 and 100 comments. Many of these comments request information or advise from me.

I appreciate the honour of your request for information.

Unfortunately, there is only one of me managing and writing the blog. Consequently, I simply do not have enough time to reply to each of your questions.

There are many comments that ask the same question. In these situations where I have the information, I will provide my knowledge in a post, time permitting.

I will respond to any comment made by a person who is experimenting with my software development tools.

Thank You

PROGRESS REPORT

December 22, 2016

This purpose of this post is to publish single line status
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2016/12/15

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

An attempt to install the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD was made.
It was unsuccessful. A very long exploratory phone call with Apple Support
did not produce an answer.

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2016/12/16

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

At the official Apple Maintenance site, I learned that my IMAC was a 2009
version and was no longer supported by Apple. I was subsequently informed
that a local computer maintenance business that could accomplish this task.
I visited this business and received a reasonable quote.

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2016/12/18

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT- typedef

The signed integer utility _BASIC_TYPEDEF_SIGNED has been prepared.

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2016/12/19

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

The Apple computer has been taken to the local computer maintenance
business.

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2016/12/20

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

The local computer maintenance business has fixed the machine. I
has tested it and it appears to be functional. Learning how to
use is the next task.

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2016/12/21

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT- typedef

The software parts _BASIC_TYPEDEF_LOAD_UNSIGNED and
_BASIC_TYPEDEF_LOAD_SIGNED have been prepared.

The Role of the Media

December 20, 2016

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?

Life of A Programmer — Session 2.1 — But You Have a BS Degree in Software Engineering

December 19, 2016

Are you a truly a software engineer or are you just “doing it”?

You have a BS degree in IT and graduated with a A- grade point average.

Your academic performance is very important to your career.

It helped you to get employment with a great company.

It prepared you to do some important software engineering tasks.

Unfortunately, It does not qualify you to be truly a “software engineer”.

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