Archive for December, 2016

WhatifWe127 Blog — Web Browser Inquiries

December 17, 2016

There have been many comments and inquiries 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.

My Problems With LinkedIn.

December 16, 2016

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.

PROGRESS REPORT

December 16, 2016

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

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2016/12/08

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

I contacted Apple and asked for advice relative to the missing
component. They indicated that I would need to obtain the
“STARTUP DISK”. I would need to obtain (purchase?) this disk
from an Apple Store. Furthermore I would need to make an
appointment with the store.

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2016/12/10

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

There is not an Apple store near to my residence. The only
stores are over 15 miles away. I contacted Apple and asked
if one could be ordered (purchased?) over the internet and
mailed to me. I was referred to a supervisor who promised
to mail one to me at no cost.

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2016/12/12

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – typedef

The development of the common typedef software parts library
has been restarted.

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2016/12/14

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

The Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD has been received.

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – typedef

The float decimal typedef load commands,
_BASIC_TYPEDEF_LOAD_FLOAT and _BASIC_TYPEDEF_LOAD_DOUBLE,
have been prepared.

The Experimental Process — Any One Can do It!

December 13, 2016

Many years ago, there was the HeathKit company.

It had for sale various electronics kits.

They sold amateur radio, television, instrumentation kits.

I bought my first personal computer from them. It was a Heathkit H89.

That computer was the beginning of my personal research effort.

This computer resulted in three overseas conference publications.

I have never taken any course in software engineering or electronics.

I have learned everything through an extensive experimental effort.

Would you believe it if I told you that every person knows how
to experiment.

No! Let me show you that it is true.

As soon as a baby gains enough strength to roll over and get his
tummy off of the floor, he crawls around and gets into things.

What does he do with them? He puts them in his mouth.

Did you ever think that a baby’s mouth is his best instrument at birth?

It has to be! Otherwise he won’t be able to eat.

You are not a little green guy from outer space.

You were once a baby. When you started to crawl, you put things
into your mouth.

Therefore, you basically know how to experiment.

I rest my case.

Life of A Programmer — Session 1.3 — Are You A Software Engineer?

December 12, 2016

I used to know a software engineer who did not just “do it” at work.

He had significant personal accounting difficulties.

He occasionally would use hexadecimal numbers on the checks that he wrote.

Most assuredly, software engineering defined him as a person.

So I will again repeat my question. Are you a software engineer?

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

How Do I Make My Blog

December 11, 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
to prepare.

1. Have a well-defined purpose for your blog. For myself,
my blog was a means of publicly documenting my research and
development efforts.

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.

PROGRESS REPORT

December 9, 2016

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

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2016/12/03

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

The Apple IMAC Computer has been successfully turned on
(Don’t laugh; the power switch is hard to find). I did
not know how to get the wireless mouse to work. Consequently,
I used a standard wire mouse and keyboard. Finding the
procedure to load the operating system is next.

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – float parts

The test development has been started. The test file
structure has been defined and the preparation of the
the test definition file has been started.

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2016/12/04

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

I visited an Apple Store. They gave me a starting procedure
for loading the operating system. The first step is to call
their technical support to initialize an Apple technical
account.

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – float parts

The functional testing of the float decimal software parts
has begun and is proceeding normally.

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2016/12/05

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

I contacted an Apple’s technical support representative. My
Apple Name and password were prepared. The representative
indicated that I needed the original Apple Name and password
to reload the operating system.

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – float parts

The functional testing of the float decimal software parts
continues.

RELATIVITY BOOK

I found a major local astronomical society which I plan to show
the elevator paper when appropriate. Hopefully they will be
interested in the book and/or article.

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2016/12/06

APPLE IMACS COMPUTER

I received the Apple Name and Password from the person who
gave me the computer. It solved the password problem.
Unfortunately, one of the utility was temporarily not
available. Apple suggested that I try again at a later time.

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2016/12/07

PORTABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – float parts

The functional and the error detection testing of the
float decimal software parts has been completed. The
float software library is ready for use.

SO9001 BASED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

December 7, 2016

To be strictly compliant with ISO9001, Programmers must use enforceable standard methods and processes.

Assembly Language Programmers used macros for common multi-instruction processes. These macros, once developed, were never changed.

Software “breaks fatally” when it illegally writes. The error cannot be fixed and it might take the machine down.

There are many error detection code segments that programmers use during checkout and then remove before delivery.

I developed a C++ Macro Preprocessor to provide a highly competent macro capability to facilitate using error detection code.

WHATIFWE used C++ Macro Preprocessor and its Macros to implement the Standards required by ISO9001?

Life of A Programmer — Session 1.2 — Are You A Software Engineer?

December 6, 2016

Are you a software engineer? This sounds like a really stupid question!

How can a person with a college degree in I.T not be a software engineer?

A software engineer is a person who is defined by software engineering.

A software engineer does not just “do it” at work.

So I will repeat my question. Are you a software engineer?

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

December 3, 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.