Archive for March, 2017

My Comment Approval Criteria

March 31, 2017

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

PROGRESS REPORT

March 31, 2017

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

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2017/03/24

RELATIVITY BOOK

The second Beginning Lockheed section has been preliminarily
modified. The next task will be to review these modifications

APPLE PROJECT

The preparation of the test program is completed. The next
task will be to prepare the apple_cpp software parts library.

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2017/03/28

RELATIVITY BOOK

The Early History section including the Lockheed chapters has
been completed in an ASCII text format. The next task will be
to prepare a tentative Open Office version to verify format.

CLASS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Modification of the Typedef software parts library to include
the specification of both an ASCII and UNICODE Characters is
planned.

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2017/03/29

RELATIVITY BOOK

The Open Office prototype version of the Title page,
Introduction section, and Early History sections has been
prepared. The next task will be to review this presentation
relative to developing an E-Book.

APPLE PROJECT

The preparation of the apple_cpp software parts library
has been prepared. The next task will be to prepare the
workspace files needed to run the functional test.

The Role of the Media

March 29, 2017

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 5.3 — You are a Quality Assurance Manager

March 28, 2017

The Deming Cycle consists of the following four steps:
Plan, Do, Check the Results, and Analyze the Results.

A computer program is a very special Deming Plan to be
performed at the Client’s site on a computer.

There is a big different between Deming Plans done by
people and Deming Plans done by computers.

If people find a problem in the plan, they will stop the
activity and report the problem to management.

On the other hand, a computer will continue to execute
the plan, no matter how defective it is.

A software developer is a very special Q.A manager and
he does not even know it.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

How I Protect My Proprietary Data

March 25, 2017

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.

My Response to Large Quantity of Comments

March 24, 2017

I am the only one managing the blog and hence
have a limited amount of time to do so.

If there are less than 100 comments, I will examine
each comment to determine whether I will approve it
or delete it.

If there are more than 100 comments, I will examine
and approve comments according the following rules:

For each group of twenty comments, I will:
1. Find the first one that I can approve.
2. Approve the selected comment.
3. Delete the remaining 19 comments.

Thank You for your understanding.

PROGRESS REPORT

March 23, 2017

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

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2017/03/18

RELATIVITY BOOK

A tentative Early History section has been prepared. The goal
of this section is to encourage the hobby by showing the
unexpected benefits that can happen. Personal research will
be introduced later. This section will be reviewed and modified
as necessary.

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2017/03/20

RELATIVITY BOOK

A tentative Early History section has been reviewed and
found activity support the overall goal of the book. The
next task will be to address the first of the two Beginning
Lockheed sections.

APPLE PROJECT

During the process of assembling the source section of the test
project, it was found that there is an unavoidable need for
optional header file specification instructions for each
subroutine. I knew that it was possible but hoped that
it was avoidable. It is not. The next task will be to prepare
this software part instruction.

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2017/03/22

RELATIVITY BOOK

The first of the Beginning Lockheed sections has been modified.
The next task to address the second Beginning Lockheed sections.

APPLE PROJECT

The Optional Header instruction has been prepared and is
being inserted into the test program. The preparation of
the test program continues.

The Experimental Process — Any One Can do It!

March 21, 2017

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 5.2 — You are a Quality Assurance Manager

March 21, 2017

Q.A. is a management activity. It is taught in Business
Administration.

You have a college degree in Software Engineering, not
Business Administration.

In spite of all of this, you are still a Quality Assurance
Manager.

The Deming Cycle is the historical basis for all Quality
Assurance Programs.

It basically consists of the following four steps: Plan,
Do, Check the Results, and Analyze the Results.

A computer program is a very special Deming Plan to be
performed at the Client’s site on a computer.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

WhatifWe127 Blog — Web Browser Inquiries

March 18, 2017

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.