Archive for April, 2017

How Do I Make My Blog

April 16, 2017

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.

My Problems With LinkedIn.

April 15, 2017

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

April 14, 2017

eports on the projects performed during the week.

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2017/04/09

RELATIVITY BOOK

The Addition of Mathematical section into the Open Source version
of the book has been started. The Formula/equation and differential
equation page has been added without modification.

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2017/04/10

RELATIVITY BOOK

The Addition of Mathematical section into the Open Source version
of the book continues. The Differential
equation page has been
slightly modified.
The Computer page has been added without
modification.

APPLE PROJECT

The Header Subsection (_MAKE_FILE_HEADER_BEGIN,
_MAKE_FILE_HEADER_LOAD, and _MAKE_FILE_HEADER_END)
has been functionally tested and the testing of the Source
Subsection has been started.

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2017/04/13

APPLE PROJECT

The Source Subsection is proceeding. The Commands
_MAKE_FILE_SOURCE_BEGIN, _MAKE_FILE_SOURCE_NEXT,
_MAKE_FILE_CALL_HEADER, _MAKE_FILE_SOURCE_CALLED,
and _MAKE_FILE_SOURCE_CALL_END have been functionally
tested. An error was identified in original make file.
Namely, the module maccert was included the link for
the explrpde executable but not listed as being called.

Prague Conference in 1987

April 11, 2017

In 1987, I presented a scientific paper at a conference
in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

At that time, Prague was a city in the territory under
control of the Soviet Union.

I have always performed my research on my own time and money.

I attended the conference on my vacation.

Needless to say, the other attendees were quite curious
about my personal research efforts.

During this time, I had an interesting conversation with
a Polish attendee while walking along the river:

POLISH ATTENDEE: We are not special.

MY RESPONSE: Being special is defined by what you do
to be the very best in your field.

POLISH ATTENDEE: We have no resources.

MY RESPONSE: Do you have a personal computer at your home?

POLISH ATTENDEE: Yes.

MY RESPONSE: Probably a better one than I have. My is
a Heathkit H89.

POLISH ATTENDEE: The bosses will not like it.

MY RESPONSE: Usually, the bosses don’t kill the goose
that lays the golden egg right away.

At this point he understood and I was effectively
“walking on water”.

You ask: why am I sharing this little bit of history
with you.

History is a great teacher and today we need to learn
this lesson.

Life of A Programmer — Session 6.1 — What should a Quality Assurance Software Engineer Know.

April 11, 2017

Being a Software Development Engineer also makes
you a Quality Assurance Manager.

You have had no training in Quality Assurance.

You do not like it when management brings up the subject.

None the less, you are a Quality Assurance Manager.

Maybe I can help you to benefit from this unwanted
job description.

The first thing that you need to know is that there
are two sources of software errors.

SOFTWARE ERROR SOURCE 1: THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER.

SOFTWARE ERROR SOURCE 2: THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

NOTICE THAT I DID NOT MENTION THE USER.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE USER FROM HIS
OWN STUPIDITY.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

How Do I Make My Blog

April 10, 2017

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.

Blog Alerts May Become Annoying

April 8, 2017

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.

PROGRESS REPORT

April 7, 2017

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

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2017/03/30

RELATIVITY BOOK

The Open Office prototype version of the Title page,
Introduction section, and Early History sections has been
reviewed on the IMACS machine. The only possible problem was
that the pages appeared to be too large. You can not
see the top of the page at the same time that as the page
number at the bottom.

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2017/03/31

APPLE PROJECT

The workspace files needed to run the functional test have
been prepared and the functional testing has been started.

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2017/04/02

RELATIVITY BOOK

The My First Personal Computer section has been inserted
into the Open Office prototype document. Minor revisions
to this section are expected. This section will be reviewed.

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2017/04/02

APPLE PROJECT

The _MAKE_FILE_BEGIN Command which loads make file name and
path being produced has been successfully tested.

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2017/04/05

APPLE PROJECT

The _MAKE_FILE_COMPILER, _MAKE_FILE_LINKER, _MAKE_FILE_WORKPATH, _MAKE_FILE_EXEC_SUBPATH, _MAKE_FILE_OBJ_SUBPATH, and
_MAKE_FILE_SRC_SUBPATH have been successfully tested.

RELATIVITY BOOK

The My First Conference – Oslo page has been inserted
into the Open Office prototype document.

Monte-Carlo Test Method

April 5, 2017

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?

WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

April 1, 2017

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.