Software “Breaks”!

August 8, 2017

A 17 year old sailor on a submarine must be able to
fix a critical piece of electronic equipment within
15 minutes.

Critical submarine hardware has the required subsystems
to facilitate the location of a failed replaceable components.

Most hardware these days has at least one computer within it.
This includes critical submarine systems.

Can the same 17 year old sailor on a submarine find and
correct a critical software failure within 15 minutes?

Does software “break”? Not really. but software fails when
it illegally or incorrectly writes some data.

Programmers have many ways of preventing illegal writes which
they use in checkout and then remove before delivery.

WHATIFWE used formal illegal write prevention code in delivered

Disaster Seminar 6 — Have prompt access to more than one computer

August 8, 2017

The second computer should also:

1. Be a notebook or desktop.

2. Have the same capabilities as your primary machine.

3. Be easy to maintain in a functionally current status.

Ideally, the second machine should be at a remote location.

For example, it can be:

1. A notebook in your car or storage locker

2. A friend’s machine.


How Do I Make My Blog

August 6, 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.

August 5, 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.


August 4, 2017

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




Testing the typedef read software parts has begun.
BASIC_TYPEDEF_READ_BEGIN has been successfully tested.




All of the sofware parts needed to read the data associated
with signed integer have been successfully functional tested.
Testing the software parts needed to read the data associated
with the unsigned integer is the next step.


The belief, einstein proposal, einstein problem, math truth,
and postulates pages have been prepared/modified. Printing
and reviewing these pages is the next step.




All of the software parts needed to read the typedef data have
been successfully tested. The typedef software parts library
is ready for use. Future changes will be defined by the using
software parts library.


The belief, einstein proposal, einstein problem, math truth,
and postulates pages have been printed and are ready for a
critical review.


I have purchased an Apple course relative to the use of the
Terminal. My software development tool is designed to work
in both the Windows and Linux terminal. I want it to work
on the apple terminal and am trying to find a means to uss
the gcc development package to development the equivalent tool.

Resume Preparation: A Gigantic “Plumbing” Project

August 2, 2017

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 5 — Pick the best machine for disaster survival

August 1, 2017

It must function on its own without internet access.

It must have:

1. A Hard drive to contain your data and applications.

2. A Printer Port.

3. A DVD reader / writer.

4. A USB Port.

Desktop or Notebook Computers are good choices.


WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

July 30, 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.

Blog Alerts May Become Annoying

July 29, 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.


July 28, 2017

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




The make file generation software parts library has been
successfully upgraded to make the inclusion of library
files optional.




The Read software parts have been successfully prepared and
are ready for test.




A test program has been prepared for functionally testing the
read parts of the typedef software parts library.


I have implemented the suggestions made by my Toastmaster
evaluator. I read the first section of book at the last meeting.