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A Few Interesting Talks on Architecture and Microservices

These talks were recommended by Chase O’Neill, a very talented colleague from my time at Universal, and proved to be highly interesting. I’ve thought about things like this through my career, and they’re obviously more germane given where things are … Continue reading

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Computer Simulation

I gave this talk on computer simulation at the Mensa Regional Gathering in Orlando on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The slides for the presentation are here. I give a brief description of the major types of simulation and discuss some … Continue reading

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Methods of Observation

This past weekend my CBAP training course asked me to speak briefly on the technique of Observation. I reviewed the basic information in the BABoK itself and the training guide we’re using for the class, and I’ll refer to this … Continue reading

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Interface Analysis

I’m pursuing yet another certification, this time the IIBA‘s CBAP, for Certified Business Analysis Professional. I chose a 35-hours training course run as a series of interactive webinars over seven successive weekend days and during the second session this past … Continue reading

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Node.js

I finally finished working through the exercises in the LearnYouNode suite put out by NodeSchool, which organizes events in cities all over the country. They have a whole pile of different self-directed workshops. It was decent enough introduction to the … Continue reading

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I Helped Design This

In 2004 or 2005 I attended a series of meetings where I helped do traffic projections for this new port of entry (and bridge) at Calais, ME. I also built and ran models of different port designs using the BorderWizard … Continue reading

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Model-Predictive Control

Model Predictive Control comes in different forms, but all variations work in roughly the same way. Traditional forms of control act on signals derived from a currently-determined (usually by sensors) state and the difference between that state and the desired … Continue reading

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Are We Entering a New Era of Computing?

I wrote last Wednesday’s piece to provide a beginning context to show how developers should be aware of the underlying activities in their target environments. I plan to do a couple of posts discussing how much duty cycle (CPU activity) … Continue reading

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