Tag Archives: Experience

Domain Knowledge Acquisition

I’ve touched on this subject briefly before, but I wanted describe it more directly. The simplest definition of domain knowledge, for me, is: what you need to know to create and apply effective solutions in a specific situation. Acquisition, of … Continue reading

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Advanced Manufacturing Process Integration Ideas

I’ve seen a lot of different things over the years and they cannot help but suggest possibilities for ways things can be done in a more streamlined, integrated way. Of particular interest to me has been the many novel ways … Continue reading

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Book: Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering

This week I read the book Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass, in preparation for attending a new meetup devoted to discussing classic books about software development. The author opines that the information in the book … Continue reading

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Efficient Matrix Solutions for Special Classes of Engineering Problems

There are a large class of analogous engineering problems that may be addressed with a particular mathematical solution. Fluid systems where volumes containing fluid are connected by fluid flows, mechanical systems where masses are connected by springs and dashpots (which … Continue reading

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How My Core Competencies Map To Working With Customer Systems

I created the figure below while I was working out the requirements for a simulation tool that would support analysis of this kind of system. While this diagram represents a fairly specific example of the set of things I’ve been … Continue reading

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System and Enterprise Architecture

The figure below shows a notional representation of an integrated, plant-wide control system for a type of modern strip mill. I installed one- and two-line tunnel furnace Level 2 control systems in several plants just like this. I’ve highlighted the … Continue reading

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Theory and Practice, Practice, Practice

To know and not to do is not yet to know. This idea has been attributed to many sources. Let’s assume it is essentially Buddhist. The same idea is expressed below in terms of neuroscience. These items are saying that … Continue reading

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Zoot Suits and Not-So-Bad-Dancing

I started swing dancing in 2001, during the tail end of the craze that started around the time of the 1998 Gap Commercial (famous among other things for popularizing the 3D still pan effect also prominent in the seminal sci … Continue reading

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A Third Experiment In Video Screen Capture

The third experiment involved finding tools that would allow me to process video in arbitrary resolutions. The only unpaid editing tool I was able to locate in a reasonable amount of time (defined as two hours of reading, but not … Continue reading

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A Second Experiment In Video Screen Capture

Yesterday I learned a few things about capturing video using Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3, and made a list of things to do that would simplify the process. The first item on that list was to set the capture area … Continue reading

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