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Discrete-Event Simulation: Looking Under The Hood

Yesterday I mentioned a few constructs that a discrete-event simulation system would have to have. They are: A time-ordered future events queue where events are created and entered into the queue, and then processed one by one in time order. … Continue reading

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How Timing Works: The Internal Architecture of a Discrete-Event Simulation

On Monday I described the different ways time and events are handled in continuous and discrete-event simulations. Today I want to go into a little more detail about how those things work in a discrete-event simulation because the internal architecture … Continue reading

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An Even Bigger Difference Between Continuous Simulation and Discrete-Event Simulation

Yesterday I gave an overview of how time is (typically) handled in continuous and discrete-event simulations. Today I want to discuss an even bigger difference between the two. Discrete-event simulation is probably well-named because it describes what it does, which … Continue reading

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A Major Difference Between Continuous Simulation and Discrete-Event Simulation

I’ve mentioned continuous simulation and discrete-event simulation previously but I wanted to take some time to illustrate the differences between them. For today I’m going to keep it simple. The truth is that when you know what you’re doing, you … 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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A First Experiment In Video Screen Capture

Capturing video of older, running software can be a bear. A link to the full-size YouTube video and a smaller in-situ version are included directly below. I kept things simple for this first evening just to see what issues I’d … Continue reading

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If You’re Going To Use That Time on the Road, Here’s How

So you’re on the road and have some time on your hands. You decide to buff your skills or do some research or work on a demo project. Here’s how you might go about it. Work on a certification: There … Continue reading

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How and Why I Got My Certifications

For years I never worried about getting certified in anything. I was steadily developing skills and picking up new things. I already had the jobs I wanted. I was able to learn what I needed from books or the occasional … Continue reading

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Right People, Right Analyses, Right Decisions

Some time ago I found myself in a gathering somewhere in the bowels of a large, very bureaucratic organization for which my company was doing some work. The room was full of forty or so senior managers and analysts, many … Continue reading

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