Year: 2013

r e s e a r c h   m o o n b a s e .n e t   Affective Computing  Soaring Flight  and SimulationI have launched a separate blog to cover my doctoral research: research.moonbase.net. The intent is to have a more formal blog focused exclusively on my research progress, ideas, publications, and any problems I might encounter.

Ahoy mateys! It be Pirate Day!

International Talk Like A Pirate DayArrr, ye scruvy dogs! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Today only me ol’ blog will be readin’ most piratey! Today be the day of when honest folk adoptin’ the language of the high seas privateers! Arrr! Yo ho ho and a bottle of diet soda!

"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."

– Benjamin Franklin

"I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Responsive Design

What is responsive design? Wikipedia has a good description:

a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices

Device Friendly
Responsive Design

It has been years since updated this site template (the original was written in 2003). It was too windy to fly Sunday, so I reworked the site template as a responsive design.

Doctoral Silliness

Bad Guy Zapper!

Bad Guy Zapper
Bad Guy Zapper

So one of my less exciting courses this semester is on requirements engineering and planning… the professor gave us an assignment to design an automated teller system, with the directive to “be creative”… I decided to have some fun with it and designed the “BGZ 9000 ATM”…. BGZ being short for “Bad Guy Zapper”. Yes, you guessed it, right alongside descriptions of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and CEN/XFS financial frameworks there is overly formal verbage about ray guns (to zap would be ATM robbers) and pit traps (to keep the villains in durance vile until they can be arrested)…

Makes me wonder if I am the first doctoral student to write a spec for a finance system that includes references to the infamous D&D module “S1: Tomb of Horrors” and “Grimtooth’s Traps Volumes I-III” in the annotated bibliography, hee hee.

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