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Archive for March, 2009

Sensor Chip

Posted by cadsmith on March 24, 2009

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The initial outcome of this year’s annual auto inspection was “status monitoring not ready” from the onboard diagnostics (OBD). The current equipment checks the electronic sensors directly rather than measuring the exhaust mixture. All other tests were okay. The mechanic ran the vehicle while a scanner was connected and no faults were indicated. It then passed reinspection. No part replacements were needed so the cost was just for a single inspection and trouble-shooting labor. A possible explanation was that status can be temporarily lost when the battery is replaced or disconnected and an RPM sequence is required for drive cycle resets.

Honest Signals by Pentland 2008 presents studies of how people can be instrumented along with devices using sociometers to reveal the intricacies of social network intelligence.

Strategic Mobile Design by Cartman and Ting 2008 promotes design methods to juice up the user experience.

Great Powers by Barnett 2009 and The Next 100 Years by Friedman 2009 detail how much is riding on the global expansion of networking and predict its effects.

Programming the Semantic Web by Segaran 2009 will demonstrate how the global graph can be implemented through data linking.

Blender 3D by Brito 2008 has instructions on how to use this graphic tool, literally for building, and perhaps conceptually for semantic, architecture. Also see 3D twine for that community’s finds.

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Fly-by Note

Posted by cadsmith on March 16, 2009


Recent activity added some depth to subjects of virtualization, integration and quantification. Evernote test folder demonstrates potential use as a type of data repository. The application allows text search, photo OCR, audio and handwriting capture on web, disk and mobile, and email posts or forwards. Peoplebrowsr is an example of how groups can manage socnet comm using tags. CMMI: Capability Maturity Model Integration A Process Improvement Approach, 2008 Kneuper, discusses case studies. Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, 2002 Kan, is a solid reference used in Dustin 2009.

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Posted by cadsmith on March 5, 2009

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Resistance to testing standards may indicate competing interests between business and open-source, though the latter is gaining more ground as a cost-control measure. It has been observed in test automation where “currently, there is no commercially available tool that can create a comprehensive test plan while also supporting test design and execution” according to Implementing Automated Software Testing, Dustin and others, 2009 (p74) which lists HWTSAM as a reference. Have not yet found accepted test approaches across cloud platforms. It is not a management consideration in Advanced Software Testing, vol. 2, Black 2008. Test Info Space has begun on at least a developer beta. Inder P. Singh responded to question about practices on LinkedIn. Run-anywhere-anytime-measurement-automation borders on diagnostics which may fallback to flash storage if cloud has seemed to evaporate for some reason.

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