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An Open Letter to Senator Richard Burr of NC, 18.10.2019

This letter was submitted through Burr’s own website a short while ago. I invite you all to write similar letters to your Republican Senators, and to share this liberally among your friends and acquaintences: Okay, you buffoon. I warned you … Continue reading

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GreenStrawberry EVA Pods for the 1/144 scale Discovery XD-1

Not long ago, I put together a version of the USS Discovery from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and during that build I included a set of resin-case EVA Pods from GreenStrawberry. The base kit was the Moebius 1:144 scale (comes … Continue reading

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Plastics.

Okay, I had to write this. No, seriously, I had to write it. It’s an assignment for my B2 Deutsch class. So, highlights in Deutsch: Es gab eine Periode der Geschichte, die Karbonperiode genannt wurde. Es war vor etwa 360-300 … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Delphi :)

Back on Feb 14 in 1994, a long-awaited event took place – Borland’s “Turbo Pascal” got a revamp on its entire genome, and a new species of tool was born: Delphi. Other tools existed in a similar fashion at the … Continue reading

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How to build an un-hackable password

Okay, another friend got hacked yesterday – here’s how to build an un-hackable password: 1. Pick a favorite date, like Bastille Day, your dog’s birthday, the moon landing or something.  You could also do something like a favorite movie mixed … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Part 3 – now let’s introduce regulation First part of this, is let’s define “regulation” in context.  Specifically, I’m referring to ISO 13485, EU medical devices (GMP, or “Good Manufacturing Practice”), and FDA medical device standards. Let’s also be clear, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Briefly about Deep Learning

You’ve heard the name over and over, and for most of you it probably settles into the same category as Harry Potter’s “levitation charm” as far as whether you need to understand it.  That’s cool, most people will never need … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Part 2 – How Does This Apply to IT? All right, so we’ve laid out what it means to be a leader – but how does this apply to IT? At this stage we have to look at what it … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment Thomas Theobald Part 1 – What Exactly Is “Leadership”? leadership /ˈliːdəʃɪp/ noun “the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this.” Not exactly helpful, … Continue reading

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RAID-5 and the Sky Is Falling

The Situation I’ve seen, over the last few weeks, more than a few posts on a popular IT hangout site proclaiming in loud, evangelical voice that “RAID-5 is terrible for spinning disks, never use it!  If you do, you’re a … Continue reading

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