State of Play 2018/wk48

As at week 48 day (25/11/2018 Sunday). At some point between week 43 and now, experimented with VBA editor objects and extracting data from VBA project. Typically experimenting with VBA techniques to sever structural calculations from MS Excel, starting by shifting some data to database management system (DBMS), and converting worksheet calculations to VBA code. […]

State of Play 2018/wk42

Health So went to see the cardiologist in Wallaroo. Nurse measured weight, height and blood pressure and also took ECG, after which I saw the cardiologist. Dad drove me there from Maitland, mum and dad went shopping whilst I was at the doctors, on the way back they suggested we visit centrelink. So did that. […]

State of Play 2018/wk41

Times passed quickly, though seemed slow, since had the heart attack. When came out of hospital put into a routine of getting an INR (international normalised ratio) check each day to determine adjustments for Warfarin medication. A nurse pricks my finger and draws blood,  a device with a small replaceable card is then used to […]

More Comparing Calculation Tools

Before continuing with Building a Structural Engineering Design eWorkbook, I thought I would backtrack and extend the comparison of calculation tools.  In the first article I compared some  computer based calculators,  Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) and simple scripting languages. ATCalc Calc98 SMath (cf. MathCAD) FreeMat (cf. MatLAB) Python VBScript (WSH) JScript (WSH) FreeBasic LibreOffice Calc […]

Work Measurement and Time Study

Amongst other things, being an industrial engineer (MIIE(Aust) resigned 2014) I don’t dismiss time casually, so when I say we don’t sell time it doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to time. When conducting a time study, it is typically done using a decimal minute stopwatch (if you can find one in SA), so instead […]

Building a Structural (Engineering) Design eWorkbook – Part 1

Introduction Actually from my viewpoint not engineering because: Engineering takes place at the frontiers of science and technology. It is a high risk activity, based on highly deficient knowledge, with uncertain outcomes. The thing we are concerned with here are established technologies, with an established body of technical knowledge, making planning, design and management based […]

State of Play 2018/wk28

VBScript Been converting VBScript files from vbs to wsf, so that can use common library files, thus reducing the size of the files: placed the revised wsf files on my sendto menu. Wrote VBScript for generating a series of folders based on calendar sorted into seasons, months, weeks and days, and parts of day: with […]

State of Play 2018/wk25

Experimented some more with php and css to create a new wordpress theme. As mentioned earlier Divi been giving me memory problems on each upgrade. I tried using Divi again yesterday (Tuesday), and I had to use phpmyadmin to change the theme as couldn’t get back to the wordpress dashboard. It maybe a plug-in conflict, […]