Serving Up Data
Why spend hours searching to download gigabytes of data that you have to reformat to meet your needs provided you have invested thousands of dollars in software to even use the data. We will gladly serve it up to you, for FREE! We provide the information you need and the tools to put it into […]
What Will It Take?
First of all, I do NOT search for NOR make it a habit to look at cat videos. When I saw this video in my LinkedIn feed, it reminded me of so many people I have worked with over the years and a little bit of myself once in a while. The comment I made […]
Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?
Spreadsheet programs have been in existence for over 40 years (VisiCalc in 1979). We have all used them at work, in the home, and for school. We know them. We love them. But have they become obsolete? The short answer is “No”. However, their role, especially when it comes to dispersion modeling is very limited […]
Dispersion Modeling Simplified – Bits and Pieces
When we say something is complicated, what does that really mean? In grad school, I had a final that had just two problems. The first problem was, from basic principles, derive the full (no simplifications) Navier-Stokes equations. The second problem was to derive the full vorticity equations and identify what each term means. In high […]
The Whole Problem
Americans constantly complain that completing their federal income tax return is too complicated and takes too long. Americans spend, on average, 13 hours to complete their federal tax returns. The 13 hours is broken down this way: • 6 hours to compile information ( W-2, 1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, 1098, 1098-T, K-1, etc.) • 4 hours […]
Stone Knives and Bear Skins
It’s 2019. We all take for granted that we can flip a switch and our lights go on, that we can go online, select, buy, and have delivered to our doorstep, almost any product we want, that we can make that purchase from our smart phone (a.k.a. mini-computer), and that our purchases and anything else […]
Are Expedited Permits Worth It?
Many years ago, I was in a process management class. One of the case-studies was about a customer service helpdesk. To serve the most customers, in the least amount of time, with a finite number of staff, each customer call was given a priority based on the severity of the customer’s issue. Staff tasked to […]
The Role of Press in Emission Events
When local, national, or world events occur, the press plays an important role informing the public of the significance of those events. There is a professional duty to provide accurate and understandable perspectives on the ramifications of them providing proper context for the audience to understand. Traditional media outlets such as newspapers and broadcast network […]
EPA Proposed updates to AERSURFACE
I typically start my articles with a personal story that somehow relates to the topic at hand. The story is meant to draw you in so that an otherwise really dry subject seems a little bit interesting and relatable. For this article, I have decided not to do that because the issues involved are too […]
Which Is It? Urban or Rural?
Several years ago, I was waiting at a traffic light. While I was waiting started counting the traffic signs at the intersection. By the time the traffic light turned green and I had to shift my attention to driving, I counted 50, and that wasn’t all of them. I guess somebody in government has a […]