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Ok, this is a weird Orwellian concept that for some reason makes me want to try it out. Here's the description: The Epidigital Patch leaves the user with an animated topographic time-keeping image on the skin. The patch is impregnated with nanobots that are absorbed into the basal layer of the epidermis and interact to create the ever-changing surface graphics. Composed entirely of organic matter, the nanobots dissolve after several days at which point a new patch can be applied. Now, apparently ...
The glossary in the help file describes role links as "The relationship between roles defined by the message and port types used in the interactions in both directions". Hmmm...that sort of hurts my head. What role links are useful for is to abstract your business process from your trading partner or a disparate system. For example, let's say that I have a feed that comes out of my backend system, and the business process is the same for 25 vendors. Some of the vendors need this feed in a flat file, ...
I still do not really like these things as I describe in my Frances Survival post, but I have learned a few things about putting up large plywood shutters using Plylox clips. (See all my hurricane entries here.) Since I have not had time to implement my barrel bolt plan, I had to refine my installation technique. Putting up a large shutter is cumbersome. I have four that are large. Installation is greatly eased if you add a handle to the outside of the shutter. My simple handles consist of a length ...
I got an email a week or so ago asking for a list of items that was frequently used to build familiarity with equipment on a ship during Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification. The intent was for the candidate to learn both nautical terminology as well as the equipment. The list usually took the form of “topside animals“ or “animals on the bow.“ People generally had to list and explain 10 or 15 items. It has been a long time since I saw the full list, so ...
It took a bit of extra time, but I have completed my EDR programming mission. Now back to the regularly scheduled blog. My previous effort at simulating Navy life was mostly oriented towards the enlisted experience. Today I got a reasonable simulation of the different jobs that officers hold onboard U.S. Navy ships. Now this is oriented towards Surface Warfare Officers, but you'll get the idea. All you have to do to become a Surface Warfare Officer is complete the at-home training curriculum in the ...