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05/20/2016 06:30 AM
Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC)
I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC), a rather impressive and unique gathering that prompted several relevant notions. First, about the conference. Looking around the room, I saw about 1000 attendees. This conference is in its 10th … Continue reading

01/27/2016 08:22 PM
Expanding the Customer Base and Product Offerings through Emerging Communications Technologies
Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, and the Resource Decoupling Disruption Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are two trends in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry that are relieving constraints for carriers, enterprises, and customers … Continue reading

11/21/2015 05:08 PM
November 30, 6pm: IEEE Reliability Society Denver/Pikes Peak Chapter meeting
You are cordially invited to attend our November meeting this November 30 starting at 6pm. The event will be held at the CU Student Commons Building, University of Colorado, Denver Downtown Campus. Detailed room info and parking instructions will be … Continue reading

07/14/2015 03:59 PM
Good Design Rules
Axiomatic Design is a general purpose method for designing engineering systems that are highly effective (among other things). The axioms described in this approach are essentially as follows. 1) Maintain independence of the functional requirements so that you can set … Continue reading

01/09/2015 08:00 PM
Shiny Apps using R Studio
Shiny Apps are a fun, easy way to share results, analyses, and even capabilities utilizing R, and a little bit of coding. Some examples I have created are in these links. The first three run right off the link, but … Continue reading

09/03/2014 08:25 PM
IEEE Reliability Society Denver Section Meeting on September 8th, Golden, CO
Upcoming Meetings and Events 2014 September Meeting: “IT and Telecommunications Reliability Concerns and Assurance Science” speaker: Jason Rupe, Ph.D., Sr. Member IEEE Date and Time: September 8th, Monday, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Petroleum Hall in the Green Center on … Continue reading

05/03/2014 12:45 PM
Explaining Reliability
Most everyone knows what reliability means in its precise sense, and we can refer to definitions most anywhere which are all consistent. But I know that some of us who work in the reliability fields often struggle explaining what the … Continue reading

04/18/2014 07:58 PM
Net2Plan is worth a look
I recently found a network planning tool that is publicly available through GNU public license, called Net2Plan, and I suggest anyone working on telecommunications or IT networks to give it a try.  You can find a copy at net2plan.com of … Continue reading

02/05/2014 10:25 PM
Reliable information, reliable decisions, reliable systems, reliable teams
I don’t attend many meetings these days, but when I do, I’m reminded of the failure modes of meetings, when group think can take over, leading to poor decisions by the group. But like all human reliable systems, the group … Continue reading

12/18/2013 04:57 PM
I hava a cold. Did I fail?
When a person gets ill, say from a cold like the one I have right now, we tend to slow down, maybe have trouble focusing, or otherwise performing certain tasks. Clearly we function, but not as well as we would … Continue reading