Author Archives: EHiggins

Privacy – Security Versus Practical Usage.

Privacy has been an on-going issue with the internet, and with the last few years it’s certainly started growing back into the public consciousness once more. But the one thing that does seem to be a key consideration that doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Nature of Control

During a conversation about LRA with some associates, one matter that came up was on the nature of control within the system. Running with those thoughts, it does seem to beg that a function of control can be to rebalance … Continue reading

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Systems Engineering Via Science-Fiction…

Now systems engineering as a recognised discipline really seems to have come out during the mid to late 1940’s, but the principles behind it have certainly been floating around before hand.  The term itself gets followed back to complex engineering … Continue reading

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Systems Engineering – The “Academic” or the “Business” Approach…

During a recent discussion in regards to what is and isn’t systems engineering, something came up regarding that potential split between how the professional or “academic” ideal approach to systems engineering is actually a touch different to actually convincing people … Continue reading

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The Importance of Critical Thinking…

For the honourable mention; an interesting site to help consider just how important it is to value the fine and noble art of critical thinking… http://whatstheharm.net/whatisthis.html We are all confronted with new information daily. It comes to us via newspapers, … Continue reading

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When an OSS model isn’t an OSS model…

Of late, I’ve realised that whenever I start to look at a problem with OSS, I tend to throw a whole range of things down first.  I think I’m referring to it as the Splatt Effect ™. OSS is all … Continue reading

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Functionality and Non-Functionality with OSS Effects…

During a conversation with a colleague the other day, the discussion slid into the area of system architecture and whether or not Effects in OSS could be classed as Non-Functional or Functional requirements. As such, I’ve poked around and returned … Continue reading

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OSS Duffers Guide

For those who might be interested in reading more about OSS, painted in broad stripes for the uninitiated…  The following is available for general perusal: OSS Duffers Guide v2

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Looking at what makes an Effect an Effect

Let’s start off with the basics, going directly to the actual use of language (in this case, pulled from that heavenly joy, wiki) – “Effect may refer to:   a result or change of something . Cause and effect, an idiom describing causality.” … Continue reading

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A meme by any other name…

“A meme is “an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.” During the … Continue reading

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