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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Less Facebook, more blog

Annnnnd...I'm back.  Punting most social media other than to talk to friends and find out about events and post derby photos.

Speaking of which...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Object Model for the Internet of Things

Here’s a first pass at an open source SCADA object model for the Internet of Things
The short story:
  • Devices are of a type, produce one or more Points (e.g. measurement), and are in a location.  These points are collected/pushed into a history on a periodic or demand basis. 
  • Each of these attributes can be virtual/calculated.
  • This model uses my standard lightweight metadata type system to avoid relying on a manufacturer/vendor-based structural standard.
  • It is intended for use with exabyte-quantity data stores
  • Some thought has been given to using IPv6 addresses as Point (and other entity) GUIDs
  • I release this design under the following license:
  • Internet of Things SCADA Schema by Lynne Whitehorn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
    Creative Commons License

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Invention of the week: Now, meet then

Augmented reality application for war crimes. Imagine walking through the ruins of Auschwitz, and you find yourself looking mostly at building foundations and fields. Now hold up your phone, or put on your smart specs, and instead of empty streets and fields, you see the camp as it was, in color, filled with people.

Yuck, but it does make the experience more palpable. Since it's an application, you can embody your narrators. Stand in front of a barracks building, and summon a guard to tell you, in your native language, about his job. Now summon a prisoner, and get the actual story.

Of course, this would work for lots of things.  Imagine seeing Bandelier or Mesa Verde through the eyes of an inhabitant.

Experience the stinking, damp, rotting failure of the initial Jamestown colony as you and your fellows die slowly, of starvation and disease.

No need to thank me, I’m just doing my part to make museum-going a vaguely nauseating experience.