A  few years back, a friend of mine working for one of the larger cellular telephone companies asked if I would assist him in a project to import wind class data into a GIS mapping application. He was tasked with performing wind analysis studies to determine what cell sites could potentially run off of a wind power as part of his company’s green initiative. The project intrigued me so I agreed to assist. While I was working on importing the data I took an interest in what the data had to say...

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I was having a friendly chat with one of my pro renewable energy friends. Mind you, you wouldn’t tell by reading some of my blog posts but I happen to be pro renewables. My only requirement is that any future source of renewable energy be continuous, readily available, and affordable. Solar and wind power fail miserably in all three categories but I digress.

My friend suggested that soon we’ll be able to coat an electric car with a polymer photo voltaic (PV) paint and supply the car with all the energy it needs. With that statement, it was time to bring him back to our planet...

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As a core part of my professional career, I have done extensive time series modeling and predictive analysis. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake in my getting it right.

I have understood for a long time the limitations of predictive modeling. First, no single model fits every time series dataset under analysis. Second, any model, no matter how good the fit (coefficient of determination), has little to no predictive skill...

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ScienceNordic just published an article titled, “Greenland has lost 9,000 billion tons of ice in a century.” Actually, the headline has a typo in it. It should say trillion, not billion. My article applies trillion as the original authors of the study intended.

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If you’ve been following my annual Christmas light show, you’ve probably made note that each year I create an entirely different show. Last year’s show was a 10th anniversary tribute to the Polar Express animated movie. This year’s show consists of mostly traditional and a few modern Christmas theme songs. The 2015 show features gigantic lighted Christmas Tree balls that pulse and dance to the music.

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Ive been following a recent debate about NASA being caught adjusting the official GISS historical temperature record. NASA’s claim is they’ve changed/added an algorithm in the most recent release of the GISS dataset to better account for TOBS (Time of Observation) bias...

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In 2004, the heartwarming animated Christmas movie, “The Polar Express” was released. It has been a favorite of mine. This year, I edited a video for the theme song and added in clips of songs and some short dialogs (for context) from the movie to create an 18 minute show.

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Almost three years have passed since I wrote my article on Raising A Bite Free Rottweiler.” The article is now a top Google link. It’s amazing how many people have visited my site just because of that one article."

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For my family and friends who couldn't observe the "Blood Moon" full lunar eclipse on April 14-15, 2014 due to overcast, rain, and snow, I braved the sub 70 degree temperatures and fresh desert night air to do a time lapse video of the event. Here are over 220 still photographs taken with my still camera (taken 1 minute apart) then condensed into a one minute clip..."

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For my family and friends who couldn't observe the "Blood Moon" full lunar eclipse on April 14-15, 2014 due to overcast, rain, and snow, I braved the sub 70 degree temperatures and fresh desert night air to do a time lapse video of the event. Here are over 220 still photographs taken with my still camera (taken 1 minute apart) then condensed into a one minute clip..."

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I wanted to take a more expanded look at the proxies used in the Marcott et al. paper. In the first analysis, I wasn’t particularly interested in aligning on Marcott’s reference period of 1961 to 1990. My main purpose was to see if there was any evidence of a large high resolution uptick in temperature in the late proxies as shown in the Marcott paper, which he claims is evidence of unprecedented global warming..."

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A few years back, I built several UPS systems to run MTSOs (mobile telephone switching office) for the cellular industry. They provided power at -48 volts DC and were made up of eight (8) racks of 24 batteries per rack, (shown below). They power a MTSO for up to eight hours in the event of a power outage, assuming the 750 kW diesel generator failed to start or ran out of fuel.

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Killer Cabbage Rolls

Jan 19, 2014

Cabbage rolls are one of my favorite dishes but one I've not cooked since eliminating meat and dairy products from my diet. So I dug up an old recipe I loved and decided to do some converting and see how it turns out.

Oh my goodness! Why did I wait so long? It turned out fantastic...

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My training methods are a little different from many trainers because I integrate verbal, visual, and tactile cues in a way that each builds on the other. Many trainers do not integrate all three cues. There is no "universal" training method used by all trainers. There are methods preferred by each individual trainer that meet a certain set of training goals. My goal is to train dogs to work in distracting and stressful situations in public...

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The 2013 Christmas season came upon me way too fast. I got a late start on building props and working on the sequencing of the songs to add them in. But, I got it done.

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In recent science news there was a very interesting study by Beenstock et. al. titled “Tide Gauge Location and the Measurement of Sea Level Rise” where the authors offer evidence that the current Satellite record of Sea Level Rise (SLR) is grossly overestimated. What I find interesting is the satellites are supposedly calibrated to the tidal gauge network before launch then re-adjusted to the tidal gauge network for a period after launch to compensate for the final orbital distance from earth. The satellites and tidal gauage data should match, right? They don't.

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The latest contestants to enter the climate debate stage are mathematician Douglas J. Keenan and the UK's Meteorological Office or Met for short. On November 8, 2012, Lord Donoughue, a member of the UK Parliament posed the question...

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