For the wanderer, the explorer, the seeker of truth, I bring you treasures of the heart!

Music

Travel

Cape Panwa Beach
The wanderer traveled the world, seeking a place of rest. He dipped an oar into the waters of the world, engaging fellow travelers along the way. The following is his chronicle in photos and text.

Journey of a Wanderer: Travel in Photos & Text (2019)


Art

The Runner

Favorite Art on the Internet:
Dionysus.biz features oil paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick and also paintings by Attchareepon. Two of the links feature oil originals and the third features watercolor. Please enjoy!

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Accordion Music

Paul Plays a Buttonbox

Aren't Accordions Just for Grandpa?

Paul F. Watson
Video of Diatonic Button Box being Played

25 years ago, I thought so; but then I started visiting an Irish Pub. The customers ranged from barely legal to old, but we all had fun listening to small bands that played penny whistles, violins, banjos, concertinas, accordions & drums. The effect was a lively, toe tapping music. What could be better as you drink a brown brew or a glass of red?

Over time, I studied each instrument & here is what I found .... continue reading

Book Reviews

Find something off the "beaten path". Whether "Steam Punk" or "Counter Culture" we have you covered! Book Recommendations

The Haunting of Tram 015

by P. Djeli Clark

  • 5 Star Fiction for readers 10 to 80.
  • Available from Apple Bookstore, Amazon & others.
The Haunting of Tram 015 opens in the 1890's Cairo that "never was" with Jinns, mystery & hauntings as inspectors from "The Ministry" unravel corruption in Cairo's transportation hub. Author Clark brilliently weaves story & setting in this novella length book.

Integrity Engineering"


Integrity Engineering is an alternative design approach to Reliability Engineering. The Integrity approach strives to ensure a minimum failure free operating period based on deterministic analysis (e.g. crack growth, fatigue theory etc.) while the Reliability approach stives to estimate & minimize statistical failure rates of fielded components. These two approaches are quite different in terms of mathmatical modeling & field data recording.

The Integrity Programs were originally defined by four U.S. Government procurement specifications which defined requirements for structure, mechanical systems, electrical systems and engine systems. Information about Integrity (including training) is available here: more information on Integrity Engineering

Battleships, Submarines & Big Guns at Sea

San Gimignano Image

Brief articles on Naval History are provided that describe accuracy and effect of naval weapons from 1900 through 1945. Detailed analyses describing gunfire accuracy, torpedo accuracy, the ability of ships to withstand underwater exposions etc. for the period of interest are presented. These analyses often reduce historical fact to equation form suitable for use as a physics engine for naval games. View Naval Articles


Saint Paul's: Introduction to Statistics (2019)




Learning statistics is usually a painful experience, but it doesn't have to be. Saint Paul provides clear explanations with a top down approach so you know what you are trying to achieve. Saint Paul provides clear explanations in casual, everyday English. Topics covered include:
  • Basic probability theory
  • What is a Probability Density Function?
  • Binomial Distributions
  • Gaussian Distributions
  • Weibull Distributions (under development)
This course is available to you for free. You can use it to help you with your classes or as material for independent study.

View Course Material: Introduction to Statistics.

note: Future development will extend existing material to include confidence intervals & regression analysis.



Computer Learning Corner: for the After Hours Programmer

by Paul Watson
Updated October 2019

The Computer Learning Corner provides brief articles to introduce new approaches, applications & languages. Our target audience is 'after hours' programmers who enjoy computers, game creation, web page creation etc.. Read More

  • Good computer languages (we like fast & easy).
  • Paul's recommended software for Mac web page creation
  • How to create GUI interfaces the fast & easy way using Python.
  • A Lightning Fast, easy to code language for graphic game creation & GUI interfaces
  • Easy to use Integrated Development Environments for creating computer programs & web pages
  • Other Computer Related Stuff!




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