Monday, February 21, 2022

WxService Update Available

WxService ow4j220221

  • Updated to OWAPI 1.2 (One-Wire API 64 bits)

WxMonitor ow4j220221

  • Switched to default Java platform look & feel (from system L&F)
System look & feel was too unpredictable between Windows, KDE and Gnome desktops. Using default Java makes it look the same everywhere (it looks like Java everywhere).

Monday, January 17, 2022

COVID Vaccine Risk Assessment

Dr. Campbell goes over the official COVID vaccine health risks, and then describes one specific way to avoid risk: Aspiration (pulling back the syringe to check for blood before injecting). Aspiration will indicate whether the needle has entered a vein or artery, which dramatically increases the risk of adverse effects. Note that Denmark is the only country with aspiration as part of the protocol. Not the UK, and not the US. 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

End of the Line for COVID?

UK Physician Dr. John Campbell has been analyzing the actual data on his YouTube channel. He seems to be more objective and informative than the mainstream media. 

How long will it take public policy to respond to the actual data? The writing has been on the wall for quite a while, but mandates remain in effect.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

WxService Update Available

WxMonitor ow4j210922

  • Modified Wind Image rendering for faster updates
When WxMonitor is downloading the backlog of data from the previous 12 hours on startup, it animates the display so you can see what transpired while you were away. However, the Wind Image display takes quite a lot of resources to animate at the full incoming data rate, so I made it update at 10 frames per second. It still looks smooth and you can see everything. The full dataset still gets pushed through all the filters, so the highs and lows are accurately recorded. The goal is to get to real-time data display quicker.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Physics Isn't Pretty

Beauty should not be an objective for a scientific theory. I think the idea of beauty comes about when we look at a successful theory, and its elegance and its consistency with nature strike us as beautiful. Sabine gives us a summary of the state of physics as it exists today. 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Boston -- More Than a Feeling

We were in the depths of disco hell in 1976. I was a sophomore or junior in college, and most pop radio was just a pain to endure. Even Paul McCartney & Wings were jumping on the disco pukewagon. 

But there were a few bright spots: Heart, Queen and Boston. In the midst of all the same-tempo repetitive disco drivel, along comes this amazingly well recorded, sophisticated music -- harmonically, sonically, and the vocals were just superhuman. 

I was (and still am) an audiophile, and even on heavily compressed & peak limited FM, this song sounded great. Maybe Tom Scholtz mixed it for the FM medium. I don't know. But it was one of the few times commercial FM radio actually sounded like high fidelity.

Producer Rick Beato lays it out for you. By the way, Rick's 12-string acoustic sounds gorgeous in this video.

I'd like to have lunch with Rick Beato sometime. What a musical mind.