The Minimal Workflow

I will learn from the past, plan for the future and live in the present. I will face the storm of fear and I will let it pass over and through me. When the fear is gone, I will remain. I will be a lighthouse for both family and friends. I will choose the path of honesty and integrity. I will “do it now, do it right, do the hard part first”. I will accept that both success and failure as part of life and I will learn from both. I will seek to learn, for learning is the basis for growth, and growing is the key to living. I will seek first to understand, for understanding is key to finding value, and value is the basis for respect, decisions, and action. I will help my children and others to grow beyond their current boundaries. I will build a reputation of being dedicated to every goal I choose to pursue while having successes in both my personal and professional life.

ArcBasics - Learning ArcGIS

ArcBasics is my attempt to share my lessons with working with ArcGIS.


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I always revamp my webpage with the intent of keeping it up. It would be nice if I could stick with it.

Focus Questions

on September 10, 2017

Several years ago I started to keep a journal. i love the idea of a journal but i am always at a loss as to what to write. As with any of my writing projects, starting is the hardest part. i found a trick to get my journal started each day. i use focus questions: Focus Questions - 20170914 What was the best thing that happened to me today?

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Text Editor Overload

on September 9, 2017

I am going to try to put my thoughts to paper regarding the various Text Editors I am using on my Mac. I have several installed, that include: Sublime Text 3 Ulysses 2.8 BBEdit 11 Atom Vim Sublime Text 3 Link:Sublime Text 3 Cost: $79 (with Unlimited Free Trial, pay the developer!) Overview: Sublime Text 3 is a cross platform, extendable text editor. It is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

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Big Data

on September 4, 2017

In recent years, computation power has reached a level where machine learning and rudimentary artificial intelligence is accessible by a wider audience. In the case of machine learning, many algorithms and machine learning methodologies are derived from Bayesian Theory. Bayes Theorem was initially described in the 1763 posthumous memoir of Thomas Bayes (Howson, 2006). The theorem is based on the idea of revising a probability value based on additional information that is later obtained.

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Wilson Family Fun Day

on September 3, 2017

2017-09-03 Typically, on long weekends we look for fun things to do as a family. Today we decided to go to Memphis, TN for the day. We made 2 stops that I found to be meaningful. We visited the Civil Rights and the Chucalissa Indian Village. I am really glad we got to see them. Both African-American and native Americans have suffered greatly in our country and I wish there was an easy fix to racial problems and discrimination.

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