Michael J. Wilson

Specializing in “What Not to Do” since 1972


As my wife knows, I am not a talker and am often not the most expressive person. This blog is an attempt to put words to my thoughts. I am at best an inattentive user of social networks. Another goal for this blog, is to tie together my online presensce.

I often work on a variety of personal projects. I am currently taking several classes and working on some different certifications. I hope to document my journey.

My Mantra

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.


  • Father
  • Husband
  • Geek


  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, In Progress

    University of Tennessee

  • MS Geosciences, 2003

    Murray State University

  • BSc in Geology, 1996

    Kutztown University

Recent Posts

Intro to Automated Grid Trading

Over the past several months, I have decided to dip my toes into the world of cryptocurrency. One of the most interesting aspects of …

My New Normal

It was a good week back to work. My biggest issue was that i was extremely tired. my guess is that the medications have me feeling this …

My Heart after a Week

i believe it has been exactly 1 week since my heart attack. i got home from the hospital on Tuesday and i spent most of the week trying …

The State of my Heart

On Sunday, November 3rd, I had a massive heart attack. As they were working on me, it was clear that it was questionable if I was going …

Ultra Wideband Background

Ultrawide Band1 Ultrawide band (UWB) signal research is both old and new. Whole experimenting in 1887, Hertz generated the first UWB …


Productivity and Project Management

I have always struggled with the feeling that i could be more productive. Unfortunately, this had caused my to constantly try new …

My Professional Projects

My Professional Projects

Over the years, I have had the blessings to work on a variety of projects. I have worked on:

  • GIS …


The Purpose of ArcBasics The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ArcGIS Desktop …

Health and Wellbeing

Improving Myself through Exercise, Diet, and Technology

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publicity


Tactile Map

Recent Publications

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Comparison of accuracy and precision of GPS-enabled mobile devices

GPS-enabled mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets are extremely popular today. Billions of such devices are currently in use. …

Investigating and comparing spatial accuracy and precision of GPS-enabled devices in middle Tennessee

GPS-enabled mobile devices are extremely popular today. Billions of such devices are currently in use. The application and research …