Tony’s Terra Firma

September27

You Get What You Inspect, Not What You Expect!

By Tony Shepley In Moscow during World War 2, there lived a university statistics professor. During air raids, he was known by his friends never to bother with air raid shelters. By his calculations, the odds were minute that he would ever be killed by a German bomb. One night, his friends were shocked, when, Read More

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August20

There’s No Way to Ride a Trojan Horse

By Tony Shepley My son asked me yesterday whether the world was an easier and better place in the 1970’s. Since he was born in the late 1990’s, the 1970’s seem like ancient history to him, a land of milk and honey in a galaxy far, far away. Although I remember a lot of the Read More

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July20

The Good Old Days

by Tony Shepley, July marked the 40th anniversary of Shepley. What an interesting milestone! At 40, we are supposed to be old enough to know better but young enough to live our dreams. Mentally I still have myself pegged at 35. Our sons think that is amusing so my vision of what I look like, Read More

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June21

40 Years Young

by Tony Shepley,  How much has our world changed since 40 years ago? In 1978, we were just being exposed to the first video games. Pong was a very basic tennis style video game and Space Invaders was one of the first battle games, crude but charming. Graphics were rudimentary and who could forsee the Read More

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May21

Parallel Processing

by Tony Shepley, Parallel Processing is a computer term that describes the way in which a computer can perform multiple processing functions or multiple storage functions at the same time. Computers use this to either increase their processing speed or create back up redundancy that protects data integrity, so parallel processing is in many ways Read More

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