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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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lundi 26 septembre 2011

LINK IOM3 TV_ Great new feature by The Instutute of Materials Minerals


mardi 30 août 2011

Bertrand Russell's advice to future generations: Text summary of the above video cf.Video Wall

Bertrand Russell's advice to future generations: Text summary

      2 Important things : a. Intellectual, b. moral

a. Intellectual Advice-
When studying any matter or philosophy ask yourself :
-What are the facts?
-What is the truth that the facts bare out (confirm, prove, substantiate)

Never let yourself be diverted by what you wish to believe or what is socially accepted thought.

b. Moral advice:

-Love is wise.
-Hated is foolish.

In this increasingly interconnected world we must put up with the fact that people say things we do not like. We must learn to tollerated each other.

Charity and Tollerance are the values we must continue to cultivate.

Reference: My Vodpod Video Wall - Betrand Russell's  advice to future generations recently recalled to my attention by a longstanding Canadian friend.

lundi 6 juin 2011

This-Above-All: Geoffrey West On the Scale and Unity of Life from Cells to Cities

This-Above-All: Geoffrey West On the Scale and Unity of Life from Cells to Cities

10 Predictions for Online Video and one example of Semantic Processing of online Video

Longstanding-long suffering friends at the independent software company Asksam base in Florida drew my attention to the semantic processing in online Video by the company Delve Networks. The example Delve uses is the historical inaugual speeck of Presidend Barack Obama.

As usual on the web one search leads to another.

10 Predictions for Online Video and one example of Semantic Processing of online Video are due to Alex Castro the CEO and co-founder of Delve Networks, a complete end-to-end online video platform providing all the tools needed to publish Internet TV channels and online video.

Castro undelines such technological advances and innovations in online video as:
- the introduction of semantic processing,
-video hosting solutions, SaaS-Software as a Service
- monetization of video content.
And claims that it’s obvious that things have progressed from beyond "just" YouTube.
To be brief I have listed Alex's 10 Predictions eliminating comments. (Unpretentiously Alex invites interested readers-viewers to Add their own predictions to the comments below.)

1. Record year for video content consumption2. YouTube loses market share as market fragments.
2. YouTube loses market share as market fragments
3. Advertiser dollars will shift to more measurable and targeted online video
4. Video monetization becomes reality – or at least starts to!
Professionally-produced content, targeted to specific audiences, will see a burst of excitement as advertisers will see this as a safe bet to put their money on. In response to the influx of advertising dollars, video publishers will need scalable platforms with a wide range of performance metrics.
Also, sites that offer a player with more “bells and whistles,” (end-user branding, video tagging, semantic widgets, etc.) will win out as viewers become more engaged and watch longer.

5. On-demand video platforms gain as the economy slumps.

6. Semantic web technologies emerge and prosper.

7. Syndication of content.

8. Small businesses embrace video advertising.

Back in 2001, small and medium sized businesses began to embrace search advertising. It was a way for them to grow their business in a tough environment, while making sure they had measurable results for their advertising spends. As companies deal with the worst of the recession in 2009, they will have to work even harder to be noticed by customers. Video advertising using self-service tools like Jivox, will be embraced by small and medium sized businesses looking to stand out.

9. Mobile video finally breaks out.

10. Barack Obama reinvents the fireside chat.


jeudi 10 février 2011

KTN- Knowledge Transfer Network, UK - Video Streams on Environment sustainability

This is a great place for students, companies and government to learn, gear up their act in such fundamental issues as environmental sustainability which will arguably underpin all future economic progress.

Live streaming allows members (free to register) to comment via the chat facility.

Make sure you include this site to map your future career, one involving social responsibility, pride in the path to greater good, health and well earned wealth,  not just find any old job.

Cheers and good viewing