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What Will It Take?

What Will It Take?

First of all, I do NOT search for NOR make it a habit to look at cat videos. When I saw this video in my LinkedIn feed, it reminded me of so many people I have worked with over the years and a little bit of myself once in a while. The comment I made…

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Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?

Are Spreadsheets Obsolete?

Spreadsheet programs have been in existence for over 40 years (VisiCalc in 1979). We have all used them at work, in the home, and for school. We know them. We love them. But have they become obsolete? The short answer is “No”. However, their role, especially when it comes to dispersion modeling is very limited…

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The Whole Problem

The Whole Problem

Americans constantly complain that completing their federal income tax return is too complicated and takes too long. Americans spend, on average, 13 hours to complete their federal tax returns. The 13 hours is broken down this way: • 6 hours to compile information ( W-2, 1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, 1098, 1098-T, K-1, etc.) • 4 hours…

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Stone Knives and Bear Skins

Stone Knives and Bear Skins

It’s 2019. We all take for granted that we can flip a switch and our lights go on, that we can go online, select, buy, and have delivered to our doorstep, almost any product we want, that we can make that purchase from our smart phone (a.k.a. mini-computer), and that our purchases and anything else…

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Are Expedited Permits Worth It?

Are Expedited Permits Worth It?

Many years ago, I was in a process management class. One of the case-studies was about a customer service helpdesk. To serve the most customers, in the least amount of time, with a finite number of staff, each customer call was given a priority based on the severity of the customer’s issue. Staff tasked to…

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The Role of Press in Emission Events

The Role of Press in Emission Events

When local, national, or world events occur, the press plays an important role informing the public of the significance of those events. There is a professional duty to provide accurate and understandable perspectives on the ramifications of them providing proper context for the audience to understand. Traditional media outlets such as newspapers and broadcast network…

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Where to apply AERSURFACE?

Where to apply AERSURFACE?

My nephew (he’s four years old) often asks me “who decided that…” certain things are the way they are. Most of the time, I have no clue, so I respond “I don’t know. Go ask your dad.” But once in a while, I do know the answer and it has to do with some obscure…

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