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Sensor Resources

When I got up this morning, I had fully intended to write a post on sensors and sensing techniques. I was even going to title it “Sensors 101”, similar to the series that I started on PLCs several years ago.

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Posted in Sensing, Sensors, Vendors and Manufacturers, Website

Hey India!

Yesterday I received an invitation to attend the International Automation Exhibition 2014 to be held in Mumbai, India next October. Now as many who have read this blog know, I love to travel, especially to other countries. This May I

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Automation Consulting

In several previous posts I have mentioned that my company is undergoing a radical shift in focus. I had hoped to have my business website completed by the beginning of September so that I could have a kind of “grand

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A Change of Direction

For the past 20 years I have been involved in the automation and machine-building industry in one form or another. In 1996 when I had a lot more energy and less common sense, I started my own integration business that

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Posted in Consulting, Contracting, Life, Me, Panelbuilding, The Book, Website

Mastering the Machine

If you visit this sight regularly you may have noticed a change in the sidebar; there is now a button that says “Download Mastering the Machine”. I wrote in a previous post about changes I am making to both this

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A friend of mine made this video for me for this site. Allie Small and I were in a rock band from 1983-1985, he now owns a company called Signature Media Group near Atlanta. We only recently got back in

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What do you Want?

Well, I can’t help you with that, but… Believe it or not, until a few days ago, I really had no idea why people came to my website. I wrote a few months ago how I had been able to

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Posted in Applications, Automation Concepts, Website

Death of a Website

Well, its not really dead, but after having a developer make a nice professional site for me last year for my business, I replaced it today with a WordPress site so I could manage it myself. In last week’s post

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Technorati and Firepole

As part of my business plan for the new year I will be working on upgrading this site as well as my business site. This blog will continue to cover automation-related topics and remain free of commercial links; I really

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Happy New Year!

Hard to believe, but its been almost two years since I started this blog! I really wasn’t sure what this was going to be when I started. I had begun writing my book in about September of 2010 as a

Posted in Me, The Book, Website
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