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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. 
Read my web-logs and post a comment is certainly the best way to get to know me..

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mercredi 24 décembre 2008

New Books - Manuals Source - Internationally Renouwned Works ASM and persomal ebooks

I have posted three links to some must reference sources for Internationally reputed Manuals and some simple tips on how to use the site search tool with key word tips.


Click The main Link here

As I remarked on my previous posts the full Manuals which interest me and brought me, again, to the "Scribd site" are very weighty (60Mo!) and download is slow but for the quality of the offer the time is well spent. Not all document are of this size. This reminds me I must upload my own ebook on project management to the Scribd website.

vendredi 19 décembre 2008

NAP-National Academy Publications -New Widgets, Share Functions, Online Access

NAP are in the process of redesigning their online presentation using a rather neat Widget, proposing attractive report cover images and buttons for easy access to free online reading short summaries (pdf), executive summaries (pdf) and RSS feed printing individual pages and of course a paid print edition. Although outwardly similar in form, my own humble first "SpringWidget ®" for feed presentation and sharing-distribution, is pale in comparison.

Examples are given in the LHS - Left Hand Side Menu.

A short introduction to The National Academies, USA and NAP was posted recently on the main "This- Above - All" page

Good reading and many good wishes over the festive season. "A guid new year tae one and awe" - A good new year to one and all - Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année 2009.

mercredi 26 novembre 2008

New? Tips & Tricks from Google Help -Speed-up blog PC upload - and keep your readers nerves in good shape

I seldom offer readers advice on blogging. I struggle enough myself to consider that I am not a sound computer reference. This was brought to my attention by those nice little blog reminders which appear when you finalise your post. (no nasty remarks please) This is the first time I came across this Tips and Tricks Google banner and feel it well worth sharing.

Link to blog speed-up from the wizards:
1. Google's Help:Tips and Tricks

2. Stopwatch The Google recommended Tool

As a bonus I checked the following Google note well worth sharing:
3. Speed through cleaning your computor

Well enjoy - there is quite a bit of PC maintenance and blog design work to be done!

jeudi 9 octobre 2008

Current Free online access to SAGE journals

Rush-tell your friends and colleagues and even your enemies and hopefully you may see each other in a new light.

"-as true human beings - mutual friends - with similar hopes and aspirations:

lets work intelligently for "our common good" on one earth -one we have inherited for many many years and hopefully for many more years to come, for our and our childrens benefit. "

["SAGE, publishing wish to bring their current free access period. You can now register for free online access to over 500 SAGE journals with content available from 1999–current, until October 31, 2008!] Unfortuneately one of the rare good things in 2008 has long ended.

Earlier this year, SAGE celebrated the launch of the 500th journal site on the SAGE Journals Online platform. SAGE Journals Online provides users access to one of the largest collections of social science, humanities, and scientific, technical, and medical content in the world."

Click here to Register.

NB. Sage translates well in French. It means Wise. I'll avoid puns which come to mind!

lundi 6 octobre 2008

Foresight - Free Manual - Prospective -Links List

To make life easier for readers, I have just recorded a reference Foresight-Prospective Studies Manual "From Anticipation to Action"-Pdf,together with numerous links (23 links) from the same good French source good French source on these subjects. Off-the-cuff, I can think of a few others such as "Santa Fe Institute", "Sierra Club", Aspen Institute...OCDE too I suppose, and will come back to this in "Future" "Think-Tank" posts. New comers are well advised to read (multi-lingual introductory materials, English of course, Spanish & French.) before using previously mentioned "sledgehammer free software tools". The French Expert central to these references is Michel Godet Professor of Prospective Studies at ENSAM - CNAM, whose abundant freely available work is mostly in French.

Find More Experts:
European Forsight College - Members List-Pdf

samedi 6 septembre 2008

Free Online Trial to SAGE Business and Management titles (August 1 to September 30, 2008)


Just a quick reminder:

Human Relations Table of Contents for 1 September 2008; Vol. 61, No. 9 is currently free online.
I have made a quick visit and at will certainly read one or two papers from the most read or most cited links.
Your views are most welcome.

Sage link

mercredi 9 juillet 2008