Formidable Footprint – A Neighborhood Tabletop Exercise – Earthquake 03302013

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Formidable FootprintIts 2:45AM Hawaii Standard Time and and my Macintosh computer’s application Awaken is set to go off. From deep sleep I hear a faint  Cuckoo clock going off in the computer lab in the other room. Jump out of bed, feed the Siamese cat who is growling like a tiger sleeping next to me in its travel carrier, make a cold cup of Chai tea loaded with black tea and put waffles in toaster and microwave some frozen blueberries as a topping. Ok now its time to jump on the computer and login to the onyx system to participate in Formidable Footprint – A Neighborhood Tabletop Exercise – Earthquake. First problem of the day I cannot login so I reset the password and then login using the same password emailed to me. I was warned i had to use Internet Explorer to participate Internet Explorer is only available for Windows, not Mac. If you have to use a webpage that requires Internet Explorer, you can use compatibility mode: 1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced and tick Show Develop menu in menu bar. 2. Open Develop > User Agent and press Internet Explorer 9 (Windows).If it doesn’t help, buy Windows 7 or 8 and install it in VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox or through Apple Boot Camp. Ha I totally forgot about that and went through the entire exercise in standard Safari  6.03. Having a wide-band Internet Cable service has its advantages 50Mbit/sec down 5Mbit/sec up Most of the questions that came up during the excercise I either had to reference my documentation on hand or look stuff up on the net.  To learn more about Formidable Footprint or create a login account http://www.onxsystem.com

 

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Formidable Footprint certificate of completion Earthquake 03302013 Paul G. Hugel
Formidable Footprint certificate of completion Earthquake 03302013 Paul G. Hugel

 

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In 1995 At Maui High Performance Computing Center The Maui Scientific Analysis & Visualization of the Environment Program was first incubated. I was the principal investigator of this independant research project which was a joint development between MHPCC, Silicon Graphics Computers (SGI) & NKO.ORG. Using SGI Cosmo Worlds software, we pioneered the development of Internet based 3D virtual reality GIS based interactive worlds. In 1996 with a network of seven high performance SGI workstations we pioneered development of live streaming MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Real Video and QuickTime Streaming Server utilizing Kassenna MediaBase software. In Maui 2002 we pioneered and tested the first wireless live streaming video using laptop computers and Maui Sky Fiber's portable 3G wireless device. In Maui we pioneered live streaming video using usb modems from AT&T , Verizon as well as live streaming from iPhone 3 over 3G wireless networks. Today The Maui S.A.V.E. Program has diversified into storm tracking including visualization and analysis of large, memory-intensive gridded data sets such as the National Hurricane Center's wind speed probabilities. I volunteer my services to numerous Disaster Services Organizations. In June 2013 I returned from Hurricane Sandy deployment as a computer operations service associate with the Disaster Services Technology Group assisting as The American Red Cross migrated from a Disaster Response Operation to Long Term Recovery Operations. Pioneering the production/editing and Internet distribution of HD video to sites like Youtube.com and Vimeo.com we are shining the light towards environmental and peace efforts of humans across the globe. Since 1992 I have held the vision of establishing Maui, Hawaii as the environmental sciences center of the world. After His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet came to Maui This vision has expanded to establishing Maui as the environmental & peace center of the world.

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