Born : Evanston IL , 1944 11 08 . Left Handed . Father
K-8 : Elm Place School , Highland Park IL
8-12 CulverMilitaryAcademy : Culver IN
SAT scores : ~ 720 each , Verbal and Math .
Achievement , Physics : 800 .
'63-'64 : Miami University , Oxford Ohio .
`64-`65 : Bakers & Confection Worker`s Local 101 ,
SaraLee , Deerfield IL . Prolific Sheet Metal .
`65-`66 : Miami University , Oxford Ohio .
'66-`69 : Northwestern University , Evanston IL . BA ,
Honors in Psychology , GRE , Psychology : 900 .
`69-`79 : Northwestern University Graduate School
`76 : MS, Mathematical Psychophysics, Northwestern University.
( A Small Sample statistic more powerful than Fisher`s Exact Test )
Taught classes on The mathematics of associative memory
Taught Introductory psychology statistics in both Northwestern's
night school and summer school . The summer school course might have
been better titled "The geometry of statistics using APL" . I have rather
extensive handout notes which I wrote for the course . The approach
laid the foundation for understanding analysis of variance , ANOVA .
'79 : Unpublished Dissertation : What Psychophysical Thresholds Tell Us
See : CoSy/Views/PsychoPhysics Psychophysical experiments can only
define brain structure down to similarity classes . Ratios of external to
internal noise determine multi-dimensional Gaussians almost everywhere .
: Solved Algorithms for minimal paths around N-dimensional Simplices
and Cubes , in APL . See : CoSy Logo
1980 : Consultant , Xerox , Rochester , NY .
Rewrote Xerox's Worldwide, Long-Range Market Forecasting System.
( Fast multidimensional numeric relational data base language created in APL )
: Founded Coherent Systems , Inc . First used CoSy as mailbox
name on I.P.Sharp APL network .
`81-`83 : Consulting , Including :
Rewrote Rochester Gas and Electric's Corporate Modeling System
used to support rate requests to New York State.
`84 : Came to New York City to work with Marvin Markowitz .
Created CoSy, an APL Hypertext Notebook for personal information
Customers of 1985 APL+PC.CoSy included :
Also : Rick Trice , Art Crawford , Linwood Bailey , Wilfred Thomas and Linda
Motteler who created this 4' square oil with APL symbols I remember particularly using for the booth we had at APL'87 in Dallas .
- A Senior Vice President of CitiBank , head of mergers & acquisitions for Latin America .
- Wyatt Tee Walker , founder of Freedom
National Bank , served as
Chief of Staff to Martin Luther King and to Jessie Jackson.
- A Senior Partner at Spicer & Oppenheim,
a major international accounting firm.
- An Emmy winning owner of a TV advertising
- The head of Fila Sportsware Brazil.
- Gary Venter , One of foremost actuaries in North America.
In 2000-2001 , I moved from my circa
1984 APL+PC based CoSy into a new environment ,
K.CoSy , constructed in
Arthur Whitney's K language
which I consider the evolute of APL which has best implemented my own notions of structural transparency ( see Language/LowDownObjects
) plus many features I never imagined .
However , immutable syntax and
interests very divergent from the Whitneys led me in 2005 to start
constructing my own APL informed system from the Forth up .
The APL family languages are mathematically
based notations whose major market is high level financial systems .
The Forth family languages are minimal extensible kernel dictionaries
below which is only the language of the silicon . See Open Language from the Chip to the Math
Now , a decade later 4th.CoSy is actively Seeking Alphas with the abilities and responsibilities to find 4th.CoSy useful . See my demo at the 2015 Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group Forth Day at Stanford .
August 2002 , motivated by the experience of 20010911 , I
had a vision for an extremely strong , symmetric structure appropriate
for creating the tallest and strongest of life spaces . I computed the
"part list" to create a
Conic All Connect in K.CoSy . --
Around 2000 , I became a Bleeding Heart
Libertarian and ran for congress against Jerrold Nadler learning the
barriers to entry the duopoly parties' have created for any but their own voices . I was
the Manhattan Libertarian Party
drug affairs director and , in 2005 , their treasurer and webmaster ,
remaining webmaster even after moving to Colorado . I contributed the
"Logic of Liberty" column to the MLP's SerfCity.US tabloid . I began blogging recent activity ,
editorials , and articles at CoSy.com/current
in 1997 . That activity has , of course , inevitably shifted to various
social media . See CoSy.com
for links .--
The notion of catastrophic planetary warming due to the bit of
CO2 we are restoring to the atmosphere has always offended the sense of
physics I gained even as a grade school nerd during the Eisenhower
decade . Since moving to Colorado around 2005 , I first experimentally
tested whether my basic understanding was totally off base with a Mr Wizard style Ping Pong Ball experiment .
A major point of CoSy environments over the years has been to always have APL computational facilities at my fingertips . That is particularly true in
. So eventually I started implementing the classical physical
calculations of to understand our planet's about 288 Kelvin surface
temperature . The ability to actually implement the physics as
succinctly as in any text book , and play with the relationships has led to CoSy.com
having as thorough quantitative , executable , experimentally testable
presentations of those non-optional basics I know of on the Web . See
my presentation of that physics at the Heartland Institute's 2014 Las Vegas conference .
Bob is name Trustee of the Mary E.J. Armstrong
Trust , for discretionary benefit of his retarded brother Jack . Family
affairs have consumed a large fraction of his time and energy over the
last couple of decades .
K.CoSy has been the powerful tool used to manage the multiple accounts involved .
lived at 42 Peck Slip , built in 1873 at the Fulton Fish Market ,
from Fall 1984 til Summer 2005 occupying most of the front and
corner of the the 4th floor in the Google view . He now lives on the family property just north of Woodland Park , Colorado .
42 Peck Slip , 4B&C , where I lived for 2 decades
See rest of CoSy for
current activities and links .