Some Guidelines for Systems Models

By |2020-02-16T18:49:02-09:00February 16th, 2020|Systems Coaching, Theory|

How you understand a problem determines what you do to solve it. The accuracy of that understanding determines the efficacy of your solution. How then, to determine what a more sophisticated model of a complex problem looks like? What is systems thinking? What is a systems model? This presentation addresses these questions. [...]

PyQt5 development sysroot build script

By |2020-01-08T19:04:06-09:00January 8th, 2020|Programming|

Here is a bash script I made to automate building my development sysroot on macOS. Edit to your liking. #!/bin/sh set -e export QT_VERSION=5.14.0-patched export PYTHON_VERSION=3.6.4-patched export SIP_VERSION=4.19.19 export PYQT_VERSION=5.13.1 export PYQT_PURCHASING_VERSION=5.13.0-patched export QSCINTILLA_VERSION=2.11.2 if [ `hostname` = "vedanamedia" ]; then # production export QT_CONFIG_OPTS="-release -no-gui -no-feature-network -no-feature-xml -skip qtdeclarative" else export QT_CONFIG_OPTS="-debug -no-framework" [...]

Family Diagram Public Beta Available Now

By |2019-12-18T10:40:42-09:00December 18th, 2019|Family Diagram, Uncategorized|

A beta version of Family Diagram is available now to the public! Fill out this form to download the beta version of Family Diagram. While the beta diagram is fully functional is free of charge, the app will only be available on a paid subscription basis once it is released in the Mac App Store. A [...]

Timeline in Family Diagram app

By |2017-08-03T15:48:16-09:00August 3rd, 2017|Family Diagram, Programming|

The diagram reflects the ebb and flow of emotional process through the generations. It defines the vicissitudes of a living organism, the multigenerational family. (Family Evaluation, pp. 306) Here is a demo of the timeline feature in the Family Diagram app. This demonstrates the breadth of the data that can be organized in this tool, [...]

My build notes for PyQt using pyqtdeploy on macOS, iOS

By |2018-08-22T12:26:47-09:00July 30th, 2017|Programming|

LIBS READMEAttached here are my hard-won build-notes for a PyQt app using pyqtdeploy for iOS, iOS Simulator, and MacOS. PyQtDeploy Build NOTES for iOS, macOS UPDATE: After the release of pyqtdeploy-2.1, I didn't need to build the sys root dirs in the manner described in this post. pyqtdeploy v2 is a FANTASTIC build tool. Simply [...]

New rtmidi version 2.3

By |2017-06-15T20:23:57-09:00June 15th, 2017|Programming|

rtmidi provides dirt-cheap midi hardware access in python, and is the core of the midi swiss army knife PKMidiCron. The rtmidi version has just been bumped to version 2.3. No major changes, but updated project config to work for pypi. Install like so: pip install rtmidi More information here:

Modeling Family Systems

By |2017-04-27T10:32:39-09:00April 27th, 2017|Family Diagram|

Here is the beginning of a plan for the Family Diagram app, now including concepts for a simulation model: Standardized Family Diagram app: Construct traditional static family diagrams in iPad / Mac, eventually windows. Use standardized built-in symbols for emotional process between members. Track session snapshots by date for each case file, each snapshot updating ages, births/deaths, [...]

Family Diagram: Showing Promise

By |2017-03-10T21:05:21-09:00March 10th, 2017|Family Diagram, Uncategorized|

I am very excited tonight. I have had some success using Family Diagram while attending a psychoanalytic case presentation, and also during a brief concept presentation at a local Bowen seminar. An idea came from the Bowen seminar that already adds value to this tool as a practical contribution to Bowen theory. During the psychoanalytic case [...]