Dr. Lee D. Carlson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (181 of 217)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
In My Own Words:
'To live life, you must think, measure, simulate, experiment with, dance, paint, draw, challenge, caress, and calculate it'.

Welcome to the 21st century: Out-of-control technology; hundreds of new transgenic animals and plants; genetically engineered viruses, humans, plants, and animals; advanced artificial intelligence; molecular manufacturing; self-repairing networks; robotic and human explora… Read more

Favorite pastime: Latin ballroom dancing, reading, thinking, and writing; High-energy techno dance; Step aerobics and weightlifting; Mountainbiking


Top Reviewer Ranking: 31,300 - Total Helpful Votes: 181 of 217
Virtual Music: Computer Synthesis of Musical Style by David Cope
This book gives a fascinating overview of machine music as seen through the eyes of the author, who has been actively involved in this field for many years. The reading of this book is recommended for anyone who is interested in the extent of machine musicianship and musical creativity. Not being an expert in music theory should not dissuade one from its perusal. In fact, not possessing extensive knowledge of musical theory may be an advantage, in that one can read the passages and listen to the musical compositions on the accompanying CD with minimal bias as to what constitutes enjoyable or "good" music. Indeed, if one were to approach musical listening, musical composition, and music… Read more
Optimizing Network Performance with Content Switch&hellip by Matthew Syme
The concept of content switching is relatively new, but for those engineers who work with content switches in real networks, their behavior can be very unpredictable and can conflict with existing hardware and applications. Indeed, there are a few instances where content switch server load balancing competes with the load balancing done in some multi-tier environments running certain types of protocols, such as T3, coupled with the use of WebLogic activated over an application cluster.
These issues are not discussed in the book, but instead the authors give a purely descriptive and qualitative overview of the history, functioning, and use of content switches. However, from the title,… Read more
Autonomic Computing by Richard Murch
Autonomic Computing by Richard Murch
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting overview, July 15 2004
Optimistic in its projections, and sometimes exaggerating what is currently possible, this book gives an interesting overview of the status of the 'autonomic computing' project of IBM. Targeted to the network manager reader, the book views autonomic computing as a new approach to computer and systems management. Reducing costs are its goal, as well as increasing the quality of the service. An autonomic system must, according to the author, have knowledge of itself, have the ability to configure and reconfigure itself, as well as self-optimize itself. It must also have the capability to self-heal, to protect itself, and the ability to discover knowledge of its environment and context, and… Read more