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So perhaps you notice a website home page displaying a friendly, intelligent gentleman's face, a provocative Internet Domain Name Title along with a list of interesting welcoming technical discussion topic titles on the main navigation menu. Very fun and very nice!

But what is this website really all about? Great Question!

I am certain that I am not the only human being on earth who has ever noted a situation where the reality of the experience with some person, some place, or some thing has not matched the expectations created by a specification sheet, a catalog page, an advertisement, an Internet web page, a fantasy dream, or a generally perceived reputation. If the experience was much better than expected, you may have saved some money or walked away safely and may not have even taken note. On the other hand, perhaps you lost money, energy, or happiness when the results were not satisfactory in some respect. You may have simply shrugged your shoulders and  concluded that this was only reality and something to be accepted as part of life. Or you may  have been surprised by how fast you  were able  to  find someone to blame for the problem. And you may have been grateful that the problem had happened to somebody else and so why worry  or show any concern or take any action.

So I take some valid encouragement from a variety of popular and classical music songs

"The Quest (Impossible Dream)" from Man of La Mancha

"Imagine" or "Yesterday" from The Beetles

Resurrection Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler

oI may seem old and feeble and crazy to some observers, but I have learned much to dedicate my efforts and this website to IFPPR, "Improving Future Project Performance Results."

Introductory Information — About this Website

JS — James Gordon Short, Jr. — Me (the Webmaster)

IFPPR   Quest Club — Improving Future Project Performance Results


A toolbox collection of templates, and systems reliability relational database manager applications tools and Information to implement IFPPR.


For detailed explanatory background information related to the status and contents please visit the ABOUT pages of this website

The simple answer is that the JS sections of this website is my personal website which is about me, my personal interests and experiences and life observations, with a connection to my personal business and career manifesto.

Yes, I am creating and maintaining the IFPPR Quest Club sections of this website to be about me and my effort to live a long and prosperous life for myself and my offer to pay it forward and to invite visitors to share my knowledge, experience, talent, missions. I believe my objectives can be accomplished as I explore and validate these possibilities and methodologies herein.

Yes, like many people who are generally curious about life and how and why sometimes things work and sometimes they do not work, why sometimes it appears like things are far too complex to work properly at all, and why disastrous happen and what needs to be done to prevent unnecessary loss of life, liberty and/or happiness? What makes the differences? And even more importantly, what can be done in advance to prevent the problem and avoid  more  disasters?

The primary purpose is to promote me, my views, my work, and my unique and positive-minded approach to apply reliability principles to human life in general and to more personal project types and categories.

Some key concepts to My IFPPR Quest are related to the Law of Attraction, the Value of Every Human Life for Quality and Safety, the Importance Integrity and Quality Assurance, and more.
If you have an honest interest in learning more information about the website, about JS (that's me, James G. Short, the webmaster),  about my IFPPR Quest Club (Improving Future Project Performance Results), please register on the website Guestbook page, contact me on one of my social media pages (Facebook, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, or YouTube). You can also make relevant comments or questions to one blog  posts. Thank  you very much for your attention and consideration!

In much of my career experience as an electromechanical controls engineer and as electronic systems reliability engineer, a large part of my work was involved with counting parts and adding up parts failure rates and failure modes and functional effects based on parts lists and schematic diagrams and types quantities of electrical and electronic and electromechanical and mechanical components. Throughout this work I have created and reviewed many tons and gigabytes of proposals, specifications, statistics, test data, status reports and …

This is OK to a degree, but it does and outside and past and present and future points of view at once. If this sounds impossible and crazy thats OK because I also have a brain injury and other experiences where I should not even be alive and functioning myself. Yet somehow by the Grace of God and with great help from unexpected sources I am still here for a special purpose which I don't fully understand myself. So please  be patient and come along with me. Thanks.

Reliability ( is a noun for

The ability to be relied on or depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.

Reliability engineering  ( is

a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product. Dependability, or reliability, describes the ability of a system or component to function under stated conditions for a specified period of time. Reliability is closely related to availability, which is typically described as the ability of a component or system to function at a specified moment or interval of time.

Reliability is theoretically defined as the probability of success 

as the frequency of failures; or in terms of availability, as a probability derived from reliability, testability and maintainability. Testability, maintainability and maintenance are often defined as a part of "reliability engineering" in Reliability Programs. Reliability plays a key role in the cost-effectiveness of systems.

Reliability engineering deals with the estimation, prevention and management of high levels of "lifetime" engineering uncertainty and risks of failure. Although stochastic parameters define and affect reliability, reliability is not (solely) achieved by mathematics and statistics. You cannot really find a root cause (needed to effectively prevent failures) by only looking at statistics. "Nearly all teaching and literature on the subject emphasize these aspects, and ignore the reality that the ranges of uncertainty involved largely invalidate quantitative methods for prediction and measurement."

Reliability engineering relates closely to safety engineering and to system safety, in that they use common methods for their analysis and may require input from each other. Reliability engineering focuses on costs of failure caused by system downtime, cost of spares, repair equipment, personnel, and cost of warranty claims. Safety engineering normally focuses more on preserving life and nature than on cost, and therefore deals only with particularly dangerous system-failure modes. High reliability (safety factor) levels also result from good engineering and from attention to detail, and almost never from only reactive failure management (using reliability accounting and statistics).

The bottom line concept that supports my whole program is that every human life matters and must be treated as a valuable resource which must not be wasted through carelessness lack of action. In my  solution approach, I consider that every human life is a project. Each human life project begins when the person is born into a body. The project is subject to defects which may cause the life project to end prematurely. Otherwise the life should continue with a relatively low death rate until the body begins to wear out and reaches the end of its useful life and dies. When a body dies it may be given an autopsy to determine the cause of death. During the useful life period many issues may influence the duration and quality of the life. 

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