The engineering content of this site is aimed primarily at technical specialists in the enterprise and information, business people who need the help of a technical specialist and people who are learning about the specialism.
The “A Field in Bolehill” is written for general readers interested in what I am doing with my field, initially describing the Bolehill Very Small Forest.
The random fiction content is various fictions (the facts have been made up), which it amuses me to write.
On the Engineering Content
The site is will be compiled over a number of years, and will contain material of varying levels of difficulty and maturity. The content maturity level is shown by an icon, with the difficulty by the icon’s background colour.
Content maturity is an indication of the risk of change – a measure of the probability of change times the seriousness of the change. This site uses the following risk calculation:
Low probability (say less than 5%)
Low to medium (5% to 50%)
Medium to high (50% to 90%)
High (more than 90%)
Trivial – e.g. spelling or punctuation corrections
Minor – e.g. errors in citations or individual facts
Major – e.g. changes to the set of concepts covered
Rewrite – If this happens, forget the previous version
Risk Levels come from multiplying the probability and the effect numbers together:
As a matrix this looks like:
© Sean Barker 2015