Talon 38 News Log: Updates of activity Reports, forecast outcome Outlooks, future Plans, and upcoming Events
Recent Talon 38 News
Feed entries are listed in reverse chronological order
// Micro App Report - Structured Author software project (2019-02-08-1122)
Details are being explored and grown further, for the tasks and features envisioned for the Structured Author productivity app.
// Micro App Report - Color Aide software project (2019-02-06-1300)
Concept design for Color Aide progresses toward initial forms code logic and interface. Feature definition matures for this advanced unique color assessment and experimentation tool, for website developers to use, other artists using RGB color space. Current ideas expand on goals of ease of detail honing, with comprehensive expert options. (Color Aide is envisioned to be a very small PC and Tablet application fulfilling specialty color tweaking, analysis, and optimization needs.)
// Macro Audio Plan - Inspiration rises for next Music album (2019-02-05-1600)
The Autumn Flaw music project is transitioning toward studio production inspirations, meaning the magic brews in the air for music making. Autumn Flaw tentatively plans to compose and produce a new electronica digital music album, with a goal of release before the end of June 2019.
// Musician Tools Report - New Year's new tools for music composition (2019-01-15-1200)
The Autumn Flaw music project has recently upgraded to a superior software-based Digital Audio Workstation. Learning the new system is accelerating, with rapid gains in proficiency. Also, Autumn Flaw obtained a new electric guitar sampling instrument package for experimentation in hybrid music forms, mixing Chill Ambient genre softer passages with Metalcore genre guitar harder hitting segments.
Business Model Features
- Software and Artistic/Written Digital Media
- Independent Self-Publishing
- Limited Liability Company
- One-Person Owned
- Self-Employed as Coder and Artist
- One Home-Based Studio Office
- Funded by Owner Personal Investment
- Royalty-Based Earnings Only
- Small Income Amounts
- Extra Low Operating Costs
- Operating at a Mild Loss (Income Less Expense)
- Low Opportunity Capital
- Company in Zero Debt
- Disabled U.S. Military Veteran Owned
- Microsoft Store Developer
- ASCAP Music Publisher and Artist
Talon 38 Personal Media activities and pursuits span a variety of content creation forms of artistic design and expression. For organizing purposes, the company activities divide into four (4) separate areas.
Small Focused Software Development
Activity includes: upkeep of contemporary productivity and game app features and task realm for maintaining awareness of trends in end user needs and popular demand, upkeep of Microsoft Store app dashboard with active app submissions in process, coding and graphic design inputs to Visual Studio Community Edition to define app packages, study of C++, C# VB, XAML, Universal Windows Platform, other frameworks and APIs, JSON, and XML to maintain and grow coding language/platform proficiencies, upkeep of inhouse "project vision and features" wikis for each app project to provide documentation, continuity, and productivity task/feature vector for each project, upkeep of online repositories and Agile development task boards to provide project workflow structure and project status awareness (via GitHub and Visual Studio Online), authoring manual test scripts for quality control of apps to be run on beta candidate mature software versions of apps by volunteer supportive contacts as able, and lastly, upkeep of the owltalonapps.info website to contain FAQ, tutorials, Feedback highlight listings, and promotional review summaries in offering free undedicated community promoting and support for each published app in circulation.
Digital Music Composing and Production
Digital Photography and Graphic Design
Writings on Philosophy, Health, and other Opinion Topics
Formalized Goals and Ethics Guidance: Official Vision and Official Values of Contribution, Personal Reward, and Lifestyle
Goals and Ethics Guidance
For this one-person artistic-mode company, I structure and aid company activity steering with an Official Vision Statement, mission(s) left free of codifications, and a comprehensive collection of Official Values stated. The Official Values cover three (3) separate and distinct categories of company activity resultant effects, differing between those effects on end user/customer consumption, those effects on personal direct gain, and those effects more indirectly which color real-time daily lifestyle qualities.
These Guidelines have steering effect on the mission goals and execution, ranging from overall plan mission tasks to much more detailed mission details scoped inward to very specific actions on very limited subtasks. These Guidelines also lend ethical context and standards for the company, and for me as the content creator, being stated in such a way as to promote ethical treatment of customers and owner by way of succeeding at meeting Vision and Values.
Guideline: Official Vision Statement
▲ Talon 38 Personal Media aims to be engaged in personally rewarding creation and publishing of software, digital music, digital photography, digital graphic designs, and topic discussions which users, listeners, viewers, and readers consume in significant degree of regularity, and which they experience to be enjoyable, or be otherwise valuable toward their tasks and pursuits.
Guidelines: Official Values List
Values are listed separated into three categories: (1) contribution to the consumer of published media content, (2) personal reward from engagement in all related activities, and (3) lifestyle quality at tasks.
▲ Pleasing or Empowering - of customers/users/fans made to happen from having published the digital media they purchased, listened to, viewed, or read
▲ Reasonable Reception - of digital media software, music, art, and/or writings by a solid and moderately broad base of interested users, fans, and/or customers
▲ Regular Output - of relevant milestone material with exposure to others for their enjoyment and feedback, that relates to online company presence, publishing of works, or delivery of supporting works that further what is already published.
▲ Enjoyable Workflow - with hourly and daily overall strong benefits of liking and enjoying many facets of a wide variety of tasks and subtasks
▲ Adaptable Readiness - not beholden to prior planning, accommodating and supportive of unpredictable creative productivity surges, to succeed at tasks while mostly planning informally on the go.
▲ Flexible Openness - not expectant of predictability or reliability to timing or completeness in making valuable progress steps, accommodating and supportive of disability hindrances and also of the sometimes fickle popularity and success of artistic media released and published.
Publishing Efficiencies, Inexpensive nature, Philosophies, Policies and Distribution channels
Efficiencies of Online Distribution
Very Inexpensive Self-Publishing
Philosophies and Ethics Driving Publishing
Publishing for Only One Content Creator
Services and Distributors Contracted
Talon 38 Personal Media maintains publisher status and rights, and stands as a publisher requesting copy and distribution. Digital copy, print, and distribution of software, music, and images is accomplished by third party companies. Software app intellectual property files and digital music files are embedded with metadata tags, with the Publisher tag reading "Talon 38 Personal Media, LLC" and the Copyright tag reading "Copyright © Talon 38 Personal Media," with release year embedded.
Captain, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering
Talon 38 Roles
Sole Owner and Personal Investor
Software Developer, Musician, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Author
Talon 38 administrative Secretary, Treasurer and President
Born August 17th, 1965 in Cascade County, Montana, US citizenship
Current citizen, DMV licensed driver, and registered voter in Arapahoe County, Colorado, US
Personal Work Summary - Patrick Cheatham's LinkedIn Profile
Artwork Projects Summary - Patrick Cheatham's Behance Profile
Twitter Newsfeed - Autumn Flaw Musician Twitter Profile
Arts and Technology Skills Biography
Patrick studied advanced drawing and illustration techniques for technical drafting during many elective semesters of high school. The curriculum included object rotations and transforms in 3D, perspective drawing with 1, 2, and 3 vanishing points, and precision drafting for machining instructions for submission in part manufacture.
During undergraduate education, Patrick learned procedural computer programming expertise as applied to real engineering analyses. Then also, recreationally Patrick self-taught in acrylic mural painting techniques. During graduate school, Patrick studied advanced numerical methods for computational algorithms. After graduate school, Patrick served as an aeronautical engineer exploring the research and development usage of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to complement physical test measured data collection. Patrick then also recreationally self-taught according to a comprehensive artistic hand drawing primer, becoming accomplished at freehand pencil and chalk drawing.
Later, while serving as a military pilot, Patrick recreationally self-taught in event-driven computer programming for advanced angle orientation calculations, to support peer friends wanting aviation planning tools. Patrick also recreationally self-developed skills and acumen at scenic and microcosm SLR slide photography, and recreationally learned proficiency with air pump driven airbrushing techniques.
Dynamic Variety Manager Biography
Patrick began his strong ties to unplanned surges of intense and passionate involvement, as his preferred way of diving into things, during high school years. It was then he became a dedicated long distance runner, competing in cross-country and track and field events. Daily becoming engaged in the 8-10 mile training runs provided a real-time immersion into immediate challenge, with metering out of effort for effective endurance training presenting a dynamic issue for continual absorbing work, and the type to not become stale, boring, or numbing. Looking back, I do not believe the total summation of intensity over hours was the appeal or the nature of what I was born suited to do, but rather I believe it was the real-time variety and dynamic short-period nuances of change, adjusting the amount of athletic push to meet the slant angle changes up and down the inclines of roads and trails, always deserving attention whether committed to a lengthy hill climb, or recharging partially in the flats.
Regularly engaging in dynamic variety was also part of lifestyle meeting up against the challenges involved in being a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy. There the military, academic and athletic environments each established complementary frameworks that stimulated each cadet's lifestyle to naturally respond with greatly varying and task-switching blends of differing types and intensities to be attended to and worked on the fly. Flexibility is the key to Air Power, and the Air Force Academy lives and breathes this tenet in its commitment to the variety pack, and in growing the skills at adaptation, as a way of life.
Several years later, upon entering the one year U.S. Air Force pilot training program, such adept management of dynamic variety with adaptation on the fly grew even more proficient, and more a part of what I enjoy doing. Piloting innately involved rapid-fire compositing of differing stimuli and attention pools, switching the pilot's regard very quickly and also synthesizing together disparate issues, juggled in mental attention and priority, and continually and nonstop placing this sort of adaptative variety package as a demand upon each pilot, from the time of takeoff until after landing and mission are complete.
NASA Langley - GWU Graduate Research Assistanceship
Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering
1987 - 1989
United States Air Force Academy
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering
1983 - 1987
USAF Advanced Instrument Flight School
Advanced Instrument Pilot, Advanced Instrument Flying Factors
1997 - 1997
Computation of Vectoring Nozzle Performance
Oct 1, 1990
AIAA Journal of Aircraft
This journal article for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) explored employment of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) with inviscid Euler flow-solvers, converging in solutions to become valid enough static snapshots of tightly constrained total and dynamic pressure settings. Analyses of grid design, and flow-solver technique, was limited to fighter aircraft turbofan engine nozzles. The idea was to compare purely computer incepted calculations to wind-tunnel test data, and provide insights into when CFD was wise to pursue, what could be learned from zones of friction-free analyses showing viscous sensitivities, and how those factors could be used in research, development, and weapons systems acquisition.
(AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 768-773, 1990, Computation of Vectoring Nozzle Performance, Lt. P.L. Cheatham lead author)
Kestrel Aware, LLC
Owner, Musician, Book Author, and President
February 2012 - January 2016 (4 years)
Lynchburg, Virginia Area
Before my one partner and I dissolved and shut down Kestrel Aware, LLC, I acted in the same Autumn Flaw digital electronica musician capacity as I do now as owner of Talon 38 Personal Media, LLC. I launched Talon 38 after moving away from the Kestrel Aware structure of partnership, as my then partner lost permission to be in business independently. While leading Kestrel Aware, I made efforts working toward several Microsoft Store software applications, yet was unable to bring any app concept and early prototypes of mine to maturity, mostly due to being plagued significantly by poor health during the period I was leading Kestrel Aware. I also authored several professional quality essays on religion and philosophy, as Kestrel Aware was then oriented toward book publishing, with the then plan of using Lulu.com for copy and distribution.
Applied Research Associates Incorporated
Administrative Assistant Basic
July 2009 - July 2012 (3 years 1 month)
Raleigh, North Carolina Area
This was my 2nd term of employment with Applied Research Associates. The company supported me with an occasional-time position while I was still significantly disabled. I worked only several hours per week, as flexing daily to match my capability variations. I enjoyed working on a variety of projects in administrative support roles, and I was pleased to be able to contribute to important work with my engineering and computer skills. Due to disability, during many weeks I was unable to assist as much as I would have liked, but at other periods I was able to contribute significantly, which I enjoyed.
Azimuth Blue, LLC
President and Sole Proprietor
June 2003 - June 2009 (6 years 1 month)
I greatly enjoyed my first venture into launching, owning, and steering my own company. I learned much from the experience with Azimuth Blue, and grew many key skills. Azimuth Blue offered software titles and photographic scenic prints. The company enjoyed an aggressive start, and I was very productive toward initial goals. I took quickly and honed skills with business management, scheduling, coordination, marketing, financial matters, and the growing and changing ways of online internet business. Unfortunately, my disability worsened greatly less than a year after launching company operations. I chose to shut down company operations, as I was unable to maintain reasonable upkeep of the company.
Applied Research Associates Incorporated
Senior Weapons Effects Engineer
October 2002 - May 2003 (8 months)
Raleigh, North Carolina Area
This was my first term of employment with Applied Research Associates. As a weapons effects engineer, I enjoyed contributing to a valuable and very effective software suite which used advanced engineering and physics techniques to predict hostile weapons effects against defensive structures, with the benefit of aiding in improving the design and construction of such defensive structures. I gladly was able to leverage my experience and skills with modern combat air-delivered weaponry to aid the effort. The work was excellent and rewarding with a great company and team. However, six months into my work and duties in this position, I chose to resign on good terms, due to increasing difficulties with medical disability.
Chief of Software Quality Assurance
September 1999 - August 2002 (3 years)
Cary, North Carolina Area
After leaving military service, I joined MiniDoc, which provided excellent services, software suites, and clinical patient electronic diaries to support pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations in their efforts with clinical trials for new medications under development. Midway through my time there, MiniDoc was acquired by Araccel, with efforts continuing toward the same mission and services. I initially served as a Software Applications Tester, and then later served as a Software Applications Developer. With time, I served as Chief of Quality Assurance and in charge of all Araccel software testing and quality issues.
391st Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force
F-15E Evaluator Pilot (Chief of Standardization/Evaluation)
January 1995 - December 1998 (4 years)
Mountain Home, Idaho
After my military move from the United Kingdom to Idaho, I served as combat pilot for the 391st Fighter Squadron, flying the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft. I was part of the composite wing there, and I benefited from great integrated training with our collocated units of KC-135 refueling tankers, B-1Bbombers, F-15C air-to-air fighters, and F-16C multi-role fighters. I served in several deployments to Turkey and Saudi Arabia to support No-Fly Zones. While in Idaho, I progressed to 4-ship flight lead, large force mission package commander, instructor pilot, GBU-15 pilot, functional check flight (test) pilot, and evaluator pilot. I served as squadron chief of standardization/evaluation, and also as evaluation specialist for the 366th Composite Wing.
492nd Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force
F-15E Flight Lead (Chief of Mission Planning)
January 1993 - January 1995 (2 years 1 month)
RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
After Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), Basic Fighter Training (BFT) and F-15E Training, I served my first tour as Mission Ready pilot for the 492nd Fighter Squadron, flying the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft. I served in many deployments to Turkey and to Italy to support No-Fly Zones. I began as a brand new wingman, and then later upgraded to 2-ship flight lead. Primarily, our deployments during that time period were to fly Combat Air Patrol (CAP) over Bosnia, and also to fly airstrikes in the Bosnia area, to defend enclaves from hostile factions.
Wright Research and Development Center, U.S. Air Force
Airframe Propulsion Integration Engineer
January 1989 - December 1990 (2 years)
Dayton, Ohio Area
After graduating with my Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, I served as an aircraft nozzle aerodynamics specialist at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory. I enjoyed my primary contribution, which was designing and performing a large suite of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyses for military fighter aircraft thrust-vectoring engine exhaust nozzle designs. I also designed wind tunnel force balances and performed National Aerospace Plane propulsion analyses.
Leverage in Software
Leverage in Music
Leverage in Images
Leverage in Topics
Developing Small Focused Apps for devices running Windows 10, in the categories of Productivity and Tools
Small Apps Focused on Specialty Tasks
The category of most software development projects I am involved with is that of Productivity apps.
A significant number of app projects under conceptual design and prototype development are geared to fill unsung needs for content creators, or artists, designers, and authors, to access a specialty design assessment and/or planning small app, for focusing in detail, and with expert level features and flexibility, on dedicated aspects of design or authorship in creating digital content.
The remainder of app projects under conceptual design and prototype development, also being a significant number of more app projects, are instead geared toward standard content consumers and everyday PC users.
Projects in Development
Sky Angle Photographer
Nine Count Calculator
Device Types Supported
App projects under development are aimed initially at usage on PC desktop, laptop and sizeable tablet computers running the Windows 10 operating system. In the future Android smartphone devices might be supported, offering mobile versions of original apps that mirror Windows 10 app behavior, that in many cases would synchronize with preexisting Windows 10 app data. Possibly, in more remote future scenarios, web applications for browsers might be supported, to allow for independent online access to application capabilities, when installed Windows 10 or Android apps are not available for app users to access.
Tools, Languages, Frameworks and API's
Technologies utilized include: Visual Studio Community Edition (free to solo developers), C# and VB Managed coding languages, C++ Unmanaged coding language, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), XAML, .NET Core, Xamarin Forms, ASP.NET Core, Azure, XML for custom database engines, and Windows Media Foundation for advanced audio and media capabilities.
Multiple Project Synergy
Switching work between multiple app projects is very effective in leveraging lessons learned from design work on differing user interfaces, with differing feature access and engagement sequencing, and differing business logic driving the projects by unseen event code. In this way, cases of blocked creativity or stubborn bugs encountered in a project never halt or retard overall progress, as a switch can be made to work on other projects, allowing later look at the problem(s). Also, each exposure to different projects tends to raise new insights unique to the technology and coder's methodology applicable in each differing project. Innovations paved to completion in a particular project can then be implemented similarly elsewhere, to embellish, improve, or be duplicated in other projects. The synergistic benefits of multiple project work are tried and proven.
The reliability, approachability and efficiencies of contemporary App Stores to handle many testing and installation functions, instead of those being done independently by the developer, greatly reduces the time and effort a developer need put toward testing and quality assurance. Submission of a finished app to App Stores involves an app being tested in detail via automated checking, and then reviewed by Store personnel. This amounts to a large portion of typical software engineering quality assurance testing workload transferred to App Stores. This frees in-house testing efforts to attend more particularly to business logic and feature flow assessment.
App Stores provide excellent means of showcasing apps for sale to prospective customers. App Stores offer built-in free or economical marketing and discovery of apps, by ways such as allowing smooth search of app titles and keywords, and low-cost targeted sales promotions. For the software seller, there is no longer the need to contract for expensive merchant account services, there is no longer the need to assemble and manage an expensive web shopping cart on the company website, unexposed to customers without costly marketing campaigns, and there is no longer the need to expend very large sums of financial powers in efforts to promote discovery of a companies’ sales site. This amounts to a complete and total paradigm shift for the software developer and publisher, especially for Windows PC users.
Publishing software via App Stores involves a less burdensome support model for the developer to provide to end users. Dedicated on-demand software support is a free and optional matter, and is up to each individual developer to offer voluntarily, choosing what basic support to offer in excess of minimum expectations. The primary support to the app customer is a matter of the developer being preemptive and responsible with timely updates to apps. Secondary support to the app user is provided using a combination of Help Text available in-app, dedicated company software support website How-To, Tutorials, and FAQ. Software bugs, logic errors, and feature deficiencies can be judged by reviewing the Feedback hosted by App Stores. Personalized direct contact support will not be offered, and instead only online resources for user search will be maintained available for users to access, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to provide basic support options to end users.
Autumn Flaw Electronica Music Project
When acting as the one member of Autumn Flaw, Patrick composes music which both blends and switches between Ambient Chill genre, Techno or EDM genres, and Metal genres.
Autumn Flaw is an electronica instrumental music project by Patrick Cheatham. Autumn Flaw music fits Instrumental Electronica and New Age styles, but with faster tempo like Techno or EDM music, and with more challenging song evolution. Bright and light melodies alternate or blend with dark passages, pioneering new musical moods. Percussion intensity, and sudden edges to starts and stops of sound fragments bring late twentieth century synthesizer New Age lighter styles into combination with a stormier sound and pace. Patrick discovered in 2009 that he best enjoyed an experimental approach to making music, with the idea of allowing the music to somewhat write itself. He invests in unexpected or accidental occurrences of synergy between software instrument parts that show between fair to strong potential. Foundations of songs are grown this way, after carefree and unambitiously composing synthesizer software instruments and their note patterns. Patrick also chooses to only refine into solid final music those interesting sound qualities he happens upon, rather than demand too much of musical results by reaching for special traits. Patrick therefore only asks that each song finalize as congruent and whole, steady upon repeated listens over weeks and years. Autumn Flaw music grabs listeners with frequent changes to the evolving listening experience, with no song part dwelling long. Sweeping airy backdrops, swift driving synthesizers, drum sampler percussion pattern scattering, and variations of short time delays deliver an uplifting rush to listeners who are fresh with energy and ready for the musical disruptions.
Promising photographs are uploaded to Adobe Stock. Customers of Adobe Stock can then potentially license usage of such Talon 38 photographs royalty-free, from which fees are earned by Talon 38 per each licensing instance of a photograph.
Patrick is talented and experienced with photography on subjects of microcosms (in close groupings of details), natural and architecture scenics, functional items in use (for use by customers online and in presentations), uniform expanses for web and computer backgrounds, and architecture or terrain having open-field sky (or other uniform backing) for text overlay design space.
Graphic Illustration and Digital Painting
Promising digital paintings and vector illustrations are uploaded to Adobe Stock, with arrangements for licensing just the same as for photography.
Comprehensive Portfolio Website
Online Blog and Printed Book Authoring on Philosophy and other Opinion Subjects
Writer of Nonfiction
I have strong interest in various nonfiction opinion subjects, and I wish to relate to others what I believe with thorough and thoughtful in-depth discussions of issues and implications associated with my beliefs. In addition, I feel I possess unique and valuable insights and wisdoms on various ethical and philosophical matters, and that merits writing, sharing, interacting, and publishing on those subjects. Initially I am harnessing the flexibility and growth potential of the online blog website format and avenue for expression, featuring commentary feedback and critique of my early efforts. Potentially I will convert some of my topic writings into delivery and availability in printed book format, once refined and mature from many months of previous development by blog website format.
Natural Flaw Imbued
Flaw paganism and beautiful imperfection in nature, and in human interests
Starter on the Subject of Flaw...
All things, and all nature’s ways, deviate far away from any cold perfect standard, always. Our rhythm of living goes best when we are at peace with alternative outcomes ahead of us not playing out ideally, for better or worse. Flaw can be honored as a feature to nature having great merits as a freeing and easing force, rather than as a thorn in the way of plans too grand. Agreement with flaw yields for us a soft and gentle flow with the ways of nature, as it ever eases away from hard absolute intransigence, and errs in favor of elusive states which flow with decay and deviation from plan, with life’s temporary rewards best approached in peace with their fleeting nature.
Essay posts and discussion concerning many factors and philosophies to Liberty theory and to Social Contract theory. Various position articles also investigate cases where legal codes or organizational policies seem to be handling liberties and human rights poorly. Discussions presented at this website explore basics of human nature, treatment of the self, and social interplay and constructs between individuals.
Ideas on Personal Liberty in a Social World
Starter on the Subject of Liberty...
Personal self liberty, with reasonably free will, contests only against the liberty and reasonably free will of others. All lives are intrinsically social, and infringements or infractions only make sense in social context. It is never of issue that an individual might possess too much liberty. And it is never that an individual has supposedly infracted upon himself or herself, which is nonsensical. Instead, our concern is if and when concurrently active rights of way come into enough conflict between self and other to cause an individual to suffer a significant blow to his or her reasonable liberty, be that harmful to health or harmful to reasonably gainful opportunity.
Company Potentials Ahead, or Prospects for Future Contributions to Customers, and Successes with Projects and Plans