Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fixing some bugs from my past

A few moons ago, I was a mechanic for the US Army, fixing beautiful machines that fly everywhere in the world (to see my specific job, what this video). When I first started, all records and logs where kept on paper, leaving little room for computer error, but a lot for human error. Uncle Sam decided digital was the way to go, and ULLS-A(E) (Unit Level Logistics System- Aviation (Enhanced)) was born (as far as I know).

If you go to the Software Engineering Center- Lee website, it gives you a brief rundown of how/what helps it all work. If you don't want to go, it's written in the .NET framework using Microsoft SQL as the database. Working as both an end-user and database administrator, I saw a lot of issues in the program. While no program is perfect, this one can use a lot more work. Linking different components together to increase operational readiness would be the biggest selling point, but I have no idea where to start.


  1. Interesting. Not quite sure what the problem description is. Logistics for Aircraft Powerplant Repairers? Keeping full logs of engines, problems, stock, inventory etc?

  2. I LOVE the idea of going paperless. I'm so fed up with all the waste the military has.