Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

A great deal of my academic studies are involved in my workplace and data sciences

I have been working in a government ministry for 11 years now. I work with data directly almost everyday. I am moving more into analysis soon and will work less on production of statistics and perhaps work less directly with data. I will work more in economic analysis and have responsibilities for writing papers more.

Friday, January 12, 2018

I am following a bit of the recent facebook algorithm changes and discussing this change.

My legal background makes me think more of individuals and separate cases yet others in sociology would hope to generalize. This plays out in social media sites as some observations can be made but in my opinion there will be different uses in many cases and exceptions to the observations.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I am enjoying ebooks

I am building quite a library of economics ebooks and Python programming ebooks. This is happening outside of shopping at Amazon but the books are being read on an Amazon Kindle reader account on a physical Kindle but also using a Kindle app on various phones and tablets.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

I read a study on senior consumption of online music.

I read a study by a coworker about online music consumption of seniors. It was noted that seniors buy more book and perhaps seniors would become big consumers of ebooks.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

I am studying Python programming this year as a New Year's resolution

I have just been reading about Python programming and using Python 3.4. I just learned how to create a virtual machine environment with conda and anaconda systems.

Friday, January 05, 2018

I wrote a professional certification exam today and passed.

I wrote a professional certification exam for SAS 9 Base Programmer and passed the exam today. I later in the evening studied some Python programming.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Music studies continue

I have been studying music in my spare time and a few years back have studied scales and jazz improvisation with Gary Burton from the Berklee College. This study was possible by attending a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). I also studied music production and the use of Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) in music production again from Berklee and again by way of a MOOC. That was taught by Loudon Stearns. I also studied song writing this way from Berklee taught by Pat Pattison. Lastly I studied intro to guitar playing, again from Berklee and taught by Thaddeus Hogarth.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

I did attend the Association of Internet Researchers 2017 conference in Tartu Estonia,.

I enjoyed the presentations and learned more about current Internet technologies and research perspectives on these such as Blockchain and smart contracts to topics of Internet communities or online communities and in this case online communities of love and social support rather than online hate.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Resolving to write more blog posts next year.

This blog about my school studies is one blog I resolve to write more posts for next year, 2018.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

I will be attending the Association of Internet Researcher's annual conference this year.

I have my hotel room reserved and my flight booked and paid for now. I have holidays booked off work. My work does not focus solely on Internet Research so I can not get my workplace to pay for this trip.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Championing digital technologies would be easier if…

Championing digital technologies would be easier if… Everyone in the organization had basic computer literacy.

From the University of Reading and Future Learn and the course, Digital Leadership :What we'll cover in Week 1

From the University of Reading and Future Learn and the course, Digital Leadership
  1. 1. How much do you already know about new digital technology?
  2. 2. Traditionally, who are the digital leaders in your company?
  3. 3. What makes a good digital leader?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Nobel prize lectures

I last attended a Nobel prize lecture in Toronto at the Ontario Science centre Polanyi in 1986 or 87. He touched on gun control.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This blog is not used much anymore

I have not blogged much since after my first year or two of working in government. Partly this is because I must work at a certain level of secrecy to protect citizen data and citizen personal information. I am working mostly programming in the SAS statistical programming and data management computer language.