## Sunday, October 29, 2006

### Problem solving schedule.

### I appreciate Churchman's use of Kant.

## Saturday, October 28, 2006

### I attended class on Thursday and showed interest in the Gamma distribution.

## Saturday, October 21, 2006

### Although Churchman is a philosopher his ethics are not very well grounded on a spiritual morality.

### I read about real victims v the psychology industry.

*Manufacturing Victims*. I was struck by my psychological focus and need to change this.

### I studied a little movie art.

*The Matrix*in a book about the themes in the film. This essay compared the film with other recent films where reality is a virtual illusion. Virtual here meaning computer generated.

## Tuesday, October 17, 2006

### We had our review class for our mid-term today.

### Interested in environmental studies again.

## Sunday, October 15, 2006

### I printed out the assignment solutions just this evening.

## Saturday, October 14, 2006

### Studying probability

**is the**textbook for next term's course. I also started two of Ian Hacking's books. This reminds me I need to renew three books fom Carleton's library now.

## Friday, October 13, 2006

### My 4th assignment in my probability course was handed in.

## Tuesday, October 10, 2006

### I did go to the library

*The Taming of Chance*. I also sat myself down on a library step stool and looked at the classical systems theory books in the Q range. I was impressed. I also sat myself down at the QA 76.9 range of social impact of computing books and browsed but did not borrow these yet. I did borrow David McDonald's textbook on applied probability. I did not borrow the book on research methods in social relationships. I did borrow the book on survey methods. I also borrowed a book on chaos and it includes a CDROM of computer programs that I will may be pick up today. The library staff have to get this CDROM out of storage first. I also borrowed a late 1980's book on computers and health effects. This will help me at work as well as improve my health and safety knowledge in the workplace.

## Monday, October 09, 2006

### I am making my third trip to the library today.

*The Dilbert Principle*.

I borrowing a book on survey research to help me at work. I am also borrowing a classic textbook on researching social relationships in its seventh edition. I will also borrow two Ian Hacking books. There are some other books I will borrow as well. I will bring my Macbook and do some work on the laptop for my probability assignment. I solved the first problem in pen and ink and have type set the first part of the problem and part of the second part and still have four more parts to type set in the first problem. I might solve the second and third problem before taking the bus to the library and then type set them at the library. Then I have four more problems to solve.

## Saturday, October 07, 2006

### Studying basics of moment generating functions.

### The find a supervisor project.

I read the introduction of this paper by D. McDonald and a former graduate student K. Qian *An Approximation Method for Complete Solutions of Markov-Modulated Fluid Models* this morning from professor McDonald's home page but this paper was published at one time.

### Dr. McDonalds book.

- McDonald, David.
*Elements of applied probability : for engineering, mathematics and systems science*(River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 2004). - It is in the library so I could borrow it this Tuesday.

### I should search out the papers now by Dave McDonald professor at the University of Ottawa

## Thursday, October 05, 2006

### I was given the name of a potential supervisor.

I got my grade on the 2nd assignment and am still scoring A grades. I handed in the third assignment yesterday. I will attend class this morning and also start the fourth assignment. After the fourth assignment we have a mid term test. We also because of the mid term have a week off of asssignments. So this is the first landmark to make.

## Wednesday, October 04, 2006

### I solved two more problems now and have two to go this morning.

This will also give me an excuse to go to the math building and see her office. The idea of this visit has got me thinking a bit more about possible supervisors for my thesis. I could perhaps choose a satistician for a supervisor. This can be my small talk with the professor this morning.

I checked the solutions to the second assignment and I did better on that assignment than the first. I am so far scoring high enough to stay in graduate school and also high enough to transfer to a Ph.D. I am starting to read the graduate school regulations.

So generally over night this morning I have been spending time on my school work productively.