Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Monday, April 02, 2018

I have no conference papers to write this year but will plan to attend many conferences

I am planning to attend three conferences in Montreal and have reserved hotel rooms for those. I am also next weekend flying to Denver for a conference in statistical computer programming. I have some conference peer reviews assigned now due in a bit more than one week. Yes, I am busy in research even if not an academic at work. I do work in the research industry in my government job.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Practical self help books are useful.

I had been read something about the critical legal studies movement from the United States. I was also reading about the love lives of socialists hundreds of years ago. I was also starting to read a history of agrarian societies by Max Webber. My point is that sometimes practical self help books are also needed in one’s library.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Conference eposter for this year.

I am writing an eposter for a SAS user conference.  I will explain issues switching over to 64 bit computing and Excel. I need to do some more research and need to cover SAS 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4

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.