Sunday, September 20, 2009

I have now read chapters 6, 7, 8 and part of 9 in the book Knowledge Represenation and Reasoning.

I was traveling this weekend. Rather than follow my usual habits and bring ten books with me, I brought only four. This was done so I could focus more. I read the first chapter in the new edition (4th) of the Little SAS book. And yes, my Little SAS book now has my signature coffee stain. I also managed to read more of the Brachman and Levesque textbook Knowledge, Representation and Reasoning. I now have only chapters 9, 10 and 16 to still read in the recommended chapters. On vacation, I managed to read chapters 6, 7 and 8 and get through most of chapter 9. I now have 61 pages left to read that my thesis supervisor has assigned.

7 careers

We will hold on average 7 careers not just jobs. Not like the generation before the baby-boom some times called the silent generation who held one career and a few jobs based on that career. BTW all those twenty sometimes you see these days are the baby-boom echo i.e. the baby-boom's kids. There are more of them typically these days than other age groups. The population of universities has never been higher than today.

My careers.

1. I have been a stage hand, rock star, theatre and punk rock employee and volunteer as one career. If I have more education in performance arts this career will pay more.

2. I have been a statistician/ computer programmer as another career. I am working in this now. My workplace is designed to keep me in this one job for the rest of my life and many of my parental units want me to stay at this job. That is what they are used too: one job for life.

3. I am also a computer fix it guy and am volunteering/working with others to become high tech entrepreneurs.

4. I also have a career as a philanthropist and self help promotor. This is where I educate myself and care for my own health. I am also poverty and disabled activist here.

5. I also have a law enforcement career again both paid and volunteer jobs, and formal education define this career. This goes from being a nickel and dime cop to stuff I can not talk about that is heavy stuff.

that's five for me that are well developed.

6. Researcher sociologist. This career is still beginning and I have been at this for about 6 years now only. Mostly I am self taught here and combine this with the other careers.

7. I have an ecologist natural science career. This is more of a hobby and life style. I helped found the green party in Canada. I own a professional microscope. I read advanced science in this area.

Labour activist goes in there somewhere. Writer of fiction also goes somewhere.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I started one book on human resources but need to actually find a reccomended book.

One of my tasks in my thesis work is to find a recommended book on human resources management. It is to be recommended by a business professor from the school of management. I am supposed to actually go to the school and visit someone there. I have not done this all summer. Feeling guilty I picked up a textbook from a library that is modern and Canadian and began to read it. I finished almost all of chapter one now.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I finished the chapter on ODS printer.

Now I have learned about using ODS to output to a printer or PS or PDF file. I have completed reading chapter 5 and thus part 2 and also 87 pages in
Haworth, Lauren. Output Delivery System: The Basics (Cary, NC: SAS Institute, 2001).

Thursday, September 03, 2009

I read chapter 4 now to learn a little bit about outputing Rich Text Format (RTF) in SAS

I read chapter four just now in
Haworth, Lauren E. Output Delivery System: The Basics (Cary, NC:, SAS Institute, 2001).
For a while I was assuming that the Linux computing and other cross platform sharing of documents was done best as Rich Text Format (RTF). I did in my teaching assistant work have a brief talk to students about how to format SAS output. This amounted to suggesting they copy and paste the default SAS output window into a Word Pad document. This was in the early to mid 2000's. I think, it is about time I learn more about the Output Delivery System (ODS) in SAS. To this end I read another chapter tonight from this ODS book.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I now know more about outputing HTML files from SAS software.

I have been studying the book:
Haworth, Lauren E. Output Delivery System: The Basics (Cary, NC:, SAS Institute, 2001).
I just completed chapter 3 about HTML output. This made sense based on my experiences using SAS Enterprise Guide with HTML output set as the Enterprise Guide output preference. It was quite a basic explanation and I would recommend this book to anyone able to use a computer.

I have been reading a piece entitled Managing Professional Intellect.

I am reading a piece from the Harvard Business Review on Knowledge Management. Here is the citation:
Quinn, James Brian. Anderson, Philip and Finkelstein, Sydney. Managing Professional Intellect: Making the Most of the Best in Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Review on Knowledge Management (Boston, Mass.: Harvard Busines, 1998).
After posing the problem and the ideal situation in the workplace, the solution these authors point to is computer systems. They also make a claim at non hierarchical organizations and customer focus but I can see through their description as nothing more than slight of hand. And no this does not help one manage one's own learning and managing one's own knowledge. I think these guys are nothing more than high tech sales boosters. These guys are promoters of the digital age, end story.

My thesis proposal was approved.

Although I need to add more technical content to my thesis it has been approved to go ahead.