This week I am listening to “Red Medicine” by Fugazi
Archives for 1996
Imagine you picked up a book and skimmed very quickly a single chapter.
And then you had to make a critical evaluation about all of the people and their circumstances in the book based on just that one chapter you briefly glanced over.
Now why are you judging someone’s life story by that single lone chapter you just read?
Or even the few words you picked up.
This week I am listening to “These Days” by Bon Jovi
This week I am listening to “Singles” by The Smiths
Today I finished reading “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
This week I am listening to “Pulse” by Pink Floyd
This month I am studying “Woodworking”
1st month of a class with no definite end and no particular formal learning structure. Turn up, get hands-on time with an expert woodworker who can guide you and teach you.
Today I finished reading “Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale” by Zig Ziglar
Today I finished reading “Empire of the Sun” by J.G. Ballard
Today I finished reading “The Boarding House” by James Joyce
This week I am listening to “Made In Heaven” by Queen
Today I finished reading “The Sandman #7: Brief Lives” by Neil Gaiman
Today I finished reading “Project Solar Sail” by Arthur C. Clarke
Today I finished reading “Bubblegum Crisis: Grand Mal” by Adam Warren
This week I am listening to “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo
This week I am listening to “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I” by Michael Jackson
Today I read a paper titled “An Integrated Framework for Learning and Reasoning”
The abstract is:
Learning and reasoning are both aspects of what is considered to be intelligence.
Their studies within AI have been separated historically, learning being the topic of machine learning and neural networks, and reasoning falling under classical (or symbolic) AI.
However, learning and reasoning are in many ways interdependent.
This paper discusses the nature of some of these interdependencies and proposes a general framework called FLARE, that combines inductive learning using prior knowledge together with reasoning in a propositional setting.
Several examples that test the framework are presented, including classical induction, many important reasoning protocols and two simple expert systems.
Today I finished reading “Asterix and the Black Gold” by Albert Uderzo
This week I am listening to “Above” by Mad Season
Today I finished reading “The Infinity Concerto” by Greg Bear
This month I am studying “MSc Computer Science”
Update: I am terminating my Masters at this time.
1. Finances (college is expensive in the US) and
2. I just learned what “accreditation” means.
Well… fuck me.
America, your educational system is seriously fucked up.
An over-priced piece of paper that isn’t even valid and won’t be taken seriously. I don’t need that.
First time I’ve ever considered the fact that a college can exist (that isn’t an obvious diploma mill) and actually be allowed to get away with.
How can people justify charging $40,000+ for a MSc that isn’t even worth the paper its printed on?!?
Today I finished reading “The Clan of the Cave Bear” by Jean M. Auel
This week I am listening to “Daydream” by Mariah Carey
Today I finished reading “To the Stars” by Harry Harrison
Today I finished reading “Ranma 1/2 #30” by Rumiko Takahashi
Today I finished reading “Mississippi Writings” by Mark Twain
Today I finished reading “Molloy” by Samuel Beckett
This week I am listening to “Washing Machine” by Sonic Youth
Today I finished reading “Thendara House” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
A visit to Silicon Valley and San Francisco has made me realise one thing.
Intelligence is the new rock and roll.
This week I am listening to “Ben Folds Five” by Ben Folds Five
This week I am listening to “Insomniac” by Green Day
Today I finished reading “Schindler’s List” by Thomas Keneally
This month I am studying “MSc Computer Science”
Starting the 2nd month.
Update: Easy stuff.
Easier than my Bachelor’s.
Only reason I am not going through the coursework faster is because:
1. They won’t let me and,
2. I work for a start-up and my work schedule is crazy.
Was eating at a diner on Main St last night with a colleague from work when a very loud American came and stood right next to the table we were at.
“You’re the reason I can’t find a job!” one of them shouted belligerently, stabbing a finger at me. “You lazy immigrants coming over here and taking jobs away from us!”
I sat there, quietly, rather embarrassed as the gentleman in question continued to berate me for his economic woes.
After a minute or two of this the loud American’s friend came out of the bathroom and started to usher him away not before loud American shouted that my colleague should go back to his own damn country too.
My colleague is, as they say locally, Native American.
Lazy immigrants coming over here and taking jobs apparently.
I am Shcrodinger’s Immigrant.