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Status: Summary (2016 - March)

(Text as at 05/04/2016 23:19:41)

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Rationale for this Report


Projects in Progress
Planning and Actuals
Detailed Interim Activities

Plans for the Near Future20
  1. Personal Identity21
    1. Continue with my Thesis22; in particular fill out those sections that I can write something on without further research.
    2. Complete a full review and update of the Notes I’ve created on Personal Identity, focusing on those with least content.
    3. Chapter 223 (What Are We?). Focussing on:-
      1. Human Beings: "Johnston (Mark) - 'Human Beings' Revisited: My Body is Not an Animal".
      2. Selves:-
        1. "Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit",
        2. "O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person".
    4. Chapter 624 (Animalism). Focussing on:-
      1. "Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology", my core text,
      2. "Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons",
      3. "Bailey (Andrew M.) - The Elimination Argument",
      4. "Olson (Eric) - On Parfit's View That We Are Not Human Beings",
      5. "Olson (Eric) - The Metaphysical Implications of Conjoined Twining",
      6. "Olson (Eric) - The Role of the Brainstem in Personal Identity",
      7. "Shoemaker (Sydney) - Persons, Animals, and Identity",
      8. "Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves".
    5. Chapter 725 (The Constitution View):-
      1. Start a serious review of "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View", my other core text.
      2. Read and review "Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul".
    6. Chapter 1126 (Resurrection):-
      1. Start a thorough review of "Martin (L. Michael) & Augustine (Keith) - The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death",
      2. Start a review of "Luper (Steven), Ed. - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death", especially
      3. "Olson (Eric) - The Nature of People",
      4. Read and review "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Death and the Afterlife",
      5. "Corcoran (Kevin) - Dualism, Materialism and the Problem of Post Mortem Survival".
    7. As background tasks:-
      1. Convert old PDF-précis, Etc27. to Notes,
      2. Complete cataloguing the books downloaded from Springer,
      3. Continue with "Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers",
      4. Complete "Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging",
      5. Read "Dunne (John S.) - City of the Gods: A Study in Myth and Mortality",
      6. Continue reading and reviewing "Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories",
      7. Keep up with the Journals via JSTOR28.
  2. Philosophy of Religion29.
    1. Philosophy of Religion:
    2. Resurrection: Continue with "Wright (N.T.) - The Resurrection of the Son of God".
    3. Pete’s PhD:
    4. Background: Read "Levine (Amy-Jill) & Brettler (Marc Zvi), Eds. - The Jewish Annotated New Testament".
  3. Web-tools30
    • General Developments:
      1. Undertake a trawl through the code for all functions within the generator – making improvements for efficiency and function.
      2. Investigate the error reports from the Documenter, especially unused variables & queries.
      3. Supply rudimentary functional documentation as a spin-off from the above.
      4. Undertake a trawl through all (categories of) web-page, making aesthetic improvements, and correcting content.
      5. Look into Optimizr31.
    • Specific Developments:
      1. Ensure FN referencing within Notes and referencing between Abstracts and Notes works for archived Notes.
      2. Read the Google documentation (Link) to investigate where I’m going wrong in the (failure to) use META tags to ensure my stuff sorts correctly in the search engines.
      3. Technical Documenter:-
        1. Separate from the main database & code, then add a parameter so it doesn’t necessarily document itself.
        2. Investigate & fix “Query Fragments” issue.
        3. Enhance to document Macros.
        4. Look at ways of documenting other (MS Access) databases & trial on Northwind.
        5. Investigate possibilities of retailing the documenter.
      4. Complete XRef-re-engineering project:-
        1. Ensure all links and link-pages use the new XRef table, and pension off the old tables.
        2. Check all link-types still work and fix any errors.
        3. Complete the auto-triggering of regeneration of “associated” link pages.
        4. Fix update bug in Convert_Webrefs.
        5. Bug: PaperSummary pages seem to have “Works-” and “Books/Papers-“ Citings that refer to the same link-pages.
      5. Add more content to the photos pages.
      6. Enable reproduction of archived “Printed Notes”.
      7. Fix problem with bespoke links to Printed Notes from Archived Notes (revealed by the Spider).
      8. Solve the problem of the size limitation for Notes (eg. by allowing their concatenation, but check in Access 2013 first).
      9. Subsequently, remove all large “Comments” that have been utilised to expand Paper abstracts (by moving them to Notes).
      10. Utilise my Web Spider – in particular use the external links pages to (manually or automatically) correct broken links from within the body of the site.
      11. Fix bugs in multi-level footnoting in Printable Notes – the referencing is going wrong.
    • Bridge Websites:
      1. ECBA website (Link):-
        1. Routine maintenance (no small task).
        2. Include “decimal” IMPs in X-IMP calculations, and reconcile to Bridgewebs.
      2. Joint Project / Small clubs Websites (Essex Bridge Results, "Admin - Bridge - Joint Project"):
        1. Continue data collection & modelling.
        2. Continue to maintain & “market” websites for small clubs (Link).
      3. Bernie’s Website (First Class Bridge):
        1. Set up competitions for 2016.
        2. Routine maintenance.
    • Pete’s PhD Website: Link. Complete the software to analyse clauses and expand to the full Greek text of Acts.
    • Other initiatives:
      1. Plan an update of Sophie Botros’s Website ("Admin - Sophie Botros Website - Creation, Admin & Maintenance", Sophie Botros: Live Site).
      2. Maintain the Enigma Ensemble website (Enigma Ensemble) as necessary.
      3. Upgrade my Facebook page ("Facebook - Understand Facebook & Build Personal Facebook Page") using "Abram (Carolyn) - Facebook for Dummies: Fifth Edition" for inspiration / guidance.
    • Education:
      1. Continue with "Sitepoint (Learnable) - Sitepoint Learnable Web Development Courses":-
        1. Complete, "Allsopp (John) - Learn HTML5",
        2. Restart, and complete, "Weakley (Russ) - Getting Started with CSS", and
        3. Catalogue downloaded eBooks, so I know what I’ve got!
      2. Read "PC Pro - Computing in the Real World".
  4. Consciousness32
    1. Review the Notes previously written on "Crane (Tim) - Elements of Mind - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind",
    2. Re-read and write notes on "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness".
  5. Bridge33
    1. Play twice a week in clubs, and in Essex competitions, but to keep “within budget” it is essential that I don’t get involved in lengthy post-mortems.
    2. Complete a paper34 on “Why Play Bridge” – "Todman (Theo) - Why Play Bridge?".
    3. Bridge Study35:-
  6. Chess36: Note37.
    1. Read "Chess - Chess Magazine".
  7. Languages38
    1. Read "Utley (Derek) & Serarols (Maria Assumpta) - BBC Espana Viva - Spanish for Beginners".
  8. Music39
    1. Oboe:-
      1. Attend, The Enigma Ensemble,
      2. Practice 15 minutes every40 day – focussing on the above and …
      3. Occasionally try 30-minute sessions to build up stamina
      4. Read "Caplan (Stephen) - Oboe: The Breathing Book"
      5. Continue with (by transcription where necessary) of Bach’s 2nd Partita for solo violin (from "Bach (J.S.), Szeryng (Henryk) - Sonatas and Partitas: For Solo Violin").
    2. General Reading: Continue with "Gardiner (John Eliot) - Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach".
  9. Mathematics41
    1. Browse "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics",
    2. Study42 "Hamilton (Lawrence) - Modern Data Analysis: A First Course in Applied Statistics".
    3. Complete reading "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics", and
    4. Continue reading "MacKinnon (Robert F.) - Bridge, Probability & Information".
  10. HiQ43
    1. "Weir (Lucy) - Debate for Irish Mensa?".



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: Footnote 2: As noted above, since the contents of the groups changes over time, this justification for their segregation isn’t entirely accurate.

Footnote 10: Footnote 17: Footnote 18: Footnote 20: In the light of the segregation of my projects into three tiers, items for tertiary projects are only to be addressed if everything of higher priority is in shape.

Footnote 31: Footnote 34: Footnote 35: There may not be time or enthusiasm for much of this!

Footnote 37: Now this project has been down-prioritised, I’ve chopped potential actions down to a minimum.

Footnote 40: It really must be every day (bar the odd defection).

Footnote 42: A decent knowledge of statistics is essential to many of my projects, so I ought to get back into it. This is a gentle introduction.


Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
07/07/2018 11:35:31 19356 Status: Summary (2018 - June)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 66)

Date Length Title
07/01/2016 00:59:02 16953 Status: Summary (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 18284 Status: Summary (2015 - September)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 19086 Status: Summary (2015 - June)
23/04/2015 21:14:24 15745 Status: Summary (2015 - March)
13/01/2015 19:07:41 14855 Status: Summary (2014 - December)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 12783 Status: Summary (2014 - September)
04/07/2014 22:46:34 11822 Status: Summary (2014 - June)
04/04/2014 19:03:22 11836 Status: Summary (2014 - March)
14/01/2014 17:57:07 12090 Status: Summary (2013 - December)
16/10/2013 20:08:10 13061 Status: Summary (2013 - September)
02/07/2013 14:12:29 12367 Status: Summary (2013 - June)
14/04/2013 13:58:05 13522 Status: Summary (2013 - March)


Table of the 8 Later Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
05/04/2018 10:48:00 19590 Status: Summary (2018 - March)
05/01/2018 00:11:31 16735 Status: Summary (2017 - December)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 17239 Status: Summary (2017 - September)
20/07/2017 14:34:05 14678 Status: Summary (2017 - June)
10/04/2017 23:38:24 14950 Status: Summary (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 18353 Status: Summary (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 17222 Status: Summary (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 16905 Status: Summary (2016 - June)



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Status: Actual Detail Summary (2007 - 2016) Status: Bridge (2016 - March) (2) Status: Chess (2015 - September) (2) Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - March) (2) Status: HiQ (2015 - September) (2)
Status: Languages (2015 - September) (2) Status: Mathematics (2015 - September) (2) Status: Music (2016 - March) (2) Status: Personal Identity (2016 - March) (2) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2016 - March) (2)
Status: Summary - Actual versus Plan (2016 - March) Status: Summary - Time Analysis (2016 - March) Status: Summary Task List (2016: January - March) Status: Web-Tools (2016 - March) (2) Theo Todman's BA Papers
Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Later Reading
Thesis - Outline . . . .

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