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Status: Summary (2021 - December)

(Text as at 03/01/2022 23:58:34)


(For the live version and other versions of this Note, see the tables at the end)

Rationale for this Report

Projects in Progress
Actuals & Planning
Detailed Interim Activities

Plans for the Near Future25

  1. Thesis
  2. Website
  3. Religion
  4. Music
  5. Languages
  6. Consciousness
  7. Bridge
  8. Chess
  9. Mathematics
  10. HiQ
  1. Thesis26 (24 hours per week)
    1. Continue with my Thesis27; in particular
      1. Spend at least an hour a day writing something original.
      2. Fill out those sections that I can write something on without further research.
      3. Rework the structure so that Level-1 or -2 print produces the thesis with the correct reading-list.
    2. Continually review the Note describing my Current Beliefs28 on the topic of Personal Identity.
    3. Regularly review and update of the Notes I’ve created on Personal Identity, focusing on those directly referenced by my Current Beliefs29.
    4. Make progress on specific Chapters of my Thesis, using the tasks outlined in my Thesis Dashboard30, using the materials listed31 in the Chapters and underlying Notes.
    5. Follow up on Keith Augustine's comments on my review of "Hershenov (David) - Review of Nancey Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?'".
    6. As background tasks:-
      1. Ensure all items in:-
        "Various - Papers on Desktop", and
        "Various - Papers in Desk Drawer"
        are either addressed or re-filed.
      2. Maintain "Various - Papers & Books Yet To Be Logged", and log papers therein if they become important.
      3. Convert old PDFs to Notes:-
        1. Review the two reports:-
        2. Determine how the first is produced, and why the pdfs aren't highlighted, and compare with Write-ups Notes Jump Table
        3. Re-read & enhance recent Précis conversions, ie:-
          "Skyrms (Brian) - The Goodman Paradox and the New Riddle of Induction"
          "Woolhouse (Roger) - Spinoza and Substance"
        4. Convert outstanding Essays.
      4. Complete cataloguing the books downloaded from Springer,
      5. Continue / complete reading various books that have landed in my in-tray:-
        1. "Ball (Philip) - How to Grow a Human: Reprogramming Cells and Redesigning Life",
        2. "Chomsky (Noam) - What Kind of Creatures Are We?",
        3. "Foroohar (Rana) - Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles - And All of Us",
        4. "Jansen (Marius B.) - The Making of Modern Japan",
        5. "Korsgaard (Christine) - Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals",
        6. "Levitin (Daniel) - The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well",
        7. "Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers",
        8. "Seung (Sebastian) - Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are",
        9. "Wright (Craig) - The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit - Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness",
      6. Complete reading (or make notes on):-
        1. "Borges (Jorge Luis) - Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings",
        2. "Bregman (Rutger) - Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers",
        3. "Dennett (Daniel) - The Mind's I - Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul: Introduction",
        4. "Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging",
        5. "Ord (Toby) - The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity",
      7. Complete my Note on "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising" and discuss with Pete & Mike.
      8. Economics:-
        1. "Bregman (Rutger) - Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There"
        2. "Bregman (Rutger) - Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers"
        3. "Reiss (Julian) - Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction"
        4. "Sowell (Thomas) - Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy"
        5. "Susskind (Daniel) - A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond"
      9. Continue reading and reviewing papers issued by Aeon33,
      10. Follow up on Jennie Black's 'Saloom' on Meritocracy by completing reading
        1. "Wooldridge (Adrian) - The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World" , and - as a counter-argument
        2. "Harden (Kathryn Paige) - The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality".
      11. Keep up with the Journals via JSTOR & Cambridge Core.
      12. Update my Journals Note34: Review the journals I have access to; more are available as a Cambridge Alumnus.
      13. Keep up with the philosophical world by regular reviews of "Interaction - Philos-List", but only seriously pursue items relevant to my research.
  2. Website35 (7 hours per week)
    1. Own Website: Priority 1 Items By Category:-
      • Architecture
        1. Compact and Repair Problems
          1. On compacting and repairing my main database I sometimes get the error "The query cannot be completed. Either the size of the query result is larger than the maximum size of a database (2 GB), or there is not enough temporary storage space on the disk to store the query result".
          2. It happens 3 times while the database is re-opening.
          3. There is lots of space, and the database is only 650Mb (and the error started when it was under 500Mb).
          4. This mostly happens after I've run long processes, so I usually close the database, re-open it and then try the compact and repair. Usually this works, but not always. But I then try again and the message disappears.
          5. I strongly suspect that this is MS Access itself re-indexing tables, and blowing up a temporary database, but I can’t find any evidence for this on-line. Or help, other than suggestions to split databases and do other sensible things. Given that the error occurs when the database is re-opening, with no temporary file visible, this is all very strange.
          6. 17/04/20 - set MaxLocksPerFile to 1,000,000 (from the default 9,500). Sadly, it doesn't seem to have made a difference.
        2. Complete XRef-re-engineering project:-
          1. Ensure all links and link-pages use the new XRef table, and pension off the old tables.
          2. Look into writing out specific object-identifiers, and linking thereto for Citations, rather than paragraph references. An issue is multiple instances of the same object in a document.
          3. Check all link-types still work and fix any errors.
          4. Complete the auto-triggering of regeneration of “associated” link pages.
          5. Fix update bug in Convert_Webrefs.
          6. Fix Bug whereby PaperSummary pages seem to have “Works-” and “Books/Papers-” Citings that refer to the same link-pages.
          7. Document36 the process!
        3. Document37, repair & update my Website site-map
        4. Review effectiveness of hyperlinking method in the light of PhD and Philosophy of Religion experience.
        5. Where possible, use ID rather than NAME for in-page hyperlinks
      • Backups
        1. Investigate Record-count discrepancies:-
          1. How do website files work as far as counts are concerned?
          2. Why aren't they recorded in Backup_History, nor the fact that the website was backed up?
          3. Different counts depending on whether new or old laptop is backed up. Investigate 63k discrepancy - lower on new laptop.
        2. Review architecture to improve performance; Need to document38 first
      • Books
        1. Further improve the time to regenerate Book Summaries. Took about 21 minutes on 18/12/2021, but should be under 5 minutes!
      • Books/Papers
        1. Investigate whether multiple Subject/Topic/Subtopic usage leads anywhere (ie. are just the first (of 3) actually used). Fix anything amiss.
        2. Reformat the BookCitings and PaperCitings pages:-
          1. Detail PaperCitings Pages: Include only useful information on the detail pages; but if there are multiple links from the same object, include them on the same line as 'extra links' as in BookCitings (copy the code: or, better, combine the two subs).
          2. Summary (Author Letter) pages: Include counts (as in Authors' Citations).
          3. Ensure uses the Cross_Reference table.
          4. Document39!
      • Documenter
        1. Investigate the error reports from the Documenter, especially unused variables & queries.
        2. Provide Functional Documentation for Website Generator (using Notes)
      • Education
        1. Read "PC Pro - Computing in the Real World".
        2. Read "White (Ron) & Downs (Timothy Edward) - How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology".
      • Infrastructure
        1. iCloud for Windows: Re-install & solve 'The upload folder for iCloud Photos is missing' problem. Try on new Laptop.
      • Notes
        1. Add "Note Alternates" to Note pages.
        2. Allow the option to concatenate Notes in the Printed version (ie. linearly embed them essay-style), rather than treating the hyperlinks as footnotes – but still keep the hyperlink & cross-referencing in place.
          1. For use as "disclaimers" - eg. for "Plug Notes".
          2. For Thesis / essays: the difficulty here is the need for linking passages to make the text run smoothly.
        3. As part of the Cross-Referencing project, check out the consistent treatment of Note 87540, which should be universally ignored. Recently, links to it appeared on web pages Book_Summary, BookPaperAbstracts and BooksToNotes, as a Note referencing a Book. The critical item was a row on the Note_Book_Links table.
        4. Develop a method to create Papers for rows in Aeon_Files that have an associated Identity_Note_ID but no Paper_ID.
        5. Investigate Note_Links: Section references seem to be incorrect
        6. Printable Notes: fix the bug whereby the “private” flag is round the wrong way.
        7. Split Aeon Page41 into multiple sub-pages (either by topic or by priority)
      • Papers
        1. Split PDFs Available on Local Website42 page into alphabetical sub-pages
        2. The monthly regeneration process for Paper Abstracts is still taking too long. Monitor! Last run: 1.57 hours on 18/12/2021.
      • Photos
        1. Timeline software43: Add photos for Bakers' Coxes Farm Development Phase III
        2. Timeline software44: Add photos for Holidays & Family History
        3. Develop software & procedure to make adding more content to the photos pages easier to undertake.
      • Process
        1. Determine why Recalculation & Changed Book/Papers produce unneeded regeneration.
      • Spider
        1. Analyse the results of the data collection exercise and design a plan of campaign to fix broken Internal links and prevent recurrence.
          1. Correct the code so the problems discovered by the Spider don’t recur.
          2. Delete 'orphan pages' that are never linked to, ie. Use the Spider to prune redundant pages45 automatically where possible.
          3. Fix the historical data where errors are uncovered by the Spider. An easier task now the site has a full-regen function.
        2. Investigate reduction in size of Web_Generator_Performance database that holds Raw_Links.
          1. Suppress MsgBox for 'Near to 2Gb' database size check (just use Debug).
          2. One-off deletion of rather useless links: EMail, TheosStyle.css, TT_ICO.png, #Top, ...
          3. Remove code that generates these links, and check them.
          4. Investigate removal of website 'root' (C:\Theo's Files\Websites\Theo's Website\) from Raw_Link and Full_Link. This would save 200Mb, but needs careful checking - especially against the Directory_Structure and related tables and code.
          5. If the above 'root' change is to go ahead - one-off updates + code changes required.
      • Technology
        1. Look into Sistrix Smart46. Errors and warnings itemised are:-
          1. Duplicate content: seems to be variants on
          2. Title Tags: Empty, too long, identical
          3. Page Not Found
          4. Filesize in excess of 1Mb
          5. Meta-Description: Empty
          6. Few words on Page
          7. H1: Not used, used multiple times per page, identical across pages
          8. Pictures: Alt attribute missing
      • WebRefs
        1. Documentation & Bug-fixes: Phase 2
          1. Re-document the procedures in the light of recent changes.
          2. Resolve issues generated / revealed by the spider.
          3. Investigate - and fix where possible - broken links.
        2. Find a way of recording Missing Webrefs other than debug.print: create table, then suppress message for known problems
        3. Investigate items flagged as defunct. Populate Defunct_Explanation in WebRefs_Table. Consider use of FairUse (Link (Fair Use)) for documents no longer available that I'd downloaded.
        4. Investigate WebRefs with Issue = 'URL Translated OK': does the translation really work? How?
    2. Other Websites: Priority 1 Items By Category:-
  3. Religion47 (7 hours per week)
    1. Philosophy of Religion:
      1. "Antony (Louise M.) - Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life": Continue reading,
      2. "Howard-Snyder (Daniel) - The Skeptical Christian": Read,
      3. "Howard-Snyder (Daniel) - Does Faith Entail Belief": Read,
      4. "Insole (Christopher J.) - Realism and Anti-Realism": Read,
      5. "Plantinga (Alvin) & Dennett (Daniel) - Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?": Read.
    2. Bible:
      1. "Metzger (Bruce) - The Greek New Testament",
      2. "Lanier (Gregory R.) & Ros (William A.) - Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition - Volume 1",
      3. "Cohen (A.), Ed. - The Soncino Chumash",
    3. Qur'an:
      1. "Jones (Alan), Qur'an - Arabic Through the Qur'an", Note48
      2. "Asad ( Muhammad), Qur'an - The Message of the Quran: The Full Account of the Revealed Arabic Text Accompanied by Parallel Transliteration",
      3. "Omar (Abdul Mannan), Qur'an - The Dictionary of the Holy Quran: Arabic Words - English Meanings",
      4. "Qur'an - Easy Quran: Arabic Text With Word For Word English Translation".
    4. Background:
      1. Aeon: Read & annotate papers as they arise
      2. "Finkelstein (Israel) & Silberman (Neil Asher) - The Bible Unearthed": Continue reading
      3. "Stavrakopoulou (Francesca) - God: An Anatomy": Continue reading
      4. "Taylor (Joan E.) - Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and His Times Via Monty Python's Life of Brian": Review KCL Conference videos
      5. "Watts (Edward) - The Final Pagan Generation: Rome's Unexpected Path to Christianity": Continue reading
  4. Music49 (4 hours per week)
    1. Oboe:-
      1. Practice the oboe for two 15-minute sessions each and every day50 – focussing on the items below and …
      2. Occasionally combine into an hour-long session to build up stamina further.
      3. Work through, and perfect, scales & arpeggios51 for Grades I-VIII, using
        "Trinity Guildhall - Trinity Guildhall Scales & Arpeggios for Oboe (Grades 1–8)", and
        "ABRSM - Scales and Arpeggios for Oboe, Grades 1-8 (ABRSM Scales & Arpeggios)".
      4. Improve sight-reading by playing through
        "Trinity Guildhall - Sound at Sight Oboe Grades 1-8", and
        "Davies (John) & Harris (Paul) - 80 Graded Studies for Oboe: Book 1".
      5. Occasionally review Grade VI pieces, in particular
        "Boni (Giovanni) - Sonata in G" (Prelude, but also 2nd, 3rd & 4th movements for interest),
        "Davies (John) & Harris (Paul) - 80 Graded Studies for Oboe: Book 2" (Blatt - Study No. 52),
        "Morricone (Ennio) - Gabriel's Oboe (Piano Solo Or Oboe/Piano)"
        "Miller (Vojislav) & Liebermann (Winfried), Eds. - Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions (Orchester Probespiel) - Oboe" (Eroica, Aida, Der Freischutz),
        "Nielsen (Carl) - Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2" (Romanze only)
      6. Prepare Grade VII pieces, in particular52
        "Albinoni (Tomaso) - Concerto in D Minor Op. 9/2 for Oboe & Piano", 1st movement (but also 2nd & 3rd for interest)
        "Bach (J.S.) - 105 Difficult Passages from the Works of J. S. Bach. For oboe", Items 49 & 70
        "Cimarosa (Domenico) - Oboe Concerto in C minor", All, but particularly 1st & 4th movements
        "Davies (John) & Harris (Paul) - 80 Graded Studies for Oboe: Book 2" (Ferling - Study No. 62)
        "Fiocco (J.H.) - Arioso - Oboe + Piano",
        "Head (Michael) - Presto for Oboe & Piano",
        "Hinke (Gustav Adolf) - Elementary Method For Oboe", Items 14 & 18
        "Miller (Vojislav) & Liebermann (Winfried), Eds. - Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions (Orchester Probespiel) - Oboe" (Mozart Jupiter, Tchaikovsky Pathetique, Stravinsky Pucinella),
        "Mower (Mike) - The Good Tempered Oboe" (Nos. 28 & 35: 'Jauntless Jig' & 'May The Fourth Be With You'; also No. 30: 'Answer the Question'),
        "Nielsen (Carl) - Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2" (Humoresque),
        "Saint-Saens (Camille) - Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano" (1st Movement),
        "Schumann (Robert) - 3 Romances, Op. 94 for Oboe and Piano" (1st & 3rd Movements; 2nd for interest).
      7. Prepare Grade VIII pieces, in particular53
        "Bach (J.S.) - 105 Difficult Passages from the Works of J. S. Bach. For oboe", Items 62, 66 and 28
        "Davies (John) & Harris (Paul) - 80 Graded Studies for Oboe: Book 2" (Harris - Study No. 74; Luft - Study No. 77)
        "Miller (Vojislav) & Liebermann (Winfried), Eds. - Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions (Orchester Probespiel) - Oboe" (try various),
        "Mower (Mike) - The Good Tempered Oboe" (No. 44 - 'Dop Dop Doobah'; also No. 45: 'Enlightenment'),
        "Saint-Saens (Camille) - Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano" (2nd & 3rd Movements),
      8. Read and apply oboe practice techniques recommended by:-
        Martin Schuring, and
        "Benedetti (Nicola) - My five tips for learning an instrument".
      9. Read "Caplan (Stephen) - Oboe: The Breathing Book".
    2. Piano: Try to develop some minimal competence as an aid to theory, so:-
      1. Continue practicing "Rhodes (James) - How to Play the Piano" (Bach's Prelude #1),
      2. Work through "ABRSM - Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2009-2010: Grade 1", and
      3. Try to play by ear, using for inspiration:-
        "Cannel (Ward) & Marx (Fred) - How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons: What Music Is and How to Make It at Home".
    3. Theory: Prepare for Grade 5 Theory, so:-
      1. Study
        "Taylor (Eric) - The AB Guide to Music Theory - Part 1", and
        "Taylor (Eric) - The AB Guide to Music Theory - Part 2",
      2. Whiz through54 the exercises in
        "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 1",
        "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 2",
        "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 3",
        "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 4", and
        "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 5",
    4. Aural:
      1. Run through:-
        "Trinity Guildhall - Trinity College London Aural Tests Book 1 (Initial to Grade 5) 2017", and
        "Trinity Guildhall - Trinity College London Aural Tests Book 2 (Grades 6 to 8) 2017".
      2. Get a grip on the process of ear-training by
        → Reading "Deutsch (Diana) - Absolute Pitch", and related material55, and
        → Try out "Earmaster - Ear Training & Sight-singing".
      3. Try out "Boytim (Joan Frey) - The First Book Of Baritone/Bass Solos".
      4. Also follow up items in:-
        "Various - Music - Aural - Various On-line Training".
  5. Languages56 (7 hours per week)
    1. General:
      Brief Thoughts on Language & Languages57
    2. Scripts: Thoroughly get to grips with:-
      → Armenian: "Andonian (Hagop) - Beginner's Armenian",
      → Hindi: "Snell (Rupert) - Beginner's Hindi Script",
      → Korean: "Go (Billy) - Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language: 1",
      → Persian: "Farzad (Narguess) - Complete Modern Persian",
      → Thai: "Becker (Benjawan Poomsan) - Thai for Beginners",
      → Urdu: "Delacy (Richard) - Read and Write Urdu Script".
    3. Brush up on Biblical Hebrew and Greek:-
      "Dobson (John H.) - Learn Biblical Hebrew", and
      "Dobson (John H.) - Learn New Testament Greek"
    4. Amharic:
      "Halcomb (T. Michael W.) - Introducing Amharic: An Interactive Workbook",
      "Ling - Learn Amharic"
    5. Arabic:
      "Jones (Alan), Qur'an - Arabic Through the Qur'an",
      "Ling - Learn Arabic"
    6. Armenian:
      "Schumann (Johannes) - Armenian for beginners"
      "Ling - Learn Armenian"
    7. Chinese:
      "Ling - Learn Chinese"
    8. Coptic:
      "Layton (Bentley) - Coptic in 20 Lessons: Introduction to Sahidic Coptic with Exercises and Vocabularies"
    9. Danish:
      "Koefoed (H.A.) - Teach Yourself Danish"
      "Ling - Learn Danish"
    10. Dutch:
      "Shetter (William) - Introduction to Dutch - A Practical Grammar"
      "Ling - Learn Dutch"
    11. Egyptian:
      "Collier (Mark) & Manley (Bill) - How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself Hieroglyphs"
    12. German:
      "Tenberg (Reinhard) & Ainslie (Susan) - Deutsch Plus"
      "Ling - Learn German"
    13. Greek (Modern):
      "Matsukas (Aristarhos) - Complete Greek Course"
      "Ling - Learn Greek"
    14. Hebrew (Modern):
      "Raizen (Esther) - Modern Hebrew for Beginners: A Multimedia Program for Students at the Beginning and Intermediate Levels"
      "Ling - Learn Hebrew"
    15. Hindi:
      "Ling - Learn Hindi"
    16. Italian:
      "Freeth (Mariolina) & Checketts (Giuliana) - Contatti 1: A First Course in Italian"
      "Ling - Learn Italian"
    17. Japanese:
      "Lammers (W.P.) - Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure"
      "Ling - Learn Japanese"
      "ToFuGu - Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide" (revision)
      "ToFuGu - Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide" (revision)
    18. Korean:
      "Ling - Learn Korean"
    19. Latin:
      "Duolingo - Duolingo Latin"
    20. Persian:
      "Ling - Learn Persian"
    21. Portuguese:
      "Whitlam (John) - Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide"
      "Ling - Learn Portuguese"
    22. Russian:
      "West (Daphne) - Russian"
      "Ling - Learn Russian"
    23. Spanish:
      "Gordon (Ronni L.) & Stillman (David M.) - The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice"
      "Ling - Learn Spanish"
    24. Swahili:
      "Wood (Laurence) & Shadrack (Jaba Tumaini) - Learn Swahili Quickly and Easily: The theory made simple"
      "Ling - Learn Swahili"
    25. Swedish:
      "McClean (R.J.) - Swedish: A Grammar of the Modern Language"
      "Ling - Learn Swedish"
    26. Syriac:
      "Robinson (Theodore) - Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar"
    27. Thai:
      "Ling - Learn Thai",
    28. Turkish:
      "Celen-Pollard (Asuman) & Pollard (David) - Turkish (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)"
      "Ling - Learn Turkish"
    29. Urdu:
      "Ling - Learn Urdu"
  6. Consciousness58 (0 hours per week)
    1. Aeon59: Read & annotate papers as they arise, especially ...
      "Chittka (Lars) & Wilson (Catherine) - Bee-brained": Write-up
      "Frankish (Keith) - The Consciousness Illusion": Write-up
      "Frohlich (Joel) - Frames of consciousness": Read & write-up
      "Parks (Tim) & Manzotti (Riccardo) - You are the world": Read & write-up
      "Pigliucci (Massimo) - Consciousness is real": Read & write-up
      "Seth (Anil Kumar) - The real problem": Read & write-up
      "Seth (Anil Kumar) - How we build perception from the inside out": Write-up
    2. "Bonhomme (Vincent), Etc. - General Anesthesia: A Probe to Explore Consciousness": Read & write-up
    3. "Crane (Tim) - Elements of Mind - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind": Re-read and review notes.
    4. "Dehaene (Stanislas) - Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts": Read.
    5. "Dennett (Daniel) - Illusionism as the Obvious Default Theory of Consciousness": Read.
    6. "Donald (Merlin) - A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness": Read.
    7. "Eliot (Lise) - What's Going On in There?: How the Brain And Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life": Read.
    8. "Kammerer (Francois) - The Hardest Aspect of the Illusion Problem - and How to Solve it": Read.
    9. "Metzinger (Thomas), Ed. - Conscious Experience": Burst out Papers and add Metzinger's Abstracts
    10. "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness": Re-read and write notes.
    11. "Shapiro (Lawrence) - The Mind Incarnate": Read.
    12. "Strawson (Galen) - The Consciousness Deniers": Read & write-up
    13. "Tegmark (Max) - Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence": Write up Chapter 8: Consciousness
  7. Bridge60 (11 hours per week)
    1. Play weekly at Mayflower & Mountnessing DBCs
    2. Bridge Admin: Secretary, Committee and Website responsibilities for Mountnessing DBC.
    3. Re-read Hand-counting papers, focussing on
      → Papers in Counting the Hands61,
      "Bourke (Tim) & Smith (Marc), Bird (David) - Countdown to Winning Bridge", and
      "Lawrence (Mike) - How to read your opponents' cards: The bridge expert's way to locate missing high cards"
      "Lawrence (Mike) - How to Play Card Combinations"
    4. Read "Klinger (Ron) - Five-card Majors".
    5. Read "Reading - Bridge - Magazines".
  8. Chess62 (0 hours per week)
    1. Why Play Chess:
      → Seriously consider the issues raised by "Ramon y Cajal (Santiago) - On Chess".
      → Counter this with responsibiity to the local chess scene now I've made contact
    2. Chess Study:-
      "Gufeld (Eduard) - The Sicilian for the Tournament Player",
      "Hansen (Carsten) - Back to Basics: Chess Openings: A comprehensive guide to chess openings and opening play",
      "Hansen (Carsten) - The Full English Opening: Mastering the Fundamentals",
      "Kuljasevic (Davorin) - How to Study Chess on Your Own: Creating a Plan that Works… and Sticking to it!",
      "Ris (Robert) - Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player: Volume 1",
      "Ris (Robert) - Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player: Volume 2",
      "Sadler (Matthew) & Regan (Natasha) - Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI",
      "Speelman (Jon), Tisdall (Jon) & Wade (Bob) - Batsford Chess Endings",
      "van der Sterren (Paul) - FCO - Fundamental Chess Openings", and
      "Willemze (Thomas) - The Chess Toolbox: Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know".
    3. Chess Training:- (game analysis & occasional 10-minute game),
      Investigate63 LiChess
      "Chess - Chess - YouTube Videos",
      → Complete review of 2018/19 season's games,
      → Complete review of 2019/20 season's games.
    4. Club Play & Participation:
      1. Over-the-Boad Play: Participation64 if and when play resumes in Billericay Chess Club:-
        → Club Nights
        → NECL matches
        → Southend League matches
      2. Attend weekly Billericay Virtual Chess Club (using Discord)
  9. Mathematics65 (0 hours per week)
    1. Aeon66: Read papers as they arise.
    2. "Cummings (Jay) - Proofs: A Long-Form Mathematics Textbook": Read.
    3. "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics": Browse.
    4. "Polya (George), Stewart (Ian) - How to Solve IT: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method": Read.
    5. "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics": Complete reading.
    6. "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising": Analyze.
    7. "Spiegelhalter (David) - The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data": Read.
    8. Try the puzzles in
      "Polya (George) & Kilpatrick (Jeremy) - The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions", and
      "UKMT, du Sautoy (Marcus) - The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge".
  10. HiQ67 (0 hours per week)
    1. ISPE
    2. Mensa
      • Nothing planned.

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