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Status: Summary (2022 - June)

(Text as at 03/07/2022 01:29:17)

*** THIS IS NOT THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS NOTE ***


(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, using books / papers already analysed.
    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. Ensure the following foundational Books32 required for my Thesis are fully annotated. In particular:-
      1. "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View",
      2. "Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology", and
      3. "Olson (Eric) - What are We? A Study of Personal Ontology".
    6. Read and comment on33 the following PhD Theses relevant to my own Thesis:-
      1. "Atkinson (Thomas) - Human organisms and the survival of death: a systematic evaluation of the possibility of life after death given animalism",
      2. "Baggini (Julian) - Psychological Reductionism About Persons: A Critical Development",
      3. "Eddebo (Johan) - Death and the Self: A Metaphysical Investigation of the Rationality of Afterlife Beliefs in the Contemporary Intellectual Climate",
      4. "Ferner (Adam) - Metaphysics and biology: a critique of David Wiggins’ account of personal identity",
      5. "Gendler (Tamar Szabo) - Imaginary Exceptions: On the Powers and Limits of Thought Experiment",
      6. "Hodson (Sommer) - A Hybrid View of Personal Identity",
      7. "Keles (Serap) - Personal identity and persistence over time : the hybrid view with regard to hylomorphism",
      8. "Lechthaler (Manuel) - Composition and Identities",
      9. "Lybaert (Fauve) - Personal Identity and the Formal Self",
      10. "Paez (Eze) - Abortion: What We Ought to Believe - An Ontological and Normative Analysis",
      11. "Parsons (Josh) - Theories of Persistence",
      12. "Rau (Philipp) - The Author, Not the Tale: Memory, Narrative, and the Self",
      13. "Skow (Bradford) - Once Upon a Spacetime",
      14. "Southgate (Susan Jane) - Personal Identity: The Simple View",
      15. "Trakas (Marina) - Personal Memories", and
      16. "Woods (Evan Thomas) - The Problems of the Many".
    7. "Kotak (Aakash) - The Hybrid Theory of Personal Identity" (MPhil Thesis; Read and comment on)
    8. Follow up on Keith Augustine's comments on my review of "Hershenov (David) - Review of Nancey Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?'".
    9. 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:-
          PDF-précis,
          PDF-essays34.
        2. Determine how the first is produced, and why the pdfs aren't highlighted, and compare with Write-ups Notes Jump Table
        3. Convert outstanding Essays & Précises.
      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. "Barash (David P.) - Through a Glass Brightly: Using Science to See Our Species as We Really Are",
        3. "Carroll (Sean M.) - The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself",
        4. "Chomsky (Noam) - What Kind of Creatures Are We?",
        5. "Calarco (Matthew) - Thinking Through Animals: Identity, Difference, Indistinction",
        6. "Dennett (Daniel) - Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking",
        7. "Foroohar (Rana) - Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles - And All of Us",
        8. "Goff (Philip) - Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness",
        9. "Korsgaard (Christine) - Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals",
        10. "Levitin (Daniel) - The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well",
        11. "Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers",
        12. "Ord (Toby) - The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity",
        13. "Seung (Sebastian) - Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are",
        14. "Wooldridge (Adrian) - The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World"
        15. "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",
      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. "Susskind (Daniel) - A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond"
      9. Continue reading and reviewing papers issued by Aeon35,
      10. Keep up with the Journals via JSTOR & Cambridge Core.
      11. Update my Journals Note36: Review the journals I have access to; more are available as a Cambridge Alumnus.
      12. Keep up with the philosophical world by regular reviews of "Interaction - Philos-List", but only seriously pursue items relevant to my research.
  2. Website37 (7 hours per week)
    1. Own Website: Priority 1 Items By Category:-
      • Architecture
        1. Complete XRef-re-engineering project:-
          1. Ensure all links and link-pages use the new XRef table, and pension off the old tables where appropriate.
          2. Check all link-types still work and fix any errors.
          3. Complete the auto-triggering of regeneration of “associated” link pages.
          4. Fix Bug whereby PaperSummary pages seem to have “Works-” and “Books/Papers-” Citings that refer to the same link-pages.
          5. Complete Documenting38 the process!
        2. Document39, repair & update my Website site-map
        3. Enable use of Snippets for long Notes and Abstracts
        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 document40 first
      • Books
        1. Further improve the time to regenerate Book Summaries. Took about 21 minutes on 16/06/2022, 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. Document41!
      • Chess
        1. Convert Chess Consolidated Results page to ELO Grading
      • 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. Add a Functor to track how my daily time distribution tracks what I plan to do.
        3. 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.
        4. As part of the Cross-Referencing project, check out the consistent treatment of Note 87542, 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.
        5. Bug: "++ NP ++" links to previously linked note or Note 0 and causes type mismatch in Reference_Notes for embedded Notes in Papers. Example43!
        6. Determine why all my Status Reports from September 2021 are missing from Notes_Archive. Seek to recover them from backups.
        7. Develop a method to create Papers for rows in Aeon_Files that have an associated Identity_Note_ID but no Paper_ID.
        8. Develop method for (manually) deleting otiose Archived Notes: ie. ensure links work for remaining Notes!
        9. Document and correct processing for Note References & Reading List44.
        10. Investigate Note_Links: Section references seem to be incorrect
        11. Printable Notes: fix the bug whereby the “private” flag is round the wrong way.
        12. Split Aeon Page45 into multiple sub-pages (either by topic or by priority)
      • Papers
        1. Split PDFs Available on Local Website46 page into alphabetical sub-pages
        2. The monthly regeneration process for Paper Abstracts is still taking too long. Monitor! Last run: 2.02 hours on 16/06/2022.
      • Photos
        1. Timeline software47: Add photos for Bakers' Coxes Farm Development Phase III
        2. Timeline software48: 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.
        2. Provide 'Quick' option for Recalculation (cmdRecalculate_Click) - exclude unnecessary items on request
      • 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 pages50 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. Failed 'Printable Note' links not picked up by Spider: Especially in Blog
        3. 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 Smart51. Errors and warnings itemised are:-
          1. Duplicate content: seems to be variants on theotodman.com
          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 / Unknown Webrefs (eg. Webrefs 8395 and 8342 in Archived Notes 1292 and 1317) 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. Religion49 (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", Note53
      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. "Nguyen (Augustino T.) - Why Believing That Gay Sex and Marriage Is Good Might Not Be Easy For Many": Write a response
      4. "Stavrakopoulou (Francesca) - God: An Anatomy": Continue reading
      5. "Stewart (Kenneth) - Sermons": Dip in occasionally
      6. "Taylor (Joan E.) - Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and His Times Via Monty Python's Life of Brian": Review KCL Conference videos
      7. "Watts (Edward) - The Final Pagan Generation: Rome's Unexpected Path to Christianity": Continue reading
  4. Music52 (4 hours per week)
    1. Oboe:-
      1. Practice the oboe for two 15-minute sessions each and every day55 – 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 & arpeggios56 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 particular57
        "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 particular58
        "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 "Faber (Nancey) & Faber (Randall) - Faber Piano Adventures: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Lesson Book 1: Spiral Bound",
      3. Work through "ABRSM - Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2009-2010: Grade 1", and
      4. 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 through59 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 material60, 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. Languages54 (7 hours per week)
    1. General:
      Brief Thoughts on Language & Languages61
      "Kahn-Harris (Keith) - The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language"
    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",
      ThaiPod101 - Learn ALL Thai Alphabet in 50 minutes/hour - How to Write and Read Thai
    28. Turkish:
      "Celen-Pollard (Asuman) & Pollard (David) - Turkish (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)"
      "Ling - Learn Turkish"
    29. Ukrainian:
      "Bekh (Olena) & Dingley (James) - Complete Ukrainian Beginner to Intermediate Course"
      "Lonely Planet, Pavlyshyn (Marko) - Lonely Planet Ukrainian Phrasebook & Dictionary",
      "Ling - Learn Ukrainian",
      "Wikipedia - Ukrainian Alphabet",
      "Wikipedia - Ukrainian Language"
    30. Urdu:
      "Ling - Learn Urdu"
  6. Consciousness62 (0 hours per week)
    1. Aeon63: 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. Bridge64 (10 hours per week)
    1. Play weekly at Mayflower & Mountnessing Bridge Clubs.
    2. Bridge Admin: Website and other responsibilities for Mountnessing Bridge Club.
    3. Internalise Benji system to play with Graham.
    4. Study: Re-read Hand-counting papers, focussing on
      → Papers in Counting the Hands65,
      "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"
    5. Read "Klinger (Ron) - Five-card Majors".
    6. Read "Reading - Bridge - Magazines".
  8. Chess66 (1 hour 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:-
      Chess.com (game analysis & occasional 10-minute game),
      Investigate68 LiChess.org
      "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: Participation69 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. Mathematics67 (0 hours per week)
    1. "Admin - Math Trainer": Try out
    2. Aeon70: Read papers as they arise.
    3. "Cummings (Jay) - Proofs: A Long-Form Mathematics Textbook": Read.
    4. "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics": Browse.
    5. "Polya (George), Stewart (Ian) - How to Solve IT: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method": Read.
    6. "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics": Complete reading.
    7. "Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising": Analyze.
    8. "Spiegelhalter (David) - The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data": Read.
    9. 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. HiQ71 (0 hours per week)
    1. ISPE
    2. Mensa
      • Nothing planned.



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