Last night we went to the British Library to see an event called “Sounds of the Sky”. It was fun being in the British Library and seeing some of the rooms, but the event wasn’t that great. The first part involved lying on our backs in a big room while various audio recordings played through some speakers overhead. The audio tracks – mainly interviews – were good, but the sound itself was a bit muddy and neither Helen nor I could make out some of the dialog.
This afternoon we watched along the Under Cliff walk to Rottingdean. It’s a walk we’ve done many times in the past. The tide was fully in, so the waves were crashing over the path in places.
Helen and I have stopped being mainly vegan – primarily because of milk and cheese. Non-dairy milks are OK for coffee and tea, and work quite well in muesli, but cow milk is so much better! Also, after trying a lot of vegan cheeses, there just is no substitute for dairy cheeses. We are still primarily vegetarian though.
Well, it looks like the Jetstream has fritzed out because the Artic is way warmer than it usually is at this time of year. It is an icy week this week in London. It was just snowing in Camden Passage!
Today we walked along the canal in London from Angel to Camden. We didn’t actually make it to Camden as they have blocked off the towpath just before Camden Town as they are building residential apartments along there. It was a lovely day (for winter). 10C and reasonably sunny.
I’ve started studying daily using Anki Flash Cards to revise. Every day I add at least one card to my study deck. Every day the study deck gets more valuable to me.
Today I was thinking about creating a mathematical model to represent my own personal “Klout” score. Instead of providing a measure of social influence, it would actually be a day-to-day score of how social I had been. Lately I have been quite reclusive. Other than Helen, I haven’t had much contact with people. I have also been a lurker on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. In order to encourage more social interaction, my score would keep track of how many interactions I have. Whether the people I interact with are new people to me, or whether they are friends. If I construct the model properly and use it on a daily basis with an aim to improving my score, it should get me out of this reclusive rut I am currently in.
The World-champion chess player Gary Kasparov concluded that “Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkable, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.” He created “Freestyle Chess”, pairing a computer and a human to make a stronger chess player. This hybrid combination is sometimes called a “Centaur”.
I went for a run today along Brighton beach and found a £10 bill on the sidewalk! Unfortunately it’s now raised the bar for my running – I’m going to consider it a bad day if I don’t find cash on my run now!
Helen and I did a lovely walk along the coast from Brighton to Rottingdean along the cliff walk. We do this walk quite regularly, because it’s a fairly easy one from our place in Brighton. Today was such a mild day for winter! 11 degrees and partially sunny.