Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Noctiluca scintillans: Realistic, virtual earth, STEM field site anticipating scientists and researchers in all 8k languages adding their STEM modeling, film and photographs and computational linguistic research, etc., for example, as well as a realistic virtual earth "classroom" - think again Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER (for modeling various hurricanes over the past centuries, for example, for emergency planning) - as well as one which is WIKI designable and build-able, with avatars (think OpenSimulator/Second Life) but not cartoon-esque, rather realistic, Realistically model every commercial organization - and for commerce - and even historically. For example, in this virtual earth, anyone as realistic/virtual avatar could go into a virtual realistic bookstore in all ~200 countries (in their languages) and buy a virtual book (and bring it home - where you are - and read it), or film makers could create their historical film sets in this realistic virtual earth too - or, vis-a-vis your IBM CSIG presentation air flight and ship schedulers could also plan their commercial routes, World with flying vehicles operating all the time in all flight spaces is a fascinating potential (think the Jetsons), WUaS For-profit and Non-profit wings


Hi Bill,

Thanks for your email. And thanks again for your fascinating IBM CSIG presentation - “IT Technology Trends in 2017… and Beyond”. A world with flying vehicles operating all the time in all flight spaces is a fascinating potential (think the Jetsons).



26 JanWilliam Chamberlin “IT Technology Trends in 2017… and Beyond”IBM Market Development & InsightsSlidesRecording
http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/

World University and School would like to create a STEM field site anticipating scientists and researchers in all 8k languages adding their STEM modeling, film and photographs and computational linguistic research, etc., for example, as well as a realistic virtual earth "classroom" - think again Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER - see, for example, the Harbin gatehouse in Google Streetview here ... https://www.google.com/maps/@38.785948,-122.6518103,3a,75y,3.07h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skXZe6uuplnYW7LbqZZcawQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 and accessible from here ... https://twitter.com/HarbinBook - (for modeling various hurricanes over the past centuries, for example, for emergency planning) - as well as one which is WIKI designable and build-able, with avatars (think OpenSimulator/Second Life) but not cartoon-esque, rather realistic. (WUaS would also like to plan such a realistic virtual earth at the cellular and atomic levels for scientific research - all on our 501 c 3, non-profit, Creative Commons' licensed wing - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html - and perhaps in conjunction with IBM and Harvard. 

On our planned upcoming for-profit wing (see above 10 planned revenue streams), WUaS is also planning a realistic virtual earth - possibly to realistically model every commercial organization - and for commerce - and even historically. For example, in this virtual earth, anyone as realistic/virtual avatar could go into a virtual realistic bookstore in all ~200 countries (in their languages) and buy a virtual book (and bring it home - where you are - and read it) - or film makers could create their historical film sets in this realistic virtual earth too - or, vis-a-vis your IBM CSIG presentation air flight and ship schedulers could also plan their commercial routes, and develop their business models within this realistic virtual earth. 

Regards, Scott

http://worlduniversityandschool.org

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Hi Bill, (William and Dianne), 

Thanks very much for your email again, Bill! Re your talk and this vision, here's a recent blog entry of mine - 

How best to actually build out from Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER to create the basis for an all air-spaces' traffic control system is a fascinating, huge question - and in all countries' main and official languages, in which WUaS seeks to create major online MIT OCW-centric universities (and indeed wiki schools in all ~8k languages). (I just read that Amazon is going to build a new airport in Kentucky - https://twitter.com/amazonnews/status/826538197601677312 - and I wonder if we could explore becoming the air, land and sea transportation control system in Google Streetview/Maps/Earth for all of this?) Would you all like to explore this further?

I'm seeking too to build a realistic virtual earth as STEM field site and "classroom" re World University and School, also for all 7,097 known living languages, including sign languages +.

Thanks for your email.

Regards, 
Scott



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Monday, January 30, 2017

Albizia saman: Service science "theoretically" - “serviciology” (Paul Huppertz) - Conceptualize and operationalize a) the concept of wiki (e.g. in Wikipedia / Wikidata in its 358 languages) in service science terms, b) Creative Commons' licensing itself (e.g. as in CC MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages and CC Yale OYC in English) in service science terms, and c) potentially wiki schools in all 7,097 living languages (per Ethnologue) or 7,943 entries languages (per Glottolog) as services, and in service science terms?


World University and Schol and coding re service science - “serviciology” ...

"I’d prefer “serviciology” that is comparable to biology, geology, cosmology ..." Paul Huppertz


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Dear all,

many thanks to Scott for involving me in this mail thread and for referring to my slide deck ‘Service – Word & Term’ from August 2014.

The definition of the term ‘service’ that is derived & explained in this slide deck consistently resolves the “nagging issue at the core of service science is lack of a single, universal definition of service that is useful across all service contexts” described by Professor Steven Alter from the University of San Francisco in his compendium 'Integrated, Operational Perspective on Service and Service Systems' from January 2016.
This is explained in detail in the LinkedIn forum ‘Service Definition – Nagging Issue & Consistent Resolution’.

In short, and unless it is demonstrably disproved, the sequence of arguments is

·         the generic & distinct, complete & consistent definition of the term ‘service’ as derived & explained in the slide deck ‘Service -  Word & Term’ is the robust & resilient cornerstone of the service terminology with conclusive & mutually consistent definitions of all the other service terms
o   s. Glossar Service-Terminology (still in German)

·         the consistent & coherent service terminology is the solid & self-supporting foundation
o   of the plain & catchy methods for standardised & rationalised, automated & optimised service providing (= servuction) as explained in the whitepaper ‘Servicialisation’
o   of the serviciology, the science & teaching about service & about service providing (= servuction) as explained the slide deck ‘Serviciology – Service Terminology & Service Taxonomy’.

·         based on the 5-stage maturity model ServProMM (Service Providing Maturity Model), the methods combined in the guiding concept of servicialisation can be stepwise introduced & then routinely applied for purposefully & sustainably optimising the current service providing with regard to
o   reliability & security of each singular & unique service transaction
o   efficiency of service providing (= servuctivity) for all service types
o   service providing cost per service provision unit for each service type
§  s. whitepaper ‘Servicialisation’
§  s. roadmap ‘Servicialisierung’

For teaching all this, I have developed the training series ‘ServicEducatioin – Methodik der Service-Erbringung/Methodology of Service Providing’ (in German)
§  s. description of the training series ‘ServicEducation’
You may find the slide decks for the seminars, and several other presentations or documents concerning service providing management, in my SlideShare folder

Any feedback welcome at any time. Looking forward to discuss with you, occasionally

Kind regards
Paul

Paul G. Huppertz
Servicing Consultant & Service Composer
servicEvolution


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Hi Paul, and Christopher,  

Thanks for your email, and great. 

I appreciate the remarkable thought you've given to developing service science "theoretically" and especially terminology-wise and linguistically, as well. It will be interesting to observe how this may develop into all ~200 countries, nation states' (and territories') main and official languages, and potentially at wiki World University and School, which is planning both "Harvards of the Web" in each of these, as well as wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,097 known living languages. 

I'm curious, further, about ways in which you would conceptualize and operationalize a) the concept of wiki (e.g. in Wikipedia / Wikidata in its 358 languages) in service science terms, b) Creative Commons' licensing itself (e.g. as in CC MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages and CC Yale OYC in English)  in service science terms, and c) potentially wiki schools in all 7,097 living languages (per Ethnologue) or 7,943 entries languages (per Glottolog) as services, and in service science terms? To limit the scope of these "service science" theoretical questions for pragmatic purposes, and in terms of development and coding, in what ways perhaps might the 4) languages of Switzerland (French, German, Italian and Romansh) become the basis for developing "theorizing" about these above questions: a) wiki as service in terms of service science, b) CC as service and c) access to languages and translation (as in the planned WUaS Universal Translator) as service? WUaS is planning all of these on both an a) non profit 501 c 3 wing, as well as b) on an upcoming for-profit wing - again in all countries' official / main languages and in all 8k languages. Thank you. 

Are we going to talk this Friday, about WUaS re the Swiss Alliance for Data Intensive Services Christoph? How best to do this? 

Thanks.

Best, Scott



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Hi Scott,

I’d suggest a stepwise approach
·         discussing & scrutinising, reviewing & revising the definition of the term ‘service’
·         discussing & scrutinising, reviewing & revising the definition of the next basic service terms, e.g. service customer, service customer, service provider, …
·         deriving the method for identifying service types for the definition of the tem ‘servcie’
·         creating a proper service taxonomy
·         discussing & scrutinising, reviewing & revising the generic service providing model
·         discussing & scrutinising the next methods
·         combining the methods for service providing in the guiding concept of servicialisation in analogy & demarcation to industrialisation

More details inserted into your message.

Kind regards
Paul

Von: Scott MacLeod [mailto:sgkmacleod@worlduniversityandschool.org]
Gesendet: Montag, 3
0. Januar 2017 21:00
An: Paul G Huppertz
Cc: Jim Spohrer; Haluk Demirkan; Heitz Christoph (heit); Gerold Baudinot; Scott MacLeod
Betreff: Re: ISSIP Service Innovation Presentation: Jan. 25 - 7:30 am Pacific Time (San Francisco Time Zone) – Presentation of Prof. Dr. Christoph Heitz, Zurich Univ. of Appl. Sc. ZHAW

Hi Paul, and Christoph,  


Thanks for your email, and great. 

I appreciate the remarkable thought you've given to developing service science "theoretically" and especially terminology-wise and linguistically, as well. It will be interesting to observe how this may develop into all ~200 countries, nation states' (and territories') main and official languages, and potentially at wiki World University and School, which is planning both "Harvards of the Web" in each of these, as well as wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,097 known living languages. 

[PGH] Sounds like a „world wide challenge“ ;-)
Regarding all the required translations, more precisely: transfers of meanings, it is crucial to have a solid foundation of prospects before we start. Thus, I’d beg you all to scrutinise & revise the following thoughts & arguments regarding this subject area

·         as a title for the discipline, I’d prefer “serviciology” that is comparable to biology, geology, cosmology, … so that it can be easily transferred to romance languages at least
·         the word ‘service’ is derived from the Latin noun ‘servitium’ – ‘(bond)service, slavery’
·         the Latin noun ‘servitium’ is based on the Latin verb ‘servire’ – ‘to administer to someone, to attend someone’
·         the Latin verb ‘servire’ reveals that an addressee must be attended, i.e. the service consumer; in other words: no service (rendering) without a service consumer
·         for properly attending someone, one must know
o   what must be done for him, in other words: which benefit must be effectuated for him
o   when it must be done for him, in other words: at which daytime, weekday, …
o   where it must be done for him, in other words: at which location, place, interface, …

·         then it must be clarified to which object the benefit must be effectuated; during my researches, I have found in the literature that there just 4 categories of service objects which is easy, plausible & catchy
o   life and limb of the triggering service consumer
o   goods and chattels of the triggering service consumer
o   rights and claims of the triggering service consumer
o   data and documents of the triggering service consumer

·         furthermore, one must distinguish the singular services from the respective service type and/or class of service
·         consequently, each provided and/or required service type can be precisely & succinctly identified
o   by means of the 3 generic & constitutive service identifiers
o   from the perspectives & perceptions of addressed and/or authorised service consumer ,
·         namely by means of
o   Service Consumer whom to a singular service must be seamlessly & reliably rendered on his explicit service trigger
o   Service Object which to the service-specific benefit must be effectuated for an authorised service consumer on his explicit service trigger
o   Service-specific Benefit that must be safely & securely, completely & concisely effectuated to the service object handed over for this purpose by an authorised service consumer with his explicit service trigger to the respective service providing environment, more precisely: to the custody & control of the accountable service provider

Conclusion: there is no service (rendering) at all
·         without an authorised service consumer
·         without a service object of an authorised service consumer
·         without an explicit service trigger of an authorised service consumer
·         without a service object handed over by a trigger service consumer.

In other words. Only when an authorised service consumer explicitly triggers a singular service of a certain type and hands over his current service object, a singular & unique service transaction is initiated in the course of which the service-specific benefit of the triggered service type is effectuated to the service consumer’s service object. Thus, the status of his object is purposefully changed so that its final status satisfies his current exigencies & expectations. Only based on the completely & concisely changed status of his service object the triggering service consumer can efficiently execute his upcoming activity creating value in so doing, either in business or in privateness. The latter was his motive to trigger such a service and to hand over his service object, if even is not aware of this and must not be aware of this.

The most simple example, I have taken for myself for better understand service providing, is the taxi service, more precisely: the service type ‘car-based people transporting service’ that can be precisely & succinctly identified by means of its 3 constitutive service identifiers
·         Service Consumer: traveller
·         Service Object: life & limb of the triggering service consumer, i.e. traveller
·         Service-specific Benefit: the traveller is transported from his starting point to the destination he has appointed



 I'm curious, further, about ways in which you would conceptualize and operationalize
[PGH] a) the concept of wiki (e.g. in Wikipedia / Wikidata in its 358 languages) in service science terms,
·         terminology
·         taxonomy
·         methdology

[PGH] b) Creative Commons' licensing itself (e.g. as in CC MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages and CC Yale OYC in English)  in service science terms, and
[PGH] everything should be open for everybody, can be revised in comments, … as common in Wikipedia

[PGH] c) potentially wiki schools in all 7,097 living languages (per Ethnologue) or 7,943 entries languages (per Glottolog) as services, and in service science terms? To limit the scope of these "service science" theoretical questions for pragmatic purposes, and in terms of development and coding, in what ways perhaps might the
[PGH] Later on

[PGH] 4) languages of Switzerland (French, German, Italian and Romansh) become the basis for developing "theorizing" about these above questions: a) wiki as service in terms of service science, b) CC as service and c) access to languages and translation (as in the planned WUaS Universal Translator) as service? WUaS is planning all of these on both an a) non profit 501 c 3 wing, as well as b) on an upcoming for-profit wing - again in all countries' official / main languages and in all 8k languages. Thank you. 
[PGH] no idea, yet.
Paul

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Hi Paul, Christoph and Gerold, 

Thanks, and great, Paul! As just one quick response, re your thought here ... 

[PGH] b) Creative Commons' licensing itself (e.g. as in CC MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages and CC Yale OYC in English)  in service science terms, and
[PGH] everything should be open for everybody, can be revised in comments, … as common in Wikipedia

Per CC MIT OCW in its 7 languages, its CC-4 license allows for a) sharing, b) adaptation (e.g. WUaS can add it to CC-0 Wikidata and develop it with A.I., machine learning and machine translation), BUT non-commercially re MIT OCW CC-4, while Wikidata CC-0 can be commercial. 

And WUaS plans to share adapt and accredit on CC MIT OCW offering this for free CC OCW degrees (in all countries' languages) on our 501 c 3 (U.S. non-profit status) wing, but WUaS CAN'T develop our all 8k languages' FOR-PROFIT bookstore/computer store reading from the MIT OCW individual courses' reading lists, because MIT OCW has a business arrangement with Amazon.com (which is a for profit, publicly traded company offering stock) where Amazon.com links are on all the MIT OCW books that Amazon has available in MIT OCW. 

This particular example may help focus your serviciology” theorizing both in terms of A) a CC OCW WUaS non-profit wing (as a particular, real world example) and B) a planned, upcoming for-profit wing with a bookstore planning to offer books to students in all countries' main and official languages (where perhaps their governments may help pay for these books, paralleling the way the K-12 public school system in the U.S. purchases, for example, McGraw-Hill textbooks and gives them to all students for free - for the 90--95% of U.S. students who choose US public education). 

Christoph and Gerold, in exploring planning to "build out" or newly code World University and School, first with its course catalog and its main "You and World University and School" for applying and matriculating 17 year old students this autumn, in English, I wonder how further to incorporate serviciology” conceptualizing while simply beginning to develop in / code in Wikidata / MediaWiki / and perhaps Google with a front end of HTML 5. At this stage, simply beginning to code (based too on the ~720 WUaS Wikia wiki pages) will then allow Paul's serviciology”  theorizing to inform subsequent important development / coding questions. At the same time, WUaS may seek to link CC-0 Wikidata / Wikisource (Wikipedia's library project) Q-item numbers for every book, document and other media items to WUaS's bookstore on our for-profit side, thus side-stepping the business linkage between CC-4 non-profit MIT OCW and for-profit Amazon.com.

In talking about the WUaS web site, potentially this Friday, February 3rd, how best to plan for simply building out WUaS's course catalog and "You at WUaS" to begin - and possibly with Switzerland's 4 languages as prototype, on both WUaS's non-profit CC wing and planned upcoming for-profit wing? 

World University and School seeks to serve both our matriculated students in all ~200 countries' main and official languages, as well as WUaS wiki-learners, wiki-teachers and wiki-editors in all 8k languages. 

More later. 

Best regards, Scott  




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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow eucalyptus): "Pipe dreams" is an interesting expression, Alan! What is this "piping energy" beyond a series of tones from a variety of specific double-bladed reeded identity-emerging Scottish instruments?, Maybe World University and School students could help figure out how to commercialize Scottish kilt and tunic making (via Industry-oriented CC MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages, but not yet in Hindi, Punjabi or Urdu), and you and I could become the guinea pigs for trying experiments out?, Some "tartantry" or "tartanry" and tartan histories, "My sincerest ‘pipe dream’ --- one I’ve carried with me for some time now? Truthfully, I’m tired of the rat race, listening to people’s stories ...", Unitarians have been in Scotland for many centuries (http://www.sua.org.uk/), Unitarians in Scotland, music ideas and Nicola Sturgeon


Thanks, Alan. 

Just putting on my beautiful MacLeod tartan argyle kilt socks knit in about 48 hours in New Zealand in 1993 when my parents were on sabbatical in Auckland for 6 months, to play my Scottish small pipes' gig (kind of in solidarity too with the pink hat protests erupting around the world) almost on Burns' night, but a wee bit early. 

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See, too - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/01/pacific-remote-islands-marine-national.html

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Wow, Alan - you look quite dashing in your photo! I wonder what the difference between a Montrose tunic and a Prince Charles doublet is - perhaps it has to do with the number of buttons and where they're located. There's a picture of my kit here part way down - http://scottmacleod.com/piping.htm - in front of the "Balclutha," a Scottish ship, in SF from many years ago although you can't see my argyle MacLeod hose very clearly. 

My mother found someone to knit these beautiful unique socks on the outskirts of Auckland back in 1993 when I was visiting and when my father was on sabbatical there. (I had sent her from SF the colors of my kilt, snipping this from its fringe beforehand, at her request). It was kind of an "old lady who lived in a shoe" who knit them - living in a kind of ramshackle New Zealand abode with about a zillion cats (and smelling of cat pee as well :) ... kind of charming too - and what a powerhouse, precise knitter - an old "way" and skill. 

My Scottish small pipes' gig went well for this "Scottish Night" in Marin county. It's a good venue/hall with an unbroken view of the north SF Bay, 2nd year in a row. I could play what I like - lyrical pipe music of a wide variety - while people were eating a very nice dinner. Thanks to F.D.H., son of people who were "wee folk" in Scotland, and kind of Glaswegian himself, for this opportunity. 

As aye, Scott

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"Pipe dreams" is an interesting expression, Alan! What is this "piping energy" beyond a series of tones from a variety of specific double-bladed reeded identity-emerging Scottish instruments?

Have had my same kilt since about 1975, and it still fits - and I continue to wear it for gigs and to go Scottish Country Dancing ! - although I had to put in longer leather straps some years ago. It's got a moth hole or two, and is certainly a bit thinner in the warp and woof, I'd say ... and I'm due for another ... an interesting possible business network possibility - and with kilt makers in India if one could define / design the kind of quality one wanted via a series of online courses at a price one wanted - and over decades ... Hmmm ...

Maybe World University and School students could help figure out how to commercialize Scottish kilt and tunic making (via Industry-oriented CC MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages, but not yet in Hindi, Punjabi or Urdu), and you and I could become the guinea pigs for trying experiments out? Tartantry extended - hoping to post some interesting references to this history of "tartantry" for tourism, identity and heritage in Scotland emerging 100-150 years ago, which I learned a bit of in 2003-2004 studying at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Celtic and Scottish Studies - and about St. Kilda, I.T. networks/the Internet, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and nascent online "place" in multimedia ( which might have been a little ahead of its time for that department ) ... but you'll find a reference to the paper I wrote about this here - http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm - by searching on "Kilda" for example :) 

Cheers, Scott

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Hi Alan, 

Hare are some "tartantry" or "tartanry" and tartan histories:



8th-9th centuries ... 

"Falkirk" tartan, dates from the 3rd century AD

and from before this too -re the above articles. 

"The tartan as we know it today is not thought to have existed in Scotland before the 16th century. By the late 16th century there are numerous references to striped or checkered plaids. It is not until the late 17th or early 18th century that any kind of uniformity in tartan is thought to have occurred.[21] Martin Martin, in A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, published in 1703, wrote that Scottish tartans could be used to distinguish the inhabitants of different regions."

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Scott – can I share with you my sincerest ‘pipe dream’ --- one I’ve carried with me for some time now?  Truthfully, I’m tired of the rat race, listening to people’s stories, and trying to intervene in their lives as their therapist.  I’ve had 10 years of that --- and I think I’m done.  I was a Forester in BC, Canada for 18-20 years prior to shifting to Aussie; and then coming to NZ 6 years ago for my own sanity and my wife’s sake.  I’m looking for a decidedly different direction in my life.  I guess what I’m trying to say is --- I’d like to start ‘afresh’ --- all over again!  Even at age 61...
I’d love to enter into the realm of pipe-making (becoming a fully recognized fettler)... but every piper I’ve spoken to in Aotearoa has pointed that it takes heaps of $$$ to get trained, in the first instance.  Sadly, my finances just barely keep me and my family of five alive today, let alone pay for any in-depth training.  I approached about 15-20 established pipe makers world-wide for an Apprenticeship, moving towards something I know I’m keenly passionate about.  I don’t really know what qualities bode well with established pipe makers who might be considering training someone (say, like myself) to become an accomplished SSP or Border pipe-maker.  What do they look for in prospective APPRENTICES?  Teachability?  Passion for piping and music?  Someone who is a master at an instrument already?  A love for all things Celtic?  A loyal, dedicated and honest person --- with heaps of integrity?  All the the above?  Without sounding too pompous, I’m some of these things and more (I played trumpet for 7 years back in the late 1960’s – early 1970’s; but haven’t read sheet music since then).  I consider myself a fairly “handy”bloke --- but have little actual wood-turning experience.  although I just bought a used wood lathe recently and am planning to train myself watching You Tube vids.
By-the-by, I really liked your idea of becoming guinea pigs for trying out experimental kilts!!  Where do I sign up?  LOL...
That’s a kewl term.... “tartantry”.  I have never heard of this word before now.  I’ll have to Google it.  Is this possibly what M. A.C. N. studied in Aberdeen before setting up his own business making kilts?  He apparently began back in 2004/2005 and fancies himself as a Tartan Scholar & Kilt Historian.  Is this the same thing?  I wonder....
Blessings, Alan

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In the coffee house called CoHo at Stanford in Tressider at 2, 3, or 4 ?
I've begun to sing in the UU choir of Palo Alto twice a week, and tomorrow there's a choir party at 6 nearby. Singing 2x + piping/keyboard on Mondays at SCD = music making x 3 :)
Want a Stanford :) coffee adventure tomorrow?
Scott

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Oh - so you're not coming to Stanford's Tressider .... wail, nash and
moan ... grittings of teeth, and mournful laments ... (and hello from
Tressider :)

Back with our Scots' thread and re music-making ... Unitarians have
been in Scotland for many centuries (http://www.sua.org.uk/ and
http://www.ukunitarians.org.uk/sua/history.htm ). Of the four current
Unitarian congregations, in some of Scotland's main cities -
http://www.ukunitarians.org.uk/sua/congregations.htm - here's what the
Edinburgh tribe looks like -
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571b6660044262701528abd2/t/573897847da24fc27bc063d2/1463326601420/DSC_3536+as+Smart+Object-1_edit_BRIGHT.jpg?format=1500w
(kind of looks like the unprogrammed Quaker tribe I was a part of
there back in 2003-2004) - and Unitarians are likely still singing.
But Scottish Unitarians didn't go the Unitarian Universalist route
that Americans did in 1962 -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitarian_Universalism .

When I was in Scotland in 2003-2004, I walked by the dour-looking,
with its very austere stone facade, Unitarian Church in Edinburgh -
https://edwildgeese.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/p1030814.jpg and
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/e45cdf1249264783978d8b670c0abd5d/front-door-of-st-marks-unitarian-church-in-city-centre-edinburgh-scotland-ec29pt.jpg
... https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saint+Mark's+Unitarian+Church/@55.9484503,-3.2054674,534m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4887c79872c55a41:0xb2e886ea9c66805e!8m2!3d55.9484503!4d-3.2054674!6m1!1e1
- which is right under the amazing Edinburgh Castle (one of four
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland, of which St. Kilda, about
which I wrote my M.Sc. dissertation in Edinburgh was also one) with an
address on Castle Terrace. Wondering what the history between this
Church and the Castle are through the centuries - when Edinburgh was
under siege, for example (by the English most likely). St. Marks was
built in 1835, so there may not be much of such a history.

(My parents met and married in the Unitarian Church in Cincinnati Ohio
in 1957, so maybe I'll meet my wife/mom to be either in the circles of
the UUCPA - Palo Alto - or within the sphere or wonderful, diverse,
excellent Stanford :)

Harbin's waters are much softer that Edinburgh -
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ...
http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - and there's
music there too! - - and my Harbin book is selling! :)

And wail, nash and moan ... grittings of teeth, and mournful laments
that you're not here ... (and hello from Tressider :)

Happy coffee at the Wooly Pig,
Scott

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Great news for WUaS: Glad the Swiss Alliance for Data Intensive Services will likely help with World University's web site ... 


We should be talking with Switzerland next Friday :)

The Swiss "language problem" includes Italian :) (but not Japanese :( )

Happy coffee-ing, :)

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Thanks, Scot T

And yes, Ants, thanks too - my shoulder is nearly better ... playing
for an almost Robbie Burns' night (a week or two early) in Marin as a
gig ... went well again ... and didn't set my shoulder back any ...

But wanting now to amplify my Scottish small pipes, after a few gigs
in the past year ... and for mobility ... speakers on the lapels of my
Prince Charles' doublet  .... and how loud? Is there an MIT innovation
making small speakers very loud without the size of speakers needed
for the woofers, I wonder?

Appreciating too this MIT Twitter post re international students -
https://twitter.com/MIT/status/825428711457570817 - and re WUaS as
well, just posted this to - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch - and
a number of my other Twitter feeds.

A blue-tooth pickup from my chanter (and possibly drones) to loud
lapel speakers, with a not too large battery too? Sounds
contraption-able ... or hack-able of innovatable .... or creatable ...

Happy coffee in the Woolly Pig, now over since it closed at 3 (haven't
yet met my wife / mom to be here in this Stanford cafe, that I know of
:)

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For those asking my view on US State visit: would be wrong for it to go ahead while bans on refugees & citizens of some countries in place.


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Two portable wee bluetooth speakers ...

https://www.amazon.com/JS-Portable-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B01L3YMW8O/

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Speaker-Portable-Ancord-Features/dp/B01GR46AVU

Don't see yet how to add a microphone to these ... hmmm ... like the
acorn look of the first one ...

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Thank, Ants ... I hope WUaS begins to grow financially (and re a
number of recent developments) ... and then getting SSP gigs won't
matter so much financially  ... but there was at least one gig
recently where I piped in multiple spaces for guests outside in a
winery, and their speaker with woofer, or my speaker with woofer (loud
bass with SSP isn't really an issue  however anyway), wouldn't have
worked very well because I was walking around as well while playing
... ah, for portable speakers ... on the lapels or an acorn around the
neck above my jabot ... hmmm  ... thanks :)

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Thanks! Yet SSP gigs for pay aren't coming my way very often these days, which is fine (except financially), and fun when they do come my way, so developing WUaS income is (and has been) imperative!

Thanks, Scott


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