A bit of a 'bender' - and we met in the Stanford Libraries' Bender room - I think I heard and met two key China Central Bank decision-makers, one of whom is a Stanford economics' professor, and asked about a single cryptocurrency backed by many countries' central banks, ... and re WUaS's interest in coding for this in all ~200 countries (law & CS, and maybe UBI experiments for 7.5 billion too) . See the second item here - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/03/hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-china-rose.html?m=0 ...
I think posting to my blog: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com (and - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com), Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottmacleod, https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod (and https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch, https://twitter.com/WUaSPress, https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand, and https://twitter.com/HarbinBook), YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/WorldUnivandSch (and others), and other social media (e.g. FB https://www.facebook.com/macleod and https://www.facebook.com/bagpiper ... https://www.pinterest.com/scottmacleod100/world-university-and-school/ and https://www.pinterest.com/sgkmacleod/actual-virtual-harbin-hot-springs/) in innovative ways continues to be the WWW way forwArd (and per Castells' 2009/2013 "Communication Power" book, theoretically I just read too:
The transformation of communication in the digital age
"The most important communication transformation in recent years has been the shift of mass communication to mass self-communication, mass self-communication being the process of interactive communication that can potentially reach a mass audience, but in which the production of the message is self-generated, the retrieval of messages is self-directed, and the reception and remixing of content from electronic communication networks is self-selected. (xix) .... This has been shown again and again by the expansion and transformation of Internet companies, and particularly by the rise of social networking sites on the basis of the entrepreneurship of companies such as Friendster, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and so many others that from 2002 onwards transformed the social and organizational landscape of horizontal communication networks around the world. (xxi)" ... from the 'Introduction to the 2013 Edition').
What the way forward is, or why I post so much to social media (besides it being an idea-generator for me) hasn't always been so clear in terms of a reason, but I've been doing it anyway for more than a decade - e.g. with blog). Go figure.
What are you up to this weekend? Got rent, tried to pick up 3rd pair of re-heeled Birkenstocks in Fruitvale but shop closed at 5 today - will wander around Berkeley's 'Elmwood' area - and continue to save my G+ Profile posts to blog before 4/2/19 when consumer G+ is closing - (for cryptocurrency reasons even?)
All is well here.
Happy upcoming BIRTHDAY! :))
What are you up to today? Here's a picture of you and Chris in Schenley Park -
Janie MacLeod & Christine Michaels + in Pittsburgh, PA, 4 years agohttps://t.co/ak9ewcQYQL #GooglePhotos @scottmacleod @WorldUnivAndSch @WUaSPress @sgkmacleod How best to add such family photos into an interactive #RealisticVirtualEarth also re a new animated genealogy program?— Languages-World Univ (@sgkmacleod) December 27, 2018
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1078334929631625216 - from possibly Dec 2017 which I just found. What are you up to for your birthday besides seeing 'Hamilton' in NYC? - What a great trip and celebration!
Figured out an approach to saving about 8 of my Google+ Profiles' posts to my blog but this will take time before 4/2 (most of which are currently listed here - scottmacleod.com ... eg here's my Yoga Mac Flower G+ profile - https://plus.google.com/u/0/114745337283538691852 - and I created ~22 blogspot posts from thee dated March 24, 2019 from 'Yoga Mac Flower' and here's the first one - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/03/ashoka.html - in the 'Yoga' label - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Yoga).
BPPE licensing application is looming large and a gigantic job and Larry is probably available for some phone calls re language ... but it feels like a nightmare.
Just saw the amazing film "Apollo 11" landing on the moon and return to earth in Berkeley last night - worth seeing (here's 28 minutes of related video -
https://youtu.be/B6Na63NNxFY - but seeing the movie in a theater is great). I think we MacLeods as a family might have been watching this together in the den TV room in Hamden, Connecticut, in July 1969. What do you recall? Check the film out for your birthday. :) Some highlights for me: - how well it was documented, how relatively little hippy stuff there is in it (but it's there), the amazingly successful planning and execution, the incredible technology that was made, the lack of mention of MIT which grAduates played a significant role I think, the virtual experience of traveling to the moon because of the film, that the audience in Berkeley wasn't very politicized in their reception of it, the excellent narrative and production of the film, seeing the people involved (who were somehow familiar - including the styles of clothes - for ex. I remember thinking that "I wore a striped shirt like that as a 10 year old" and you wore dresses like those women are wearing), the simple computers, the teamwork and organization and knowledgeable people.m - such an amazing knowledge and learning, the tie in with Massachusetts in part - so a lot! of cultural familiarity (and Florida and Texas). A Lovell is mentioned with his name displayed (Jim Lovell's brother?) The momentousness and significance of this achievement.
Glad to say, I was just informed I automatically borrowed the audio eBook 'Hamilton' from the SF Public Library - so will begin to listen to it before seeing Hamilton on 4/10. Looking forward to hearing from you what I should look for when you see it on 4/5.
Re Canyon water, about 2-3 weeks ago I wrote something judiciously and circumspectly to about 3 people ('just adding my 2 cents' worth') about the 'calcite' - white mineral stuff (eg in my egg pan and on the dish drainer board, and on the wine glasses after they dried) - in the Canyon water (Canyon can have a kind of agonized Critter 'male primal dominant' strong arm roar in response to some such public discourse - and I only sent my email to 3 people / friends ) ... And Canyon got a new water pump system a few years ago as well. Well, now when I look at my just washed wine glasses - on their new rack too - I can't see any more 'calcite' - light colored mineral powder ... so now it seems possibly wise to drink the water here, because this 'calcite' was the main reason I began buying water fairly recently. There's no public health service in Canyon, and not really anyone I could ask ... so I get to decide ... :) Maybe someone added a module to the water system, and flipped a switch to activate a filter, for example, in recent weeks. (It's not easy to know).
Blog continues to be generative from yesterday, I like this Tweet, and the other two related Tweets, from item 1 :
Seeking to get virtual TRAVELING experience down - like an actual trip to Harbin with movement - in a #RealisticVirtualHarbin for the freedom, physicality, refreshment of journeying, wandering, (dancing too) & from home in bath tub, on incline walking machines, or walking outside in #VR mask?
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (China rose): Seeking to get virtual TRAVELING experience down - like an actual trip to Harbin with movement - in a #RealisticVirtualHarbin for the freedom, physicality, refreshment of journeying, wandering, & from home in bath tub, on incline walking machines, or walking outside in #VR mask? * * * Stanford - Institutional Genes: A Comparative Analysis of Origins of China's Institutions * * * Stanford - 'Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: Youth Mental Health: Innovations in Access to Care' * * * Stanford performance of 'Ostap Manulyak: sounds from behind the (absent) walls' - Signing in physically initially at central locations in Ukraine (and Romania) for free-to-students' WUaS university and high school degrees would be a brilliant way to get students to register en masse - and with media cameras ...- http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/03/hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-china-rose.html?m=0
Have a great day! And Happy Upcoming Birthday, Ma!
Getting the virtual TRAVEL experience down to a realistic virtual Harbin (similar to actually doing this, but very different of course) ... would be great for even thinking about moving back to Pittsburgh in some years ... and because Pittsburgh would have much more community than my life here, I'd think ...
Incredible: Ania Filochowska plays Paganini Caprice No. 5 https://youtu.be/Bq0tI57KL6k ~ Bach Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 https://youtu.be/w42Nsu75Y9Q ~ Beethoven Violin Concerto > https://youtu.be/GMKUa9ZKFwU > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Classical_Western_Music @WorldUnivAndSch & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven -
Incredible: Ania Filochowska plays Paganini Caprice No. 5 https://t.co/sh6psiUo4g ~ Bach Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 https://t.co/ULSniSgbIS ~ Beethoven Violin Concerto > https://t.co/Pw6k5wtN3a > https://t.co/iUdic7Rwiz @WorldUnivAndSch & /JS_Bach /Beethoven— Open Band (Berkeley) (@TheOpenBand) March 31, 2019
Glorious - https://twitter.com/MarceloBufacchi/status/1112060780168527872
J. S. Bach: Chaconne, from Violin Partita N° 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 - Ania Filochowska #violin - Live at Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philarmonie, 17.12.2018 #ClassicalMusic#baroquemusic https://t.co/WsQwxC7JUI— Marcelo Bufacchi (@MarceloBufacchi) March 30, 2019
What are you up to today, Ma? :)
10:15 AM (5 minutes ago)
And with regards to creating a realistic virtual Harbin / Earth for visiting ... This realistic virtual Harbin would also be for ongoing ethnographic (and brain science and much other STEM and social science) research ... digitally ... https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy ...
Cool: here's the principle trumpet player of Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra & professor at Curtis offering online trumpet lessons - https://youtu.be/d5r6ELVh9Ao https://www.playwithapro.com/video/online-trumpet-lessons-with-david-bilger-vol-1-solo-warmup-program https://www.curtis.edu/academics/faculty/david-bilger/ http://www.davidbilger.com/curtis-institute-of-music https://www.philorch.org/about/musicians/david-bilger#/ > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Trumpet ?
GREAT: here's the principle trumpet player of Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra & professor at Curtis offering online trumpet lessons - https://t.co/iKqx2McwXf https://t.co/Tt0TmFW3Qg https://t.co/2yYMe9qzha https://t.co/gyKCY0ZbAf https://t.co/tA65CMkM4B > https://t.co/1YtTVYdqds?— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) March 31, 2019