Author Archives: Confutus

About Confutus

I am a native and resident of Arizona who doesn't thaw out until it hits 90 degrees. I call myself a self-educating generalist and my lifetime goal is to slowly and methodically learn everything. For fun, I read Science Fiction and Fantasy, and sometimes attempt writing it, although I occasionally foray into westerns, mysteries, romances, and thrillers. I'm working on writing the SF. I'm a politically conservative Mormon. I have two adult boys and a friendly ex-wife who live up north. I'm a somewhat unconventional creature of boring habit who occasionally makes unexpected sideways leaps into something different.

And So It Begins

In current and recent events, I have the glimmerings of beginning for India in May of this year. There isn’t much detail, yet, but details for India in weeks of June is present. There is more to come as I work further through weeks of July and August.

Filling gaps

The latest pass of analysis and connection is through January. In order to work with the near future, I still need to sort out events and link subdivisions of the near future to the various weeks. The United States, and Western Civilization, are now connected to all weeks of 2019 so that at least a preliminary analysis and categorization of events can be considered. Religion is also connected.

Building Bridges

I got the last few weeks reviewed. I’m making progress on sorting out events of the near future, but I stil have a ways to go. I now have events of about six weeks for India and four for China, and two for Pakistan. My experience in getting this far at earlier attempts tells me that I need more than this to be able to successfully analyze nations. I also have a way to go yet on getting the Middle East, which in many ways is central in the world. I am getting closer to being able to analyze religion and government, but I’m not there yet.

The next pass involves going back to October of last year. This has resulted in the near future having continuous connection to weeks of 2019. For Sociology in general, I now have continuous connections to weeks of 2019 and 2019. Peoples of the world and institutions are not yet so well connected. As I progress through weeks and get events more sorted. I expect to have improved organization of major events.

More integration

I spent most of the past week working forward through the weeks of 2019, in hopes of making more connections to recent weeks. So far, I have good connections to the near future and middle future. I will need to go into deeper analysis of the various weeks to generate more contents. For nations, I have about 6 week’s worth of events for India, and about 4 weeks work for China. The current events in Hong Kong began about 3 months ago, so it will take a little while longer to develop the background. I am starting to separate out events of the Middle East, which occupy a good share of the week-by-week outline of events. I am also making progress with the analysis of religion, and starting to go deeper into government. Since most of the events in Wikipedia’s current events chronicle deal with government, there is a large body of work to be analyzed. Still pushing forward.

Getting Integrated

Today is my day for integrating events of the previous week. I’m not quite done with this, but progress is visible. Notably, unrest in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India seems to have been intensifying and conflict between Mainland China and Hong Kong has also been intensifying. Events in the weeks of April and May are slowly starting to be better sorted.

Once Again

Once again, I decided to work on reviewing modern history and connecting to current events. I started early in July and it’s taken this long to get more caught up. I was last working on this in mid February, so there are about 6 months of events yet to review. All the weeks of 2019 are now connected are now connected to the quarters they belong to and to sociology as far as communities. There is still a gap in connecting social mechanics and nations, but it is closing. I am making connections to the future. Although I would like to discuss events of the United States, the size of India and China dictates that these will get a large share of attention.

India’s religious pilgrimages and its space program have drawn some attention. An increasing conflict between mainland China and Hong Kong is also drawing attention. I expect to add more detail as I continue examining and developing recent events.

Back to inching

I’m back to inching along in connecting the Knowledge Base. I have begun pages for atomic and subatomic physics, Elements of culture are being connected to magnetism, and elements of anthropology are being connected to optics. Finer divisions of anthropology will be connected to mechanics as I proceed.

I’ve reached a significant milestone in personal decluttering…my personal paperwork is now cleared of most of the junk, sorted, filed, and up-to-date. Other stages of decluttering and cleanup may now proceed.

Organizing

Just checking in for now. For the past week, I have been taking care of some physically and emotionally demanding personal business. I am still making progress with the STEP program, although it has taken longer and been more difficult than I had anticipated. For the past couple of weeks, the organizing of my personal routines, projects, and living space has taken priority over the knowledge base, or programming related to it. I should be back before long.

Projects

For a personal project, I’ve recently invested in the STEP Mastery Program, from https://learndobecome/com. I’m tired of living a life of chaos surrounded by piles of debris from incomplete projects, so I’m spending a lot of time organizing my time, projects, and stuff. There’s a lot of sorting and throwing away going on; the most urgent batch may continue for another week or so. I’m also enrolled in several free courses from Udacity; these include version control using Git; HTML and CSS; Android (programming) Basics, and also a Java programming course from Udemy. I’ve decided that it’s time to upgrade and update the Sapience Web site: I’m not quite sure exactly how I’m going to do that, but I intend it to be more graphic and more interactive. I also intend to develop a smart phone app, or maybe a suite of them, using Android and IOS. The working title is “Sapience Learning Laboratory”.

I’m continuing with the development and linking of pages of the Sapience Knowledge Base and I have almost a year’s worth of work I haven’t yet published and posted to the the web. I’ve decided to shift the focus to the lower end, concentrating on science and beginning with physics, mechanics, and particle mechanics. Most of that is going to be reserved for a future update.

That should keep me busy and out of trouble, or perhaps in it.

Drowning

Not much progress in building links for the knowledge base. Instead, I have been pushing my independent studies of computer science and technology, and learning how to organize my activity and stuff.