2016

C# Studies  PowerShell Studies  Algorithms  C# Exam Objectives/Info  C# Crash Course  SCCM

Friday, 12/30/2016
06:07 PM Starting new training course from MVA: A Guide to Object-Oriented Practices
Introduction (4%) – done
Encapsulation (9%) – done
Inheritance
Abstract Classes
Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambda Expressions
Functional Concepts
Review Exercises

Thursday, 12/29/2016
06:00 AM Gym life

This morning’s sunrise

Walking music: ‘Back To The 80’s’ | Best of Synthwave And Retro Electro Music Mix for 2 Hours

07:46 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

12:00 PM Finished reading Michael Faraday

Wednesday, 12/28/2016
11:30 PM Read (89/117) Michael Faraday

Debbie Reynolds 🙁

Tuesday, 12/27/2016
06:00 AM At the gym

07:22 AM Out on my walk after the gym…watching the sunrise every morning isn’t a bad life.

Walking music: SYNTHWAVE – Best of Relaxing Music Mix

Carrie Fisher 🙁

No, seriously…check her out

09:50 AM Finished up the UI for Surface. It’s actually usable now. Working on a little floating panel to do things like snippet, search, task view, and keyboard; something that will always remain on top.

11:47 AM Just remembering this video

11:00 PM Late night changing a flat tire wasn’t all that fun. The jack had the ‘crow bar’ attached to it, and it was stuck. This thing…

Monday, 12/26/2016
09:44 AM Hello, people…I’m back.

Check out this talented girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w

05:30 PM Read (72/117) Michael Faraday

Saturday, 12/24/2016
At the Dali Museum.

Friday, 12/23/2016
Just remember this movie

Wednesday, 12/21/2016
07:45 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

07:30 AM Out on my walk after the gym

Tuesday, 12/20/2016
07:35 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

Built this cat pen, so our cat can go outside

Monday, 12/19/2016
06:40 AM Dead after a workout at the gym

06:50 PM I am working on a new GUI for the Surface Pro. One that will contain many features that are missing.

11:30 PM Changing out headlight bulb

Sunday, 12/18/2016
06:38 AM Check out this mech suit:
https://www.facebook.com/junho.kim.397/videos/10210460386497517/

10:30 AM Put together a new office chair.

02:30 PM Read (43/117) Michael Faraday

03:55 PM Worked on the Algorithms page (added code).

04:18 PM Check out this handmade dragon:
https://www.facebook.com/Woodsplitterleecross/videos/1308156892551938/

10:57 PM Robots of the future being built now:
https://www.facebook.com/inverse/videos/1172621699452942/

Sunday, 12/17/2016
Mantid Fly – Half Praying Mantis, Half Wasp:
https://www.facebook.com/WhatTrendedToday/videos/291358164398894/

Saturday, 12/16/2016
10:35 AM At the gym

Friday, 12/16/2016
05:35 AM At the gym

06:47 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (93%)
—-Assessment: Handling Exceptions

09:55 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (98%)
—-Assessment: Events

Woohoo…completed the C# course (100%)

Thursday, 12/15/2016
05:21 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (89%)
—-Assessment: Enumeration and Switch

Wednesday, 12/14/2016
05:30 AM Gym time.

10:02 AM On site the rest of the day. Working on a Bitlocker issue with the domain controllers.

09:10 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (85%)
—-Assessment: LINQ

11:45 PM Read (30/117) Michael Faraday

Tuesday, 12/13/2016
05:42 AM At the gym.

08:12 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

Started 07:21 PM
09:53 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (80%)
—-Assessment: Working with Collections

11:20 PM Read (20/117) Michael Faraday

Monday, 12/12/2016
05:40 AM At the gym

01:49 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy
   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (76%)
–Creating and Adding References to Assemblies

08:35 PM Did some more work on my C# Friends Database

Sunday, 12/11/2016
01:00-05:30 PM Celebrated Jose’s birthday.

Started reading Michael Faraday

Saturday, 12/10/2016
05:00-08:30 PM Celebrated Matt’s birthday.

Finished reading Origins.

Finished reading Learn C# in one day…

Friday, 12/09/2016
06:05 AM At the Gym

Thursday, 12/08/2016
01:00 PM On site today

08:44 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (72%)
–Understanding Namespaces and working with the .NET Class Library

11:14 PM Read (261/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Wednesday, 12/07/2016
05:55 AM At the Gym

07:23 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.


02:05 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (67%)
—-Video: Understanding Scope and Accessibility Modifiers

Tuesday, 12/06/2016
05:45 AM At the Gym

07:30 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

09:30 AM C# code has been posted for my Friends Database program:  Studies/Lab

The new Guardians of the Galaxy looks amazing:

10:30 PM Read (251/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Monday, 12/05/2016
05:55 AM At the Gym

07:45 AM This is pretty amazing

11:45 AM My boss bought me PrimalScript! I’ve been reviewing that all morning.

Sunday, 12/04/2016
05:30 PM Continued working on my C#/DB app — will be posting code on Monday or Tuesday.

Owl Eyes

Saturday, 12/03/2016
04:58 PM Read (244/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

05: 00 PM Continued working on my C#/DB app.

Friday, 12/02/2016
05:55 AM At the gym

Woo hoo! ‘Luke Cage‘ gets renewed for a second season by Netflix


Thursday, 12/01/2016
07:30 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

09:07 AM Working on interfacing with an Access DB. I’m creating the windows form using C#.

Wednesday, 11/30/2016
05:30 AM At the gym

07:01 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

12:09 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (63%)

Tuesday, 11/29/2016
06:48 AM I survived day 2 at the gym.

07:58 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

08:00 PM Collecting materials to install SCCM   All Setup Docs (88.6MB)

Overview
https://youtu.be/RkDuYclqQbE

Build a lab
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/evaluate-with-lab-environment
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/set-up-your-lab

SCCM 2012 R2 Installation
Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlKv-21OgVs
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2y1Bf1evys
Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjKXDIAHHHw
Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzFZ02NU-Ms

General Setup & Training
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGn2KyNd3qo&list=PLmmVbuBtwkhndoRXGd5oeeJAEFd8qe5Ga

Troubleshooting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehPwMySCtXw&list=PLOHe9WhshfkCE2c_NYrJaO5M14SMGH0LV

Monday, 11/28/2016
So, I guess there’s a first time for everything. I’m an official gym club member and I survived the first day. I was at the gym before 6 AM!

08:00 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

03:06 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (59%)

07:44 PM Alright, off to study — Server 2016 is on the agenda for tonight.

10:45 PM Read (217/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Sunday, 11/27/2016
04:31 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (54%)

07:26 PM Read (211/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Saturday, 11/26/2016
05:08 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (50%)

01:32 PM Read (203/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Friday, 11/25/2016
07:12 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (46%)

11:20 PM Read (193/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Thursday, 11/24/2016
Happy Thanksgiving!

New Training Certificate in PowerShell

Wednesday, 11/23/2016
06:48 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 (100%)
DONE: Don’t fear the shell
DONE: The help system
DONE: The pipeline: getting connected & extending the shell
DONE: Objects for the Admin
DONE: The pipeline: deeper
DONE: The PowerShell in the shell: remoting
DONE: Getting prepared for automation
DONE: Automation in scale: remoting
DONE: Introducing scripting and toolmaking

Tuesday, 11/22/2016
09:58 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 (56%)
Reading in Windows PowerShell Best Practices (76/858)

11:43 PM Read (182/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Monday, 11/21/2016
04:59 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 (44%)

Today’s mood: Killer Cuts – The Way U Move [SeamlessR Remix]  2

11:30 PM Read (172/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Work-related
LANDesk: How to extend the Inventory Scanner capabilities
LANDesk: How to use CSVIMPORT.EXE to import devices

Sunday, 11/20/2016
02:00 PM C# today   Studies/Lab
Algorithms (you should commit these to memory) 

04:22 PM Read (168/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Today’s mood: The Demon Dance

Friday, 11/18/2016
03:26 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (41%)

Friday night activities? Binge watch Halt and Catch Fire season 2.

Thursday, 11/17/2016
09:22 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (37%)
– For iteration statement
– Understanding arrays

Wednesday, 11/16/2016
04:33 PM PowerShell (46/673) Reading and Studies

Tuesday, 11/15/2016
03:00 PM On site training someone today how to do some basic scripting and packaging.

07:30 PM Did some work on Bitlocker and Active Directory; that was pretty interesting. I’m auditing our whole system. It’s cool to figure out how to import/export the Bitlocker data. I created all the tools to do it, myself.

Monday, 11/14/2016

11:42 PM Read (152/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Sunday, 11/13/2016
I’m still here, people…had a rough last week. I’m sure you realize who the US elected as president. I’m still trying to come to terms with it.

Over the weekend, I did watch The Witch, The Exorcist show, and The Neon Demon; check’em out.

Free books: https://openstaxcollege.org/errata

11:30 PM Read (147/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Monday, 11/07/2016
11:52 AM Read C# (24/748) Reading and Studies/Lab

Sunday, 11/06/2016
12:30 PM Read (132/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Watched Doctor Strange. Go see it.

Saturday, 11/05/2016
10:30 AM Read (121/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Binged watched the first season of Halt and Catch Fire…I’m so ashamed, yet so satisfied.
Thinking about hacking at 04:00 AM.

Friday, 11/04/2016
A baby bison to say good morning

01:00 PM Voted…down at the local library! Blue all the way down. Now we wait for election day.

05:32 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (28%)

Thursday, 11/03/2016
12:00-03:00 PM Went to the dentist today…it was not fun. LOL

03:00-07:00 PM On site the rest of the day.

08:30 Check out Halt and Catch Fire

10:01 PM Read C# (15/748) Reading and Studies/Lab

11:30 PM Read (112/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, 11/01/2016
On Site today working on IE11 and Gateway testing.

Sunday, 10/30/2016
10:45 PM Read (96/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Saturday, 10/29/2016
After two weeks of being displaced from my home office, it is finally back together, albeit in a different setup.

Friday, 10/28/2016

Thursday, 10/27/2016
On Site today working on IE11 Enterprise Mode

05:43 PM PowerShell (26/673) Reading and Studies

07:15 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 (22%)

Wednesday, 10/26/2016
11:00 PM PowerShell (15/673) Reading and Studies

11:40 PM Read (68/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, 10/25/2016
10:38 AM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 (6%)

05:58 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies/Lab
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (22%)
C# (15/748) Reading

Finished lesson 20 in Fluenz.
fluenz_10252016.jpg

11:30 PM Read (63/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Monday, 10/24/2016
07:20 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy   Studies
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (10%)

11:32 PM Read (52/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Sunday, 10/23/2016
04:44 PM Read (45/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

05:30 PM C# Lab

07:00 PM MVA C# Reading and Studies

Saturday, 10/22/2016
05:30 PM Started a new book, (29/295) Origins, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

08:30 PM C# Reading and Studies

10:45 PM Finished up the Postmodernism book

Friday, 10/21/2016
(15/748) Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step (8th Edition) (Developer Reference)

Thursday, 10/20/2016

Tuesday, 10/18/2016
Awesome, look what arrived today

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017YXDUZW/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Monday, 10/17/2016

Saturday, 10/15/2016
Finished up Malcolm X and the Notes books.

Thursday, 10/13/2016
Strangely, I’m back on site today. Troubleshooting an IE11 distribution issue.

Started Windows PowerShell Best Practices   example1

Wednesday, 10/12/2016
Hanging out on site today. I had to cleanup a Singapore mess. So, that was fun.

11:55 PM (365/466) Malcolm X book  (64/90) Notes

Tuesday, 10/11/2016
10:35 AM – Windows 10 Training
(94/99) Remote Desktop
(95/99) File History
(96/99) Backup and Restore
(97/99) System Restore
(98/99) Driver Rollback
(99/99) Refresh and Recycle Windows

11:00 PM – Spanish Studies
Continued lesson 20 in Fluenz: 50% complete.

Words of the week
‘Unsafe Climates, by Elizabeth Kolbert’

allusion – a passing or casual reference.
paradoxical – having the nature of a paradox; self-contradictory.
unabated – with undiminished force, power, or vigor.
cordoned off – to mark off an area where people should not go with a rope, tape, ribbon.

11:55 PM (357/466) Malcolm X book  (64/90) Notes

Monday, 10/10/2016
08:37 PM – Windows 10 Training
(93/99) Windows Devices Direct Access

11:40 PM (338/466) Malcolm X book  (64/90) Notes

Saturday, 10/08/2016
Hurray, I survived! Lot’s of wind and rain.

Friday, 10/07/2016
It’s coming through at a cat3…video.

Thursday, 10/06/2016
03:49 PM – Windows 10 Training
(91/99) VPN Types
(92/99) Remote VPN Authentication and Demonstrations

Wednesday, 10/05/2016
Preparing for Hurricane Matthew. Looks like we’ll be hit by a cat3/4.

05:22 PM – Windows 10 Training
(86/99) Wireless Networks
(87/99) Location Aware Printing
(88/99) Windows Firewall
(89/99) Connection Security Rules (IPsec)
(90/99) VPN Description

Tuesday, 10/04/2016

11:48 AM – PowerShell Training
(84/90) Globalizing a Function or Script
(85/90) Discovering and Using COM Objects
(86/90) Discovering and Using .NET Classes and Instances
(87/90) Using Type Accelerators
(88/90) The Big Gotchas in PowerShell
(89/90) Fun with Profiles
(90/90) Random Tips and Tricks

05:51 PM – Windows 10 Training
(83/99) Network Basics
(84/99) IP Addressing and Name Resolution
(85/99) Configure Network Locations

Monday, 10/03/2016

04:09 PM – PowerShell Training
(81/90) Creating a GUI Tool Output
(82/90) Creating a GUI Data Tables
(83/90) LAB H Automating a Business Process

06:23 PM – Windows 10 Training
(82/99) – UE-V Demo

07:26 PM – Spanish Studies
Started lesson 20 in Fluenz: 25% complete.

11:34 PM (293/466) Malcolm X book  (64/90) Notes

Sunday, 10/02/2016
04:10 PM (308/466) Malcolm X book  (64/90) Notes

05:30 PM (120/157) Postmodernism book

Saturday, 10/01/2016
02:08 PM – Spanish Studies
Finished lesson 19 in Fluenz.
fluenz_10012016.jpg

03:30 PM (256/466) Malcolm X book  (56/90) Notes

04:23 PM (108/157) Postmodernism book

Friday, 09/30/2016
06:30 PM – Windows 10 Training
(79/99) App-V Description
(80/99) App-V Demo
(81/99) UE-V Description

10:34 PM (98/157) Postmodernism book

11:35 PM (239/466) Malcolm X book  (56/90) Notes

Thursday, 09/29/2016

11:08 AM – PowerShell Training
(79/90) Creating a GUI Tool The GUI
(80/90) Creating a GUI Tool The Code

10:57 PM – Spanish Studies
Continued lesson 19 in Fluenz: 50% complete.

11:45 PM (220/466) Malcolm X book  (46/90) Notes

Wednesday, 09/28/2016
06:35 PM Microsoft Virtual Academy Training: GitHub for Windows Users

10:30 PM (202/466) Malcolm X book  (46/90) Notes

Spanish Studies
11:15 PM Started lesson 19 in Fluenz: 25% complete.
11:55 PM La Fea mas bella – Episode 11, Indispensable

Tuesday, 09/27/2016
OSXELCapitan_Connectivity.png

05:41 PM – Windows 10 Training
(76/99) Account Policies
(77/99) Credential Manager
(78/99) Application Compatibility Toolkit

10:55 PM (194/466) Malcolm X book  (46/90) Notes

11:45 PM (98/157) Postmodernism book

Monday, 09/26/2016

07:34 PM – PowerShell Training
(75/90) Desired State Configuration Configuration Scripts and Pull Servers
(76/90) Desired State Configuration Writing Resources
(77/90) Controller Scripts Automating Business Processes
(78/90) Controller Scripts A Menu of Tools

09:00 PM The presidential debate

Sunday, 09/25/2016
10:45 PM (171/466) Malcolm X book  (42/90) Notes

11:30 PM (90/157) Postmodernism book

Thursday, 09/22/2016

07:13 PM – PowerShell Training
(74/90) Desired State Configuration The Basics

06:45 PM – Windows 10 Training
(74/99) Workgroup vs. Domain
(75/90) Secure Channel

Monday, 09/19/2016

05:20 PM – PowerShell Training
(72/90) From the Field Scraping HTML Pages
(73/90) Introduction to PowerShell Workflow  extra

Spanish Studies
08:38 PM Completed Lesson 18 in Fluenz.
fluenz_09192016.jpg

11:00 PM (130/466) Malcolm X book  (37/90) Notes

11:43 PM (84/157) Postmodernism book

Sunday, 09/18/2016
10:45 PM (110/466) Malcolm X book  (31/90) Notes

Thursday, 09/15/2016
Spanish Studies
08:30 PM Started Lesson 18 in Fluenz: 50% complete.

09:32 PM (87/466) Malcolm X book  (31/90) Notes

Wednesday, 09/14/2016
06:30 AM Piano Lesson (p33) – Level 1

07:45 Spanish Studies
Started Lesson 18 in Fluenz: 25% complete.

11:55 PM (45/742) Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid book

Tuesday, 09/13/2016
06:30 AM Piano Lesson (p32) – Level 1

04:26 PM – Windows 10 Training
(70/99) Picture Passwords
(71/99) Microsoft Passport
(72/99) Workplace Join

08:39 PM panish Studies
Finally completed Spanish lesson 17 
fluenz_09132016.jpg

10:20 PM (80/466) Malcolm X book  (27/90) Notes

11:20 PM (72/157) Postmodernism book

Monday, 09/12/2016

12:15 PM – PowerShell Training
(71/90) From the Field Trend Analysis Reporting

10:00 PM (71/466) Malcolm X book  (23/90) Notes

10:33 PM (65/157) Postmodernism book

11:45 PM (32/742) Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid book

Saturday, 09/08/2016
12:00 AM Caught Don’t Breathe with my girl

Thursday, 09/08/2016
(43/466) Malcolm X book  (15/90) Notes

(60/157) Postmodernism book

(27/742) Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid book

Wednesday, 09/07/2016
Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek (ENiGMA Dubz Remix)
Imogen Heap – Headlock (Paper Tigers Remix)
Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

(34/466) Malcolm X book  (14/90) Notes

(56/157) Postmodernism book

(33/326) Philosophy book

Tuesday, 09/06/2016
09:30 PM (52/157) Postmodernism book

10:34 PM (18/466) Malcolm X book

Monday, 09/05/2016
Watched Roots over the Labor Day weekend. Highly recommended if you haven’t seen it.

Wednesday, 08/31/2016
09:30 PM (40/157) Postmodernism book

10:02 PM (23/326) Philosophy book

11:30 PM (14/742) Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid book
Wiki   MIT Course   Reddit

Tuesday, 08/30/2016
03:05 PM Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Application Development

Monday, 08/29/2016
Switching books from Philosophy For Beginners  to  The Philosophy Book

The books I’m reading now
       

08:18 PM Microsoft Training
(69/99) Watched Dynamic Virtual Smart Cards

08:51 PM – PowerShell Training
(70/90) From the Field Enhanced HTML Reporting

10:30 PM Read Introduction 17/326 Philosophy book

11:47 PM Spanish Studies
Fluenz Spanish Lesson 17 50% done.

Sunday, 08/28/2016
Philosophy book: Medieval religious philosophy

Check out K-391 Skyline in the Best Chill Mix 2015 (click to listen on YouTube) 

Spanish Studies
 

(34/157) Postmodernism book

Saturday, 08/27/2016
Philosophy book: Rome Stoicism, Epicurus.

Postmodernism book: What is modernism, What is postmodernism

An eternal golden braid:
http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/humanities-and-social-sciences/godel-escher-bach/lecture-notes/

Friday, 08/26/2016
Philosophy book: Greece, Thales, Anaximander

Thursday, 08/25/2016
Philosophy book: Started reading new Philosophy book

Monday, 08/22/2016
07:30 AM – Piano lesson. I’m still learning how to read music.


05:37 PM – PowerShell Training
(69/90) LAB G Advanced Scripting Review

Sunday, 08/21/2016
Words of the week
Has Anything Changed for Female Politicians? Familiar echoes in the candidacy of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. By Kate Walbert.

purveyor – a person who purveys, provides, or supplies.
opine – to hold or express an opinion.
chimera – a horrible or unreal creature of the imagination; a vain or idle fancy.
Pollyanna – an excessively or blindly optimistic person.
maelstrom – a restless, disordered, or tumultuous state of affairs.


Saturday, 08/20/2016
Completed reading, Newton, The Birth of a Genius


Friday, 08/19/2016
11:30 PM Read Newton, Ch. 8/11, Newton and Alchemy.

Thursday, 08/18/2016
07:45 AM Morning jog

Wednesday, 08/17/2016
Spanish Studies
08:00 AM Listened to Pimsleur 4/30

08:40 PM Destinos, Unit 3 Episodio 3/52: El comienzo
—Completed Bookwork, on to the workbook
   

11:30 PM Read Newton, Ch. 7/11, Newton’s Gravity.

Tuesday, 08/16/2016
Spanish Studies
07:30 AM Watched Destinos, Episodio 3/52: El comienzo
—25% done
 
08:34 AM Listened to Pimsleur 4/30

02:10 PM Windows 10 Training
66/99 Access to Removable Storage Media
67/99 Configure Disk Quotas
68/99 Configure File Access Auditing


02:36 PM – PowerShell Training
(68/90) Creating a Proxy Function

11:45 PM Read Newton, Ch. 6/11, The Three Laws of Motion.

Monday, 08/15/2016
Spanish Studies
08:30 PM Watched La Fea Más Bella Plan de Negocios
lafeamasbella.JPG

Sunday, 08/14/2016
Song of Summer: “When summer comes again,” by the Lewis Brothers
saunter – to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll.
vernacular – native or indigenous.
vaudeville – theatrical entertainment consisting of a number of individual performances, acts, or mixed numbers, as by comedians, singers, dancers, acrobats, and magicians.
voracious – craving or consuming large quantities of food.

Spanish Studies
08:01 PM Started Fluenz Spanish Lesson 17 25% done.

11:05 PM Read Newton, Ch. 5/11, Newton’s Reflector.

Saturday, 08/13/2016
Spanish Studies
07:30 PM Finished Fluenz Spanish Lesson 16.
fluenz_08132016.jpg

11:45 PM Read Newton, Ch. 4/11, Conflicting Thoughts on Light.

Thursday, 08/11/2016
07:42 PM Continued Fluenz Spanish Lesson 16, about 75% done.

11:31 PM Read Newton, Ch. 3/11, A Glimpse into a Beautiful Mind.

Monday, 08/08/2016
11:12 PM Read Newton, Ch. 2/11, Entry into the World of Science.

Sunday, 08/07/2016
Started into a new book, ch. 1, The Birth of a Genius

Saturday, 08/06/2016
Finished The Prince book and cliff notes.

Thursday, 08/04/2016

Wednesday, 08/03/2016
Spanish Studies
08:21 PM Started Fluenz Spanish Lesson 16, about 25% done.

Tuesday, 08/02/2016
Spanish Studies
Finished Fluenz Spanish Lesson 15.
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01:30 PM Watched Destinos, Episodio 2/52: El secreto

11:54 PM The Prince
Read The Prince, chapter 12-14/26
The Prince, Summary and Analysis Chapter 12-14—from Cliff Notes  12  13  14

Monday, 08/01/2016
Spanish Studies
09:00 PM Spanish Lesson 15, about 75% done.

Sunday, 07/31/2016
Powerful Picture

Saturday, 07/30/2016
12:12 PM The Prince
Read The Prince, chapter 9-11/26
The Prince, Summary and Analysis—from Cliff Notes  10  11

Pic from Dalia

Wednesday, 07/27/2016
10:45 PM – Read 7/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, Jung’s Place in Psychology

Tuesday, 07/26/2016
09:37 PM Spanish Studies…about 25% done with lesson 15.

11:30 PM – Read 6/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, Symbols and Dreams

Monday, 07/25/2016
Read The Prince, chapter 8/26
The Prince, Summary and Analysis Chapter 8—from Cliff Notes

Spanish Studies
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Sunday, 07/24/2016
06:30 PM – Read 5/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, Psychological Types

Read The Prince, chapter 7/26
The Prince, Summary and Analysis Chapter 7—from Cliff Notes

Words of the Week
COULD BRAIN TRAINING PREVENT DEMENTIA?
By Dan Hurley , JULY 24, 2016

pernicious – causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful.
heterodoxy – quality of not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox.

Saturday, 07/23/2016
Watched the new Star Trek movie, Beyond. It was beyond awesome!

  

Friday, 07/22/2016
If you can believe it, I actually spent the night out. I was invited to some geek bar, The Cloak & Blaster. Pretty interesting, though not really my thing. I missed out working on MDT 🙂

Thursday, 07/21/2016
08:45 PM Spanish Studies…about 50% done with lesson 14.


02:40 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
(52/90)  Advanced Functions Parameter Attributes
(53/90)  Advanced Functions Pipeline Input

Read The Prince, chapter 6/26
The Prince, Summary and Analysis Chapter 6—from Cliff Notes

Wednesday, 07/20/2016
11:50 PM – Read 4/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, The Development of Personality

06:31 PM Microsoft Training
Watched Dynamic Access Control Overview 64/99
Watched Dynamic Access Control Demo 65/99

Tuesday, 07/19/2016
The Prince, Summary and Analysis Chapters 4-5—from Cliff Notes
Read The Prince, chapters 4-5/26

Words of the week, from Darkness Falls on the Dinosaurs, by Marcia Bjornerud
excise – an internal tax or duty on certain commodities.
taxonomic – the science or technique of classification.
megafauna – land animals of a given area that can be seen with the unaided eye.
inexorable – unyielding; unalterable.

Monday, 07/18/2016
08:30 PM Spanish Studies

Sunday, 07/17/2016
10:45 PM Out to see The Purge: Election Year…late night movie with my girl.

07:30 PM – Read 3/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, The Dynamics of Personality


The Prince, Summary and Analysis Chapter 3—from Cliff Notes

Read The Prince, Concerning Mixed Principalities, chapters 3/26

Spanish Studies
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Saturday, 07/16/2016
Today’s project was to build a complete, working imaging lab for the Surface Pro, which will eventually be used for all other computer models.

Booting to PXE, everything works. I just entered the name of the computer.

Imaging completes without any issues.

The server setup, with AD (DHCP, DNS), WDS, MDT

Friday, 07/15/2016

We’re thinking about getting Surface Pros at work. So, I’m working on testing, imaging, and integration plans. They gave me a Surface Pro to start tinkering with.

Wednesday, 07/13/2016
The Prince, Life and Works 1-2—from Cliff Notes
Read The Prince, chapters 1-2/26

Tuesday, 07/12/2016
Read The Prince, Introduction/26

Monday, 07/11/2016
The Prince, Life and Works (About)—from Cliff Notes

Sunday, 07/10/2016
06:00 PM – Practiced piano for an hour today. I ran through some scales and started working on a new melody phrase for one of my classical pieces.

Saturday, 07/09/2016
Words of the week, from Trafficking in Terror, by Ginger Thompson:
allocution – a formal speech, especially one of an incontrovertible or hortatory nature.
bellicose – inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent.
swath – the piece or strip so cut.
balk at – to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified.

02:00 PM – Practiced piano for an hour today. I really need to get back into working on technique and sight reading.

I’m still waiting for my Cliff Notes to arrive for The Prince, before are continue into the book I have.

Friday, 07/08/2016
11:37 PM – Read 2/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, The Structure of Personality

06:12 PM – Watched Windows 10 training
63/99 – Configure NTFS Permissions


05:50 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
(51/90) – Advanced Functions Adding Help

Thursday, 07/07/2016
11:45 PM – Read 0/26 – The Prince, Introduction

07:33 PM – Watched Windows 10 training
(62/99) – Encrypting Files System (EFS) Data Recovery


07:05 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
(50/90) – Scripting Review

Wednesday, 07/06/2016
11:30 PM – Read 1/7 – A Primer of Jungian Psychology, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)

08:00 PM – Working with the Surface Pro 4

Tuesday, 07/05/2016
09:00 AM – Finished up the Edison book. This is probably the second best book I’ve ever read—just behind Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.
Read 22/22 Edison – Sunset, With Electric Illuminations, by Josephson.
Read 21/22 Edison – Canonization, by Josephson.

Words of the week, from Gloom and Doom, by Anthony Lane:
shorn – a past participle of shear.
stultify – to make, or cause to appear, foolish or ridiculous.
hoary – gray or white with age.
doleful – sorrowful; mournful; melancholy.

Monday, 07/04/2016
06:10 PM – Edison book
Read 20/22 Edison – A Stern Chase: The Storage Battery, by Josephson.
Read 19/22 Edison – Motion Pictures, by Josephson.

Sunday, 07/03/2016
04:10 PM – Read 18/22 Edison – Breaking Rocks, by Josephson.

02:17 PM – Read 17/22 Edison – Formation of General Electric, by Josephson.

Saturday, 07/02/2016
02:30 PM – Physics – Finished up the book. The book was pretty good up until chapters 20-22; I recommend NOT reading these.
Read 22/22 Physics Education, by Jones.
Read 21/22 Science vs. The Humanities, by Jones.
Read 20/22 Physics and Art, by Jones.
Read 19/22 Physics and Mythology, by Jones.

Check out The Shannara Chronicles. Many people on IMDB either loved it or hated. I’m leaning towards like…maybe because it reminds of my reading Dragonlance books days.

Friday, 07/01/2016

04:00 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
49/90 – Combining Data From Multiple Sources

WWII – This was a really great series. I recommend it to anyone wanting to understand more about WWII.
Watched 13/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

Thursday, 06/30/2016
Watched 12/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

Some estimates put the death toll upwards of 80 million 🙁  it was horrific.

Wednesday, 06/29/2016
11:47 PM Read 18/22 Particles and Unification, by Jones.

08:00 AM Under my microscope – Onion epidermis

Tuesday, 06/28/2016
11:50 PM Read 16/22 Edison – The Edison Laboratory, West Orange, by Josephson.
10:30 PM Read 17/22 Physics and Conscience, by Jones.

From my girl on the road…don’t I feel special.

Watched 11/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

Monday, 06/27/2016
11:30 PM Read 16/22 Physics – Atomic Energy and the Bomb, by Jones.

Sunday, 06/26/2016
10:30 PM Read 15/22 Edison – The Middle Years: Second Marriage, by Josephson.

Words of the week, from Divas Under Fire, by Alex Ross:
mélange – a mixture; a medley.
frisson – a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill.
pastiche – an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.
deft – neatly skillful and quick in one’s movements.

The new lab setup…I’m ready for some biology experiments now.

Watched 10/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

Saturday, 06/25/2016
Sketch I did

10:12 PM Read 15/22 Physics – The Atomic Nucleus , by Jones.
11:32 PM Read 14/22 Edison – Science and Dollars, by Josephson.

Friday, 06/24/2016
10:30 PM Read 14/22 Physics – Quantum Theory Writ Large, by Jones.
11:45 PM Read 13/22 Edison – Pearl Street, by Josephson.

Thursday, 06/23/2016

08:30 AM – Piano practice this morning.

Wednesday, 06/22/2016
It’s been so busy at work…haven’t had a lot of time for personal activities in the evenings. I’m creating automation components for a new laptop model.

08:30 AM – Piano practice

Tuesday, 06/21/2016
08:36 AM – Piano practice

Kaplan in Boston

Monday, 06/20/2016
11:45 PM Read 13/22 Physics – Physics and Consciousness, by Jones.

Watched 9/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII


02:50 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
47/90 – PowerShell Scripting From Command to Script to Function to Module
48/90 – PowerShell Scripting Scope

12:50 PM – Watched Windows 10 training
59/99 – Configure Shared Folder Permissions
60/99 – Configure Shared Printers
61/99 – Encrypting File System (EFS) Description

Sunday, 06/19/2016
Chilling with my buddy today.

Saturday, 06/18/2016
Today’s project is to take 3 shelves of movies and put them into album cases. I’m clearing up room for more books.

Before

During – Ahhh, so much fun.

After – Wow, looks much better. I’m ready to expand now.

Watched The Martian…The movie started off slow. I thought it was going to be like the movie Moon, but with Matt Damon. I stopped and started it a few times. But…it got much better. I do wish there was more science though, like in the movie Interstellar.

Friday, 06/17/2016
11:55 PM Read 12/22 Edison – The Edison System, by Josephson.

Watched 8/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

07:33 PM Read 12/22 Physics – Objectivity, Measurement, and Reality, by Jones.


Thursday, 06/16/2016
08:00 PM – Spent an hour in Spanish studies, mostly reviewing…in Fluenz.

10:00 PM – Thought I’d try my hand at sketching Tesla; not too bad—took about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, 06/15/2016
Watched 7/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

Tuesday, 06/14/2016
12:35 AM – Read intro of Time of the Twins —- (Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with again.)

Happy with the new bookshelves

03:38 PM – Watched Windows 10 training
57/99 – Using a HomeGroup to Share Resources
58/99 – Configure Libraries

11:59 PM Read 11/22 Physics – Interpretations of Quantum Theory, by Jones.

Monday, 06/13/2016

11:45 PM Read 11/22 Edison – The Break-through, by Josephson.

Sunday, 06/12/2016
Worked on putting together a table today and fixing up some new bookshelves in my office.

Watched 6/13 of WWII in Color documentary
WWII

Tuesday, August 14, 1945 – Times Square kiss: The famous moment at the end of World War II

Saturday, 06/11/2016
01:00 AM Working on the SQL Database early this morning…

03:57 PM – Polymath page I worked on today: http://eddiejackson.net/go/polymath/

Friday, 06/10/2016
11:30 PM Read 10/22 Physics – Metaphors of Matter, by Jones.



Thursday, 06/09/2016
11:30 PM Read 10/22 Edison – Toward the light of the world, by Josephson.

Watched 5/13 of WWII in Color documentary.
WWII

Monday, March 26, 1945 – American captures Iwo Jima

Wednesday, 06/08/2016
On site graduate school celebration today. It was a great little ceremony.

Some gifts, along with a pin…and cake—I can never resist cake.
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Tuesday, 06/07/2016
08:56 PM – 3 Spanish lessons in Rosetta

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Monday, 06/06/2016
11:58 PM Read 9/22 Physics – New Quantum Theory, by Jones.

Sunday, 06/05/2016
12:00 PM Read 9/22 Edison – The Legend of the Wizard, by Josephson.
02:32 PM Read 8/22 Physics – Photons and Electrons, by Jones.

Watched 3 & 4/13 of WWII in Color documentary.
WWII

Saturday, 06/04/2016
06:00 PM Did some coding today on the SQL Server.
Add New Table into AdventureWorks2016 Database
Add Schema, Add Table into a SQL Test Database
Create SQL Database using PowerShell

Friday, 06/03/2016
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11:45 PM I spent the evening installing SQL Server 2016.

Watched 1 & 2/13 of WWII in Color documentary.
WWII

Thursday, 06/02/2016
11:55 PM Read 8/22 Edison – Menlo Park, by Josephson.

Spanish Studies
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Wednesday, 06/01/2016
09:38 AM – Watched Windows 10 training
53/99 – Roaming User Profiles
54/99 – Folder Redirection
55/99 – Mandatory User Profiles
56/99 – Migrate User Profiles with USMT


03:10 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
46/90 – PowerShell Scripting Best Practices

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Spanish Studies
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Tuesday, 05/31/2016
11:57 PM Read 7/22 Physics – Science vs. Religion, by Jones.

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Monday, 05/30/2016
11:45 PM Read 6/22 Physics – Cosmology, by Jones.

Check out this show, Humans.
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It’s pretty interesting. Full episodes.

Spanish Studies
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Sunday, 05/29/2016
04:05 PM Read 5/22 Physics – The Mechanical Worldview, by Jones.
07:16 PM Read 7/22 Edison – The Inventor and the Barons, by Josephson.

Saturday, 05/28/2016
03:15 PM Read 4/22 Physics – Metaphors of Space and Time Part II, by Jones.
06:05 PM Read 6/22 Edison – A Bloated Eastern Manufacturer, by Josephson.

Watched the Revenant. Such a great movie.
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Spanish Studies
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Thursday, 05/26/2016
11:58 PM Read 5/22 Edison – Pluck-and-Luck, by Josephson.

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Wednesday, 05/25/2016
10:10 PM Read 3/22 Physics – The General Theory of Relativity, by Jones.
11:55 PM Read 4/22 Edison – The Free-Lance Inventor, by Josephson.

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Tuesday, 05/24/2016
01:55 PM – Watched Windows 10 training
49/99 – BitLocker and BitLocker to Go Demo
50/99 – Hyper-V Description
51/99 – Hyper-V Creating a Virtual Machine
52/99 – Hyper-V Settings and Moving Storage


02:38 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training
45/90 – Scripting Basic Functions Filters and Pipeline Functions

11:55 PM Read 3/22 Edison – The Wanderyears, by Josephson.

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Monday, 05/23/2016
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Spanish Studies
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Sunday, 05/22/2016
12:22 PM Read 2/22 Physics – Metaphors of Space and Time, by Jones.
02:41 PM Read 2/22 Edison – Childhood and Boyhood, by Josephson.

Spanish Studies
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Saturday, 05/21/2016
03:15 PM Read 1/22 Edison – The Edisons, by Josephson.
04:00 PM Read 1/22 Physics – Special Theory of Relativity, by Jones.

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Friday, 05/20/2016
Microsoft Training
12:34 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 45/99 – Configure Wi-Fi Direct
12:42 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 46/99 – Tethering and Metered Connections
01:17 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 47/99 –  Bitlocker Description
01:30 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 48/99 –  Bitlocker DRA and GP


PowerShell
03:21 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 43/90 – Scripting Logical Constructs
03:55 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 44/90 – Scripting Looping Constructs


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Thursday, 05/19/2016
Spanish Studies
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I started a new book

Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Spanish Studies
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Tuesday, 05/17/2016
08:20 PM – Ohhhh…you didn’t know? I cook in my extra time.

Taco Tuesday
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Spanish Studies
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11:57 PM – Getting ready for bed – time to wind down

Monday, 05/16/2016

Sunday, 05/15/2016
Finally got around to seeing Deadpool. Pretty good movie…not recommended for kids.

Saturday, 05/14/2016
Today’s project was to create a scanner light, like a cylon or Kit, from Knight Rider. I just have to add it into a tin. I’ll post what the finished product looks like.

The Arduino and schematic
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Everything connected up
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Power added
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Thursday, 05/12/2016
Completed  Tesla: Visionary to the End (1905-1943) 16/16

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Wednesday, 05/11/2016

PowerShell
04:43 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 42/90 – Creating Basic…Scripts

Microsoft Training
05:53 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 44/99 – Windows to Go with PowerShell

11:35 PM – Read 15/16 Tesla: The Dark Tower (1901-1905)

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Tuesday, 05/10/2016

PowerShell
04:10 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 41/90 – Prompting for Input…

11:40 PM – Read 14/16 Tesla: Wardenclyffe (1900-1901)

The Arduino has finally arrived. I will begin some electronic projects with it this weekend.
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08:45 PM – Spanish studies for the evening. I’m really liking Fluenz so far.

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Monday, 05/09/2016

PowerShell
02:28 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 38/90 – Scheduled Background Jobs
02:39 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 39/90 – Lab D Jobs Review
03:10 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 40/90 – PowerShell Script Security

Microsoft Training
04:00 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 41/99 – Power Settings with GPOs and PowerCFG
04:20 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 42/99 – Windows to Go Description
04:30 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 43/99 – Windows to Go Demo


08:00 PM – Using Fluenz and Rosetta…to get the best mix of conversation and vocabulary.

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Sunday, 05/08/2016
01:50 PM – Read 13/16 Tesla: Stationary Waves (1899-1900)
03:00 PM – Read 15/17 Electronics: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less

Saturday, 05/07/2016
02:00 PM – I setup my main laptop for Spanish studies: Installed Rosetta and Fluenz.
04:34 PM – I started working on an electronics project to build a water detector.
– I did open up the DIY electronic kits I have, but they are only parts…and missing the actual Arduino chip used to complete projects; more to follow on this once I have the Arduino.

My Water Detector Schematic. The LED can be replaced with a buzzer.
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Friday, 05/06/2016
Completed some Apple Training today
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Thursday, 05/05/2016
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PowerShell
05:25 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 37/90 – Background Job Basics…

Microsoft Training
05:48 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 39/99 – Storage Spaces
06:10 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 40/99 – Configure Power Polices

Wednesday, 05/04/2016
11:57 PM – Read 12/16 Tesla: Looking for Alternatives (1895-1898)

Tuesday, 05/03/2016
Look what arrived…my solar light. I’m going to start experimenting with solar power.

In total darkness, it’s actually quite bright

Monday, 05/02/2016
09:45 PM – Read 11/16 Tesla: Efforts at Promotion (1894-1895)
11:30 PM – Read 13/17 Electronics: Logic Probes and Oscilloscopes

Sunday, 05/01/2016
02:47 PM – Read 10/16 Tesla: Wireless Lighting and the Oscillator (1893-1894)
03:55 PM – Read 12/17 Electronics: Measuring and Analyzing Circuits

Saturday, 04/30/2016
Microsoft Training
02:00 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 37/99 – OneDrive Demo
02:15 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 38/99 – DFS Client

03:30 PM – Read 11/17 Electronics: Building Circuits
05:37 PM – Read 09/16 Tesla: Pushing Alternating Current in America (1892-1893)

Thursday, 04/28/2016
Working on site today…imaging iMacs.

Microsoft Training
12:50 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 36/99 – OneDrive Overview
04:14 PM – Watched 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices

11:55 PM – Read 08/16 Tesla: Taking the Show to Europe (1891-1892)

“Success” by unknown (adapted from Emerson)

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Wednesday, 04/27/2016
iMac Training for 2012-2015 Macs

Microsoft Training
01:13 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 32/99 – Using Images and Exporting RemoteApp
01:38 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 33/99 – Work Folders Overview
02:15 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 34/99 – Work Folders Demo
02:50 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 35/99 – Office Files and Sync Center


PowerShell
04:38 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 36/90 – Lab C WMI and CIM Review

11:55 PM – Read 07/16 Tesla: A Veritable Magician (1891)

Tuesday, 04/26/2016

09:01 PM – Unit 3, Grammar (2 lessons)—in Rosetta.

11:40 PM – Read 06/16 Tesla: Searching for a New Ideal (1889-1891)

Monday, 04/25/2016

09:06 PM – Unit 3, Pronunciation (3 lessons)—in Rosetta.

11:50 PM – Read 05/16 Tesla: Selling the Motor

Sunday, 04/24/2016
01:30 PM – Read 04/16 Tesla: Mastering Alternating Currents
03:32 PM – Read 10/17 Electronics: Reading Schematics

Reading Light Project (first USB hack) – I wanted to create a portal reading light…using the USB lights I currently own. So, with a little clever wiring, I now have a light that works on the computer and on batteries — USB Wiring.

Saturday, 04/23/2016
10:30 AM – Read 3/16 Tesla: Learning by doing

PowerShell
04:30 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 35/90 – WMI & CIM Executing Instance Methods

Friday, 04/22/2016

Thursday, 04/21/2016
12:15 AM – Read 1/16 Tesla: An Idea Childhood
11:45 PM – Read 2/16 Tesla: Dream of Motors

Wednesday, 04/20/2016
Just came across this:

PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2016 (32 training videos)


PowerShell
01:47 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 33/90 – WMI and CIM Associations

02:12 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 34/90 – CIM Session

Microsoft Training
04:16 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 29/99 – Azure PowerShell
04:24 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 30/99 – Import Azure RemoteApp Config Overview
04:40 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 31/99 – Import Azure RemoteApp Config Demo

Spanish
07:45 PM – Watched La fea más bella, Season 1 Episode 9
08:30 PM – Watched Destinos, Episode 6 of 52

Tuesday, 04/19/2016

07:43 PM – Unit 3, Lesson 2, Core (1 lessons)—in Rosetta.

08:30 PM – Tinkering with USB power and devices http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=9933
11:42 PM – Read Introduction/16 Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

Monday, 04/18/2016

07:35 PM – Unit 3, Lesson 1, Review (2 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Awesome…look what arrived today. Let the reading begin.

Sunday, 04/17/2016
05:05 PM – Read Ch. 9/9 in Schaum’s CS book: Social Issues – finished the book

Saturday, 04/16/2016
04:28 PM – Read Ch. 8/9 in Schaum’s CS book: Databases
05:38 PM – Read Ch. 9/17 in Electronics book: Everything you need to know about soldering

Thursday, 04/14/2016
Microsoft Training
01:45 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 27/99 – Azure RemoteApp/Client Connection
03:35 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 28/99 – Azure GPO for Signed Packages


04:10 PM – Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 32/90 – WMI and CIM filtering


06:45 PM – Unit 3, Lesson 1, Reading and Listening (2 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Wednesday, 04/13/2016

07:13 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 31/90 – Using CIM Commands to Query Data

Microsoft Training
07:46 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 25/99 – WSUS Basics
08:01 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 26/99 – Azure RemoteApp Overview

Classic…My first techno song, way back in 1993.

Tuesday, 04/12/2016
Apple Training
01:00 PM – Hardware Service Issues Training: Completed


07:30 PM – Unit 3, Lesson 1, Reading (3 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Monday, 04/11/2016
08:08 AM – Read Ch. 8/17 in Electronics book: Rounding out your parts list

Microsoft Training
01:05 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 23/99 – Intune Deploy Software Updates
01:43 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 24/99 – Update Group Policy


08:30 PM – Unit 3, Lesson 1, Pronunciation (2 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Sunday, 04/10/2016
02:05 PM – Read Ch. 7/9 in Schaum’s CS book: Networking


03:13 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 30/90 – Using WMI to Query Data

Saturday, 04/09/2016
03:20 PM – Read Ch. 7/11 in AI book: Reasoning with Uncertainty
06:10 PM – Read Ch. 7/17 in Electronics book: Packing Part Together on ICs

Friday, 04/08/2016
Apple Training
07:44 AM – Merging Your Corporate and Personal Tech ID’s Training: Completed
08:22 AM – Hardware Tools: Completed

Thursday, 04/07/2016

02:15 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 28/90 – Lab B Remoting Review

03:14 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 29/90 – WMI and CIM WMI and the…

Microsoft Training
06:01 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 21/99 – Configure the Microsoft Intune Connector
06:12 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 22/99 – Client-Side Update Settings

Wednesday, 04/06/2016
09:30 AM – Mac ESD Precautions Training: Completed
10:00 AM – Mac Activation Lock in watchOS 2 Training: Completed


06:58 PM – Unit 2, Speaking, Review, Milestone (3 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Microsoft Training
07:18 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 19/99 – Integrate a Microsoft Account
07:36 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 20/99 – Intune Configure Monitoring and Alerts

Tuesday, 04/05/2016
12:45 AM
Read Ch. 11/11 in Elon Musk book: The Unified Theory of Elon Musk – finished the book
Vance, the author, gets a 5/5 for great writing…Elon 3/5 for abusing people.

Monday, 04/04/2016

05:13 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 27/90 – Web Remoting PowerShell Web Access

05:34 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 16/99 – Intune Managing Windows Computers
05:43 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 17/99 – Intune Deeplink Apps
05:58 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 18/99 – Intune Sideload, Update, Retire Apps

Sunday, 04/03/2016
Arrrrg….my website was down most of the day. I’m not sure what my hosting service was doing.

Saturday, 04/02/2016
03:05 PM – Read Ch. 10/11 in Elon Musk book: The Revenge of the Electric Car

Friday, 04/01/2016
Went and saw the new Batman vs. Superman movie…I dunno what all the complaints are about; I liked it. I mean, dark is in.

Wednesday, 03/30/2016

08:00 PM – Unit 2, Lesson 3, Writing (3 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Tuesday, 03/29/2016


12:36 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 26/90 – Advanced Remoting Custom…

Monday, 03/28/2016

08:10 PM – Unit 2, Lesson 3, Reading (2 lessons)—in Rosetta.

11:50 PM – Read Ch. 9/11 in Elon Musk book: Liftoff

Sunday, 03/27/2016
03:10 PM – Read Ch. 6/11 in AI book: Search, Games, and Problem Solving
06:20 PM – Read Ch. 6/17 in Electronics book: The Wide World of Semiconductors

Saturday, 03/26/2016
10:00 AM – Read Ch. 8/11 in Elon Musk book: Pain, Suffering, and Survival


02:40 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 25/90 – Advanced Remoting Crossing Domain…

Microsoft Training
03:05 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 13/99 – Intune Setup iPhone Enrollment
03:20 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 14/99 – Intune Demo iPhone Enrollment
03:45 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 15/99 – Intune Provisioning User Accounts…

5:00 PM – Read Ch. 6/9 in Schaum’s CS book: Operating Systems

Thursday, 03/24/2016

05:30 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 24/90 – Advanced Remoting Passing Data

Microsoft Training
05:50 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 11/99 – Intune Overview
06:20 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 12/99 – Intune Configuration, Compliance…

11:00 PM – Read Ch. 7/11 in Elon Musk book: All Electric

Tuesday, 03/22/2016
Microsoft Training
08:15 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 09/99 – Office 365 Update Branch
08:35 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 10/99 – Sideloading Apps in Online and Offline Images

Monday, 03/21/2016
Microsoft Training
08:20 AM – Watched Windows 10 training 05/99 – Office 365 Using a Company Email Address
10:17 AM – Watched Windows 10 training 06/99 – Office 365 Azure Active Directory Connector
04:35 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 07/99 – Office 365 Click-to-Run Overview
04:50 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 08/99 – Office 365 Click-to-Run Demos


10:03 AM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 22/90 – Persistent Remoting PSSessions

08:00 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 23/90 – Implicit Remoting

Apple Training
11:00 AM – Apple Diagnostics Training: Completed
12:00 PM – Apple Mac Mini Training: Completed


07:05 PM – Unit 2, Lesson 4, Grammar (3 lessons)—in Rosetta.

Sunday, 03/20/2016
11:00 AM
I did some work on the ol’website — adding an intro page. I’ll probably update the pics later.

02:50 PM
I worked on my Research page — I updated a few docs, but I want to combine all pages into a single PDF book, to be able to highlight my research on the main page.

05:05 PM – Read Ch. 5/9 in Schaum’s CS book: Programming in Java

Saturday, 03/19/2016
10:20 AM – Read Ch. 5/17 in Electronics book: Curling up with Coils and Crystals
04:00 PM – Read Ch. 5/11 in AI book: Logic Programming with PROLOG

Friday, 03/18/2016
Microsoft Training
05:15 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 01/99 – Introduction
05:35 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 02/99 – Office 365 Overview and Installation
05:50 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 03/99 – Office 365 Configuring Users and Groups
06:13 PM – Watched Windows 10 training 04/99 – Office 365 Multi-Authentication


09:00 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 21/90 – PowerShell Remoting Basics

Thursday, 03/17/2016

02:00 PM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 20/90 – LAB A PowerShell Core Review

06:00 PM – Read Ch. 6/11 in Elon Musk book: Mice in Space

Wednesday, 03/16/2016

08:00 AM
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 19/90 – Soup to Nuts Completing a New Task

Monday, 03/14/2016
Happy PI day!

What I could actually still recall…I used to have a 100 tucked away in the ol’brain.
3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693


Watched Destinos, Episode 5 of 52

Sunday, 03/13/2016
Read Ch. 5/9 in Brookshear CS book
Read Ch. 5/11 in Elon Musk book: PayPal Mafia Boss


Watched Destinos, Episode 4 of 52

Saturday, 03/12/2016
Read Ch. 4/9 in Schaum’s CS book: Software
Read Ch. 4/17 in Electronics book: Getting a charge out of Capacitors
Read Ch. 4/11 in Elon Musk book: Elon’s first Start-up
Read Ch. 4/11 in AI book: Limitations of Logic

Friday, 03/11/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 18/90 – Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

Wednesday, 03/09/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 17/90 – Setting Default Values for Command Parameters

Tuesday, 03/08/2016
LANDesk 10.0 training today.
Web seminar: LANDESK Momentum – Agent Health in Management Suite 2016

Monday, 03/07/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 16/90 – Advanced Operators

Tuesday, 03/01/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 15/90 – Comparison Operators and Filtering

Continued work on my PowerShell script for Office 2016. Take a look here

Monday, 02/29/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 14/90 – Formatting Command Output

Sunday, 02/28/2016
Installed Server 2016 with AD, DNS, and DHCP.Server 2016 Training today – 7 hours: My Cert
https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/what-s-new-in-windows-server-2016-preview-12592?l=2FRDqzrRB_4205094681

Saturday, 02/27/2016
CS Studies today at Barnes Noble – 8 hours.Read a chapter in my AI book and CS studyguide.I also worked in C#, testing the basics. See my work here
— Arrays, Loops, and GUI displays are next Saturday.

Friday, 02/26/2016

Thursday, 02/25/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 13/90 – How the PowerShell Pipeline Works

Wednesday, 02/24/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 12/90 – Core Commands: Selecting, Sorting, Measuring, and More


Tuesday, 02/23/2016

Unit 2, Lesson 2, Pronunciation (4 lessons)—in Rosetta.


Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 11/90 – Understanding Objects in PowerShell




Monday, 02/22/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 9/90 – External Commands and Tricks
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 10/90 – Learning the Pipeline: Exporting and Converting Data

Saturday, 02/20/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 8/90 – Regular Expression Basics

CS studies today

Friday, 02/19/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 7/90 – Variables, Strings, Hashtables, and Core Operators

Thursday, 02/18/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 5/90 – Running Commands
Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 6/90 – PSProviders and PSDrives

Tuesday, 02/16/2016

Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 4/90 – Interpreting Command Help

Monday, 02/15/2016
Something that I’ve been holding off from learning has been PowerShell. I really couldn’t use it at work, due to all the XP machines we still had in production, but, those are mostly gone now. Time to step up and replace all my scripting code with PowerShell.

I built my first PowerShell package today. It was for the VLC Player. Take a look at some of the code here


Watched CBTNuggets PowerShell training video 3/90 – Finding and Discovering Commands

Sunday, 02/14/2016

I was immersed in Spanish and computer studies today.
Unit 1, Lesson 4—Speaking—in Rosetta.

I spent some time reviewing the bash cookbook as well.

Saturday, 02/13/2016

Computer Science studies today. I worked on C# and getting the IDE installed on a second laptop.

Friday, 02/12/2016
So, I’m starting something new on Friday nights—picking up PowerShell. I have been putting it off for quite some time.

Thursday, 02/11/2016
Starting some new training in software development for C#.
Programming in C# Jump Start 1 of 8
    Getting Started Developing
Visual Studio Channel 9
Installed Visual Studio Community 2015

Tuesday, 02/09/2016

I continue my Spanish studies. I have just completed Rosetta, Level 1 Lesson 4 – Reading.
I also watch the Spanish show La fea más bella.
Level 1  2  3  4  5

Wednesday, 02/03/2016

Tuesday, 02/02/2016

Saturday, 01/30/2016
Nice…the Stargate Soundtrack arrived today. I love this movie, and the soundtrack is great to listen to while working or studying.

link

Tuesday, 01/26/2016
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
Walt Whitman - George Collins Cox.jpg

Tuesday, 01/19/2016

I continue my Spanish studies. I have just completed Rosetta, Level 1 Lesson 2 – Grammar.
I also watch the Spanish show La fea más bella.
Level 1  2  3  4  5

Tuesday, 01/19/2016
8:59 AM –  Working on site today

Monday, 01/18/2016
GRE studies today.

Friday, 01/15/2016
Just finished reading Cosmos…what a great book.

Tuesday, 01/12/2016
GRE Studies

Saturday, 01/09/2016
So, after more than 10 years…I finally have bought a personal phone. I now have the Note 5. Seems so nice compared to my work phone, which is an iPhone 4S. The last phoned I actually owned was a Switchback (hey, it was cool in its day).

New Phone

Saturday, 01/02/2016

Friday, 01/01/2016
Happy New Year!