Pre-Black Friday Book Romp

I love everything about books, library, computer research and romping through the stacks.

With Black Friday coming tomorrow, I recommend going to Value Village and checking out the store a little ahead of time. The Victoria location is open till 10 p.m.

https://stores.savers.com/

Cyber Monday in Canada – Monday, November 27, 2023

Cyber Monday: History, Top Tweets in Canada, 2023 date, facts, and things to do. When is Cyber Monday shown on a calendar.
— Read on www.wincalendar.com/ca/Cyber-Monday

The weekday after Black Friday, Monday November 28,2023.

Be kind, Be calm Be safe!

Black Friday Canada 2023

https://www.flyerca.com/when-is-black-friday/

Friday November 24,2023 is the big day. Check out the link above for early day sales and more.

Don’t get too excited, note frustration and act slowly when problems arise.

Let’s look after ourselves this holiday season!

Books Are Epic

Definitely, “The Lord Of The Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien,

My Recommendation For Primer Books

“The Hobbit”is obvious. It is as recognizable as The Trilogy.

a reader’s companion to “The Hobbit “ and “The Lord Of The Rings “, not so much. At least, the thread is how anyone will pick up the Trilogy after skimming or checking out “a reader’s companion….” All these famous people have something to say that may persuade you to leap into the big read.

If you like excellent artwork and journaling, you will use both when using this journal: A Hobbit’s Journal: Being a blank book with some curious illustrations of friends & foes of the Nine Companions.

Here’s when Canada is testing its emergency alert system | CTV News

Canada’s Alert Ready system, which allows government agencies to warn the public about events considered to be a threat to life, is being tested today. Here’s when and where this is happening.
— Read on www.ctvnews.ca/canada/here-s-when-you-can-expect-to-get-an-emergency-alert-message-today-1.6645722

Be ready for the alarming sound on your devices! At 1:55 a.m. there is a test on cell phones, etc.

The Biggest Generative Technology Is AI

Check out the wiki link below

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General-purpose_technology?wprov=sfti1#

Check out An expert on Generating technology in AI

Generative Technology In AI

The new tools will help create a brand new world!

Be respectful and responsible along the way….

Hype In “AI”

There is no definition for ‘Consciousness ‘.

Therefore, it is not possible for AI to become conscious.

It is difficult to chat about either term without some hype.

Be respectful, do your responsible work before publishing fear, loathing , extremes, etc.

Is there too much AI Consciousness Hype?

Do I need To Learn how To Code?

Andrew Ng (AI Fund), says to be responsible with AI.

Many leaders want responsible AI, but out of fear.

Andrew Ng thinks people need to learn how to code.

Learn how to code

I don’t believe in AI Extinction!

Are You Afraid Of Math

Do you know what Homotopy is ?

If you answered yes, you may be overconfident about your abilities.

Here is a new book on this topic.

https://homotopytypetheory.org/book/

If your brain hurts or you feel too tired to read the book above, you are normal and have little or no interest in the new and evolving mathematics.

I like to be aware of new areas emerging in science.

New Math

A Trip Or Vacation Back Home

Name the most expensive personal item you’ve ever purchased (not your home or car).

I am visiting Victoria in the late nineties. It is the first really good visit in ten years. I spent 2000.00 dollars on a car rental, hotel and other odds and sods. I stayed at the James Bay Inn for a couple of days and I flew back to Edmonton on Air Canada.

But I visited mom and dad. I saw Maureen and her 2 kids. I bought them all a nice present: rings and an Alanon book. I think I saw Deb. I didn’t see her kids. My sister Sue was over in Vancouver. It is an whirlwind trip.

Here I am at home in two weeks from the time I left. It is the best way to visit friends and relatives.

It is worth every penny.