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"Follow your bliss."
--Joseph Campbell [The Power of Myth]
Happy people follow that advice. I try to be one of them. Here's who I am.
There are lots of thanks I owe to many people. One of the links in my site menu leads to a "thanks, folks!" file of the people who helped me evolve spiritually.
So what am I up to these days? Mostly taking care of Christopher and when I'm not... I used to do many things at once, and generally got torn between them. Now I'm going to keep to strict priorities: kid, health (mens sana in corpore sano), money, then everything else. Thus:
- Mens Sana: After the warehouse work hiatus I took from 2007 to 2010, all my professional work has been again Brain based rather than Brawn, as I always find learning opportunities and look for solutions, provide suggestions even when they're not asked for or appreciated. Outside school, Chris is only honing his reflexes these days with games. I program little bits at work or for myself.
- Corpore Sano: We came to Calgary more than 10 years ago and we're still looking for a good Karate dojo for my kid and me. In the meanwhile, I push some weights at home every now and then, and we cycle. Hiking on the slopes of Kananaskis and Nose Hill Park is always fun, as we expected when we chose this spot of Calgary to move to. My kid is an adult now, but he rarely gets out of the house, unless it is with his friends...
- Spiritus Sano: And we're taking care of a little rescued kitten: Poof-Poof. Before we get to the entertainment part of the day, we do chores (washing, cleaning, ornanizing, taking out recyclables).
- My web pages are (still) in dire need of a spring cleaning; I played for a while with the idea of doing them up as a wiki, but abandoned that since my favorite wiki engine is getting more and more difficult to configure. So these pages shall wait in their various stages of completion until I get my current project, Monade, off the (alpha) ground.
- My studies in Cognitive Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON Canada are left behind, with 1 credit left to take and the prospectus of my dissertation on hold. I hope not on definitive hold. I still watch and help my co-workers as they use various tools (both virtual and real), thus gathering data for my applications and refining the MonDoc principles. However, the actual job of distilling the principles into a consistently modular pattern language, with abstraction/application level-bounds well defined... will have to wait for me to find the proper frame of mind and build the right tool. Or for someone else to come out with something similar.
Though there's not much development posted on this site yet, the few people who help me test MonDoc-related projects or my site in general, should go here first; the good news is that I am about to concentrate my spare time on building my Monade project.
Why is the Monicsoft site about its owner rather than about the company?
On May 13, 2005, Monicsoft became a registered business
in Canada, and these pages were about to change. However, that didn't pan out (my goals and my ex-wife's goals seemed at the beginning to go the same way, but they turned out irreconciliably different, which led to our separation and my focusing on mental rather than material life). So I'm still keeping only my personal pages here.
Drop me a line if you have a comment about my pages or their content. I like to hear other people's opinions, so the little note () under Arthur, present on every page and shaped like a yellow note page with a blue tack stuck in it is a quick email link.