Saturday 10 January 2015: Learning and enjoying.


I did dishes, studied Russian, and had a lesson with Daniil at Troubador,

We saw a movie “The imitation game”.  This was a great movie loosely based on “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges, which I read many years ago.  As a person who majored in mathematics and worked and lived with computers, Turing’s work was always special.


From wikipedia:   “In terms of historical accuracy, while the broad outline of Turing’s life as depicted in the film is true, a number of historians have stated that elements within it represent distortions of what actually happened, especially in terms of Turing’s work at Bletchley Park during the war and his relationship with friend and fellow code breaker Joan Clarke.”

Alan was a atheist, but the movie did not make this a high point.

We saw more acting in the past two days than in the past two years.

After we had dinner at  damons, watched football, and I reviewed the partion tool I am going to use on the new computer.

Friday 9 December 2015: Exercise and technology, with a bit of cosmology…


I trained at the gym, and called  centel to inform them we were no longer a provider.
I brought my russian blog up to date, and read in the Great books – the  Republic.
Got the Apple TV set up, and the new CD player.

We saw the ‘Theory of everything’ at Cobblestone, and ate at steak and shake.

General Relativity has appealed to me since I was 15, and as I can do the mathematics, I enjoy studying it.

I have read much of Hawking, from “A brief history of time”, to “The large scale structure of space time”, so this movie is special.

It was also gratifying to hear his outspoken atheism.