January 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Photo 238/365: Lesson plan book #edugood

Photo 238/365: Lesson plan book #edugood (Photo credit: buistbunch)

 

this echoes what I found in my dissertation work: that blog writings, even though fueled by passion, were not acknowledged (still aren’t) as academic writing in journals.

Similarly, professional craft-work writing, like lesson plans, is also undervalued, even though lesson plans that are taught by 100 faculty peers, and which go thru the wringer of 1500 students annually, are among the most intensely peer reviewed of all writings, since people actually have to use them

Daytrading beliefs

December 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Richard Feynman

Cover of Richard Feynman

Mark Twain

Cover of Mark Twain

Matt asked:
From: Matth<snip>
To: Ken Long <longke@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 8:11 PM
Subject: Beliefs
Hi Ken:
          Been working on on my mission statements and business trading plan. I would like to model you – day trading (if you have no objections)
What are your beliefs that I could/should find useful.
Thanks Matt
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my preliminary answer
i am on a journey of eliminating beliefs, trying to show cause why ANY belief is necessary as opposed to accumulating beliefs
i believe therefore that a couple essential beliefs are helpful; maybe these are attitudes more than beliefs:
1. Ask: what’s the evidence for this belief? Why is it necessary to have a belief on this subject?
2. What is a proper degree of confidence to hold on the basis of the evidence available?
3. What are the limits of the belief?  or alternatively:  how robust is this belief?
or, from a constructivist perspective: what is the utility of this belief-structure? What are the characteristics of the scaffolding? What does it allow me to do?
or Practically:
if you look at my daily and weekend report, I would say that each indicator/report-chunk is there because I have some belief that they have information content
or Specifically:
each published system has statements of core beliefs, assumptions, models, rules that stand together as a whole
the RFA e-book has a ton of things that might reward the research
my video on “Edges” recorded at an IITM workshop is probably a useful collection of beliefs
i have a very strong belief in the sayings of  Mark Twain with respect to human nature and behavior and in the sayings found in the complete book of Murphy’s Law when it comes to mankind trying to exert mastery over Nature, like “Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut with an axe”
a lot of beliefs could be found in the chatroom archives where i respond to questions.  I find that questions push me to articulate beliefs out of the messy stew of ideas in my head at any time
whatever my belief sets  contain has to be large enough to stretch from the sparse beliefs and rules of the Frog to the increasingly complex RLCO-SQC framework
i am more interested in “intentional” action than I am in trying to find some kind of grand theory of everything for  daytrading; that’s in line with Feynman‘s belief that he was not trying to find ultimate truth, but rather simply trying to find out more about how the world works. I think that’s a healthy belief
i have a belief in the trade frames i make when i am preparing to act.  i believe they represent reasonable reward: risk ratio opportunities.  I believe that the habit of framing consistently builds proficiency an effective action/mental muscle memory and that over time provides an effective way to internalize adaptive judgement
start with the frog and RLCO frameworks; watch the live trading tapes and listen to my commentary for a belief set, especially when i am marking up the charts to try to create sense, sense enough to act
probably not the specific answer you were looking for, but it’s a start

STEM vs liberal arts as preparation for the life of the mind

September 14, 2013 Leave a comment

it used to be we said that liberal arts education provided us the broad creative and critical thinking skills that prepared people for a life of the mind in a challenging and changing world, but I would make the other argument: that STEM is better general preparation for the kinds of rigorous evidence-based thinking that we need to handle chaos and complexity

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Attorney general disregarding the rule of law to fan racial flames

July 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Classic and typical behavior.  Combine this with champion race-baiter Al Sharpton planning his Summer of Flames tour and you have to wonder what other evidence is required to establish  charges of “inciting a riot”?  The “Reverend” gives televangelists and other carney barkers a bad name

Democratic lawmaker received the Paula Deen treatment for his racist remarks in 3,2,1…

June 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Any second now, the waves of outrage will wash over the Congressman…

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Don’t worry, big government is here to protect you

June 9, 2013 Leave a comment

the sharks are circling…

May 16, 2013 Leave a comment

when even Chris Matthews loses the thrill up his leg you know that you’re in trouble if you’re a Democrat

incompetence across the board on every major project, healthcare is a disaster, the president is out of touch, even the media is starting to ask the questions that should of been asking five years ago. Democrats are scrambling to build a firewall around Hillary in the presence about find out how lonely it is at the top

English: Chris Matthews at the 2010 Time 100.

English: Chris Matthews at the 2010 Time 100. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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