ARTiFactor


Where you can find me
What I do (my job): 
I volunteer at Collector's Corner Wednesdays from 10 am till 3pm.
Where I do what I do: 
Collector's Corner is on the 4th floor of the Science Museum of Minnesota
Interests
I wish I were an expert in: 
artificial intelligence information architecture massage
Dream jobs: 
blogging consultant massage therapist teaching
All about me
First born of eleven, raised in Appleton, MN. High School class of 1967. University of Minnesota B.S. in physics Education. Taught ninth grade physical science for ten years at Delano, MN. Lived in the woods for 20 yrs. Got married at age 30. Received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from N.W.C.C. and practiced Chiropractic in Appleton, MN. for ten years. Also owned, rented, and sold about a dozen real estate parcels in Appleton. Moved to Como Park, Saint Paul, MN. 1996. Did hospice care for my father-in-law until he died. Volunteered at the Japanese Garden in Como Park. Also volunteer at Collector's Corner at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Sold antiques and collectables for about ten years. Currently, I blog for the SMM Buzz Blog as ARTiFactor
Science in my life
What is science to you?: 
Science is a process. It is a method for exploring the natural world by making observations, drawing inferences, and testing those inferences with further experimentation and observation. It isn't so much the data generated as it is a way of thinking critically about the universe and our own interpretations of it.
I would invent: 
A personal, digital assistant that would help people achieve their potential
Technology I love: 
The internet and the ability to learn practically anything. I also love my tiny digital camera and how it can also record video with sound.
How do you use math in your daily life?: 
I play a card game called "Hand & Foot" every night with my wife. Five decks of cards are used. Four rounds make a game. We need to add up the points when each round is over. Clean books are 500, dirty books are 300, jokers are 50, and aces and deuces are 20, faces are 10 and non faces are 5 points. Cards not played are negative with a red three being -500 points.
What technology do you use every day?: 
My computer and the internet. My camera.
Technology that drives me crazy: 
My internet modem when it needs rebooting to get back to full speed. My computer when some process slows everything down to the extent that my mouse won't even work.