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Technical Periods of COVID-19 Fatality Data and the Relevance of Asymptotic Baselines

While I was laid off due to the new Coronavirus, I created a computer application called Little Blue Pearl (LBP) - named after our planet. Although I was recalled about 1.5 weeks later, I find myself continuing to follow the fatality numbers for different countries. I guess it is a bit like bird watching in a certain sense. It is not that I am focused on the number of…See More
Apr 16
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Apr 3
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Little Blue Pearl

Little Blue Pearl - named after our planet - has kept me occupied for several days during my 14-day Coronavirus isolation. It is fully functional although I suppose it needs a makeover in terms of its appearance. Like a child after summer break, this is going to be my show-and-tell. LBP is designed to process the pandemic data in a particular manner focusing mostly on the…See More
Apr 2
Tim Matteson liked Don Philip Faithful's blog post Quantitative Reductionism and the Pandemic of COVID-19
Mar 26
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Quantitative Reductionism and the Pandemic of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to find different ways to maintain their operations amid calls for increased social distance. In some cases, employees have been asked to work from home in order to reduce the amount of social interaction in the workplace. Due to this emerging distance between these workers and their employers, I suggest that quantitative reduction will become more likely: for these employees, performance will be increasingly unrelated to their social presence in…See More
Mar 26
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Event Conceptualization & Distribution Modelling

In a recent blog, I described the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as an ontological reference.  I explained how this type of resource can be used for the codification of distributable events in order to build up a database.  In an organization, although the context surrounding the idea of a “disorder” is different; nonetheless the concept of examining people in relation to their disorders can be applied to a production setting - i.e. to…See More
Dec 26, 2019
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Event Distribution as a Subject of Ontological Recognition Criteria

The “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” produced by the American Psychiatric Association is an interesting document from a conceptual standpoint.  In order to count the number of individuals with a particular disorder and to make the numbers comparable regardless of source, there has to be clear criteria guiding the ontology.  This document therefore serves an important ontological purpose. By the way, given that some dictionaries don’t include the word, ontology is the…See More
Dec 8, 2019
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Tai Chi of Civilization

It is not unusual for a person to encounter hurdles or barriers in social processes - for example, to obtain financial support to do a post-secondary program.  I drink decaffeinated coffee. Sometimes when I order coffee, perhaps due to lack of product demand I will receive a cup of coffee that is barely above room temperature.  This situation likewise extends from some kind of social process - e.g. to get the order out although it is not quite what I ordered. In this blog, I refer to these…See More
Sep 8, 2019
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Tai Chi of Civilization

It is not unusual for a person to encounter hurdles or barriers in social processes - for example, to obtain financial support to do a post-secondary program.  I drink decaffeinated coffee. Sometimes when I order coffee, perhaps due to lack of product demand I will receive a cup of coffee that is barely above room temperature.  This situation likewise extends from some kind of social process - e.g. to get the order out although it is not quite what I ordered. In this blog, I refer to these…See More
Sep 8, 2019
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Social-Organizational-Institutional Versus Market Devaluation

In Ontario, there has been a push for education to become more “monetizeable.”  The education that people receive should better reflect the needs of the market.  This is actually a challenging proposition - even if people are entirely in agreement - given the elusive nature of the market.  I am a big market proponent myself.  This has led me to question where or not my undergraduate degree has any commercial value at all.  I have a degree in environmental studies.  My thesis was on the…See More
Aug 4, 2019
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Social-Organizational-Institutional Versus Market Devaluation

In Ontario, there has been a push for education to become more “monetizeable.”  The education that people receive should better reflect the needs of the market.  This is actually a challenging proposition - even if people are entirely in agreement - given the elusive nature of the market.  I am a big market proponent myself.  This has led me to question where or not my undergraduate degree has any commercial value at all.  I have a degree in environmental studies.  My thesis was on the…See More
Aug 4, 2019
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Constructing Role Objects and Interpreting Role Conflicts Through the Lens of Stress

In my previous post, I discussed the relationship between role conflict and performance.  I suggested that all things being equal, role conflict might be the primary determinant of employee performance.  Companies direct all sorts of resources gathering data for recruitment purposes.  All things being about the same, much of that data collection is irrelevant. …See More
Jul 8, 2019
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Constructing Role Objects and Interpreting Role Conflicts Through the Lens of Stress

In my previous post, I discussed the relationship between role conflict and performance.  I suggested that all things being equal, role conflict might be the primary determinant of employee performance.  Companies direct all sorts of resources gathering data for recruitment purposes.  All things being about the same, much of that data collection is irrelevant. …See More
Jul 8, 2019
Don Philip Faithful posted a blog post

Role Conflicts and Deviant Behaviours

It has been suggested the role conflicts can lead to poorer performance in the workplace.  Below I present the general dynamics: more role conflicts equate to less performance.Performance can be expressed empirically - as in the case above using a formal scoring scheme.  On the other hand, a qualitative approach can be used: using this alternate methodology, apart from…See More
Jul 3, 2019
Don Philip Faithful's blog post was featured

Role Conflicts and Deviant Behaviours

It has been suggested the role conflicts can lead to poorer performance in the workplace.  Below I present the general dynamics: more role conflicts equate to less performance.Performance can be expressed empirically - as in the case above using a formal scoring scheme.  On the other hand, a qualitative approach can be used: using this alternate methodology, apart from…See More
Jul 3, 2019
Don Philip Faithful posted a blog post

Deconstructing the Concept of Efficiency

The concept of efficiency is not always easy to grasp.  People go to work.  They do their job.  They follow the pace.  What exactly is efficiency in the scheme of things?  I think it is important to be able to distinguish between how hard different workers are working.  It is not really possible to discuss efficiency if this kind of comparison is not performed.  Improving efficiency is about getting more from a person or process.  Therefore in order to determine whether or not efficiencies are…See More
May 5, 2019

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Company:
ACS Canada
Seniority:
Technical
Industry:
Government Services
Short Bio:
Master of Arts in Critical Disability Studies
Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Environment and Resource Studies
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http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/don-philip-faithful/23/7b5/132/
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Don Philip Faithful's Blog

Technical Periods of COVID-19 Fatality Data and the Relevance of Asymptotic Baselines

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 4:25pm 0 Comments

While I was laid off due to the new Coronavirus, I created a computer application called Little Blue Pearl (LBP) - named after our planet. Although I was recalled about 1.5 weeks later, I find myself continuing to follow the fatality numbers for different countries. I guess it is a bit like bird watching in a certain sense. It is not that I am…

Continue

Little Blue Pearl

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 11:46am 0 Comments





Little Blue Pearl - named after our planet - has kept me occupied for several days during my 14-day Coronavirus isolation. It is fully functional although I suppose it needs a makeover in terms of its appearance. Like a child after summer break, this is going to be my show-and-tell. LBP is designed to…

Continue

Quantitative Reductionism and the Pandemic of COVID-19

Posted on March 22, 2020 at 4:57am 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to find different ways to maintain their operations amid calls for increased social distance. In some cases, employees have been asked to work from home in order to reduce the amount of social interaction in the workplace. Due to this emerging distance between these workers and their employers, I suggest that quantitative reduction will become more likely: for these employees, performance will be increasingly unrelated to their social presence…

Continue

Event Conceptualization & Distribution Modelling

Posted on December 26, 2019 at 7:07am 0 Comments

In a recent blog, I described the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as an ontological reference.  I explained how this type of resource can be used for the codification of distributable events in order to build up a database.  In an organization, although the context surrounding the idea of a “disorder” is different;…

Continue

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