I have moved out of school for now. I have made many work place associates. I work hard at work like I did in school. I tend to code long 100 line or more programs in the SAS computer language for work. I learned this language at school in my statistics degree. I have come to know many SAS Press authors in the last two years. I have met these authors at the annual user conference. I was tempted to write a book myself for SAS Press and started this project last year.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Studying more about data gathering and taking a part time job in coding text drawn down from the net.
I have been reading a bit about qualitative interviewing which may come before focus groups. I have read a few other books on data gathering from human subjects in the past few years. I have not read a great deal about this yet.
I started training tonight for some work in text analytics. I am being possibly employed to code or classify text coming from popular Internet sites. I am not sure this job will work out.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
- Jacques Ellul The Technological Society, (New York: Vintage 1967).
- This book also describes how technology will run over traditional societies and religions.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sunday, October 21, 2012
- Rainie, Lee and Wellman, Barry. Networked: The new operating system Kindle ed. (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2012).
- Rheingold, Howard. Net Smart: How to thrive online (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2012).
Monday, September 10, 2012
I have been trying to get to the Association for Internet Researcher's annual conference for a few years now. These past four years I have priced plane tickets and two years ago, actually made hostel reservations in Sweden and registered before asking for a refund unable to afford the trip. This year I even tried fund raising with crowd sourcing and raised 25 dollars for the trip. I can't really justify spending our household budget on this trip.
I did spend household money on a SAS programming conference this past spring. This was directly related to my work and career so this was justified as there were threats of layoffs this spring at work. So this was an investment in my job.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
- May Luong. The wealth and finances of employed low-income families Perspectives on Labour and Income (Ottawa, Canada: Statistics Canada, 2011) (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2011003/article/11529-eng.pdf) cited August 31, 2011.
I have not read the books I borrowed anymore. I did read about bass playing a bit and am reading a book on my Kindle about democratic revolutions and also reading and writing in French.
I have some time off this weekend to read more. I have no volunteer work scheduled this weekend. I won't be able to afford to go shopping anywhere. I can make a trip the the library.
I did spend last weekend making live music happen as a stage hand. I heard someone sing and play live I have listened to as recorded music for forty years or so.
I have a new tool to learn about namely a computer drawing board that I purchased.
I took Friday off work this week, so really I have only two days left to work this week.
Monday, August 22, 2011
- Wellman, Barry. ed. Networks in the Global Village: Life in contemporary communities (Boulder: Co: Westview, 1999).
- This editor often challenges the commonly held assumptions about networks and also challenges the negative views about the Internet. I have met him and studied much of his materials.
- McLean, Scott L., Schultz, David S. and Steger, Manfred. Social Capital: Critical perspectives on community and "Bowling Alone" (New York: New York, 2002).
- This book contains essays that critique Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone" book and article.
- Arneil, Barbara. Diverse Communities: The problem with social capital
- The author brings a view of justice from feminist and cultural minorites to the thesis of Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone", that civic society is on the decline claiming that the previous civil society Putnam sees as eroding may not have been of benefit to cultural minorties.
- Wellman, Barry and Haythornwaite, Caroline. eds.The Internet in Everyday Life (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002).
- This book added academic reason and research to Internet writing that helped guide Internet research forward.