Sunday, March 27, 2005
Friday, March 25, 2005
Monday, March 21, 2005
Sunday, March 20, 2005
I completed marking one question's first part for all 80 assignments. It took one day or only an hour and a half of one day.
I spent 12 hours on my paper today. I also spent three hours on the web site for my union local. I updated quite a few blogs today.
I did not work on my data mining project today. Yesterday I used SAS to view 58 histograms. I could not get these to work in R. I want to also do this project in C++ and PERL but that is getting my expectations too high.
I marked about fifty papers for one part of one question and have about 30 papers to grade for this part still. I think right now I will grade another course and get that half done.
Friday, March 18, 2005
The problem is email spam. I could use a Principle Components reduction using subsets of the variables. There are variables based on word and character frequency that could be extracted and broken down. There is also a capitals series if variables that could be reduced by PC analysis. Then I might have only 9 dimensions or 9 variables, 3 sets of 3 PC components. It may even end up smaller.
Friday, March 11, 2005
I also gave two labs last night. I got out of the second lab and went to hear a Chief Technology Officer of a major company speak at our school. I came home and read interesting bits from a few books. Then I wrote some of my paper. I then created a list of books I had read in January and February last year. I spent about two hours surfing Amazon.com.
Since my last entry I have become a member of the Association of Internet Researchers. I got some new job offers and signed a contract to do some web content management for one of my union locals.
I have my data mining course later today in the evening. I am going to proof read and write some of more of my paper now and take a good long break from the computer. I'll also take some vitamins and make some late night coffee.
Monday, March 07, 2005
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Saturday, March 05, 2005
I just today read John Nash's auto-biography on the Nobel prize web site. I don't see myself as a gifted in your face with my arrogant work type of paranoid schizophrenic. I am much more modest and just continue to produce my best. I am too beaten down by my science education from the 1970's that only featured male scientists and it is really my science education and socialization in the late 1990's and early 2000's that has brought a more gender balanced and racially balanced approach to the social world of science doing.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
- Some of 21 books
- Bellahsène, Zohra, et al. Database and XML Technologies. Proceedings of the Second International XML Database Symposium, XSym 2004, Toronto, Ontario 2004 (Berlin: Springer, 2004).
- I picked through this slowly and as of 05/04/19 am still borrowing it.
- Borkmam, Thomasina Jo. Understanding Self-Help/Mutual Aid: Experiential Learning in the Commons (Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers, 1999)
- I read about four chapters of this book which seeks to establish consumers of medical services has having valid but different knowledge from doctors and other professionals.
- Bygrave, Lee A. Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits (The Hague: Kluwer, 2002).
- This is a very complete book and interesting and perhaps a small part will be useful in my paper.
- Cleaver, Barry, et al. Handbook Exploring the Legal Context for Information Policy in Canada (London, Ont.: Faxon Canada, 1992).
- This book was a fairly easy read and an interesting topic. It was written by a team of legal professionals for the Faxon company. I read the whole book but it did not help me with my paper.
- Cornelius, Vita, Ed. Personal Privacy (New York: Novinka, 2002).
- I haven't looked at this book yet.
- Humphreys, Keith. Circles of Recovery: Self-Help Organizations for Addictions (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University, 2004).
- I am just finishing reading the chapter on effectiveness of self help in promoting less substance abuse. The author admits this is not a complete picture of self help groups but still finds it a valuable public health question to be answered.
- Kahin, Brian & Nesson, Charles, Eds. Borders in Cyberspace: Information Policy and the Global Information Infrastructure (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1997).
- This is interesting in a broader sense than just for my paper and has older and more general issued addressed as well as containing the David R. Johnson and David G. Post piece The Rise of Law on the Global Network.
- Liberty. Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and the Internet (London: Pluto, 1999).
- This book is a big send up but may not be practical in the speed of Internet changes occurring. It is certainly part of early legal scholarship on the ecommerce and Internet involving the law and government.
- Oppenheim, Charles. The Legal and Regulatory Environment for Electronic Information 3rd ed. (Tetbury,Gloucestershire, UK: Infonortics, 1999).
- This work is mostly about intellectual property issues in Europe and the UK and thus is not much help for my paper.
- Parker, Donn. B. Crime by Computer (New York: Charles Scribners, 1976).
- This is a book by one of the earliest computer crime scholars and his worked prompted a congressional commmittee and bill to deal with computer crime.
- Wall, David S. Ed. Crime and the Internet (New York, Routledge, 2001).
- This is a key motivating collection of papers driving me to write my paper.
- Williams, Brian. Working with Victims of Crime: Policies, Politics and Practice (London, Jessica Kingsley, 1999).
- This book is good and I have been reading it for about four months.