Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I also worked in a non academic job this past weekend for 24 hours out of 48. If it is quiet at this workplace and if I am not busy with work tasks, I am allowed to read school books. This is a good job. I have held it for five years now. It is unionised so pays well, but I only work there part-time so do not make a lot of money at this work. I am becoming a Steel Worker of America union member at this job although the work is not about steel work.
Today I was in training for my new job as a day trader on NASDAQ. I have worked for about 8 hours of training now for this job. I am learning more about trading and the major players on NASDAQ.
I am working tonight at my TA job where I will give a mid-term review session. I have been marking some assignments for this course now for the past week and a half.
Monday, February 27, 2006
Meanwhile I am scoring 100% in my experimental design course after two assignments. I am sketching out some experiments in music with my new PA/Recording equipment and the methodology in my course textbook. I also borrowed some books on midi today and a book on ethics in mental illness treatment concerning involuntary hospitalisation which may be a topic in my legal studies MA.
Speaking of my legal studies MA I thought up a survey into citizen's knowledge of crime as a good project for my thesis. I would study different types of citizens including victims, etc., as different strata in a survey.
- Seiter, Ellen. The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment, and Mis-Education (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).
- This book covered a professor's teaching of an elementary classroom course on media and journalism to two school's one a lower class school with an ethnic population. She looked at the children's love of wrestling and neopets. She found that the gender gap in computing disappears when one considers working class non-white males and that the privledged males in computing are white middle class men.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
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Sunday, February 19, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
- Hamilton, Roberta. The Women's Movement(s) in Gendering the Vertical Mosaic: Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Society (Toronto: Copp Clark, 1996) at 43-81.
This covered a herstory of the feminist movement in Canada questioning the idea that the feminist movement is dead or fragmented. Along the way of this history ideas of race, class, and ability were covered as keys also in different feminisms and different actions. Interestingly a manifesto of late sixties radical feminists within the counter culture was quoted piece by piece and rather well tied into the text of the article.
Friday, February 17, 2006
I bought a copy of a first year women's studies course pack from the womyns centre fundraising sale.
One thesis I like from feminist legal studies as it relates to the statistical concept of bias is the idea of expressing our biases openly at the beginning and I often talk this way in meetings. I did try to admit my background in my honours paper, but this was considered too personal by my writing tutors, so I cut out this too personal part in the final draft of my paper on computer crime. In my paper on computer crime I don't remember citing women or considering gender at all. There was no breaking of the male computer criminal stereo type, yet there was some evidence that this is in fact a stereo type. Thus there are women computer criminals, as well as. male teenagers. That is what the cases showed.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
I then came home and started Linux tinkering again. I also read my course textbook for the STAT4504 lecture later today.
Monday, February 06, 2006
Speaking of graduate school I also took my referee form to a referee's workplace after school. We chatted a bit of politics and the criminal law. It was a very secure workplace.
I came home and read books about gender and computing. I borrowed these books today.