Tuesday, December 30, 2003

I didn't really read or study yesterday. I am working 9 hours today and I won't be able to study at work today. I read some of a paper on human factors in design. This paper is inspiring me to sign up for an on-line ergonomics course at our local community college. I read a history of certain workplace injuries this summer. The new computer desk is an ergonomic solution.

Things have been quiet in the IWW union over the holidays. I need to research some sister union web sites for CUPE4600 before next Tuesday. I should be able to do that tomorrow or tonight or on Friday or Thursday late at night. I am also working on New Years day and Saturday night shift.

Monday, December 29, 2003

I am cleaning up my office a bit and adding another computer desk I found in the trash.
I finished reading Becker, H. K. & Becker, D. L. Community Policing: The US Experience in McKenzie, I. K. & Bull R., ed. Criminal Justice Research, Inspiration, influence and ideation (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002) pp. 159-187. It seems Chicago has gotten fully behind the concept of community policing. I know Ottawa has community police centres and I have visited these centres on a few occassions.

Saturday, December 27, 2003

What does the word contention mean? Is contention protest? Is it conflict? Is it debate? Is it questioning authority? Is it questioning one's parents? Thus is it anti-parentalistic? Yes, it is all these things for me.

Is the sociological outlook of Durkeim against psychological and Darwinistic explanations. I think it is. Occupations and work are not psychological but in fact they are one social fact one social variable in the equations of life.

I completed Chapter 5 in What's Wrong with Addiction?. This chapter was about eating disorders. This book is written from an ethical relativist perspective. It is also full of post-modernist sociological language as well as biological facts even if these are all in contention.

Friday, December 26, 2003

I am still reading school books. I have read about 90 pages of my LAWS4204 case book now. This is the first month's readings. I am also using some of the school's on-line forums.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

I bought the case book for next term's course LAWS4204 and have been reading it the past three days. I have read the readings up to and including the second week's readings for this course.

I participated in nominating our Green Party candidate and was on the nightly news at this public meeting. I brought my new 2004 criminal code pocket version with me to the meeting.

I have been enjoying reading the outlines for this coming term's fourth year and third year law courses. I am sticking with LAWS4204 ecommerce legal issues and LAWS4307 medical issues in criminal law for the winter term. I might take a course in risk and liability for volunteers but maybe Kung Fu instead.

Friday, December 19, 2003

I wrote my exam and had some luck studying for one question concerning statutory regulations. I may have had a lot of things wrong on this exam. This is a first for me in law. I have usually been right about things in my recent five year old studies of law.

I read some more of the small book for LAWS2003. I read about contracts, and torts in that book.

I borrowed a book on Offender Assessment, which I will report on later during the holidays.

Today I started and am almost finished reading Johnston, L., Reinventing Governance: The Case of Private Policing in McKenzie, I. K. & Bull R., ed. Criminal Justice Research, Inspiration, influence and ideation (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002) pp. 135-158. This is interesting as I am a private security officer so this book relates to my work.

I finished reading McKenzie, I. K., Beyong Behaviourism: Police Culture Revisted in McKenzie, I. K. & Bull R., ed. Criminal Justice Research, Inspiration, influence and ideation (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002) pp.53-77, this monrning and must say this was a difficult read and rather boring as the author believes in psychology.

I attended the math department Christmas Lunch. I gave the office a Christmas card and also gave one to the Paul Menton centre at school.

I did some volunteering at city hall on city roads and accessibility. I also volunteered a little with the green party as we prepare to nominate our candidate for the next federal election.

I am also reading a book on safety which also relates to my work. The book was written in Germany, so the English is not perfect.

I saw a book on sale today at the school book store on TRUE BASIC and might buy it if I can get to the book store after the holidays and it is still there. I have some ideas on studying the BASIC language to a greater extent than I know it now. It may seem outdated but TRUE BASIC apparently allows the use of object oriented programming.

Monday, December 15, 2003

I got my final grade for LAWS4305. I did great with that course.

I did very little study for LAWS3205 this morning. But I did reread my last four major papers.

I finished the paper describing a query software written in prolog for searching MATHML that is math XML files on the web.

STAT4501 will be tough this winter if I do decide to take it.

Today was a busy day for academic email. I got three emails from professors. I also got a survey and completed it on the web for the University of Helsinki magazine.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

After this mornings studies I have been reading the paper for the past weeks issues and doing some programming related studies in probability. I have not been doing any law studies for about 8 hours now.
I made lists of all the articles, cases and Acts covered for our final exam in LAWS3205. The exam is on Wednesday the 17th of December, this coming Wednesday. Later today at 12 noon other students are meeting at the school's library to study. I will be there and bring this list on my laptop and as a floppy or printout with three copies I made notepad files for these lists so I can add them to my Palm...Palm in exam room not me! But read it on the train? Yes, siree!

Saturday, December 13, 2003

I borrowed three books on Probability. I read the first chapter of one of them and started the second chapter. With one of the others I scanned the table of contents and compared it to the outline for STAT4501.

After talking with my brother and father I may only study law courses this winter. Then this summer I will study first year sociology. Then next year two second year sociology courses one in research the other in famous sociologists and their theories. Then I will take the summer off in 2005. Then in 2005-2006 I will complete LAWS3907 and another LAWS4xxx along with SOCI4xxx or SOCI5xxx courses. Then in 2006-2007 I will complete more SOCI upper year courses and be done in June 2007. At least that is one plan.

Friday, December 12, 2003

I borrowed two books about consumer credit from the library. One is from the Saskatchewan Law Reform Commission. I also have a book out about the theory of class actions.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

I borrowed a number of books before my union survey research meeting. One article I read tonight was Heumesser, B. D., et al,. An Information System for Retrieving and Reasoning about XML-based Mathematical Knowledge, in ed. Bai F, and Wegner, B., Electronic Information and Communications in Mathematics, ICM 2002 International Satellite Conference, Beijing China, August 2002, Revised Papers. LNCS 2730

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Mathieu réussir à examen. Peter réussir à examen. My French is simple. No?

Saturday, December 06, 2003

I completed reading chapters 10,18,19, and 21. So I have read all the required readings for the LAWS3205 exam.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

I read more of chapter 3 in Bridging the Digital Divide this morning. This covered a survey of community technology centres and the findings of that survey. It seems some of these CTC's have ceased to exist as they only provided cheap internet access. Those that survived developed training programs and content. I think with the NCF the content is lagging behind the ideals that the people like me involved would like to see. It is not frequently updated and like www.flora.org suffers from mid nineties idealism. Only the commerical directories and hangouts seem to have survived with updated content. Volunteers must do more.

I completed reading the case of Lloyds Bank Ltd. v. Bundy (1974) 3 All E.R. 757 (C.A.) yesterday morning. This morning I read Harry v. Kreutziger (1978), 95 D.L.R. (3d) 231 (B.C.C.A.)

I read a fellow worker's paper on F.B.I. counter intelligence programs that targetted radical groups in the 1960's and 1970's.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

My course choices as of this morning for next term are:

GEOG 3105 [0.5 credit] (formerly 45.315*)
Climate and Atmospheric Change
The global climate system, with emphasis on global change variability over the historical and modern periods; the changing composition of the atmosphere and its impact on climate; analysis and interpretation of climatic and atmospheric data; modeling of climate systems.

STAT 4501 [0.5 credit] (formerly 70.451*)
Probability Theory
Introduction to probability, characteristic functions, probability distributions, limit theorems.

LAWS 4204 [0.5 credit]
Legal Issues in eCommerce
An examination of selected legal topics relevant to the conduct of electronic commerce. Topics include types of regulation, government support, jurisdiction challenges, contract disputes and consumer protection. Court and alternative dispute resolution policy of Domain Names challenges are also included.

LAWS 4307 [0.5 credit] (formerly 51.437*)
Medical Criminal Law Issues
Legal-medical issues, conflicts and relationships in the field of social control. Topics include mental disorder and criminal liability, diversion of offenders to civil commitment in hospital, insanity, automatism, fitness to stand trial, prediction of dangerousness, regulation of psychoactive drugs

I will only be studying two of the above 4 courses. I need to choose which ones.

I applyed to work as TA again next term.
I wrote an article about blogs for a community mental health consumer newsletter just now.
I started to read the first reading in chapter 21 of the course textbook for LAWS3205. This is the last chapter in the textbook covered on the exam.

We are covering chapters 10, 15-19, & 21 on the exam. I have read chapters 15-17 as of today. I have also read parts of chapter 10 and parts of chapter 18. Also a large part of chapter 19 we do not need to read. That is the Law Society Act. So Basically I have to complete reading chapters 10 &18, read a case in chapter 19 and read chapter 21 for the exam.

I just read the Courts of Justice Act (1990), R.S.O, 1990, c. C43, ss. 22-33.1, as am. by R.S.O. 1994, c. 12, s. 13. I thought of becoming a Deputy Judge and the standard I would would have to hold. I also think the knowlege level for this job would have to very high and involved. This act in these sections describes disciplinary realities for these deputy judges.

This Act will not be covered on the exam for LAWS3205.

I updated my resume on my Crystal Computing personal web space.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

I am going to a ceremony with the Mayor tomorrow to give an award for the best accessibility design to an architect. I might not go after all.
The newsletter was printed and reformatted by fellow workers. My wife and I played songs and read poems at the union party. We had a copy of the newsletter on every table at the folk cafe.
My term work is over as a TA. I don't have to mark finals. Today is a day off. I am though getting ready to start studying for my final exam in LAWS3205.

Monday, December 01, 2003

I completed reading the second chapter in Lisa J. Servon, Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Community and Public Policy (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002). I started chapter three about community technology centres which the NCF is. The second chapter was about Internet demographics.
I completed recording and marking the MATH0107 tutorial and emailed the professor the grades. I am going to school this morning to give him all the students work and a hardcopy of the marks.

I have my last LAWS3205 class today and the professor promised it would be short. Today we cover consumer organisations.

I will try to drop by Professor Billig's office of see about studying MATH4809 this winter. I would take this course with two algonquin courses in information security.

Sunday, November 30, 2003

I will need to do C and C++ programming in a course next term
I got the last tutorial for MATH0107 marked and just need to record the marks.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

I have to mark the last tutorial for MATH0107 by Monday morning.

I basically finished chapter 18 in my LAWS3205 textbook.

I read about B. F. Skinner in criminal justice research in the third chapter.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

The union newsletter has been proof read by Mathieu. I now need to dot a few i's and cross a few t's and then send it to another union activist for printing.

I attended my LAWS3205 lecture yesterday. We covered the end of the section on consumer credit. We looked at bankrupcy. Then we covered the legislative respones to consumer issues. I got some notes for last week's lecture from Tom who also took LAWS4305 this term.

I am up early this morning doing some bibliographic files on this laptop.

Monday, November 24, 2003

I got the newsletter done. I sent it to two other union members for proofreading.

I started to read chapter 18 in my consumer law textbook. I completed reading chapter 17 Saturday night.

I surfed an ebay sellers store for educational software.

I need to do some more preparing for a calculus tutorial I have to give today. Today is the last tutorial for this course. I hope I am a teaching assistant in this course next term, too. I have done some preparation work using Maple 7. I thought of posting my answers to the web as MATHML files and letting the students know where the URL is.

I have one more question to mark from last week's MATH0107 test.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

I am working on editing a union newsletter tonight. I hope to get this printed by next weekend which is the union's ten anniversary at a folk cafe.
I posted my open office slides to webpagex.org but forgot that using a period in the version number would trancate the file and it would expect a file format indicator. So I must rename the file and re-ftp it.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

I read a little more of Lisa J. Servon, Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Community and Public Policy (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002).

I finished chapter 4 in What's Wrong with Addiction? and started chapter 5.

I started chapter 10 in ruling the root. I also took some quotes from this book on "hacking the root".

I have most of the second MATH0107 test marked now.
I worked on MATH0007 tutorial preparation this morning.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

The LAWS4305 course is complete and over now. There is one last email submission of a journal entry. We had some drinks with the professor Tanya Rugge after class but I, of course, had coffee. The last presentation was on alternatives to incarceration.
I completed marking the MATH0007 tests on Wednesday and got them to the math office.
I completed my Pamphlet for LAWS4305. The original final copies had a typo. I got one copy printed on regular paper. I also completed writing my executive summary and printed a copy on good paper. I also completed my journal entry for the week. It is was mostly descriptive of my study process. I have class in three hours.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

I read Jason's handout on gun control legislation and firearm statistics from a LAWS4305 seminar presentation a few weeks ago.

I borrowed the book by Lisa J. Servon, Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Community and Public Policy (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002) and did a preliminary read of it.

I completed marking last weeks' tutorial and recording the marks.

I need to finish up my executive summary tonight/this morning or Thursday morning. This morning would be nice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The minimum wage is being raised by the Ontario government.
I have a CUPE general membership meeting today at 18:00.
I am almost finished marking last week's tutorial for MATH0107. It looks like I will not be marking the final in this course.

I gave the calculus test yesterday and have to mark 5 tests by Friday.

I completed reading chapter 3 in What's Wrong with Addiction this morning and started chapter 4 which is about smoking and how smoking is not really an addiction but is too an addiction.

I read some more of a book on SAS that is new in the library.

I have written two pages now for my executive summary for LAWS4305

I have not read any of ruling the root this week.

Monday, November 17, 2003

I got my pamphlet printed for LAWS4305. I also printed the journal for weeks 7-10. I just have to do the short paper and I am done for that course.

I gave a calculus test today but only have to mark five of the tests. I am still marking a linear algebra assigment due back Wednesday.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

I am working on a short paper on the reform of laws concerning hackers. This is for LAWS4305.

My dad is working on a paper for the journal Nature. He also is writing for Nature, an obituary for the scientist and nobel prize winner Bert Brockhouse.

I might study some first year computer science next term. That would be COMP1005. I might also study LAWS4307 medical issues in criminal law.

I read some sociology with my dad who doesn't like sociology and thinks sociologists write nonsense.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

I got my pre-application kit for graduate school.
I gave a tutorial yesterday. I surfed Lawrence Lessig's blog this morning at www.lessig.org/blog. I studied criminology on the Solicitor General's web site at http://www.sgc.gc.ca.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

I posted a notice about a conference to the school's PMC forum web space. I also commented and replied to a few messages there.

I am going to sleep at 2 a.m. today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

I didn't really study all day. I have to give a tutorial tomorrow. I have to be awake by 9 am. Thus I need to sleep at 1 am or 3 or 4 am.
I started chapter three in What's Wrong With Addiction? just now.
I finished reading the paper by David L. Altheide this morning before sleeping.
The paper I am reading in the book Postmodern Existential Sociology is by David L. Altheide, Toward a Mapping of the Mass Media and the "E-Audience". This paper references Barry Wellman who I found using search terms inspired by the beginning of the article.
I am up reading the book Postmodern Existentialist Sociology and that lead me to this paper a PDF file titled Networking Canada by Barry Wellman from a talk he gave in May 2001, accepting a life time achievment award. Is he jumping on the network bandwagon or is he just an expatriot American social interactionalist? It is not a bad paper/talk and already I find him speaking the truth about my social life.
Today is a day off outside comitments. I can relax and study at home today.
I did a pre-application for a Math M.Sc. at Carleton this morning. I think doing complex math is cool and I should still be able to study broadly in the social sciences and law this way.

Monday, November 10, 2003

I started reading chapter 17 on the weekend. I decided not to write an essay in consumer law. I was going to write about psychiatric consumers which would have been ok according to M.H. Ogilvie the professor. She is a fun professor in a way but I am usually pretty tired by the time of the lecture and we often read Acts clause by clause. I am sure this too is lawyer preparation but I am thinking business law is not my thing.
I attended my LAWS3205 class and had done all the readings we covered. I have about 30 pages to read by next week maybe some more.

I took up trigonometric limits and derivatives in the MATH0007 tutorial today.

I finished chapter 9 in ruling the root today.

I got a space in Feminist Law Issues today for next term. I also dropped contemporary ethical theories because the schedule conflicts with one of my game nights. I still need to narrow down my course choices for next term.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

I worked on the pamphlet for LAWS4305 using Publisher 97. I also wrote some of the executive summary for the pamphlet using Open Office 1.1. This homework is due Novemeber 20th.
I borrowed some sociology books last week. They are..drum roll..Kotarba J.A & Johnson, J.M ed. Postmodern Existential Sociology (New York, NY: Altmira Press, 2002) and Meyer, D. S. & Tarrow S. ed. the Social Movement Society, Contentious Politics for a New Century (New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998).

Saturday, November 08, 2003

I used Maple to work on problems in trigonometric limits from Chapter 7 section 1 of the MATH0007 textbook. I worked for an hour on this to prepare for Monday's tutorial.

I am taking the book the Electronic Pirates back to the library next week without reading the counter measures for piracy section.

I finished reading Chapter 16 in my consumer law book, now.

I finished reading Sandra Walklate's paper in the book Criminal Justice Research, titled: Reflections on 'Victims and 'Victimisation': An Autobiography of Ideas. Some key concepts she presents from the Gidden are ontological security, risk and trust. She then explores the social psychologist Harre and brings in his universal law of humans searching for respect. We must learn to treat victims as people and treat them with respect. I guestion who the victims are. Being a radical I would say these people would include students failing courses leading to unemployment, other unemployed, the disabled and all others victimised by capitalist society and the pursuit of intellectualism. Ontology is something I first learned about reading the Divided Self by R.D, Laing.

I completed chapter 15 and I started to read chapter 16 in my consumer law textbook. I also read some more about depression. I also read some more of Ruling the Root by Mueller. I want to complete reading chapters 16 and 17 this weekend for my consumer law course.

Friday, November 07, 2003

I attended my LAWS4305 seminar session. We had presentations on organised crime, gun control and the International Criminal court.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

I wrote more of the Pamphlet for LAWS4305 this morning. I have an appointment with the writing tutorial service booked for next week.

I have read one of this weeks seminar topic readings. This covered Organised crime.

I studied chapter 15 in the consumer law textbook. We covered this chapter in Monday's lecture after the break.
I handed back the mid-terms yesterday. We worked on matrix multiplication and identity matrices yesterday too.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

I read some more of chapter 2 in What's Wrong with Addiction. I also read some more of a paper by Sandra Walklate on influencial texts in victimology in the book Criminal Justice Research.
I read a little of chapter 2 in What's Wrong with Addictions? finishing that chapter. I also read some more of a paper by Sandra Walklate on influencial books in victimology from Criminal Justice Research. I am handing back the mid-term tomorrow. I also have to give a tutorial assignment tomorrow.
I got the marking of the MATH0107 mid-term done. I just need to deliver those today. I just have that work and union business to do today.

Monday, November 03, 2003

I have union steward training tomorrow at 2 PM and have a union executive meeting at 6 PM. Both Tuesday.
I promised to get the MATH0107 mid-term marked by Tuesday at 6. This means I have to be done by Tuesday at 2 including recording the marks in my files. I have three questions left to mark as of ten PM Monday.
I got my LAWS3205 mid-term back and scored a good mark. I attended the whole lecture. We covered the end of consumer sales law including the Business Practices Act R.S.O. 1990, c. B.18, ss. 17, as am., by S.O. 1994, c. 27, s. 73; S.O. 1998, c. 18, Sched. E., s. 40. and more on unconscionability. We looked at the cases Loyds Bank Ltd. v. Bundy [1974] 3 All E.R. 757 (C.A.), Harry v. Kreutziger (1978) , 95 D.L.R. (3rd) 231 (B.C.C.A.), and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Ohlson et al. (1997) 154 D.L.R. (4th) 33 (Alta. C.A.). Then we started to look at consumer credit. We looked at the Human rights code right to credit and the only bar there of credit worthiness. Then we looked at regulatory practices including the Bank Act S.C. 1991, c. 46 as am., 1997, c. 15, s. 55. and the Privacy Model Code for Individual Customers, (1996).
I gave a calculus tutorial today. We cover maximum and minimum problems. We did absolute max and min and then some of the standard applied problems with boxs and farmers fields.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

I backed up this blog by copying into the clipboard and then pasting into a word processing file. I did each month and then saved them to my Thinkpad hard drive. I now can back those files up to zip disk or email them to another computer.
I am reading chapter 2 in Keane, H., What's Wrong with Addiction? (Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, 2002). I finished reading chapter 1 sometime this week. In chapter 2 she looks at various definitons of addiction including the ICD-10 and DSM-IV. She does this by examining which of four views one takes. These four are biological, psychological, social and cultural. She also looks at the World Health Orgnisation Definition.
I read a little of The Quiet Room which is due back at the hospital on Tuesday. I also read some of Learning the vi Editor by Linda Lamb, I also read some of A Nation Online by Roger E. Clancy.
I completed marking part A of the mid-term. I read pages 148-158 of Wesley Cragg's The Practice of Punishment.
I completed marking a section of the mid-term early this morning. I also completed my LAWS4305 journal entry for this week. I need to get working on my pamphlet for LAWS4305 this week. I also need to continue reading my consumer law book for LAWS3205.

Saturday, November 01, 2003

I am up early to help give a mid-term in linear algebra. The mid-term is three hours long. After that I am going to buy a parka for the winter.
I am still reading Ruling the Root. I finished reading chapters 7 and 8 of that book and have read about 200 pages now.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I worked on my LAWS4305 journal last night. I read one paper on the regulations and criminals laws concerning human reproductive technologies. I also need to read an article on the changing rape laws and then one other article for tomorrow's class.
I started to mark the MATH0007 tests. I completed marking the first question. I need to complete marking it by tomorrow. I also need to get it into the math office by 3:30 tomorrow. That is my goal.
I got all the marking done for MATH0107 and handed back the tutorial papers today. We have to give a mid-term in that course this weekend, Saturday morning. I will be proctering the Paul Menton Centre students. I took up some textbook problems with the class today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

I got most of the marking for MATH 0107 done last night. I have a MATH0007 test to mark. I wrote my LAWS3205 mid-term. We are graded on presentation and style and use of the materials, in a word thoughtful use of the materials. I think I did that today on the mid-term. I am reading the Criminal Justice Research book. I finished reading the first paper in that book by Robert Reiner. I finished reading the introduction to What's Wrong with Addictions?

Sunday, October 26, 2003

I organised last weeks tutorial work in alphabetical order. I am getting ready to mark last weeks tutorial. This week I need to prepare to help the students with the first four chapters of the textbook.
I have printed off my week 7 journal entry for LAWS4305. I can decide to take more criminal law this winter or stay in the computer law courses. This week the topic in LAWS4305 is objectionable content on the Internet. I have been reading and rereading books from our school's library this weekend and at the AGM during down time. I am also reading about the new goverment in Ontario in the newspaper.
I have been studying LAWS3205. I am working with another student briefing the cases. I have read all the readings. This helping the other student and he helping me, is being done by email and computers so this is helping me computerize my notes. I need to do some more of this this morning.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

I am spending the day reading books and attending an AGM.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Here are the books I borrowed today, all new books at our school library:
Henderson H., Privacy in the Information Age (New York, NY, Facts on File, 1999).
McKenzie, I. K., & Bull R., ed. Criminal Justice Research, Inspiration, influence and ideation (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002).

Keane, H., What's Wrong with Addiction?(Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, 2002).
Brandenburg, J. B., Confronting Sexual Harrasssment, What School and Colleges Can Do (New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 1997).

I am also still reading Law, Psychology and Justice and started to read a simple but useful book, The American Medical Association's Essential Guide to Depression.

I got the marking done late Tuesday night. I gave back the tutorial work earlier today. I also gave a new tutorial this week and will mark it on the weekend when I am back from an AGM meeting.

I have to give a test in MATH0007 next Monday.

I have not been doing much of my course studies these past two days. I borrowed more books today. Several on law topics, one on addictions. These were borrowed from the school library. I borrowed two mental health books yesterday from my local psychiatric hospital.

I am going away for two days to an AGM meeting of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network of Consumer/Survivor of Psychiatric services, hereafter written ERN.

I am reading tonight and going to sleep early tonight for the AGM tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

I got half an hour of marking done yesterday morning. I got the first part of the assignment marked for all the students. I should get the rest of the question marked today. It is really the only paid work I need to do today.

I gave the tutorial yesterday. There were not many students in attendance. We worked on velocity and acceleration questions in calculus. We also worked on increasing and decreasing functions and graphing.

I then went to my consumer law lecture. We covered strict libability and then in the second half covered exclusion clauses in standard form contracts. We looked at Mendelssohn v. Norman (1969) 2 All E.R. 1212 (C.A.) and that's where we ended for the mid-term next week. We are responsibile for all readings in the course text up to page 193. I have read all that at least once.

I am continuing to read Law, Psychology and Justice.

Monday, October 20, 2003

I have to prepare for my MATH tutorial today. I also have to mark some MATH assignments. The professors might be on strike today. My TA union has agreed to work but we will not be doing the professors jobs just our regular jobs.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Study suicide: now that's an idea that might help someone stay alive:

The local paper did a ten days series of articles on suicide. Very informative and I have not completed reading them all yet I saved them. I want all my friends to read more.
Apparently not all suicides make the newspapers.

check their special articles out at this URL/web address
Citizen special section


I am reading some of the Canadian Acts concerning Consumer Product Warranty and Liability from my LAWS3205 textbook tonight this monring. The only writing assignments I have are my mid-term in LAWS3205 which isn't really an assignment and my project in LAWS4305 which is not due for another month. Well I guess I have my LAWS4305 weekly journal to write. Is there truth anywhere in promises in detail?

Thursday, October 16, 2003

We had our debate tonight. It went well. I met Kimberly Fever a native from the Solicitor General's office. There are more native police and lawyers these days.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Although I am not officially a student of music I study music in books as well as listening to, and, playing music. Late Saturday night I loaned my neighbor a grade ten student four music books. These were MP3 Underground, The Digital Musician, Woke Up this Morning, and The Story of the Clash. I almost loaned him my Seattle punk scene poster book,Instant Litter which I ordered in the late '80's after reading a review of it in The Whole Earth Review

"Music is an energy." The Buzzcocks.

Still no contact with the Sound Minds program and its new volunteers. They might record Jenny and I or play a recording they have of us. We need to practice more, as always is the case.

Monday, October 13, 2003

I proof read my LAWS4305 journal and corrected little things but did not rewrite it. It is due on Thursday the 16th in class. This is the mid-term submission of the journal. We will also submit it near the end of term. As of Thursday after our debate I will have completed 70% of the work for this course. This is my first successful fourth year course.

I practiced reading my debate speech four times early Saturday morning. I printed a good copy of the speech out. I should practice it more this week.

I started this week's readings on aboriginal offenders. I also read more about electronic data pirates. I also read the statistics report from the Solicitor General, The Centre of Justice Statistics and Corrections Canada, that Tanya gave us in September. I also read the study in cybercrime statistics and reporting a little.

I need to work more on the rebutal section of the debate but have been thinking of a few faults that I have read about in aboriginal self government and our thesis that aboriginals should have the right to sentence their own.

I read the six cases in chapter five of the LAWS3205 textbook. I took notes on these in a word processed file journal. I have a few more acts and Ontario law Reform commission reports to read a handful more cases and I should be ready for the mid-term in this course.

Friday, October 10, 2003

I am reading about the philosophical roots of Anarchism. I also read some Internet Commmerce law essay's. I also am reading about product liability. I read parts of the Electronic Information and Documents Act (2000). This is all for my consumer law course LAWS3205. Our mid-term is on the 27th.
I did my presentation last night. It was good. Today I got the marked MATH0007 tests to the math office. I finished reading an article on reforms to consumer protection. I read a little more of ruling the root.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

I managed to complete my proposal and also my presentation and back them up. I just need to complete the marking on the MATH007 test and hand it in on the way to my LAWS4305 class tonight. I have timed my presentation and it is 13 minutes so should fit in the 15 minute slot.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

The tutorial went well. I helped a handful of students with taking up the test. I also gave back the tests. I found another hour when I got home to mark some more of the MATH0007 test.
I found half an hour to prepare for the tutorial. I am going to have to cut down on recreation and entertainment hours if I want to complete my school work for tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

It is crunch time. I have to find one hour to prepare for tomorrow's tutorial. I also have my proposal to complete for LAWS4305 and the presentation for the that course both due Thursday the 9th. Then I need to mark the MATH0007 test by Thursday as well but I have completed marking the first page of that test. I am not so worried about LAWS3205 as I just need to read things for that course and should be able to do that this coming long weekend.
I got two tests to the professor today so he could check students solutions in doubt. I also worked on marking MATH0007 tests.
I am printing my LAWS4305 journal on premium paper. I got a document on the reporting of computer crimes from The Canadian Centre of Justice Statistics off the Statistics Canada web site. My proposal is about 1 page long now with three annotated references begun plus a handful of other references. This is due on Thursday.

Monday, October 06, 2003

I attended half my class in LAWS 4305. I had a volunteer city hall meeting on the school boards-city relationships to attend. I gave a test today in MATH0007 as part of my TA duties.
I did another slide for my slide show presentation for LAWS4305 and the end of the presentation is in sight. I also did two annotations of references this morning for the project proposal.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

My debate partner had found a number of faults and counter responses for our rebutal. She seems bogged down in criminal law studies but she is a fourth year criminal law student. I rewrote my debate piece by adding evidence references to books I had read.
I am reading a week long series on suicide in Ottawa's Citizen newspaper. I have trained in suicide intervention and have saved 12 lives for two lost. All of these individuals that I saved told me they were suicidal. The two lost were associates in the consumer/survivor movement and did not let me know their suicidal intentions. Yet I am not that expert yet at spotting suicidal intentions without direct communication. I have some training and experience in spotting depression and certain flags in suicidal planning.
I woke up and read a little consumer law. I then re-read an article on sentencing. Then I completed marking the MATH0107 tests. Everyone passed and that felt good. I printed out my LAWS4305 journal and am feeling good. I have some thoughts for an annotated reference for one book now so will do that after a little work with a neighbour.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

I proof read aloud the debate piece. I have polished up enough for today. I emailed it to my debate partner. I'll read it again after I sleep.

I printed out a hard copy back up of the debate piece and my weekly journal for LAWS4305.

that's it for today.

I wrote one page for my opening statments in our debate. I appealed to our lack of knowledge of aboriginal culture as the reason for allowing aboriginals to sentence their own offenders. It is strongly argued which surprises me.

The comments on my opinion paper were that I was not arguing strongly. My opinion papers last winter in LAWS3501 were also not very strongly argued and were slightly artifical really only attacking the authors of the assigned books we read.

I am studying LAWS4305 Criminal Law Reform, and LAWS3205 Consumer Law this fall term.
Welcome to studies and more studies. This morning I wrote part of a debate for LAWS4305. Of course, at the end of an all nighter where I read pages and pages about consumer law for LAWS3205, aboriginal offenders for LAWS4305, and even a book of internet demographics for next winter's LAWS4204. You might have come here from my computer web log but this blog will not be about computers I hope but about school work I am doing. There is a third blog I will open about role playing in the cyberpunk gendre.