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 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 I studied criminology on the Solicitor General's web site at

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.