Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I got a photo copy of the article I was reading about GovML and took the book with the article back to the library.

So you give sugar for both insulin coma and insulin shock. I reviewed this in the First on the Scene book by the St. John's Ambulance organisation.

Monday, March 29, 2004

My paper due today is done. I am just printing out a final copy. This means the term is over in this course after tonight's class. I don't need to bring my laptop to school tonight.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

I am working in a relaxed frame of mind on my term paper for LAWS3907. It is titled What is Happening with Electronic Personal Health Information?.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

I did some good old volunteering today. I also attended a talk about PERL and understand its usefulness more now and am going to try it right now on my Linux computer. I chose not to write the Linux certification tests. I did not have enough time to study for them and could not afford the exams even if I found time. I spent about 4 hours studying for them but had pressures to mark tests for work and my end of term essay to write.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Tomorrow new volunteer gig in the Linux community for one day.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

I attended class in Internet law yesterday and the formal part of the course is over. I talked in front of the class about jurisdiction in a mock court case. One more class and that course is done. I finished reading the casebook for the course this week. I have to return Michael's Geist's Internet Law in Canada to the school library tomorrow

I am also borrowing books on computers this week.

My final assignment is due on Monday then April is almost a month off school. I have no classes in April.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I am studying for a Linux certification this week. I will have an opporunity to write an exam for 50$ this weekend. It is the LPI level 1 exam 101.

Monday, March 22, 2004

I completed my presentation for LAWS3907 assignment#5, yesterday. I tested the slides on the classroom computer on Sunday. I also printed out one copy of the presentation on the laser printer in the disabled student's library centre and then photocopied it twenty times. I still need to print a few copies more for the class tonight.

I found a supervisor for a fourth year geography course this summer. I will be working on a project or study into homelessness using SPSS. I also applied to attend a statistics workshop for two weeks at York University in June.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

The author, Larry Davidson in his book uses two quotes for recovery. These are:
"Recovery refers to the lived or real life experience of persons as they accept and overcome the challenges of the disability" (Deegan, 1988, p. 15) and "Recovery is a process by which people with psychiatric disabilites rebuild and further develop important personal, social, environmental, and spiritual connections, and confront the devastating effects of discrimination through...empowerment" ( Anthony, quoted in Spaniol and Koehler, 1994, p. 1) Emphasis added.

Davidson basically reviews the literature briefly on schizophrenia in his first chapter. He dismisses the Kraepelinian model as lacking hope and not allowing recovery and this "not allowing" affecting methodology in observing recovery. He has been noting a number of times in his introduction and his first chapter that the outcome in schizophrenia is heterogenous that is there is not a stereotypical course to the illness. Recovery can and does happen quite often in fact his recovery figure ranges from 27% t0 67% and is higher in less developed countries. Via la madness.

I am relaxing reading this book after completing the reading of a casebook for a law course. This means the required reading for this course is done. The course ends in two weeks with the final exam still a month away.

I was also working on a presentation for my other law course due on Monday. I have been working around perfection on this course and frustrating details of printing handouts for my brother and sister classmates. My brother gave me an old photo printer. I will now sleep on this home work and review it tomorrow. I will also have to go to school tomorrow to test the school computers at displaying my presentation slides. I did not use power point but instead Open Office to do this school work.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

I have posted my xml dtd to the web at this address www.crystalcomputing.net/protest_dtd.html.
I can't yet find a supervisor for an independent study course in law. It is course coded LAWS4902. I might also like to find a supervisor for an independent Geography field work course also a fourth year course. The school will buy me a copy of ArcView 8 to do the work in geography. ArcView is a GIS software.
I have written the beginnning of an XML dtd for protests.

I am reading some applied mathematics.

I am also reading Larry Davidson's Living Outside Mental Illness (New York: New York University Press, 2003).

I took back Cybersexualities.

I took back the George Cho book on GIS and the Law.

I took by Castel's the Rise of the Network Society.

I gave two tests the fourth and final tests of the term in my TA work. I now need to mark these tests.

I am now the union's recording secretary.

There is a big no occupation of Iraq protest today world wide. I will be a medic for this.

A friend is moving today.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Sunday, March 14, 2004

I got my assignement #4 done and just need to proof read my final copy. I just did the footnotes.

I read His Honour La Forest on judical lawmaking.

I also reviewed some XML basics.

Saturday, March 13, 2004

I need to read a few articles about bias and legal education for Monday's class. I will need to sleep as soon as I get home Sunday morning.

I am just printing out one of the assigned articles to read now.

We got the contract for my wife's book signed. Now we need to pay and it is off to the printers.

I am working tonight. It should be a quiet night.
I got a version of assignment #4 done for LAWS3907. I still need to add some footnotes to a journal article in my three page answer. I explore bias and feminism in this answer.

Friday, March 12, 2004

I got to work on assignment #4.
I worked on two tutorial's today. I got an official form filled to use a library lab.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

I got my mid-term paper back and scored B. I included too many tangential scholars to my topic to score higher. I have been reading more Internet Law.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

I am not doing much studying today. Instead I slept. I did though email everyone in my LAWS3907 course and suggested something for our March 15th class. I showed some leadership using the Internet.

I hope to get to learning C++ from a couple of books. My brother-in-law says he is into PERL these days.

I finished a medical sociology book called What's Wrong with Addiction? by Helen Keane, an Australian scholar. It took me about 4 months to finish it. She basically questions and suggests resistance to the widening definition or label of addiction. She points to the lack of asserting recovery literature as a moral and value filled enterprise that basically supports the liberal democratic society. Addiction and recovery discourse ignores difference.
I am up at 11 am today and am studying and might go to the school library today as well as help out with mailing a union survey.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

I am working on a bibliographic exercise of creating ten entries in a bibliography for my topic of electronic health information for my LAWS3907 course.
I read Internet Law for four hours.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

I read chapter 1 and am half way through chapter 2, of Michael Geist's Internet Law in Canada 2d (North York: Captus, 2001).
I was reading Chela Sandoval New Sciences: Cyborg Feminism and the Methodology of the Oppressed in Wolmark, Jenny. Cybersexualities: A Reader on Feminst Theory, Cyborgs and Cyberspace (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1999) at 241. This paper is about oppressed people being ready for cyber resistance through years of experience battling oppression over recent historical conditions. I dig it. We will survive even in the electronic universe.