Thursday, December 25, 2014


I bought both Coders at Work and Data Scientists at Work

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My presentation on suicide intervention in peer support communities is completed.

I was able to write a Power Point slide show with very little content and appropriate number of bullet points per slide. I recorded the talking for the presentation ahead of time. It went well. I added a lot of people to my main Twitter account by presenting at this suicide prevention conference.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Conferences, grad school and why life and 2 BAs make me an expert on just about anything.

I was so proud while studying in my first thesis attempt to be already presenting conference papers and able to write papers about my thesis from both a socio-economic perspective and a knowledge representational logic model perspective. 
I still present in a variety of fields, this year presenting on privacy law and the Internet , peer community suicide intervention capacity. And writing conference papers for next year on technical formatting of Excel, automating software reuse, and managing knowledge in the context of SAS programming talent.
And I have a day job in an office paying a salary supporting all this creative academic expression.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Slowly catching up on my blogs.

I have been so caught up on facebook these past 7 years I have basically stopped blogging. I need to start again.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reading "Coders at Work"

I read the first interview in two sittings in the book
Seibel, Peter. Coders at work: Reflections on the craft of programming. (New York: N.Y., Apress, 2009).
The first interview is with XEmacs and Netscape 1.0 mail reader programmer Jamie Zawinski. By reading in two sittings I could process his energy better and came to learn more from the interview on the second part of the reading.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Social Media and Society 2014 #SMSociety14 is a conference I am giving a poster at on privacy, and the Internet.

I managed to find the Social Media and Society conference that is taking place at the end of September in Toronto which is not far from me here in Ottawa. I also managed to find a coauthor and write up an abstract that will now be a poster at this conference. I am writing about the individual, privacy and the Internet and will present some theory about the individual and privacy along with one of the latest Supreme Court of Canada cases concerning search warrants and online privacy. The court has been very clear and made a solid statement about the expectations we can have about online privacy as long as we are not committing seriously harmful crimes.

Picking up blogging again.

I have been working at job daily for the past 8 years that requires confidentiality. So unlike being in school and being able to talk openly about my work and learning, I am these days a little more restricted. I will though try to take up blogging again.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Reading Gina Neff's Venture Labor.

I heard Gina Neff speak at Internet Research 14 ( #IR14 )in Denver and bought her book Venture Labor.