that’s the sound of your brain on grad school, kids.
i am so fried. and i’m inadvertently neglecting my indep study on databasing, which sucks. although once all the grading is done that’s 12+ hours per week.
due this week:
– 80+ pages of reading for L564 wednesday
– 100+ pages of reading for L697 thursday
– 9-12 page paper due for L527 thursday
– tab delimited text placed into a table using php due friday?
– grading for L401 due friday
– gender studies web site from this summer (end of october)
– actual involvement w/PostgrSQL and MySQL (asap)
– 4 summary papers for L564 (the next 3 weeks)
– discussion questions for L697 (next week)
need to think about:
– final papers and projects in each class
– jackie’s new website
music: at the moment the yeah yeah yeah’s are making me really happy.
three great articles in the NY Times today illustrating how the hubris of the world’s superpowers have affected (and still affect) other, less powerful cultures:
*all articles are from the NY Times – if you don’t have a passwd:
An Old Journey Forged in Pain; A Remembrance Born to Heal
“For the past decade at his church, St. Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York, Brooklyn, Dr. Youngblood has held a commemoration, the Maafa, to express the grief of the catastrophe that befell his ancestors: the horrific journey of millions of black people from freedom in Africa to bondage in the New World. Churches around the nation now hold similar ceremonies.”
A Continuing Shame
“Native Americans came in great numbers to Washington last week, partly to celebrate, partly to correct a historic injustice. The occasion was the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall – a vivid reminder of the profound cultural and symbolic legacy of America’s indigenous peoples. In the background, however, was a continuing lawsuit, whose purpose is to restore to the Indians assets and revenues that are rightfully theirs.”
Shuttling Between Nations, Latino Gangs Confound the Law
“The authorities estimate there are 70,000 to 100,000 gang members across Central America and Mexico. In the last decade, gangs have killed thousands of people, sowing new fear in a region still struggling to overcome civil wars that ended just a decade ago. Gangs have replaced guerrillas as public enemy No. 1.
The presidents of Honduras and El Salvador have called the gangs as big a threat to national security as terrorism is to the United States. They have revived old counterinsurgency strategies and adopted zero-tolerance laws known as Mano Dura, which loosely translates as “firm hand,” that bypass basic rules of due process and allow them to send young men to prison for nothing more than a gang tattoo.
Instead of offering reassurance, official campaigns inflame public fear. And in the last year, human rights investigators have begun to report alarming increases in the numbers of young men killed by the police and vigilantes.”
– gang networking
– gang information seeking and information transfer behavior
– networking patterns of communicable disease
– evidence processing and storage procedures by police departments in large cities
– the role of technology in communication between the homebound and the outside world
i am listening to DJ Irene’s Rave Till Dawn.
apparently Christine Iverson, a spokesperson for the RNC confirmed that they’ve been passing out literature stating that liberals want to ban the bible. who are these people?
so the much coveted and deliberated ipod has arrived. as i was about to take my bike out the door this morning, there was a loud knock @ the door, and there was Ms. FedEx with 2 beautiful boxes.
they weren’t supposed to arrive until monday. and they were shipped FedEx ground:
Sep 23, 2004 8:50 AM
On FedEx vehicle for delivery
At local FedEx facility
Int’l shipment release
Sep 22, 2004 5:06 PM
Future delivery requested
Package data transmitted to FedEx; package not in FedEx possession
the nyc bike messenger drag race that made the blog rounds a while back