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  1. May 2019
    1. Last week, 17 people, most of them teenagers, were shot dead at a Florida school. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now joins the ranks of Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine and too many other sites of American carnage. What do these shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys. Girls aren’t pulling the triggers. It’s boys. It’s almost always boys.

      Yes and No...It is true that these horrific events happened. The articles are all over the web with a simple search. So the facts are true. But the last few statement contradict each other. It is true that the events she specifically provided all involves a male culprit. But by saying "Girls aren't pulling the trigger"..."many other sites of American Carnage"..."its boys. It's almost always boys" is contradicting, thus false. There are female shooters too. Here's some examples. 1) A women shooter at YouTube Headquarters in California, a very recent event. 2) A women who shot up a elementary school in the lates 1900s: Brenda Spencer. So far of what I have read, I believe that gender has nothing to do with shooting and crimes. The causation is more related to gun laws, federal/city laws, and mental illness, but that is another argument.

      But what I agree on is that there are more male shooters/criminals that male. But why is that? What I believe is that is has to do with biological, psychological, and social factors, which I will answer a bit more as I get through the reading.

    2. I used to have this one-liner: “If you want to emasculate a guy friend, when you’re at a restaurant, ask him everything that he’s going to order, and then when the waitress comes … order for him.” It’s funny because it shouldn’t be that easy to rob a man of his masculinity — but it is.

      If this statement is implying all guys has the same level of sensitivity and pride, then that is clearly wrong. I, for example, this situation won't strip my masculinity away as well as many guys. But if the author is implying that a man's masculinity is sensitive, then yes, I agree that is true. But each man have a certain degree of masculinity, and how they respond varies. (This is just an introductory to their point of their article, I will continue reading)

  2. Mar 2018
  3. Feb 2018
    1. Week 1 Teaching Notes:

      Creating THE Syllabus: a thought project

      Queer Mainstreams and the Queer Cannon

      Creating an OPEN syllabus -- a way to think about this course more broadly

      "If it can't be shared, it can't be taught" : Free/Queer/CUNY

      Turning principles into projects: shared labor

      So our TO-Do list includes: finding resources, using technology, knowing our context, sharing the labor

      Assignment for Week 2:

      1. Subscribe to CUNY Commons and enroll in our site

      2. Begin identifying and evaluating OER for an undergrad queer studies course (of some kind)

      3. Begin researching the CUNY contexts for that course as one way of evaluating the OER.

      4. Begin posting your findings to our Free Queer CUNY Commons site. Tag your name and keywords

      Questions for Class Thursday, Feb. 15

      –why call it the CUNY ”Commons”? What does that word tap into in terms of intellectual communities? –what are the guiding principles and practices of the Commons? When it works best, what do you see it doing? –how does the Commons enable us to work across CUNY? Here, you might even just step us through parts of the Commons, linking functionality to the needs of academic organization.

      –What is Wordpress? What’s the bigger Wordpress picture? –When you see Wordpress working well for instructors, what does that look like? –How does Wordpress connect to the uses of open educational resources and the idea of shared academic labor?

  4. Oct 2017
    1. Assignment statements provide a way to associate a name with a value

      Variable = Expression

      An Expression is evaluated and the it's value (reference to an object) is assigned to a Variable

  5. Jun 2017
  6. Mar 2017
    1. Egocentric analysis shifts the analytical lens onto a sole ego actor and concentrates on the local pattern of relations in which that ego is embedded as well as the types of resources to which those relations provide access.

      Given the nature of my data (Forbes top companies), I think it would be appropriate to look at specific countries as the Ego and the job categories as the alters. Am I correct in assuming that the local pattern of relations would be how my selected county (the ego) is connected to other countries through job category?

    2. it is possible to examine directed relations in egocentric network studies, or what are referred to as out- and in-neighborhoods: ties sent or ties received

      Since I am working with countries and job categories, I think it would be best for me to work with non directional neighborhoods. I would like to see some directed ego centric data though.

    3. This is the simplest type of ego network data, which makes defining the ego neighborhood a straightforward task.

      In my project, I will define the ego neighborhood in this straightforward way--ego and alter are linked if they were co-authors on a published paper. I would like to explore the ego-centric network of a few top productive authors, to analyse their collaboration patterns. Specifically, do these top productive authors tend to have cross-disciplinary partnerships, inter-institutional partnerships, or with-in institutional partnerships?

    1. What definition(s) of the neighborhood will make sense for your research projects?

      A few could apply. Honestly I might need to do a lot of playing with my data to see how/if ego-centric networks will actually give me any meaningful measures. I'm interested in some of the brokerage concepts which is making me rethink a lot of what I've done so far.

    2. How ego-centric networks could be applied to your research projects?

      Egocentric networks could be applied to my assignment in various ways. One of the more interesting ones would be to compare similarly titled jobs (i.e. Instructional Designer) within different organizations (OIT v. College level) and/or to compare similarly connected individuals and determine their titles and positions to see if there are any takeaway commonalities.

    3. applied to your

      I could use ego-centric network analysis in my research by taking each individual ego and exploring the friendships between the each individual ego in relation to the network. Working with 2 smaller groups of 4 participants, I have already considered doing this, but this chapter has given me more ideas on how to incorporate this type of SNA. I would also like to explore the connection between egos coupled with any ties between alters.

    4. How ego-centric networks could be applied to your research projects?

      Since I am looking at teacher interactions across four groups in two years, I could use ego-centric networks to explore the role of particular actors -- to answer questions related to how particular actors influence interactions based on specific aspects of certain attributes - by looking at the quality/quantity of their initiated interactions for example. Another example is to look at the moderator's role -- each year there was a different but consistent moderator leading all four groups. Categorizing the moderator's interactions based on either quality or quantity could also be very revealing?

  7. Feb 2017
  8. Jan 2016
  9. Aug 2015
  10. Jun 2015
    1. λR(W)

      In assignment 1, function svm_loss_naive, there is a 1/2 term before the regularization loss. Where does this come from?

      loss += 0.5 reg np.sum(W * W)