Monthly Archives: June 2010

Towards Ending the Novel

Oops, forgot to upload Chapter Twenty-Four yesterday. — for that online novel of mine at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ —  I had actually written it the day before that, but kept it on my local disk (in Open Office format) to let me tweak it … Continue reading

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The Pendulum Swings Towards Writing

Sometimes I do almost no writing — no prose, I mean.  Instead I write software.   There seems to be a pendulum which swings back and forth.  There are times when I can barely write a word of text, other times … Continue reading

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Predicting an Ending to the Novel

I have not written a word about software development for two days, yesterday and today.  Instead I have been doing work on the novel.  I posted Chapter Twenty-One today, at the usual location, http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/  — it does work, I think.  But more … Continue reading

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School Expansion, Globalization, Software Work with WLS

The latest chapter of the online novel at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ is about how expansion of Social Tech High was continuing, then abruptly halted when the idea of increasing the size of the pool of candidates by going global came out.   A … Continue reading

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The Sweater

I got so preoccupied with writing Chapter Fourteen of my online novel — you know, the one at http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ that I skipped (just hinted in) my software development blog post today.  In the novel,  I fleshed out what might have … Continue reading

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Social Hardware and Software

My software development blog at http://SoftwareDevelopment.SocialTechnology.ca/  mentions my ongoing struggle to deal with the concepts and future of social hardware before launching into a discussion of more work to be done on social survey data, with what might be a … Continue reading

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New Interface Examples in Social Tech Novel

The latest chapter, Chapter Nine, of my online, daily installment novel on http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ contains some interesting (I hope) examples of the use of a user interface to the school’s social technology software.  Also discussed is what has been called an … Continue reading

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Note about Codebook Digitization

I got into great trouble for my post about codebook digitization for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, (WLS), by which I should have said that this information was not in a digital format I could actually use.   The WLS staff were … Continue reading

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Codebook Problem and Textbook Use

These are two entirely different topics.  One is the problem with studies, like the WLS, which have apparently not digitized their codebooks, which contain information about what the coded variables stand for. Textbooks are a different thing entirely.  Today’s chapter … Continue reading

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Seizing a domain name for Social Tech High

As I said, I have been writing a novel about social technology, to promote and inform.  I have not posted today’s chapter yet, but I have done something else of interest.  In the novel, people will have to refer to a … Continue reading

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