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15 minutes of fame

Welcome to anyone who happens to be wandering by here from IMAO.  It would, of course, be better if I had any actual new content for you to read. Instead, I’ve got this picture I took of the wall above the urinal in the men’s bathroom at the institution of (allegedly) higher learning I’m currently […]

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Getting to know you

Well, school has started again.  I’ve got two online classes this semester in addition to my “on campus” classes.  One of the things I find truly fascinating about the online class experience is that the instructors insist on trying to develop something akin to a sense of community for each class.  Every semester, every class, […]

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Mike Rowe on Work

This has to be one of the most fascinating videos I’ve ever seen.  Mike Rowe (the Dirty Jobs guy) talks about work and our perceptions of work.


Just can’t help myself

I’ve been plugging along all semester in an online introductory IT class.  Now, it hasn’t been worthless; I’ve been exposed to quite a bit of stuff I didn’t know or was only vaguely familiar with, but the whole experience has been rather frustrating.  Feedback from the instructor has been minimal.  Out of assignments for 23 […]

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And I should listen to you because?

One of the classes I’m taking this semester is a sort of general computer course.  I know that’s not terribly descriptive, but it’s hard to describe.  It’s pretty much a hodge-podge of basic information.  In the book we’re using, the current chapter introduces the concept of “find and replace” in text documents.  (Yes, it’s a […]

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The more things change…

I was hanging out with my folks Monday night.  They are having some work done on their house and had to move some stuff around to accommodate the carpenter (who was my high school math teacher).  In the process Mom found some old pictures and other assorted things she had saved.  One of the items […]

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