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August 2007

First Week

Very interesting schedule this year, and my plate is quite full. 

First Period
I have CS I and 3 AP Students.

Second Period
PreCS and about 6 AP Students

Third Period
PreCS and about 6 AP Students

Fourth Period
Off -- Very nice, it's our lunch period

Fifth Period
Webmastering

Sixth Period
CS I and 2 AP Students

7th Period
Webmastering

 

I really want to kill Web Mastering.  They keep adding to the products we teach: I have go to over the Office products, but we do produce web pages with all of them.  HTML, Dreamweaver, PhotoShop, FireWorks, and Flash.  That's way to much material in my opinion for the level of student that Web Mastering attracts.

I manage to kill Web Mastering every few years, then get talked into bringing it back.

However, right now, our population is finally getting stable -- we were very over crowded and really need someone else to teach Webmastering.  In fact, we were so full I had trouble servicing all the kids who needed CS.  If our population remains where we are at now, I really do need to teach either Webmastering or will have to teach math.  However, I really do like teaching math in the computer lab.

We'll have to see.

But I'm definitely going to teach Webmastering the way I think it should be taught.


Bridge Hero Gets Offer: Paid Tuition - New York Times

I sure hope he uses the opportunity to make a better life for himself.  I read the stories and even did some online searches to see if anyone had started a fund for him -- and nice to see I wasn't the only one touched by his actions. 

That has changed. On Saturday, Mr. Hernandez learned that Dunwoody College of Technology had offered him a full scholarship toward a degree in applied science. He has also received offers of help from dozens of strangers across the country, said Molly Schwartz, communications director for Pillsbury United Communities, which employed him as a gym coordinator for one of its summer programs.

Bridge Hero Gets Offer: Paid Tuition - New York Times


ATT U-verse

Several weeks later -- I was able to fix my husband's VPN by opening all the ports.  At some point I want to sit down and open up the right ports.

The really wild thing, is that GOTOMYPC works just fine with no problem.  I don't understand but that's okay.

We've had one outage since we've gotten the system and it was around 1:30 and husband should have been asleep anyway so I don't mind.

However, getting rid of the old service has been a real PITA.  I was on the phone for over 15 minutes yesterday, over 12 on hold to make sure that the service had been cancelled.

Then saw this morning we'd been billed for August anyway and was on the phone again.  The good news is that extending my husband's email cost less than $7.00.

Definately happy with the service but miss the second DVR.