Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sometimes you Can't Win

With my presentation presented, and my programming homework puxhed back (Thank God), I was looking to watch some football. Unfortunatly, the Daddy role raised up as neither one of my kids wanted to go to bed. Next thing I know.. its 11PM.
Trying to keep 1 kid in bed is rough.. trying with 2 that will wake up and just go into your bed while you are out like a light.. whole different story.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Presentation Complete!

Well after a ton of research hours and endless nitpicking my presentation its over! I think that my delivery was pretty good as I really did remember a lot, however I thin kI leaned on my notes anyways. Realized about 1/2 way through that I think my crowd was bored so either need more interaction, or, need to have more amusing slides. I still was not 100% sure about the content of my presentation, but to fit time, I had to chop a LOT out.

Now.. onto the next presentation

EDIT- I have added the slides

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1 Day Till Presentation

The perk of rehearsing a presentation is that you really get a feel for the flow.. even if you may not have all of the key points memorized.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The presentation that never ends.

I am surprised that after awhile, all of the soucres start looking alike.
But, I think the final outline is done However, I just found out that the netflix prize (which is a small part of my presentation) will not actually be awarded until Monday....
Surprise = None
Work to go = some.

I feel like a guru in a l sense as I knew nothing about this topic now I almost think that I know too much.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Perk of Grad school

One fo the perks of Grad school is getting to see famous people speak at a discount price.. in thie case free!!! :)
Got to see Kofi Annon tonight. I thought that his speech was interesting. It is amazing what a person of his stature can learn and really. the man has met presidents and world leaders and didn't have a bad thing to day about any of them really. That's some patience. He was very inspirational in saying that to this generation, we are a global community. I almost think that after I am gone, this will be true. Just perhaps not in my lifetime.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Podcasts are Now Available!

I have added a RSS feed of my podcasts from Podbean to the Blog!
Check them out and let me know what you think!!!

Creating a Google Alert

Why create a Google alert?
I got tired of looking for the new articles day after day. (well that an its part of an assignment also)
so I created this. This should help get some recent info before I give my presentation

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Now I remember College the first time

Yeah... 12:15 AM working on code.. its been a long time.. but I got you!!!
Sundays schedule, (cause when you have kids and family its all about the schedule) Catch up Quizzes for Dr. Fricker, Podcast? and Start Presentation #1!!!!!
*note.... coffee at 11PM.. Not always a good idea.. who am I kidding its a GREAT idea!
time for some rock band

Javascript Is Hard

I used to know most of this programming stuff. Now I need to learn it all again. Wow! its changed quite a bit but I will prevail!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Quiz Down

Not too bad either! Now to get the rest of my Blog assignment done.

researching my topic for class

I think I have about 1/2 of my sources. the perk of this topic is that there is almost too much information on it. however having not written a bibliography in quite a long time.. that could be a challenge too.


I added a way to post to the blog by adding a gadget to my igoogle page. I have never been a big google person but I am starting to see the perks somewhat. not 100% sure Ill move email from yahoo yet

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New To blogging? Watch This Video!

If you are not sure what a blog is or how it works, the video called Blocs in Plain English will help. This video explains why blogs are such a "big deal". to see the video , just click on the large arrow in the middle of the video window below.

Whole House Surge Protection

Its is important to protect all your electronic devices, not just computers, from surges. the rest of this text is pretty boring. :)