Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
I just received my Nexus x5 and started on Google Fi. So far, the improvement over my Sharp Aquos on Sprint is incredible.
While Google Fi probably is connected to a Sprint network, the end user experience is much nicer. Additionally, I opted for the 32 GB phone which is an incredible improvement over my Aquos' 8 GB.
I'm still playing with some features, but Blogger works much better.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
"Tuan coined the term topophilia, which is the love of the land and the title of one of geography’s best-selling books." Urban Geography, Kaplan, p. 12
All oif my little doodles and plans shows that I have "topophilia". It's interesting to learn new terms and words for things you have already experienced but didn't have a name for. Cool.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I am working full time and taking 12 credit hours. Second, I have 9 textbooks across 4 classes and some books are physical copies and some are ebooks. Needless to say, I will be reading a lot.
Today, there was a freakout moment when I couldn't find a text. It happened to be an ebook and I was looking for a physical book. It was before my coffee, so cut me some slack.
To keep myself organized, I adapted a writing log to a book log to keep me on track.
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Go ahead and give it a try.
Monday, January 11, 2016
And then I was happy.
The reason for joy during somber times is reflective. I have to say that I enjoyed David Bowie's work because of my mother. She and my father exposed me to every facet of music from David Bowie to Brahms, Bing Crosby and The Irish Rovers. My sister threw great 90's music at me. Our Lady Peace and School of Fish. My grandmother listened to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
As sad as I was about the passing of Mr. Bowie, moments like these give us time to reflect on the people who enrich our lives. We all can't project to millions of people like Mr. Bowie, but when you influence a child, be it with music, art, science or sports, the positive impact lasts a lifetime.
Thank you, all.
|From left to right, Madia, Bowie, Sinatra, me and Bing.|
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Last year, Santa brought use a PlayStation 4. And kicked off my children's adventures in social media and online living. We started slow, a PSN screen name and email address. This year they have moved up to Kindle Fires and Amazon accounts.
I have done my best to teach them what is and is not acceptable online and all three of my kids have done pretty well.
I have not faired so well because I broke the rules. My PSN account name is my real name, which seems innocuous. Until you plug in headphones. Then I hear also sorts of things about my mom, about my game skills, and a slams against everything and anything you could think of. It seems rather personal because it's my name being called out.
I am pretty resilient, but sometimes my head lifts from the pillow and think: "My god, do I suck that bad?" And being resilient, I can laugh it off.
Children can't laugh abuse off and they really shouldn't have to do so. Good parents set their children up in ways that are safe, exciting and bold. Make sure you know what could happen and make sure you are involved enough to help them through difficult times. Don't let them get owned.
In closing, I'll leave it to one of the better gamers there is: Wil Wheaton.
*There are ways to change a PSN account name, but you need to call Sony. Chat does not cut it. To get a new name is non-trivial and annoying which is why I haven't done so. That and it serves as a reminder not to be stupid.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
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