Monday, August 20, 2007
Even as I was grumbling about this, due to lack of time to work on it, I'm sort of glad I forced myself to finish. The timing of the project couldn't have been much worse from my standpoint because of the huge workload during the weeks required to complete things. I'm sure if I'd had a computer at home, I would have done more of the work there. These exercises took all my concentration and I was not fast at moving through them. I do think there was value in it -- just as a way of being forced to become more familiar with the things/jargon we hear about every day.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Since I had heard so much about Project Gutenberg during the last few years, I was interested to see what it was all about. I listened to several samples from Fisherman and the Goldfish by Pushkin, Call of the Wild by Jack London, and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I can imagine going back to the lists provided here because they're so vast. I tried the travel category (farecast.com), music (pandora.com) and books (biblio.com) The travel one could be helpful when we're searching for a good fare to France to visit family. I'll go back to Pandora because I'd like to play around with this one more -- put together the music I like and see what other suggestions are made. It also seems like I'm always searching for some book that's not readily available, so biblio.com might be a good resource me.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
This is really cool. I put together a document with some preliminary ideas about organizing a reunion with some friends. Since I'd be asking two of the 6 others to help me with food, it would be a way for the other two to give their ideas so we could more easily coordinate things.