Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I was surprised at the number of unsecured wireless networks my laptop identified in the area where we stayed. Do you know who's accessing your network?
On this trip I found I worked best in the local café that offered a free wifi hotspot. The folks at Solero on S. Miami at 10th Street were gracious and welcoming. The café con leche was great, the sandwiches excellent, the atmosphere comfortable. I felt a part of the Miami scene and still got a good deal accomplished.
I printed the few materials I had to have in hard copy by emailing them to local family and picking them up at lunch or dinner. It took a bit more planning, but it worked.
Not everyone would find working in such a public spot energizing. I did and that was a blessing. The change of scenery refreshed my psyche. All that Spanish made me feel I had traveled to another country. New ideas flowed.
I think I'll keep practicing. Working on the road is great fun. Even in Miami in summer.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Of their noted slacker image, Buckingham explained that Gen Xers "went through their midlife crises 25 years too early."
Now that they are emerging from those midlife crises, they are remarkably susceptible to marketing that "helps them figure out what is happiness..."
Take a look at the article. Does this fit your experience with Gen X & Y?
Thursday, June 30, 2005
And, my in-box brought great news. The NY Center received the award for the YABC and Learning-to-Work Center for Staten Island. It's a joint project with the Department of Education. They worked hard on the proposal (and I wrote the application) -- it's a contract worth $1.8M, so they're very pleased.
This break gave me a day to work on my own site. Finally. Take a look.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
If you're like me, your life is entwined with WORD. It's as essential as a pen and pad. But sometimes very frustrating.
WordToys offers a raft of enhancements --some I've been dreaming about (makes a copy to another disk at the same time it saves to file), but some I never even imagined. Like, saving all my open documents to one work space and reopening them all exactly as they were.
If you want an easier life, try it out. I'm still discovering the benefits.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
So age doesn't matter. Time does. And Americans work more - and have less free time - than folks in every country but South Korea.
This marketing analysis from Visa USA offers an interesting perspective on what's important to their market.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Even if you aren't interested in wood stoves, you might want to take a look.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Well, let me know what you think. It feels a bit calmer.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
He's building an informational site about wood stoves. We've been doing a lot of research on them for our own use but found the information was scattered hither and yon. They say find a vacuum and fill it - so we did.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
You might enjoy visiting the sites listed on the ed.gov listserv, too. It comes about once a month with an assortment of links to online resources sponsored by various government agencies and institutions. The Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, National Geological Survey, and the National Gallery to name a few. Arts, sciences, and social studies (want to know about the history of voting machines or listen to a lecture by Stephen Ambrose?). It’s great that the magic of the Internet now makes all those Washington resources available to us all.
Their instructions to subscribe:
To subscribe to EDInfo, address an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org Then write SUBSCRIBE EDINFO YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME in the message, (if you have a signature block, please turn it off) Then send it!
(The link in the title takes you to their archives.)