Offline Web Sites

Hoping Lacey can say her lots soon…


I’ll have to go to the store and buy some vitamin C. This way whenever someone in the office feels sick I’ll have that extra 2000 mg available to help increase my resistance.

Working on making web sites available offline for a presentation for a faculty member. Seems a lot harder than I originally thought it would be…

  • Could not get the laptop to connect to the internet
  • Could not download pages from the course server
  • Could install a course server to the laptop
  • Boss had to make the web site to be displayed

Now that is a lot…

Violence in Schools

Interesting quote addressing the recent violence in schools.

I’ll tell you what went wrong and it’s not TV, rap music, video games or a lack of prayer in school. What went wrong is that white Americans decided to ignore dysfunction and violence when it only affected other communities, and thereby blinded themselves to the inevitable creeping of chaos which never remains isolated too long. What affects the urban “ghetto” today will be coming to a Wal-Mart near you tomorrow, and unless you address the emptiness, pain, isolation and lack of hope felt by children of color and the poor, then don’t be shocked when the support systems aren’t there for your kids either.What went wrong is that we allowed ourselves to be lulled into a false sense of security by media representations of crime and violence that portray both as the province of those who are anything but white like us. We ignore the warning signs, because in our minds the warning signs don’t live in our neighborhood, but across town, in that place where we lock our car doors on the rare occasion we have to drive there. That false sense of security — the result of racist and classist stereotypes — then gets people killed. And still we act amazed.

But listen up my fellow white Americans: your children are no better, no nicer, no more moral, no more decent than anyone else. Dysfunction is all around you, whether you choose to recognize it or not.

School Shootings and White Denial
Tim Wise, AlterNet
March 6, 2001

Anti-Virus Software for Home Use

Security Focus article titled Evaluating Anti-Virus Software for Home Use . Looks like a great reference on protecting one’s computer from viruses.


Updated the movie list… apparently I am quickly approaching the 400 movie mark. Sad, isn’t it? Need to come up with a very scaleable storage solution. Right now I only have a 100 count VHS rack for my favorites and store the rest in boxes. Will look for a 500 VHS media rack for the videos and move some CDs to the old rack.

Student of Socrates

Something that has tied my thoughts in knots for about a week now… this preoccupation many individuals claim to find my supposedly lofty intelligence intimidating bothers me. Really, I am not that intelligent… I usually score between a 126 to a 144 on IQ tests. School was a knack for me because teachers and testing administrators don’t know how to write good tests, not because I am exceptionally intelligent. Besides, intelligence is a highly subjective concept which has thrwarted numerous attempts to be pigeon-holed as any particular thing. Most abstract concepts are like that, right? So I guess people are allowed to have their opinions and feel intimidated by something I know to not be so great.


Ho-duh-hum… installed a bulletin board today for the Psychology Club. Yep, the highlight of my morning, I think.

Gaming

Hmmmmmmmm… Thinking about getting back into gaming. Will need to talk to my friends and gauge their interest of course. Don’t really know anyone who is currently gaming. Haven’t hardly cracked open my 3rd edition D&D books yet. Maybe I should go work on some of the stuff I was developing, such as those rules for contacts and patrons. I’ve also gotten those urges out of my system by writing.

Got a good amount of my picture archive online yesterday. Only to discover that there is not a ftp program here on which to download the pictures. Too many to simply save 1 at a time… will have to rethink this line of action.


Wonder what Lacey was thinking when she took this?


Okay, now I am impressed… this is a tool that could be extremely useful! Ever use one of the online web storage sites? Well, I-Drive has a feature called a Dropbox where someone can leave you a file. Say you are collaborating with someone on a topic and you want them to leave you a file. They can upload it to your Dropbox rather than sending you an attachment by email.

Pros:

  • web-based form upload (not too easy to spam)
  • simple interface
  • Login required

Cons:

  • only 50mb space (unless spam friends to join)
  • visitors have to enter name of account to access files… could be confusing

Presidential Search

Word for the day:

delusionaries

Maybe I like it so much because I know a few?


Didja notice that I changed the look of the scroll bar? No? Well, get off your butt and get Internet Explorer, use no substitutes!

Delving into the mechanics of the web server. Tempted to ask Joe if we can take it down this weekend and rebuild it from scratch. Things don’t work right!


Wow… This whole Presidential Search thing is going down the tubes. Looks like the faculty are trying to flaunt their collective voice and force the Chancellor to make any of the final candidates come to campus for a visit. Very against how the Chancellor would like for this to be pulled off. Here is the article at VSU’s The Spectator.