Sunday, October 19, 2008

No, no, not three "Shorties"

Have to write something so as not to be over-run with tweets.
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Air travel today was uneventful, which in this day in age I guess means "fucking outstanding." Everything came and went on time without problems and really without undue lines. If you take out the ritual removing of the shoes the only real aggravation was parking at Greater Pitt. They raised the lot rates again. Long term is up to $11/day and extended is nearly $7 - if my recollection is correct $7 is what long term used to be when extended was $4.25 (yes and you had to walk both ways in the snow uphill in those days too). Surprisingly the construction on both the Parkway East and the Parkway West was a huge no factor in our trip - who knew?
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What do you do when an entire class misses the point, cops to it, and doesn't care? This is the struggle of the week at work. We have this real innovative course concept (I've talked about it before) that was real successful its first time out but the second time, well, less so. It's been rough on the kids and devastating to the instructors and now that we're at the end we don't know what to do - give lousy grades and get on with our lives, fail everyone and make them do it again, quit and get that job hanging drywall... There are people involved with North of 20 years teaching that have never seen anything like this. We'll have to come up with something, but I don't think it will do anything to assuage the feeling of foreboding we're all carrying around right now.
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Mid semester grades are due Monday and I think I am getting a C. Gonna have to meet with my advisor and come up with a plan to get back on track. All the tenure stuff at the top of the semester really overwhelmed my capacity and while the semester really has been going well - I think Technical Direction has been great, and Tech Design II has been interesting and worthwhile - well I keep feeling like there's more. The integration between classroom and theatre (lab) this semester is tighter than it has ever been. It's working great at the middle level, but needs some tweaking at the top level where it feels like the classroom is a little overwhelmed - although maybe at the top level the lab work ought to overwhelm the classwork. Have to give that some more thought.
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I still can't get connected to my folk's wireless network. It's security enabled and they don't know the password. It isn't thier name, the cat's name, their address, the phone number, "password" or any of the text strings on the bottom of the router. That pretty much cashes out my hacker skilz (or total lack thereof). Anyone know how to find the password for an Apple Airport? At home I think I could do some kind of 192.168.1.1 while connected through a cable and find - something. Here that doesn't appear to work. It's killing us that there's wireless in the house but we can't use it. rrrrrrr.
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I saw Caribou Barbie on SNL. Alec Baldwin was remarkably well controlled. I hadn't really heard that name for her before - just "Sarah Baracuda." I think I like CB much better.

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Anonymous said...

emailed you info on the mac airport, but got your out of office message. let me know if there's a better address to send it to. - lindsay

Cody W. said...

So what did you think of the ceremony?

I met your mother and sister back stage. Your mother was a delight and was, of course, an old pro back stage.

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