Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Clancy's Tavern

Please, please, let Toby's new album be more - much more - in the style of the single Made in America* and less - lots less - in the style of Red Solo Cup**.

* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pure awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
** wtf?!

UPDATE:  HUGE sigh of relief and BIG smiles!  Clancy’s Tavern, both the song and album, are already on my faves lists.  RSC, on the other hand, shall never be thought of nor mentioned ever again....

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kindle Touch, Part Two

I was talking to a colleague who didn't understand why I wanted a new Kindle if it wasn't going to be the Kindle Fire.  I explained that I spend much of my work time - and then schoolwork time after that - staring at a computer screen, so that's the last thing I want to look at when I finally get a few moments to read something for pleasure.  If you've never seen one, the Kindle E ink screen is different than a computer, iPad, or iPod screen - it's really more like reading a piece of paper. 

As we continued talking about the new versions of Kindles and the pros and cons, he asked why I was hesitating when the new Kindle Touch I want is only a hundred bucks.  On the one hand, $100 is nothing to trifle with in this economy, but in my head I'd been thinking "Kindle=Big Bucks" because the price of my original Kindle, purchased as a birthday gift two and a half years ago, was a hefty $350 (fortunately subsidized by family and friends).  Compared to that, maybe throwing a C-note at a first-generation piece of technology isn't so crazy after all...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Big Screen

A friend who remembered my long-time desire to replace my 19’ TV (pathetic, I know) with a projection system came into possession of an old, heavy, but still functioning projector.  It was GLORIOUS to see the huge images flickering across the wall.  The colors were fantastic and it even has a speaker so I didn’t have to drag my floor models out of storage and tempt the cats with wiring (Pye once chewed a power cord).  I lost count of how many times I paused on images to gaze upon the larger-than-life (almost movie size!) loveliness displayed in my living room. {BIG sigh of contentment}

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kindle Touch

I must show restraint:  I will not buy a first-generation Kindle Touch.  Even tho' it has Wi-Fi, which I have at home, instead of 3G, which I don't.  It's first generation, which means I should wait.  Patience...  Patience...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update Arrrgh!

I spent an hour last night re-installing and re-arranging the apps on Serenity because Apple applied an update that utterly destroyed all my careful customization. Deep breath...

Another Degree

As some of you know, I have begun working on my second master's degree (for librarians additional degrees are like cats - you can't have just one). The new one is a Master of Education in Educational Technology. One of the assignments is to start a website for posting some of the assignments and the final project, so here's Amy's ETEC Experience.