I can’t say that I’m not excited about the news that Windows “blue” — the update for Win8 coming in late June — will restore standard functionality (like the start button on the desktop). I hope the rumors are correct.
My little Win8 machine had a meltdown and needed a new motherboard. That was a pain, but Asus sent it back with a fresh install of Win8 which I’d replaced with Windows 7. So I got to battle with Windows 8 all over again. *sigh*
I’ll stick with this long enough to see if the upgrade will fix what ails me about the newest rendition of Windows. If it doesn’t work, back to Windows 7 I will go!
Back in January, the Honey Badger quit saying that my horrible habit didn’t bother him. In fact, he complained that I was concerned about HIS health and what he ate and the number of sodas he drank, and yet I was still puffing away on my vice.
He asked me to quit and I told him that I’d give it my best shot. He went a step further and bought me an e-cig at a convenience store to try. I agreed, but, honestly, I hated it.
So he went to the Internet and started doing research to help encourage me. He said that the e-cigs were free of all the chemicals I was currently inhaling (except for nicotine). Armed with his chemistry degree and his experience in the medical industry, he was pretty convincing. He said that the “vapor” was basically water and glycerine. He asked me to try another brand of e-cig and when I agreed, he went back to his research. A few hours later he came to me with his findings. Continue reading
Ok, I’m not going to go into details — for the same reason I didn’t BLAST a hole in my blog about this a couple months ago — but just let me say this: The education system’s definition of “journalistic excellence” is an oxymoron.
A news article this morning in a local paper made me want to give up my entire belief system about mood-altering drugs and just go get a script for something that would dull the senses and make me not give a hang about the state of the union, the political situation, the education debacle, and the inordinate amount of stupidity and apathy I see around me every day.
I know, I know, what a “superior” statement to make, right? Well, no… not really. Continue reading
Share my shame. Yep, busted for speeding. But, despite what my instructor said, some people really do NOT know they are speeding. When you come off a 70 mph strip and are going 68, you don’t worry about speeding… even if the speed drops to 55. I swear I never saw a sign. When I saw the blue lights, I instinctively checked and my gauge read 68, so I had no idea why I was being pulled over. I was actually surprised my little truck was able to go that fast. He strains, he really does.
Oh well, I digress.
The story I’m going to tell is a two-parter. One part is funny. The other part is sad. Let’s get rid of the sad part first… Continue reading
So, if you have a failing school (based on test scores) and you want to fix that… what do you do? Let’s pretend like this is a standardized test and you have to answer that question by selecting from a multiple choice list.
Here are your options:
- Remove the hurdles to teaching imposed by the administration
- Remove the hurdles placed by the legislators on the administration
- Forget about teaching to the test and get back to actually teaching students subjects
- Streamline the syllabus by removing all the “politically correct” indoctrination classes imposed on our youth and get back to basics like reading, writing, math, history and science
- All of the above
- Take the smart kids from a better school and bus them to a failing school to boost test scores
Well, according to the The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, the correct answer is 6. This makes perfect sense. After all, why actually educate the children and improve the schools when money is the primary goal, right?!?