Monthly Archives: September 2006

Our school system needs help

There are always two sides to the story. But adults who work with children have to always remember what they may feel like doing at a particular moment, may not be the right decision.

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Student slapped, teacher resigns
[Local Newspaper link]

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School, children and society

This post hits a bit closer to home. Typically in my free, but often mobile time, I ponder things I can improve upon regarding my own actions at work/home or something related to a problem at hand with regards to a work or personal technical project.

Lately, I have been studying people, actions, and pondering the very society that we live in today. There is literature available in books and of course the internet.

I searched Google for society’s effects on children, the results are expected: media violence, divorce, domestic violence, and alcohol. Something which I suspected.

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Your creed

I received an email from Harley-Davidson, that talked about a Creed film. It talks about why people ride HD motorcycles. At the end they ask for you to enter your own creed. I entered mine, which I centered around my riding experiences, what I think about while riding.

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Thinking about this, led me to think about creeds people have in general with their lives. So I ask this of you; a friend, my family or just a random visitor. What is your creed?

Arrgghhh…Another inacurate statment in technology marketing

I received an email to attend a Dr. Dobb’s Journal sponsored NetSeminar. A snippet of the actual description bugged me enough to blog about it…

Managed RunTime Environments (MRTEs) such as Microsoft.NET* and Java* are becoming the environments of choice for developers because they abstract the specifics of the operating system and nderlying* architecture. Such abstraction provides for rapid and easy development of sophisticated applications.

The first comment that annoys me:

because they abstract the specifics of the operating system and nderlying architecture.

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