a very pretty day in most places round
abouts... but up here on the second floor it's been kind of toasty...
even with all windows open & a breeze blowing through... the cat
& i are feeling a bit wilted... efforts to read are met with a
sudden undeniable impulse to drowse... so i've been drowsing all
day... but it may be as much school's end weariness as the weather...
this is a big old white elephant
of a building... and we learned the other day that our a/c unit
is in serious trouble... not that i enjoy or approve much of a/c...
but it does sometimes make a useful difference... for the cat
tomorrow i'll enter
my final grades, upload to edline, & be done with it... at least
that's the plan... summertime!
yeah... been feeling a might clunky
... for a while
just finished now with the sophomore
exams... they were pretty good & even surprising in some cases...
hinting the work of the year was not in vain... & now this empty
spot... very quiet... knowing something very big is done for a
while... don't rush to fill it too quickly... let it be
... crazy critical notion... worth watching... via
... by Peter Saint-Andre ... i kinda like
EVENTS ONLINE :: Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries
... should one bother to make a case for the notion that a book
ain't never harmed no one... unless it falls from a very high
shelf onto a very soft head... untold millions were not killed
or enslaved because someone read a book... give me a break...
OR as bob g on the new-poetry list says, "They should have
just stated the obvious: all books are harmful."
... a woman-writ epic might be ...
seems an intriguing question ... & one most worthy of suzanne's
fine attention ...
Thrush Family (Turdidae)
family includes the Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush,
Fieldfare and Redwing.
... ha ... never knew that...
i amaze myself sometimes... yesterday
a good chunk of my electronical world crashed down around my head
& i could only sit back in wonder... sure... i muttered, o
hell... but then Whatever is Happening & is Going to Happen
just takes over... like that moment when you know the car is going
to keep spinning for a while on the icy road & there's nothing
you can do about it... so enjoy the ride...
ezboard crashed bad yesterday & virtually every
post made throughout the year (and, most sadly, this last quarter)
was lost... and may not be retrievable for quite some time...
here's my message to the class:
the Wheel of Fate spins and comes for the moment to rest, it sometimes
happens that the worst possible outcome arives at the worst possible
As you may have noticed if you recently visited
the class discussion board on or after 31 May, virtually all of
our posts have disappeared. Robert
, CEO of ezboard (our discussion board company), tells
us, On Tuesday May 31 ezboard's
systems were the victim of a very precise and malicious internet
attack. This attack resulted in the loss of a significant amount
of current and historical board postings and interrupted services
across all systems.Can
your posts be restored?
is very hard to answer at this moment. Mr. Labatt says, We are working to restore board
data from our back-up systems. This will take some time, and complete
data restoration may not be possible, but it is what we are working
towards. What we know now is that the attacker deleted current
board and back-up data. We are taking the fastest route to restore
data, but it may take up to 48 hours to get data back to approximately
9,000 boards. A more manual method requiring upwards of seven
to ten days is required to restore data to the other boards that
lost data. Regrettably we may not be able to restore data to all
boards that lost data.
of the impending grade deadline, I think it is best that I proceed
as if these posts are lost for good.What
about your grade?
31 May, I had counted all of the Poetry and Short Fiction forums,
more than half of The Great Gatsby
forum, and none of The
Catcher in the Rye
luck would have it, I believe I have sufficient data to arrive
at a fair score for the discussion board portion of your quarter
grade. I have:
1) your self-reported
total from your dboard evaluation (completed in class on 31 May),
2) all counted posts from two and a half of
3) your post counts and grades from
the previous three quarters (to indicate & support a pattern of
In order to determine
the discussion board portion of your quarter grade, I will
lean most heavily on your self-reported number of posts.
have no reason to doubt that you reported it to the best of your
ability. I will also take into consideration your past posting
record and the number of posts I have actually counted so far
(particularly as they may indicate a tendency to improve during
this last quarter).
have other questions or concerns, please see me as soon as possible
at school or [[click
to send me an electronic message.
i've just created an xml feed via blogger
& feedburner for fyp
i have no actual idea what this is or does... and i'm guessing
that because it ain't rss suzanne may not be able to use it...
but i couldn't get the rss to work via bloglines... though i will
keep an eye out for ways to do that...
just recently finished with the last
big pile of quarter four grade ten papers... & just put the final
touches on their semester exam: eight brief essay questions from
which they will choose five... this coming friday... and then
i'll have my final big pile of paper to process... and then...
summer... imagine that
some (& increasingly many more) blogs
like MiPOesias Blogisimo
are becoming unreadable via my antique IE 5... i get the skinniest
thread of words down the right-hand side... so these blog entries
become little mousey-tailed poems... that ask too much of me...
of course you say it's time to upload a more recent blog-friendly
browser... but the dial-up makes that a monumental a herculean
a sisyphean task... so i will let it slide until it slides so
far i can no longer read some of my most favorite blogs... & then
i will consider my options...
sorely missing fresh Eeksy-Peeksy
hope malcolm (along with all loved ones) is well & just really
busy doing good work elsewhere